Monday, April 8, 2013

I'll take a few boring days, please

So here are a few moments from the highlight reel (besides getting glasses)
 - daughter took a container of baked beans out of the microwave, realized it was hotter than she thought, and dropped it in grand fashion.  Result: mopping floor approximately 4 times, scrubbing wall, table, chairs, etc
- hot water heater died - I discovered this as I was trying to shower to get ready for church.  It actually shorted out, so very thankful that we did not end up with a fire or flooding, but still a hassle to scramble to find people to cover "our" Sunday morning jobs, then get a new hot water heater.  It's in a closet right between our bedroom and living room; it was a tight fit and we had to remove the trim pieces from the door just to squeeze the old one out.  Thankfully we were able to find one exactly the same size locally, and hubby installed it within a couple hours
- remember how we bought the 2 male gerbils back in August?  Well, today I made the very unexpected discovery that we actually have a male and a female.  OUR CHILDREN ARE UNAWARE OF THIS - PLEASE DO NOT TELL THEM!!  I ended up mildly traumatized by the fact that I unintentionally killed the newborn pups, and based on what I've read online we'll have a new litter in approximately 5 weeks, so at least we have some time to make a game plan.
- still fighting the evil, evil lice. Found a couple eggs when I did a final combthrough so completing another round of treatment just to be on the safe side.  Grrrr.  I am really tired of washing bedding, hoodies, etc. every bloomin' night.
- Our son cleaned out and organized my little kitchen closet pantry.  Of his own free will.  Without promises of new toys or extended bedtimes.  I need to tweak a few things, but he really did a nice job. 
- hubby's "big boss" flew into town this afternoon, so he'll probably be gone to dinner meetings for the rest of the week


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Pressing on

Sorry, but I still haven't done anything with those Disney pics - life has been extra busy. Yes, again.

The first day back at school after spring break, our son came home with substantial bruising on his arms.  He's had issues with 2 boys in his class throughout the school year.  I've talked to the teacher numerous times about several issues, including these boys AND the lack of structure in her classroom. (This photo was taken a couple days after the fact)

Obviously this event brought it all to a head.

I was on the phone with the Vice Principal, had several meetings, etc.

Oh, and in the midst of this we were also battling another round of lice (I'm assuming these were picked up among all the trying-on of Mouse Ears. Ewwwwww!!) so tons of combing and laundry. Also had a major church event.

Anyway, our son did change classrooms, and I've already noticed a wonderful change after just one week.

And then we celebrated his tenth birthday as well as Resurrection Day.

There have been tears, laughter, prayers, serious talks, and so much more crammed into these past two weeks.

I'm tired.  Still have a few more things to deal with in the next few days.  I feel rather beaten down and just need to focus on putting one foot in front of the other.

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (Isaiah 40:31, Amplified)
Sometimes it's not about soaring -- how awesome that God knows that, and provides a sweet promise even as we're dragging...