Sunday, January 27, 2008

Yeah, ummm, okay...

So my vow last time was to get consistant blogging. Famous last words? Ummmm, yeah.


We are sick. Yes all of us. Again.

Seems like we've been in this situation since before Thanksgiving. I know there's been a week or two when we were all healthy but seriously, someone has been sick with something since November.
Last weekend Chris got a cold, Sam got pink eye & a cough, & Adah & Eli got colds. Chris ended up staying home from work 2 days. Can we afford this??? NO!!! But they guy could hardly get up so what do you do.
Anyway, I got hit with it on Thursday night - on the couch for 2 days with no energy at all, wishing I could take one of those sick days! Now I have some energy but my voice is threatening to leave me - not good with 2 4yo's & a 5 yo in the house! Oh, and I think Sam is getting pink eye in the other one - yay.


We are getting more snow & it's beautiful here! I so wish I had a digital camera so I could post pics, I love snow!
I was raised in the Seattle area & snow was a huge event that shut everything down. Lots of wrecks, school canceled at the drop of a hat, that kind of thing.
But we live in the 'Inland Northwest' now & get snow every year. I just love it! On the first snow of the year I always turn into a 5 year old.
Right now we have about 8 inches & that's from the last 24 hours. I just heard that a nearby town lost power & lots of Churches in Spokane just didn't have services this morning.
Chris might have to take the truck to get to work tomorrow, not good cos that thing sucks up the gas, but what can you do? I'm glad I don't have to go anywere today. But I might have to take Sam in to the Dr tomorrow & that's a 25 mile trip. Should be interesting.


Don't have much else to say so I'll give you a little story about one of my kids mis-adventures ...Sam would have been 3.5 & the twins just a couple of months past 2. Enjoy!


Honey bear
November 30 2005

This was a day for the record, the morning was uneventful, just the usual fights & temper tantrums. The afternoon & evening was something else though.
It was about the time I needed to start making my biscuits, we had no other bread in the house & we were going to have leftover soup that the kids won’t touch with a 10-foot pole. I was leaving as soon as Chris got home from work as this was also my bible study night and had a limited time frame to work with.
After naptime, I was playing with Adah in the living room. She was being so cute, just talking away & having a great time. I realized that the boys were being quiet, not a big deal for Sam but Eli…he’s another story.
So, I looked around for them. I didn’t see Sam but as stated previously I was not worried about him. Eli was sitting in the kitchen, his back to me. I saw that he had some shoes scattered around him and thought “how cute, he’s trying to put the laces in the holes” so I watched him for a minute.
That’s when I realized that what he had in his hands was not a shoe at all but the honey bear. Yes, he had that honey bear opened & upside down, honey everywhere. Only one of the shoes had some on it but the floor, his pants & his tummy were well covered. So there I was, scooping honey off the floor with a spatula (it was surprisingly easy to clean up!) & giving everyone a bath. In our house, you can’t just give one a bath; you would be facing mutiny in a big way.
I got Eli cleaned up & they were all playing in the tub & having a good time. Then Eli decided to pull the plug. Normally I would put it back in but I was not interested in a long bathing session so I just let it drain. Fine with Adah & Eli but Sam was another story. He had a royal fit, crying, screaming the whole bit…how nice. Finally, I manage to get him out of the tub & calmed down. So then, I start on the diapers.
Get Adah done & was just finishing up with Eli when Sam comes to the end of the couch & says sweetly “I go pee pee on the floor mommy.” Oh thanks Sam, I haven’t had enough to clean up today & I so appreciate this opportunity to clean up another mess.
Then I look at the clock & realize that there is no way I am making biscuits or anything similar for dinner. Terrific. I clean up Sam’s nice little puddle on the carpet & go check out the situation in the kitchen.
Thank the Lord there are some hamburger buns I can use as toast for the kids at dinner, whew! While I am getting dinner heated up & put together the kids are having a pushing fight between me & the kitchen counter, another of my favorite things. I am about to blow my stack when Chris walks through the door, takes one look at my face & says “go.” No problem, I almost create a tornado in my wake I’m moving so fast!
I get to my bible study & it’s great as always, I entertain my pals with my honey story & they laugh. One of them has an even better one, her daughter & a 5-gallon bucket of honey; yup she ended up standing in it, wow!
So I get home & Chris entertains me with the tale of Eli (it’s always Eli) putting his toasted bun in his soup & then deciding it would make a great hat. Hey, at least it wasn’t only me who got to clean up the messes today!


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