Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Monday, September 29, 2008
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
Today is a sad day in our house because Zach's pet rat, Socks, passed away! I was not partial to Socks or his cage mate Salt but to see my eldest crying because his pet died is hard for me as it would be for any mother! Even harder yet is Sadie who cried because "bubby" put the "wat" in a Wal-mart sack to take him outside to prepare for burial! She kept saying "wat, wat, wat", we finally had to show her Salt and Lumina (Breanna's pet rat) to get her to stop crying.
Socks may you rest in peace in rat heaven and have all the food you can hold and lots of space to run. I also pray that there are no snakes in rat heaven!
Posted by Jo at 9/27/2008 02:16:00 PM
Friday, September 26, 2008
This is a serious post because there are serious things going on that I really need to get out. They say things come in threes and I believe it! This week we have lost 3 really good people.
1. Barry Bolsen, 50. He sang with the Broadway Boogie Band for years and was a very talented vocalist.
2. Angela Wochner, 56. Great Christian woman.
3. Tracy Lindenmeyer, 48. Volleyball coach and mother.
Please keep their families in your prayers as they say goodbye to their dear loved ones. Remember that tomorrow is not guaranteed so make sure you tell your family and friends how much you love them.
To my family and friends, I LOVE YOU ALL!
Posted by Jo at 9/26/2008 03:29:00 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Things I WORK at: cleaning, laundry, cooking, taxi driver, accountant, personal shopper, child care, EMT, dog walker and more that I am sure I am forgetting. Ok, yes, I am a stay at home mom but that, in no sense of the word, means that I don't work because I DO! I am on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without sick or personal days and there certainly are no vacation days that are accruing for me to escape to a tropical island!
I love staying at home with Sadie but she has her daddy's temperament and can be a tad difficult, especially when she is tired! Routine is the key to keeping this little spit-fire happy which means that I have to give up activities that involve being gone during her nap time and I really don't mind, most of the time. There are, however, occasions when I NEED adult conversation without Noggin in the background. And.................I'll admit that I am sometimes jealous of other moms who can escape for 8 hours but then Sadie screams and reality sets back in......my reality.
I AM A STAY AT HOME MOM AND YES, I DO WORK! Next time you come across a stay at home mom you might consider offering to babysit for an hour during the day (if you are able), call and let her know you are running to the store and does she need anything, or better yet just call and ask her how she is doing! You will be more appreciated than you will ever know in a million lifetimes!
God bless the stay at home mom! Give her all the strength, patience and love to be the best mom she can possibly be and please let family volunteer to help out once in a while. Ok, the latter may be too much but thanks for trying!
Posted by Jo at 9/25/2008 11:29:00 AM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Saturday, September 20, 2008
One of my sorority sisters from Millikin recently posted a scrapbook page that she had made about the things she likes about herself and I personally think that all women need to do this. It is not meant to brag or boast but to affirm who we are and that we are "comfortable in our own skin". I am finding out the hard way that this is not an easy task and I am undertaking this publicly so maybe you can make your own list. OK, (deep breathe) here goes:
THINGS I LIKE ABOUT ME (in no particular order).
1. My hair. Don't ask me why but I have always liked my hair.
2. My voice. God gave me a talent and I use it everyday from singing to voice overs.
3. My ability to learn. I have a 4.o GPA and have had for the last couple of years.
4. My ability to multitask. I can feed the baby, make dinner, do the dishes and help my teenager memorize lines for his upcoming play, all at the same time.
5. My legs. When I workout they lean down first and look good!
6. My ears. They are great for listen when a friend really needs it.
7. My heart. It is big enough to love my family and others.
This is hard to do! We, as people, usually do not like much about ourselves at all. We, as women, are overly critical of our appearance, our hair, our clothes, our shape and our size but none of these truly matter if we are a good person and look past ourselves into the big world that we call home. My challenge is for you to make a list of the things that you like about yourself. Accept who you are; change what you can and be happy for the person that God has created you to be.
Posted by Jo at 9/20/2008 04:03:00 PM
Friday, September 19, 2008
Let me just get this out of the way first! I LOVE MY HUSBAND very much but he is not the kind to change diapers especially the really (and I mean REALLY) dirty ones. He has finally agreed to keep the baby on Thursday nights so I can attend a Beth Moore Bible study at our church, I mean really, this is the least he can do since I have NEVER been away from her in her 18 months of life (except to go to the gyn). I am serious here, I have not had a minute alone to do what I want to do! Anyway, last night was night number 1 of 7 and I was very apprehensive as I pulled out of the driveway and headed to the church without my precious Sadie in tow. I just knew the house was going to fall apart as soon as I left, ok I am exaggerating but you know the feeling! Anyway, I am 2 blocks from the church when my cell phone rings and it is my husbands ring tone. With much apprehension I answer the phone "hello?" On the other end is a frazzled dad who has just changed his FIRST poopy diaper. She warned him before she did it! "Potty, potty", plops on the floor (squishing the contents of her diaper), sticking her hands in her pants and now he finally gets the hint. To make matters worse, he couldn't find the diapers even though they were on the changing table. Next, he took her diaper off to find "the mother of all loads" which she proceeded to stick her hands in. And to make matters worse, he doesn't like the brand of diaper wipe that I buy (he says they are too flimsy) but I buy the toughest ones that Huggies makes! By the way, this man has never used baby wipes on anyone but himself (while in Iraq). He finally has her all wiped off and is ready to put the clean diaper on but gets it backwards all while trying to keep her still long enough just to get the darn thing on! When I get home a couple of hours later all are glad to see me and no one looks any worse for the wear!
Posted by Jo at 9/19/2008 09:31:00 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
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Friday, September 12, 2008
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
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