Thursday, August 7, 2014

TODAY- 08-07-14


Slept- Until 11:00 am. I'm blaming it on my daughter. Her and I sat up way too late last night watching Finding Carter Episodes. I had never saw it so I'm trying to get caught up. I'm really enjoying it though, great show :)

Wore- This outfit and I really liked it. It was perfectly casual and appropriate for the low key day we had.

Went- To the Physical Therapy Office in our town. They are getting ready to hire an office worker so I put my application in. Now it's just a waiting game to see if I get a call or not.

Enjoyed- The short time I got to sit on the porch and chat with the Hubby. He only has 2 nights of 2nd shift left and then we will get another day shift week. I cannot wait

Worried- About Anika- She has been so sad all day. I think part of her is wishing she went back to school now. I'm so confused on what to do. It isn't too late to enroll her back in public school but I don't really think that is the right thing for her. Parenting teenagers is just hard.

I was Excited- To see so many people confirming that they were going to attend Viki's shower I'm planning for her. Let's just hope I can pull it off and make it look okay.

I Heard- Annalee and Axle playing Rock n Roll for way too long. This little game is pretty much them playing their toy guitars and singing at the top of their lungs. It's cute but oh it's painful!

I Called- The place where I bought my television. I explained to them that it had this funky line and flicker in it and it was turning people's faces green. They are bringing me another one tomorrow.

I was Thankful- For running water. Ours was off most of the day yesterday and boy do you miss it when you don't have it

I Bought- A pizza roll, pop, milk, etc. You know- the stuff you don't want to spend money on but have to

I Washed- Blankets...story of my life!

I Fed- The kids Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch and was shocked Axle ate it. He's eating so much better these days. This makes me happy :)

I Hated- Taking out the trash. It is seriously one of my least favorite chores

I Sent- Anika a thing I found about a local modeling agency coming to our town. She was super interested and wants to attend

I Read- A few blogs but not nearly as many as I would have liked to

I Gave- My kiddos a bath together and they played so well. That rarely happens!

I Swept- A million cracker crumbs out of my floor. Note to self, don't give Lee Lee crackers ever again!

I Wished- I had remembered to buy some Motrin. My head has killed me all day. PMS SUCKS!!!!!!

I Saw- All the 1st day of school Facbook Posts and it kind of made me sad. I loved taking pictures of Anika every year.

I Shared- This on Facebook. It's long but so super sweet and true. If you don't want to read it just skip on down this post :)

Ladies, there will come a day when your husband walks in the door and you do not turn around. You will be preoccupied with filling up sippy cups and wiping booties. You will shout over the running bath water, “Hey! Glad you’re home.” But it won’t mean what it used to mean. It won’t be full of eager anticipation to spend time together. It will be full of expectations to aid in the demands of the family. “Glad you’re home,” will more properly translate, “Thank God for two extra hands to help me.” And “Praise the Lord I might get five minutes alone.”

Ladies, there will come a day when you spend every last ounce of yourselves on your children. The demands of life and the babies will come before any other priority. What little of yourself you have left at the end of the day will be used to crawl into bed before someone is awake to need you again. The thought of doing anything else after the children are asleep will sound impossible and your handsome husband’s happy smile had better mean he is willing to get up with the baby and nothing more.

The husband that once completed your heart will be just one more person who needs you. The charming things that you fell for will go unnoticed. The daily grind will become expected.

Men, there will come a time when that beautiful bride sitting next to you hasn’t showered in days. She will be at her wit’s end wearing other people’s food and poop on her clothing. She will need to hear that she is beautiful, but she won’t listen to you. She will need to know that she is still lovable, but she won’t want you near her. When you arrive home after meeting the demands of work, you will be expected to meet the demands of your family. Your wife will hear none of your exhaustion, and you will see none of hers.

Men, you will call home to ask a quick question and anticipate a two-minute conversation. Half of it will be spent listening to your wife talk to your kids. As a matter of fact, you will make it no more than a few sentences in to any conversation ever before your wife spurts out direction to your children.“Don’t climb that!” or “Don’t sit on your sister!” You will become accustomed to these outbursts, but you will forget that there was ever a time when you had her full attention.

But Ladies, when Mommy becomes your name, remember this man. Remember that you are his wife. Remember how much you love and appreciate him in this moment. Remember his dedication to your family. Remember his love and devotion to you. And then, when the days are long and you need a break, fall into his arms.

Men, remember your bride. The care and love that she has given you will soon be spilled over to your children. Her love for you will not change. Give her the grace to be enough even when she doesn’t feel like it. Remember when your days are long, hers are too. Remember her. Fall in love with her again.

Remember each other. Remember the two that made the family. Let the Lord lead you both together. Because when the days are endless and the hours short, it will only be His love who keeps you together. It will only be His mercy that gently guides your hearts as one. Hold tightly to one another, and even more tightly to the Lord. There is no greater adventure for you to experience and no greater gift than to walk through parenthood with your best friend. You are a team. Every single day

I Picked Up- My Granny and took her to my Parent's house with me for dinner. Bless her heart, she is getting so sick. It's heartbreaking. I cherish every moment she has with my children as I know her health will not hold out forever.

I Ate- My weight in Fresh Deep Fried Fish, Hush Puppies, Fried Potatoes & Butter Cake. My Mom is the best cook EVER!!!!

I Admired- All of Mom's beautiful flowers. The lady has a real green thumb :)

I Cherished- Just sitting back and watching my kids play and interact with my parent's. Having both my parent's alive and well is such a blessing and one I take for granted way too often.

I Participated- In a selfie with my daughter

I brought- The Hubby dinner home from Mom's. He's gonna love me :)

I Needed- To make a Walmart List for tomorrow but I didn't get around to it

I Forgot- To call the Insurance Company for the Hubby. He's not going to love me for that

I Am Going To- Finish watching the rest of the Finding Carter Episodes before bed

Friends- I'm off to hit the television for awhile and then the bed. Happy Almost Friday. That is enough in itself to make me smile :)


1 comment:

  1. You pack a lot into your day! But WAIT! You are a mon with kids at home!
    As always, I love catching up with you!