This and That.

randomness. please do enjoy.

–I did NOT send Christmas cards this year. First time in 20 years and I can’t say why-just busy, no photo, put it off too long, etc. Oh well, it’s okay-we might do it next year with a full page newsletter and a glossy 8 x 10 family photo for everyone. Or I might not send cards again, ever…we’ll see which way the wind blows us. Just wanted to let you know, so no one thinks “Hey, what’s up, and why didn’t we get a holiday card?!”

–the Suburban wouldn’t start today, after I made a quick run for milk and more notebook paper for school.  I was stranded in a Bi-Mart parking lot but my Knight in Tarnished Armor was there in 10 minutes, and fixed the loose battery cable with one twist of his wrist. My Mom will shudder reading this, but I couldn’t even get the hood unlatched!  I will be glad when the budget loosens up enough for us to get a more reliable car, but for now I am grateful for cell phones.

–Shout Advanced is the best laundry stain remover, ever. And with three boys you know I have tried them all. It even got out stains that had already gone through the dryer!

–I left my Facebook account open and walked away from the computer. big mistake with funny Caleb around. He had just typed “YUM! Guess what? I am eating a 12 pound meatball!” into my status when I caught him. He hadn’t hit Publish yet, but it cracked me up. Of all the things to write, that’s what he chose to say?

–We’ve been sick (everyone but John and Josiah) all last week, and are finally coming out on the other side. When it comes to fighting a virus we have two plans of attack: I am big on disinfecting everything we own, and John is big on Emergen-C, the powder drink. He is like a broken record, a constant commercial on the miraculous powers of Emergen-C, and it’s kind of cute. He is forever asking us how many we’ve had, pouring out little cups for the boys every night. He knows I don’t like the stuff so he keeps pointing out that he is rarely sick, despite smooching his germy wife, frequently.

–Because I’ve been sick, I haven’t run in 11 days. Now I am scared to get back out there, for fear that it is going to be so hard. the constant rain doesn’t help my motivation, either!

–I taught Caleb how to scramble eggs today, and he was pretty proud of himself.The boys are all starting to cook more, watching the Food Network is inspiring. I enjoy them being older, and taking on more skills than just cracking the eggs and licking the spoon. Josiah made a big batch of cookies the other day that were delicious, with no help from me.

–I saw two movies this weekend, in an actual theatre. This is a rare outing, like once a year, because there is so rarely a movie I want to see badly enough to pay $7 for. I like the $1 theatre and Redbox, because I am cheap. I saw “The Fighter” and “The Kings Speech” and LOVED THEM BOTH. Such great stories, and it hit me that both were inspiring partly because perseverance was such a strong theme in them. (I need to go for a run soon, if that is truly the theme for 2011, huh?)

–Josiah is almost ready to get his permit. We are only waiting now on some forms from the ESD to prove he is homeschooled. Soon, he will be on the road, and driving!

–which reminds: I got a ticket the other day. Just trying to get into line at Starbucks and desperate enough for coffee to do the stupidest thing-I pulled in FRONT of a motorcycle cop. Stay in the back! Don’t draw attention to yourself! In all my years of driving, I have never gotten a warning. Despite polite apologies and profuse “yes, sirs” and occasionally, a few tears? They never waver. If I get pulled over? I am getting a ticket.every.time. This time, it was the license plate tags-due in October. Can you believe that is $140 fine? Really expensive americano with cream, let me tell ya…

–I am already impatient with Winter and ready for it to be over. Yes, it’s mid January and there are months of yuck to get through still, but I am already longing for gardening, and the beach and wearing flipflops and going camping, and exercising outdoors without my nose running faster than my legs can.

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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