Thursday, February 15, 2007

Warning Labels

These days there are warning labels on everything. It never ceases to amaze me at the absurdity of some of these warning labels. I mean who really blow dries there hair while taking a bath. I really thought we had reached an all time low when they were putting warning labels on cups of hot coffee stating that :Warning contents may be hot. Use caution. Duh, it's hot coffee. But apparently some people really need these labels to know what to do with every little aspect of their lives. But I have now discovered a new low in warning labels. My husband came home with roses for me on Valentine's Day. Now while I loved them and am still enjoying the beautiful arrangement and fragrance they offer I was shocked by the warning label that came with them. The warning read: Warning these roses are not meant to be eaten! So after a moment of laughing over the absurdity of this particular warning label I just looked at my husband and said Duh! I mean come on society have we become that dimwitted that we actually need to be told not to eat the roses. So I will continue to enjoy my roses but I am being overly cautious not to eat them or let my children eat them. I just hope we will be able to resist the temptation that they are offering us.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Preparing for Lent

As I sit here today my mind keeps thinking about how Lent is coming up and how excited I am about that. Which gets me to wondering why am I so excited about Lent? The answer seems obvious, because I will be striving to be closer to our Lord which is something I truly want. Which them makes me wonder, why do I need to wait for Lent to begin before I start trying "even harder" to live as Jesus wants me to. And for the life of me I can't think of why I am waiting. Truly I have baffled myself on this one. So even though technically Lent doesn't begin for another week I have decided to go ahead and start preparing my self spiritually. I will try and devote more than my customary ten minutes in prayer to learning about Jesus. Because let's face it I owe him way more than that. So I am off to pray for forgiveness in being so selfish and spend more time in thankful prayer with the Lord.

A Sleepless Night

As a mom of four, it seems like I never get a full night of uninterrupted sleep. Especially since the baby will still wake up during the night when she is teething. Most nights when we are up I am in a very drowsy mood myself and will tend to nod off while we nurse. But there are some nights like last night when I am completely alert. I hear all the quiet noises that are going on in my sleeping house and I am very in tune with what my nursing baby is doing. It just seems unbelieavable to me how much she has changed since we brought her home from the hospital. She is now hanging off my lap and her hands are still tiny, but I can tell how big they have gotten. But some things are still the same. She still tries to curl up in my arms as best as she can so she can be as close to me as possible. It was this that got me to thinking how fast time really is moving. I remember doing the same thing with my eight (almost nine) year old along with my four and two year old. Now they are all so darn independent (not to mention way to big to fit on my lap) and I miss those sweet little moments from when they were babies. Before I know it my baby now will soon be sleeping through the night like her brothers and sister and I will once again get a full night sleep. But my heart aches at the idea of losing this time in life with my youngest. I know that once we have passed that milestone we probably will never see it again and I will never be needed in that way again by any of my children. I know my children will always love me and need me and there will even be more nights with all of them when they are sick and we are up together at night. But, it will never again be the peaceful sleep of a baby's unconditional love and faith in me that I will hold in my arms. So here I am tired and exhausted and wishing for another sleepless night because I am not quite ready to move onto that next phase of a full night's sleep.

Monday, February 12, 2007

What's for dinner

The ever famous question. My husband and I go around this at least a hundred times in a month it seems. But we never seem to be able to decide on anything. Well for me at least I know what is for dinner tonight but even better than that, I know what I am going to make my husband for dinner on Valentine's Day. It's something he loves and I never really make it for him that often. Shame on me I know. Especially since I like it as well. But since the kids don't like it, we just don't have it that much. So as a special treat for him (and me) I have already got the menu planned. Now for me to figure out what to do about the present....hmmm. Still working on that one.

Our new house is no more

We have decided that our new house is not for us and we are going to keep on looking or even stay in our old house a while longer. I am so excited about not getting the other house that I know it is the right decision. So now I'm just going to enjoy my home just as it is.