As I type, I’m listening to Cub 3 crying and yelling from her room, “Mommy. I. never. get. to. sleep. with. you!” [imagine those little short breaths in between each word] and I’m feeling like I am really earning that Mother-of-the-Year award. Not!! Heart-breaking!! Meanwhile, Cub 4 is snoozing away in the same room. Cubs 1 and 2 rode with PB to Spotsylvania and should be on their way home now from a revival at PB’s home church.
This week marks my first anniversary of blogging! It doesn’t really seem like I’ve been writing that long. I feel like I should have some sort of give-away, but unless you’re a fan of McDonald’s Happy Meal toys (which are Smurf figures right now) I don’t think there’s anything else in the den worth giving away. I do want to say thank you all so much for reading and encouraging/inspiring me through our face-to-face chats, comments on the blog, facebook, or twitter, and through the emails. They are so greatly appreciated! Many of you know that this is my way of trying to keep myself from having a mental breakdown, so thank you for being my psychologists! God gets credit once again for revealing gifts to me, in me, that I’ve never even considered as being a gift – if that makes sense. Who knows what else is in store!
Next week is very busy with my return to work, a little school shopping, Meet-n-Greets at two different schools this year, and family pictures. Family pics are hard work. Trying to keep everyone focused and happy for a couple of hours? Close to impossible. We hear a lot of “Let’s try that one again” from the photographers who really want to say “Why don’t you come back on my day off?” Isn’t that just like life? Some days are just crazy enough to make you feel like “I need to do this day all over again and have something turn out right.” When days get like that what do you do? Find something about the day to be thankful for anyway. I thought I’d share some of our past “Let’s try that again” shots:
By the way, if anyone is expecting it to be a long night (like me with my bed wars this week), there’s a Psych marathon on the Sleuth channel! Love this show!
Peace and Blessings!