Hello all, just a quick post to show and tell some stuff in my life that’s making me happy today (except the bed wetting….stay tuned).
First off. This awesome red knit vest. This is the story: Yesterday evening was Ethan’s first baseball game and one of the fellow moms that I’ve met in previous years of baseball games gave Sarah the vest. She carried it over to me and I could tell right off by the way she had it in both hands that she loved the vest and was saying goodbye. She gave it to me and asked if I would take it for Sarah. She made it years ago for her daughter who is now 18 years old. She told me she had been carrying it around with her for a while, looking for just the right person to give it to. I’m so happy she picked Sarah! I hugged her and told her that I loved handmade things, that I thought they were the very best, and I put it on Sarah directly. Sarah LOVES the buttons and has already learned how to do buttons because of this vest! Jackie told me that she remembers searching and searching for just the right color red buttons. Isn’t that just like a crafting mom? And if you notice, the buttons match the vest perfectly!
So. I got home from Bible study with much to do. We had stopped at Target on the way home and I had to put everything away. I had also run over a bag of chicken feed on the driveway and needed to clean that up. I sent Seth to the bathroom and put Sarah down for her nap. When Seth was done he shut the door to the bathroom, I put him to bed and promptly went outside. I puttered all over the place out there, down to the coop, to the pond to watch the wild ducks that we have visiting us, to the driveway to clean my mess, and then back in the house to tidy the kitchen and put the Target things away. I was washing the table by the bathroom door when I realized that I could hear water running in the bathroom and I knew from previous experience that the sink overflows when a child doesn’t turn off the faucet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ran over and opened the door to find it as hot and steamy as a sauna and hot water running and all over the floor. I had half a mind to wake up Seth and give him what’s for. Instead, I ran downstairs to discover that *gasp*, there was water coming down like a gentle rain, all over Davy’s bed.
Sometimes when something like this happens I LAUGH. There is NO REASON to laugh but it just happens. I tried not to, but as I was cleaning up I could feel the laughter welling up within me. It’s a good thing my boys just throw their towels all over the floor after bath/shower time because that was what I used to mop up the lake under the bed. I got the giggles when I imagined what David would do if I just left his bed the way it was and he got into it that night to find it soaking. However, I did the right thing and stripped the bed and cleaned up the water.
There is always laundry to do!
I am sooooooooooooooooo enjoying these cleaning products from Target. Mrs. Meyers may have lost my business. These cleaners smell wonderful. Cucumber, Almond, Pink Grapefruit, and Mint, what is not to like? They actually make me WANT to do my spring cleaning!
Anybody need some eggs? One of my favorite things to do is stand at the sink and rinse them off after gathering them. (no I don’t get this many in a day, they are just piling up)
speckles and blues
My daughter Grace is a most wonderful girl. I took this picture when she came home from school about an hour ago. I had just made coffee and she reused my Kcup to make herself a weak cup, and as it was brewing she told me the highlights of her day. She makes me laugh and I love her so much.
She’s currently by my side doing her homework. She (a devout Christian) said she’s got a test on evolution coming up and that she’s going to fail. I told her it was always good to know what “the other side” believes. “I don’t KNOW what the other side believes!” “Yep. You’re gonna fail.” wild laughter.
(p.s. I should say. she never fails anything. she just said that because she doesn’t like having to learn about evolution)