Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Yesterday was the beginning of daycare... I start work next week. When I got there yesterday, she had only had one bottle (in 7 hours!) and was crying and hadn't really slept. Hopefully, today will be better. They did say how happy she is and how well she talks and gets around - so she did have some good time at least. Sad that our days together are over - hopefully, someday it won't be an all day thing. Getting to daycare by 6 every evening may be a challenge!
We spent a little more than a day up at Greg's parents house... didn't get to see much of Sam and Aubrey (send me pics of the girls please!) but got to spend some time with the others. Aunt Tracy does love her kiddos - even if she now has to divide her attention by three... we'll take what we can get!
It's gotten very difficult around here to read to Meghan. She gets frustrated cause she wants to eat the book... or we get frustrated cause we give in to let her eat it, thereby ending the reading session. At least we got some cloth books for her to nibble on :)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Saw this posted on Mike Cope's blog... and I liked it.
May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people
So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and
To turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless you with enough foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I've been waiting to catch you in the act of doing all your recent accomplishments. But kinda hard to get. This is our last week of full days at home together... We are both sad (Daddy and I that is) but excited at the same time. You really like staying busy and being around other people and kids. And Mommy is eager to get this job thing rolling - scared but ready. Although, looking like a nincompoop (sp?) isn't high on her list... Hopefully, we'll still get lots of time together. Maybe Mommy needs a maid so that's one less thing to (not) do during our time together.... Daddy? :) You are rolling all over the place - off your blankets onto Mommy's nasty floor. Read this is a five to six month feat so pretty impressive I saw. I need to clean better now! And playing with yourself better on the blankets. As long as there is something to shove in your mouth. We had to go shopping yesterday for "eatable" books. Haven't figured out how to have reading time since you want to put them in your mouth. Your pretty new books. And it's kinda hard to read them when you want to eat them. Still working on that.
Mommy was sick last weekend so Daddy took good care of you. First time on all-night baby duty. When he gets to dress you for church, he always picks out really cute outfits. He even took you to church by himself. Thankfully, you didn't get sick - although Mommy did try to stay away and missed you! Cuddling with Daddy- he's been getting home late but makes sure to soak in as much time as he can when he's here
And I've decided Greg needs to go take photo classes! How many of these have me in them?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Hot Sauce - sounds more impressive if you call it "salsa" right? :)
2 cans 14 ox diced tomatoes
1 7oz can of pickled jalapenos drained
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 large onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 bunch of cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Blend it all up!!!
This makes a lot but is so yummy you eat it up pretty quickly. Spicy-er with more jalapenos. All in all, I guess a lot cheaper than buying it and just as good!
Now I'm off to become the queen of the crock pot - my latest plan to stay sane, work, and have kids (Greg as one :) ) at the same time. I accept recipe donations!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
A couple weeks ago I visited with a woman from our church whose memory is fading. We sat in her living room, and she mostly listened to the conversation around her.
But four times — four! — in half an hour, she looked at me and told me how much she loved me. It was clear that she’d forgotten that she had just told me that a few minutes before. But, strangely enough, it didn’t matter. Each time it meant something special.
Here’s my question: How do you become a person who, even with a fog descending on the brain, speaks words of love and affirmation? How do you get to the point where those are the words that come out by default.
I know this: Before all this happened, that’s the kind of person she was. I never knew her to scold, frown, or discourage. For the seventeen years I’ve known her she has been a source of refreshment to all around her.
I think I have some work to do.
Tyler and Gaye jammin'