Isn't it interesting how God can knock you back sometimes? He is the ultimate Father, and I'm so thankful! Today I was getting my little pity party on, and by the end of the day God had had enough I'm sure (can't all of us that are parents relate to this feeling??). It's that moment when you're looking at your child who is complaining and whining, non-stop, and you finally have to get a little mean, but in a loving way. God showed me, very clearly, that He wanted me to knock it off. He gave me perspective.
And that, my friends, is my blessing for today. What is yours?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The forecast called for sunny and a high in the 50's. In years past, this has been the typical forecast for this race and it's generally quite tolerable. Unfortunately, today it was cloudy, rainy and around 45 degrees. The wind chill was about 39 degrees, I believe. It was COLD! Also as is typical, I tied my car key into my shoelace so I don't have to carry a set of keys while I'm racing. I take extra precautions to secure it, and have never had a problem. Yeah, you know what's coming now, don't you??
Melody and I
And There It Is!!
The key!!!! It was tied onto my OTHER shoe. Yes, people, my other shoe. I had only checked the one shoe onto which I thought I had tied the stupid key. I have never felt so dumb, yet so relieved, in my entire life! Melody and I start jumping up and down rejoicing, but by then our car was the only one in sight, so we got to act like fools and nobody saw us. We immediately jumped into the car and I handed her my cell phone to call off the troops. I'm laughing and almost crying and cranking up the heater all at the same time. I start wheeling down and around the ramps of the parking deck, and then suddenly I pass my husband, who is going up the decks. Oops. We didn't call him in time. Then I feel a little bit ashamed... and happy and warm all at the same time. On the way home, Melody and I can't stop laughing about it. So there it is....I'm truly living up to my blonde potential!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Melody has now entered the fashion world of eyeglasses. Yes, indeed. She is super-pumped to have new spectacles. I think if the eye doctor had told her she didn't need glasses, a crying fit would have ensued. Here is my sophisticated youngster with her new accessory:
I guess you can't really tell from the picture, but the frames are dark purple! I love them and so does my sweet girl. I had also forgotten how putting on a pair of glasses can age a child by a couple of years...
That wonderful photo you see of a bulldozer is what I saw out my front window this morning. In my front yard. We had a water leak from the city pipes, and so we called them over a week ago to report it. They showed up at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of Fall Break to repair it. Uhhh..hello? I, naturally, was still in my pajamas and most certainly did not answer the door in my pj's, instead making a mad dash upstairs to take a shower before they cut the water off. I think I made it just in the nick of time, because there was no water to be had once I had gotten dressed. Gannon and Melody were entertained by the large bulldozer in our front lawn, however. I still think bulldozers are pretty cool. I decided that rather than sit around the house with no water, we'd go to KidVenture and play. Once we returned, the bulldozer was gone and our water was back. I'm hoping that if the weather cooperates, we can squeeze in a hike, flower planting, and a trip to the Botanical Garden this week. Along with work, being lazy, chores and errands, that is...