As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pure Randomness...

This first week of summer has been a good one...except for the whole blood pressure, but more on that later. It's been relaxing...almost too much. I think the kids have watched more TV than in the last two weeks combined in these three days, and I find them more often than not sprawled on the couch. They have been a great help to me when I have had to go in to work, but they are being compensated for that (Maddy with a camp trip to Daytona and Sarah with one pair of shoes a week).

We've also taken up walking after lunch. A terribly hot time to walk, for sure, but I am here and they are willing, and I need that one time filling/fuss ending activity to get Charlotte to her 2:00 nap. Plus it's good exercise, and I swear I must sweat out at least a pound a day!

We also got this in the mail yesterday--Hannah's K4 supply list. Can I tell you that this just makes me giddy and sad all at the same time?!?!
Charlotte and I have had to get used to being around each other all day...and for me that means finding something to occupy her for the entire day, because the child all of the sudden has decided not to nap longer than 45 minutes at a time. Now that she is crawling, she is a bit happier on the floor, but a lot harder to watch after!

The high chair has been a life saver. I sit her in there and let her eat Cheerios while I work in the kitchen. Sometimes, she just likes to eat her fingers, but she seems to enjoy being up and able to see what I"m doing.

Cookie cutters also seem to keep her busy for at least five minutes, when she decides that it is fun to throw them!
Josh did get up off the couch long enough to go out with Maranda a handful of times and...get ready....gasp...CLEAN HIS ROOM. Now mind you, I haven't made him clean his room in about a year. I figure he's 18, and if he wants to live in filfth, so be it. He is the only one who totally takes care of his own laundry, so I try to cut him some slack, knowing that sooner or later he would get tired of the mess. He did. It took him 6 1/2 hours to clean it and he found some really old stuff...like this picture...his acting debut in fifth grade!
I have spent lots of time cleaning and doing laundry. Oh how I love being home with them, and having them all home. But it seems to bring with it an endless supply of dishes, laundry, and messes!
I also have been trying to keep busy because the doctor has instructed me NOT to take my blood pressure until I go back on Tuesday. My bp was down when I went to the doctor on Tuesday...still high, but not so alarmingly so. So I have instructions to lay off the salt, the caffeine, and most of all the stress of worrying about it and we'll take it from there. Me? Not worry? Um,....yeah....OK. I've been trying not to, and drinking tons of water (and not one drop of diet coke), laying off anything remotely salty, walking every day. We will see. Thank you for praying. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I really don't want to be on a higher dose of medication or any other medications.
Tomorrow is Daryl's surgery. We have to be at the hospital at 6:30 am, surgery at 8:30 am and then they said recovery could be as long as 23 hours. Ugh. Pray that all goes well, that it is a success, that he has a good recovery, and that they let him come home!
Happy Hump Day!





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