First let me preface, this is a lot of repeat to my SMHH team!
We had Andrew's birthday party Sunday night. Homemade chicken strips and French bread, homegrown frozen corn from my MIL, potatoes and onions, and German Chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert. AND I could NOT resist the cake! Believe me--I TRIED. One of the highlights was going around the supper table as each person expounded on the things they loved and appreciated about Andrew. TENDER moment and yes, this EMOTIONAL mama almost CRIED over the sweet words from my kids!
I was going to take the picture of him BLOWING out the candles, and he tricked me! He inhaled real big, and then DID THIS at the last minute when I took the picture! STINKER!!!!
And YES, he is still recovering from the PACKER loss!
Andrew heads back to school on Monday--I'm going to miss the stuffin' out of him!!!!
Our 'electronics/media' break on Sunday was FANTASTIC! I'm REALLY seeing a multitude of advantages!!!! My girlfriend recently posted the statistics of children on media devices and I couldn't believe the % of children that spend SEVEN HOURS A DAY on some kind of electronics! I feel good that we are setting goals to spend less time on the computer, ipads, ipods, itouch, iphones, etc. I LOVE this picture of the original play station:
Golden Moment: Mary had been playing, when I noticed her down in the utility room [she had laundry this last week] cleaning, and taking care of a load. I said, "GOOD JOB, MARE!" To which she replied, "Yeah, I figured work before play." Awwwww--my baby girl is getting SO mature!!!! :-)
Funny Moment: Sammy and I are playing "Kings on the Corner" when he started just slapping cards like crazy. I said, "Wooohooo, Sam" and he said, "Yeah, Mom, now I'm kicking with fire." I THOUGHT I WOULD BUST A GUT! I guess he took after me in getting clichés right! ha! HE meant 'cooking with fire."
BTW, this is a gift basket he put together for his BEST friend, Miss Sharon [she is like an adopted grandma!]
One last thing: I KNOW this is turning into a book! ha!
I just can't do this 'low carb' diet anymore! I did give this low-carb route the old college try--faithfully doing it for 9 weeks [from August-October] and on and off for these last 2 months. But it just doesn't seem to be the fit I was hoping it would be!
There I said it! And to be real honest, I'm in a state of confusion, and a FOG as to what I should do! SOOOOOO, starting tonight, I'm going to go back and read my blogs from when I first started with SP. I KNOW that SP is the key for me! I feel SO enveloped by love and support by the faithful friendships, and there is NEVER, EVER a spirit of judgment--even when I slip up or fall flat on my face! I'm glad I don't have to be afraid to tell you guys the truth! The truth is I'm not doing too hot! I need to find that place again where I'm 'in the groove' and I KNOW I will with your support and God's grace!
I'm glad our journey continues! And I'm also glad that you guys bear with me in all my attempts to find what exactly IS going to stick with me!!!! Thanks for not giving up on me!!!!
THis is the picture SP posted today on FB and it's SO true:
Hoping I LEARN the skill to navigate with LESS crashes! ha!
Love to each one of you!!!!!
P.S. In our 10th week of no job--but there is potential, and for that I give thanks!