Helloooo....? Hellooooooooo? Is anyone still there? Mom, are YOU even there???
Well anyway, I'm back. Back to blogging. I don't even know where to start! A few changes...
Change #1: Blogging hiatus is over. But Pleased as Punch will now be my only blog. It is hard to give up "Mother of the Year" - mainly because that name still makes me chuckle. But it's too much undue pressure for me to keep up two blogs! That may have something to do with why they both fizzled out last summer in the first place. I think I'm going to make this one more all-inclusive; I think I can combine my family stuff with my crafty stuff. I do it in real life; I can do it in a blog, right? Puh-lease. Of course I can.
Change #2: look at my cool logo! That's all.
Change #3: I don't really have another one.
So, in a nutshell...hmm, what is going on right now...
After bragging to one of my friends about how healthy my family generally is, and how we never get sick, my kids have been sick, in turn, for back-to-back weeks. Abby had a two-day vomit fest to start off her week of misery last week. Noaln is my current "patient;" if all goes well, he'll be going back to preschool on Wednesday. He complains today of his throat feeling "hot." Not scratchy, just "hot." I have no idea what this means.
Never brag about your health or how long it's been since you've gotten a speeding ticket. Lesson learned.
We're approaching summer, which means that I have 5 precious months left before BOTH of my kids are in school full-time. I try not to think about it too much, I can't believe the time has flown that quickly! Wasn't Nolan just....BORN? Wasn't he just a chubby little toddler...last week? And Abby is so tall and grown up already. She devours chapter books every few days as if her life depends on it. Wasn't it just the other day that I was reading little board books to her as she sat on my lap? I remember showing her pictures and letters and colors; now she teaches herself how to write in cursive, and makes her own "to-do" lists for the day.
I'm looking to next year and thinking about what I'm going to do when the kids are in school. I'm not sure yet but I have some ideas. I'm letting God lead me, instead of plowing ahead with whatever seems best to me...for once! So more on that to come, I'm sure.
Our family is going through changes. God is working. He is so good! I was telling Greg what a weight off my shoulders it is to just trust God and let Him lead us, without feeling like I have to control/orchestrate everything that happens.
I am reading through the Bible this year - a New Year's resolution. Each day there are three passages to read: one from the OT, NT, and the "middle" - like Psalms or Proverbs or something like that. I love the format. But I'm actually about 5 days behind right now, ack! My friend Vicki is doing this with me...I love going through this with her! Right now we are in Numbers, Ecclesiastes, and Matthew. My goal is to get caught up today before I have my girls' night out.
No pics today, sorry. I have a "hot" throat to attend to right now. And I guess I should get dressed.