i had told myself when i started writing again that three times a month was doable and wouldn’t be overwhelming, but i just realized that my last post was the first of the month and now this is the last of the month with no posts in between. so, twice a month is obviously not too demanding, although, to be honest, this has been a crazy month.
:: first ever Pumpkin Day (which i think i am going to have to make an annual occurrence)…we made these fabulous pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin lattes. and before you get all “well no wonder she’s not losing any weight, good-bye skinny girl” on me, we had a seminar at church that night and i took all the muffins and all but four of the doughnuts (jimmy would have protested if i’d taken all) and put them out with the coffee
:: driving “home” when you’re going to the hospital because your mom was in a crazy, freak bicycle accident is really strange. i took the wrong exit out of habit – meaning i took the right exit to go to dad and mom’s but the wrong exit to go to the hospital – and had to drive along the road i grew up off of and nothing was the same. and nothing looked like it belonged. and i kept thinking how i didn’t belong here, driving on this road to the hospital
:: mercy’s little personality coming out and how she is so different away from jameson and patience. i took her with me one night to visit mom in the hospital and she was such a firecracker. a little social butterfly who enjoyed being the center of attention all on her own. i am going to have to make sure she gets more outings by herself every so often
:: visiting the beach with some Long Lost Friends and watching them play with my kids
:: trying to explain to jimmy why i was so excited about the new (to me) nikon D70 i was going to pick up the following day. !!!!!!! i said it was like i got a little piece of myself back – of who i was before we had kids. i know it might sound incredibly disloyal to say it like that, but all i can say is that i don’t mean it that way and i love being a mom. anyway, he understood and said that he still doesn’t have a working airboat, so (not mentioning the incredible price difference between my Piece of Myself and his Piece of Himself) i told him that we’d all celebrate with him when he gets one again
:: how i love catching up with my good friends on the phone when we haven’t had a chance to visit in a while. as i hung up after talking with ashley, the call length was flashing 01:40:22 and i thought what a Wonderful Thing it was to have spent the last hour and forty minutes hearing about her little growing family and how she is being blessed and being a blessing.
…and hopefully next time, there will be pictures!