Friday, July 24, 2009

Doing all right as Mommy

Go to and see the adorable art project that her child made for her. Warms her heart, warms my heart. As my husband looked over my shoulder, I showed it to him. That sweet man said, "Awww, that's so cute--but I don't know who made it, because you're the best mommy." I could have kissed him. In fact, I did :) Of course, I'm sure Bethany's husband feels the same way about her mommy-ing, and both men are correct. That's the great thing about motherhood. It really is the toughest job you'll ever love, especially if you homeschool and by necessity are with your children 24 / 7. With no "downtime" from mothering, there are simply more off-times but also more wonderful-moments as well. Bethany, if you read this, never doubt your mommy-ing skills. Easier said than done, I know. The fact that you doubt them sometimes just shows what a fantastic mom you must be. Those who never question themselves are usually those who should, in my opinion. If your kids love you enough to make a sweet gift like that one for you, you must be doing all right :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hubby's Birthday today!

Today is my sweet husband's birthday. I won't say which one :)
This morning, I made him cheesy scrambled eggs, tater-tots (his faaaavorite!) and English muffins before I sent him off to work. Tonight, we'll all go out to dinner--his choice of restaurant. He likes Mexican and Chinese, but I suspect he'll pick Indian food, his favorite. We'll see. We have a couple of family friends who might come along (they have company in town, so I'm not sure). I'll have a party for him in a week or two, since this weekend didn't work for us. We like doing birthdays this way, since it makes the special day last longer :) And we all like eating out!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Our weekend

It's been very, very hot in our neck of the woods. In the 90's, at least. I'm done with heat and ready to move to Alaska. The kids played softball after my eldest daughter's Shakespeare play rehersal today. All I could think was, "You've got to be kidding." Now, I'm not exactly athletically inclined. No one, absolutely no one has ever said, "Oooooh, I want Lisa on OUR team!". But this is such a nice group of kids and parents, mostly homeschoolers that we knew or have gotten to know during the play rehersals and productions. No one would yell at me too much for dropping the ball, so to speak. It looked like such fun! But I could barely keep myself upright on the bleachers, it was so hot. Just looking at everyone in the sun gave me a headache. . . .
But we're home now. Home where it's just as hot, but where we can flop on the couch and turn the fan on screamin' high and aimed right at us. Home where we can pick a movie to watch and just v e g o u t and relax. Somehow, the heat seems more bearable when you are lying down with a fan blowing all over the place =) My dear husband took one look at me and said, "Let's go to our favorite Chinese food restaurant for dinner" and it took me .005 seconds to say, "Yes!". It was yummy, and no dishes to clean up makes for an even more relaxing evening. We are so blessed =)
Tomorrow, I'm headed out to my favorite Farmer's Market (it's got over 100 vendors. There's a natural soap, which has the best soap on the planet, trust me. There are meat sellers, a honey lady, a knife-sharpening guy, ready-made natural food, raw milk, a children's area, live music, raw juices, all kinds of bakery items, tons of organic produce--this place has it all, literally). I love my trips to the FM and will get there early to beat the heat and crowd.
Hope your weekend is as successful and fun!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

YES! The weather outside isn't frightful!

OK, I'll stop going on about the weather soon, but I'm just so darn thankful that it's only in the mid-eighties today, I actually want to do a little dance :) I'm planning a surprise beach trip with the kiddies tomorrow--shhh. Should be loads of fun, and is projected to be about 75 degrees--perfect. More later about that.