Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Let's Catch Up...

Phew! It's been a while... my husband was on a long business trip that left me little time to think or sleep, let alone blog! Since it's been over a week, I thought I would do a "week at a glance" to get you all caught up...

Me Either... Monday

Have you ever had your dad wear your flip flops outside, only to get dog poop all over the bottoms of them and when asked to clean them off, he used the DISH SCRUBBER to clean the poop off of them?!

Have you ever been tempted to run your car off the road when you have screaming & crying children in the back (and possibly a crying adult behind the wheel)?

Have you ever watched your brother drink five gigantic margaritas in less than an hour because "he never gets sick" then woke up to him barfing all over the bathroom at 1:30am??

And have you ever gone into a store (NOT Pier One) to pay $50 for a throw blanket, then find an eerily similar one (NOT at Target) for $20?  

Yea.... me either ;)

BTW... I totally returned that expensive throw for the not-so-expensive-but-feels-just-as-nice version ;)

Toddler Tip Tuesday:

I wish I had a tip for you. I have been depressingly unsuccessful with my two year old :( I am going to try something new, and I'll let you know if that works! Right now, I am trying to get him to stop throwing things, hitting, pushing, and conking his sister on the head as well as taking swings at me, throwing fits non-stop, and - I suppose - just being two! At least he's potty trained, right? ;) 

Words of Wisdom Wednesday:

Lately, especially the week Thad was out of town, I have felt like there is this monster living inside me. I am easily frustrated, annoyed, and very short tempered.  I think that all the life-changing events that happened in the last year (quitting my job, moving to another state, major auto accident, having a baby, losing my mom...) has finally caught up to me - along with the everyday stupid things like my phone not working, kids not sleeping, husband traveling, getting sick,etc.  I told my friends that I feel like Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty when he looks up to the sky and yells to God, "Smite me, Almighty Smiter!!" 

Well, I get the Proverb 31 daily devotions sent to me and one that seemed to hit home was "Unglued Mama."  It focused on Ephesians 4:22-24 and the part of the verses that stuck out to me was "to be made new in the attitude of your minds."  Hmm. Soooooo much easier said than done, I know.  I am going to read the book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions.  You can take a look here if you are interested yourself! I just feel like I need that extra something to "put on my new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness" instead of having knots in my stomach all the time.  I'm pretty sure my current state of dark thoughts and terrible attitude isn't what God had planned for my mind.  I'll let you know if the book is worth reading!

Just a Thought Thursday:

You might not want to force infant ibuprofen down your reluctant baby's throat...she might just vomit her dinner all over you, herself, and that freshly cleaned carpet. 
(Sorry, Gigi!!!)

Just a thought...

Nothin' Fancy Friday: Meal Swap

We often bring meals to friends who are sick, are going through a hardship, or have just had a baby.  Why not do it just because?? A fun idea for you and some friends... a meal swap!  I happen to do this with my Bible study group every now and again, but any group of pals will do! We each cook five of the same meal, freeze it, then exchange! So, we get five unique frozen meals.  We try to keep the cost to around $8 per meal, and we have done it a few times successfully! I love trying new things - and it's even better when someone else has done the work for you :)  

Phew! There you have it... a week at a glance! I will try to keep more on top of blogging, but as you can see it's almost Wednesday and I have yet to post this week ;)  Happy Reading!

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