Sunday, July 8, 2007

Ramblings of a Tired Mom

Ok...it has been an amazing week for a variety of reasons...so I am hoping I can put into words what is going on in my head and heart...especially considering I am a tired little chica!!!

I guess I am going to have to bullet this so I can try to make sense of things:

1. Youngest boy has been potty trained by my in-laws! They have already reached a special place in my heart after a difficult start and they are awesome...but this takes the cake!!! I called and told my MIL she was my hero...to which she replied "You can never get mad at me again...". I am not sure she was kidding, ha ha! They really area amazing! Took them 5 days and the boy is POTTY-TRAINED!!!!! WOWOWOW...they used pennies by the way...nothing like a bit of cash to make a kid do something.

2. We ran a fireworks tent again this year. This makes year 3 of us running one and year 4 of us being exposed to them...they are TOO much fun! This year was exceptionally fun due to my parents flying in from Texas and of course my brother and sister in law running it with us again. It was awesome! Actually, it was INSANE and awesome all at the same time. Needless to say, I have been a SLUG when it comes to anything around my house...nothing like a little catch-up after a long time of no sleep...

3. The simpler life is a must in my world. I am trying to find the best way to handle EVERYTHING...from kids rooms, to my things to the garage to the yard to PTO to school...just a lot of things going on in my head. I know I want things to be as simple as they were the couple of weeks before the fireworks tent. I am about to start reading the book "Boundaries" in the hopes I will attain a new level of understanding about myself to encourage myself to truly simplify.

4. Thoughts of moving have crept up. I am thinking my parents have done a major diservice to my sister and myself...somehow Ben managed to escape the desire to move. Good thing is that my husband is not a mover at all or my poor children would be moved every 3 years!!! Not only that but a part of me is realizing I could easily become someone who runs away when she is sad...or frustrated or whatever emotion I am not enjoying at the moment. Having a grounded husband definitely helps me deal with my own emotions when I should be dealing instead of leaving.

5. Visited our old church tonight. Still working through these emotions. I was amazing to see everyone and to just be able to be around them and enjoy them. Don't get me wrong, I love our church for a variety of reasons...but I miss the smallness of our old church...the people are truly loving and kind and they love us for us...not sure where my emotions on this one will take us but I am guessing it is God's plan for me to have these emotions.

6. I can feel a pull towards God. Maybe that sounds crazy but I can. I can feel myself being guided to do something about my relationship with Him. Now it is up to me to do something about it. This fits into my simpler life category...maybe I shouldn't have bulleted it, ha! :)

7. My parents took us to IHOP yesterday for breakfast. That place is so dirty...SO dirty. I kept asking myself WHY DO WE EAT HERE??? Then the food came, YUMMY! Enough said.

8. I am so sleepy and I need to go visit with my husband...did I mention we had an awesome fireworks show tonight, it was AWESOME! Those husbands can sure blow some stuff up! They had fun doing it, I do believe!!!

Good night...and thanks for reading my randomness.


TOTALLY FORGOT TO WRITE THIS BUT TOTALLY DON'T WANT TO FORGET:

Twins got two presents from my sister for their birthday...golf clubs with little portable golf holes and tattoos. So youngest girl comes up to me yesterday and requests a "tootat". I busted out laughing and told her of course she could have a "tootat". So adorable!!!

6 comments:

dcrmom said...

Tootat, lol! That's so cute. I like to move too. I can understand the draw. Hope you work through everything so you can stay put and be content there.

Elizabeth S said...

Stephen and I are exactly opposite as far as moving goes; he would have us everywhere if I would let him. I have missed you! Let's get together this week. Love you!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad everything is going good and you had a lot of fun! Can't wait to read all of your answers! XOXOXO

Gayle said...

WOW! You have been busy girl! Glad to hear things are good.

Gayle

Chaotic Mom said...

What fun to have him potty trained and in only 5 DAYS!!!

I too have a bit of the moving bug......we go back and forth back and forth...maybe we can share boxes!

Some say I am high maintenance! said...

Okay...so slow down would ya! LOL! It is the simplier things in life that make us happiest!

It was wonderful being around you too, DEAR! :-) I miss you guys so much! ALL OF YOU!!

I have been there too...NB or RCOC? Which one? They do both have greatness! It would be harder if NB were closer...(kinda make my decision easier) Love ya!