The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is it Just Me?

Am I the only adult, mom, wife in the world who keeps thinking all these chores are temporary?  I mean, seriously, when I clean up the kitchen, I always think, "I just need to do this today", like some cleaning fairy is going to come in and tidy up tomorrow, the kitchen is going to stop getting messed up, OR I'm going to win the lottery (sort of hard when you don't play it) and have a live in housekeeper like Alice from Brady Bunch.  Where is my house with a live-in housekeeper?  And where are my six kids who can share two bedrooms without being up 'til ten every night?  :)  How DID we get so far away from the 7:30 bedtime anyway?  And who in the heck is wearing ALL THESE CLOTHES I keep washing?  I know it's not me because I only wear about three things in my closet anyway.

Calgon, anyone?

Friday, May 07, 2010

I survived!

My feet are begging me to lay down.  I've taken more Ibuprofen in the last 24 hours than my kidneys can process, but I'm alive and I actually walked 19 miles yesterday with 78 4th grade students and several parents.  I loved it.  It was worth every agonizing second to have my son wanting to walk right next to me the entire time.  I'm SO glad I went.  I'm so glad I did it.  I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.  And honestly, it was fun.  I would do it again (good thing because we will get three more chances to do this before our elementary days are done.)

We left the school at 9:30 yesterday morning and we were at the pick-up point at 5:20 yesterday afternoon. We broke for one hour for lunch and a few other shorter breaks along the way for water, etc. It was 86 degrees here yesterday, but we were in the woods a great deal of the time.  I honestly did not know a woman could smell as bad as I smelled by lunchtime.  And by the time we got back to school, I couldn't even stand the smell of myself.  Let me just tell you now that Secret Pl@tinum is not designed for intense activity! :)

I hope you all have a great weekend.  I will be sitting here with my feet up eating bon-bons if anyone wants to stop by! :)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Funniest Mother's Day Card of all Time

Today, Connor brought home a book that he made me in school.  This is how it goes, try not to laugh!  Connor's addition to the text the teacher gave are in quotations.

If I could give my Mom something special it would be... "my dad".

My Mom looks most beautiful when "she is on a date with my dad."

My favorite thing about my Mom is "looking at her diamond ring." (Which by the way, his DAD gave me!)

My mom makes me laugh when "we sword fight."

Well, at least that last one had nothing to do with Dad.  Geesh!  Is this a Mother's Day book or a Father's Day book anyway?

Monday, May 03, 2010

Who me.... non-committal?

I can't even commit not to commit to anything.  So here I am, breaking my "silence" after only three weeks.  I can't help it, I miss everyone.  I feel like I've not heard from my best buddies in weeks now and I'm just sure that your life is not the same without me! hehehe  Besides, our kids are out of school today because of the storms here over the weekend so Mama needs a little sanity break.

If you have seen the news you know that Tennessee is now pretty much under water, or at least a good portion of it.  Our house is fine, but I have three friends who have lost pretty much everything in the floods.  Two of them did NOT live in a flood plain and therefore had no flood insurance.  It's devastating to see how people have been affected by this and it's such a helpless feeling to sit and watch the water rise and know there is nothing that can be done to stop it.

In the meantime, please just pray for the folks who have lost everything and especially those who lost family members. It is going to be a mess here for quite a while.  And please pray for me that I haven't completely lost my mind.  Our 4th grade students are walking 26 miles this week and I signed up to walk with Jack the first day (which is the 16 miles stretch.)  What was I thinking?