Thursday, October 23, 2014

Late Night Bullets

Today was full of highs and lows:

High- Little K set herself an alarm on her phone and woke up before I did. She went potty, came down stairs to wake me up, turned on the fireplace, and made herself breakfast? Who is this super responsible girl?

Low- Finding out RJR was hospitalized on Tuesday with pneumonia. Why did it take two days to notify us?

High- finishing a time-sensitive project for work. 

Low- being told that the fact that I spent my time on that project rather than the one due in December was not good. What?

High- being complimented by Sensei during karate tonight. 

Low- coming home from karate and finding out that my ex's wife is pregnant. 

High- finding out that RJR should be back to training on Friday. 

Low- going upstairs to tuck in Little K and seeing that she did not clean her room as she was told this afternoon. Gave her another 30 minutes to get it done and she played instead. Having to take away her phone at bedtime as a consequence. Her crying and insisting that she couldn't fall asleep without it. Me having to stay strong and walk away with her phone. 

High- come back to my room and Little Buddy is still asleep. 

Low- he woke up as soon as I laid back down. 

High- got to finish reading my book while nursing the baby to sleep. 

Low- it's almost 1:00 am and I'm still awake. 

High- I managed three blog posts this week. Nailed it!

Prayers for our Recruit

RJR has been hospitalized with pneumonia. The doctors expect him to be released in a few days. As long as he misses less than a week total, he can still graduate in December.

Praying for quick healing, for this to be a time of rest and recovery that will provide him with additional reserves of energy, and for him to experience God in a real and personal way through his time in the hospital. Also for his spirit to stay up so he will return to training determined to finish strong.

Walking Tall in Ugly Glasses


Monday, October 20, 2014

#MicroBlog Monday: Taking back my space

I've been scarce around these parts recently. Not for any particular reason except that doing the WAHM thing with an infant in the house is time consuming. But I've missed writing here. So here's my commitment to those of you who are still hanging around: three posts per week, Mon-Wed-Fri. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Seven Months: Belated

Only have a quick moment but didn't want to forget entirely. Little Buddy is seven months old and doing great!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#microblogMonday: A Day Late, Arr!

We celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day on Friday with a trip to Krispy Kreme. Talk like a pirate: 1 free glazed. Dress like a pirate? DOZEN free glazed. Which family left with three dozen free donuts?

It be we!

Monday, September 15, 2014

#microblogMonday: Basic

My oldest stepson, RJR, began basic training with USMC at Parris Island, SC this morning at 11:00 AM EST. Please join us in praying for him. Graduation is scheduled for December 12th.


Monday, September 8, 2014

#microblogMonday: Fat

We just got back from Little Buddy's six month appointment. His length is consistent in the 96th percentile but his weight has dropped to the 36th percentile. Our pediatrician didn't suggest weaning but told us it's time to up his fat and protein intake somehow. Hello, solids!