Friday, January 26, 2007

Snow Days

I haven't been keeping up: AGAIN! I get so behind on this blog sometimes. I've been working on other things. I updated the family website some: at least the front page. I took all the old photos off our photosite and put up just the more recent photos from about September 2006 to now.

I'm also in charge of my
church's website and I've been working on it almost everyday for about a week now. Working on links and pictures and things like that.

Last week the girls and Brad were sick so that took up a bunch of time. I didn't feel all that great myself. Some kind of nasty stomach bug, but we are all better now.

It has been snowing off and on all week. Nothing like in the west, but very nice and pretty. We took the girls out in it for the first time. They liked riding on their sled...until it tipped over. Then they wanted to run around in the snow.

Lyanna felt the "wet" first and started crying like crazy, so Brad took her in and I stayed outside to play with Kenzie. THEN...after falling down about 10 times she started to feel "wet" from the snow. She started crying and it was time for us to go in as well. I have to say it was pretty funny when Kenzie figured out the snow melted. She stood at the door, with her arms sticking out by her sides as straight as she could make them, tensing up her whole body to where it does that quivering thing, and saying "WET MOMMY!! WET!!"

Our high temp today is supposed to be 10 degrees I believe. Whoo hoo! Finally feels like winter around here. The sun actually came out some yesterday but today it is cloudy again. Just feeling lazy. I need to go and clean up the kitchen and fold some laundry..ugh.
Also, I switched over to the new improved Blogger. Lost alot of things on my template and am slowly getting it back to how it was. I like the "pink" look though. I can't find a couple of the blogs I was linked to..... if I'm missing you drop me a line with your link.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Snow Falls
and creates a
whisper white world
outside my window

Child Calls
and creates a
crazy chaotic cry
inside my head

Friday, January 12, 2007

"Build a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul"

Birdhouse In Your Soul
By They Might Be Giants

Just when you think your day is the total pits God sends you a bluebird.... or four.

I didn't feel well last night, so I didn't sleep great. The girls were up unusually early today, so that means I was up early as well. I still didn't feel all that great, but I bravely set forth to meet the day.

Number one duty today: pay the bills. That in itself is enough to ruin a day, put on top of that, it is grey, rainy, cold, and bleh outside.

I was looking forward to my college roommate coming up this Sunday and spending about three days with me. We haven't seen each other since around 1996 or so, so this was going to be a big deal for us. PLUS it would be the first time my husband would be meeting any of my friends from my "past life". She had to cancel the last time she had planned on coming... so I was really excited that she was going to make it this time.

She called after lunch and told me she wasn't coming. She works at a hospital in Asheville and they called her in to work. The day was just getting blehier and blehier. The girls were supposed to be taking a nap...they were jumping up and down in their beds, turning the lights on and off, stripping down naked and throwing all the toys and their clothes out of their beds and onto the floor. I had to go up three or four times and try to get them to lay down. After dressing them again...It was just one of those times when I was thinking SHEESH can I just have one thing go right today!!

I was cleaning up lunch and looked out the kitchen window and there on the electrical wire were four bluebirds. They are the cutest little things! I had never seen a real blue bird until I moved up here to Ohio. Just icky old bluejays down south.

I get excited when I see a bluebird here because it's just so rare that it happens. Now here were 4 of them just about 30 feet away from my window. I attempted to get some pictures of them, but they are all pretty much blurred.

I took it as a little reminder from the man upstairs that my day is just as good as I make it. So quit being mopey, put a smile on my face and get over it. Sometimes I need a little smack over the head to remind me just how nice things really are.

Now I want to go out and buy some bird food and some of those cute little blue bird houses....

Here are my blurry pics. If you can't laugh at my horrible photography skills *or at least chuckle* then something surely is wrong with you!