My Wednesday 1-16-08

January 16, 2008 at 3:37 pm 1 comment

Fixed eggs, bacon, egg, english muffin for The Hub.

It’s his birthday.

Of course, I fix that for him nearly every day.  Unless the kids aren’t in school.  Then, he’s on his own.  Or unless it’s cereal day because I overslept.  Then, he’s on his own.  Or unless we are running late, then he’s on his won.

I do it every day…unless.

He works with me.  And I like that.

Then, I took the kids to school, with their coats on.  This is a HUGE feat.  Which is why I’m upset that the school chose YESTERDAY at 20 degrees after such a warm week to do a fire drill and bus drills back to back WITHOUT letting the kids return to their classrooms for coats in between.  I’m sorry.  I’m a mother.  That’s my job.  Emergencies are one thing.  Being outside in 20 degree weather to practice evacuating a bus, particularly when my kids DON’T RIDE the bus?  I know they have to be done, and perhaps they are scheduled.  But, I’m still ticked about the coat situation.  Kids need coats in the dead of winter.  They just do.  Why do you think I fight this “you need a coat…ON YOUR BODY”  battle every day?  Work with me here, people, that’s all I’m askin’.

Back to today.  Then, I did something very sweet.  I went to crank hubby’s vehicle for him between workplaces.  I knew when he was about to switch and it’s frigid, and he doesn’t have enough time between here and there for his vehicle to heat.  So I went and cranked it.  Although, he was 10-15 minutes late, and I began to worry about whether he had enough gas and the combined price of our engines running while I waited on him.  He was grateful.

Then, I worked on a slideshow for his year, while I cleaned.  Okay, so I didn’t clean, but that sounded more productive.  Breakfast is still on the bar.

It’s taken all day, and I’ve cried like a ninny it was so emotional.  Oh my goodness. If you don’t know how to put “Hallmark” music to your family pictures and set it to a slideshow, you are missing one of the grandest things since sappy music at the end of Full House.  I mean, what would it be without the sappy shots and music? 

So, that is burning to disc now and I’m hoping with fingers crossed it fits on one disk. There are about 300 pictures.  I put every one with him in it from the year in there.  He’s going to love it.  Only about 35 minutes long total.

I got cleaned up and snazzy (which only means I didn’t wear tennis shoes and got dressed before noon), met him at his office for lunch.  His staff provided lunch, thankfully, because my plans to provide that didn’t work out…I was doing the technological crying ninny getting dressed things.

Then, I had to go get meat and laundry detergent for the sledding snow we are about to have, and don’t argue with me on that…I’m ready and it’s time.  I just need one more snow suit, which I hope to procure within the hour.   We.  Must.  Sled.  It was so fun last winter.

Now, I hve to get the kids, buy a cake (“because it’s NO birthday without a CAKE!  We haven’t even got a cake, yet, Mom!!!” said Red as he left for school.)  We’ll get a card and a cake and maybe a replacement of a movie we liked that we gave away.  Simple.  I love having a man who needs very little to be over the top happy.  He’s the best.  The rest of you got leftovers, and I’m so sorry about that!

Today over at “The Well”, we are talking about blessings.  There’s mine.  Life.  Family.  Love.  Celebration.  Moments…in the midst of it all.  Blessings.  People who love me unconditionally, all the way around me.  I AM blessed because of what Christ has done for me, and for us.  So blessed!  Without Christ saving me and setting me free, even with all this, I’d be lost, hungry, searching and so incomplete.   All this, what we tend to call “blessing” is just the cherry on top of a full to the brim and overvlowing cup of life with Christ!   


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  • 1. Mom  |  January 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    All I have to say is that I have to see that CD so that I can be a weeping grandninny!!!!!!! Mom

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