Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Snow Day!!

My daughter has a snow day from school today, the funny thing is I think I am more excited about it than she is. It is such a treat to not have to deal with the normal morning rush of getting her ready and off to school, even if I still have to go to work. Yay for snow !

Monday, January 29, 2007

The Weekend in Review

Everyone has been sick in our house for the past few weeks, just when you think you're getting better it hits you again. So this weekend I decided that I wasn't going to run all over town doing errands like usual, that instead I was going to allow myself to be sick and just relax. It was wonderful and I really hated to see it end.
Here are some of my weekend highlights...
  • A pot of homemade beef barley soup and fresh rolls from the bakery
  • Watching the men's final of the Australian Open at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday with hubby who had just gotten home from work.
  • Napping on the couch with my four year old.
  • Knitting
  • Reading a cozy mystery
  • more napping on the couch
  • watching the snow swirl outside while wrapped in cozy blankets.
  • reading with my 7 year old
Unfortunately I'm still coughing and sniffling, but then again, maybe that gives me an excuse to hit the couch again when I get home from work today :)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Prayers Needed

Prayers are needed for my daughter's first grade class.
About a month ago I posted about a girl in my daughter's class whose mother had died of cancer only a month after her diagnosis. I ask you to please pray for Samantha and her father who are still grieving and trying to figure out how they will get by once her father has to go back to work.
Today as I was talking to my daughter's teacher she told me that now there is a boy in the class whose father has also been diagnosed with cancer. Radiation and chemo have not worked, he underwent surgery last week, we are not sure yet whether it was successful. I ask for your prayers for this boy and his family.
I also ask you to pray for my daughter, she is having a very hard time with this and although we have tried to reassure her she is afraid that something is going to happen to me or my husband. She is crying hysterically every morning when we get to school and she doesn't want my husband or I to go to work. Please pray for her...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Book recommendations

I'm sitting here at work wishing I had a good book to read. Anybody read anything good lately?

Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday Five: Birthday, Redux

1. "It's my party and I'll [blank] if I want to..."
Favorite way to celebrate your birthday (dinner with family? party with friends? a day in solitude?) A nice meal with family and maybe a friend or two. I'm not too big on being the center of attention so I don't like big parties.

2. "You say it's your birthday... it's my birthday too, yeah..."
Do you share your birthday with someone famous? (Click here to find out!)
Jack Nicholson, Vladimir Lenin, Aaron Spelling

3. "Lordy Lordy look who's forty..."
Milestone birthdays:
a) just like any other birthday--they're just numbers, people.
b) a good opportunity to look back/take stock
c) enjoy the black balloons--I'll be hiding under a pile of coats until the day is over
d) some combination of the above, or something else entirely.
I'd probably say b, but we'll see after this year when I turn 30.

4. "Happy birthday, dear... Customer..."
Have you ever been sung to in a restaurant? Fun or cringe-worthy?
Cringe-worthy for sure, its been years and I think it would even be worse now.
5. "Take my birthday--please"
Tell me one advantage and one disadvantage about your particular birthday (e.g. birthday in the summer--never had to go to school; birthday near Christmas--the dreaded joint presents)
EDITED TO ADD: This could also simply be something you like/dislike about your birthday (e.g. I like sharing a birthday with my best friend, etc.).
I like that my birthday is in April, the flowers are pretty and it has , I think just once so far, been on Easter which is kind of neat. It is also exactly one week after my son's birthday which gives us something special in common.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone out there in Blogland.
Here are my resolutions for the New Year,
  1. Go to church EVERY week, unless I am ill. I fear I have been much too lazy about this lately and I don't know why even, because I love it there.
  2. Spend time daily studying God's word and "deepen" my knowledge and understanding. Also, spend more time making sure my children's knowledge of God and the Bible is growing too.
  3. Get Healthier. I do not want to start some fad diet, or tell myself I need to lose "x" number of pounds. Instead I want to just focus on making healthier food choices and trying to exercise more, even if it just means taking the dog for a longer walk. I also need to find a way to get sick less (with two young children in the house it seems something is always going around).
  4. Get more organized.
  5. Spend less time worrying about things that I cannot change. I tend to turn even the littlest of problems into a major catastrophe in my head. Last week it was a flat tire. Clearly not the end of the world, but you would be amazed at how much energy I have wasted worrying about getting it fixed - I'm taking the car in tomorrow.
  6. Enjoy my hobbies more, I love to cook, read, crochet, scrapbook, and am hoping to learn to knit this year. But I tend to turn even something that I am supposed to enjoy into something with a deadline and alas, more stress...
These are my resolutions...what are some of yours?