Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I've been a bit busy since my last blog... to keep from being too wordy, I'll just give you the short version...
*Hubby was gone to warm California Wed-Sat.
*Daughter's water broke and she went into labor Friday night.
*She is single now, so I got to be her coach.
*We're both grateful that this baby came quicker than her first 2.
*Precious baby boy arrived 5:03 a.m. Saturday; 6 lb 11 oz; 18.2" long
Name: Benjamin Joseph Geeting (our son's name is Joseph Benjamin Geeting)
*stayed with daughter most of the day
*Picked up hubby from airport (1 1/2 hr away) Saturday 6 pm (a little later, the van was acting weird, so I stopped by my son's place to ask him to check it - he felt something weird, but couldn't see the problem.
*Hubby drove us (for which I was very grateful as I hated how it felt - like I had no control when we hit snow/slushy covered areas) back to the hospital (1 1/2 hr back) so he could meet the newest family member... he was in the room for the births of both of our other grandchildren
*Hubby drove us back home (35 min) to home and to bed!
****SUNDAY- our granddaughter's 5th birthday!
*Headed to pick up other two grandchildren (30 min away) before church - flat tire just down the road from home... hubby put doughnut tire on
*daughter's ex-husband graciously (o.O) agreed to bring them to us by church time
*took grandchildren to church (we have a very small church - no other children this week) - grandpa was up front leading the service and preaching, grandma was at the piano, but the kids did amazing well sitting on the front pew by themselves.. ok- the 3 yr old circled the pews a few times! lol
*home for lunch, then took kids in to see mommy and baby brother at hospital (30 min away) and enjoy a small celebration of Ky's birthday.
*took kids to other grandma's home
*went home and crashed!
*hubby got new used tire on van - while I packed to spend the week at daughter's home
*picked up new mommy and baby and took them home...
*I'm here with her now - not sure if I'll have easy access to internet this week...
I'm going to miss working out with my xbox kinect. . . but this, too, shall pass!
Missing my hubby again, too - and missing him more than the xbox!! lol
Enjoying being grandma! :-) It's nice to have a baby in the family again... Benjamin is sleeping right beside me while mommy gets a good nap!
Pictures coming soon!
Have a great week!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Took my daughter for her weekly OB check up - she was seen a nurse practitioner - and we agreed, she wasn't our favorite... anyway - still only about 3 cm dilated... so... at this point, unless she goes into labor between now and then, we see the dr next week Tuesday, and she's scheduled to be induced on Wed...
Stopped by my dr's office on the way home to weigh myself (I can't use my home scale for another 7 lbs). I haven't weighed myself since Dec 6... I knew I gained weight from Thanksgiving and New Years - didn't know how much, though... then I started back to exercising, water, and tracking... and I could tell that my clothes were fitting better... ANYWAY - I basically weigh what I did on Dec 6 - which means I've lost what I gained (whatever that was) and now, any effort in water/exercise/tracking should mean more weight lost!
Hubby had a young man over for Bible study today and then we (including my daughter) played a couple games of Catan (Cities and Knights)... I won the second one!
Then we received a phone call confirming that we MAY end up as kinship foster parents for our niece's two little ones... It will mean a huge change in our lives to start over again with a 3 yr old and a 4 mo old. There are other issues that we talked about tonight as well that were spurred on by this situation. We need to continue to pray for God's wisdom, direction, and leading... for His PERFECT will!
One of my set goals is to pray that God would help me to affirm my husband and build him up... not sure if I did that, but I certainly prayed for God to give me His words that would help hubby with the choices and changes that will need to be made. Thank You, Father, for Your help... Encourage my hubby tonight, Lord!
Another set goal I have is to pray daily for God to put a guard over my mouth . . . well, not sure that I prayed it consciously, but He did answer it today as I talked with my daughter... so... for this I thank God as well.
To bed we go... I'm sore tonight from using the Kinect to exercise yesterday. lol... I found that I can make the camera/brain think that I'm jumping if I use my arms with a lot of vigor (because sometimes my knees just can't take the jumping...) but boy, am I feeling sore in my ribs and shoulders!
Tomorrow I'm taking hubby to the airport... he's leaving us here in Wisconsin for a leadership retreat in California.... unfortunately, he'll be inside almost all the time, so he won't get to truly enjoy the warmth! Then tomorrow evening is AWANA (Bible Club), so prep and leading that will take the rest of my day.
Of course all these plans could change and be altered if baby decides to come tonight or tomorrow!... lol! As James 4:13-17 says, If the Lord wills, we will..... go to the airport, prep and lead AWANA, and wait for the baby! :-)
g'nite dear friends!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
It's a good night to be cuddled home tonight... freezing rain, ice, and snow coming. :-)
It's been a busy week - our daughter stayed here a few nights due to the possibility of the baby coming early (which - by the way - hasn't come yet!). We also enjoyed having our grandchildren here Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon, and then again Saturday evening.
In the midst of all this, our furnace went out... (this is while we're getting our coldest weather snap; single digit highs, negative lows...) However, it's working now - it no longer sounds like the house is going to explode! Have no clue how expensive this is going to be... this was service calls numbers 3 and 4. which followed numbers 1 & 2 about 3 weeks ago... :-/
Anyway- my January's journey so far...
DOING WELL ON...
+ Daily quiet time in the Bible/prayer journal - daily
+ Memorizing Philippians (done - now just firming up each chapter & finishing up by end of January - need to choose next portion to memorize)
+ non-fiction book - I'm ahead on my goal to finish it by the end of January
+ exercising (goal: 3-5x/wk) I've been averaging at least 20 min/day, up to 40 minutes some days - using the XBox 360 with Kinect.
+ stretch daily - 5 minutes - doing pretty good - sometimes have to stretch to just get moving!
+ 2000 steps/daily - almost everyday is above 2000. I'm averaging 2572 daily for January
-Made a new prayer list
-Made a list of ladies to encourage
AREAS THAT ARE OK - NOT GREAT, NOT TERRIBLE
^ 8 c water/day - most days I'm getting 8-9 c and some days a little less, but at least 2 cup if not the whole (which is a huge improvement over 6 mo ago!)
^ affirm my husband daily
^ pray for God to guard my lips
^ track all food - well, it's getting better 12 days tracked/22 days of January... 10 of those days were in the past 2 weeks
AREAS NEEDING MORE ATTENTION...
-post prayer list where I will use it daily
-wrote notes to two of the ladies-not yet sent (one of my downfalls! getting them into the mail)
-need to write notes to my daughters this week
Have a great week, friends!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
While I was with my daughter at the hospital today, sweet hubby worked on getting our (real) Christmas tree out of the house. (We got it up late, so didn't mind keeping it up a little longer.)
This event always brings to mind a song that was on a record (yes- I'm that old) of my parents' called Droopy Little Christmas Tree.
I'm not sure I remember all the lyrics right, so I googled it, and didn't find the lyrics anywhere... so here's what I do remember.
I'm just a droopy little Christmas tree.
Nobody cares what happens to me!
After the bright lights are taken away...
I'll be thrown in the alley to droop, wilt, and die.
All through December, I'm the center of the house.
Everyone loves me, even the little gray mouse.
Then comes the sad part, when I say goodbye.
I'll be thrown in the alley to droop, wilt, and die.
A side note: Our tree ends up on our outdoor burn pile instead of the alley, so that my sensitive guilty conscience sees it droopy and dead every time I do dishes and look out of the kitchen window - ok - I know I'm probably a little TOO sensitive about things like this... lol
So - alas - this Christmas tree is gone... and the corner where it stood is still empty looking, but life will soon fill the vacancy. . . probably grand-children's toys! :-)
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