Sunday, January 23, 2011

23 January 2011

Well... So now I'm officially 35.  It was a great birthday.  I was woke up by Karah coming in my room to snuggle me.  Then she crept out and then Tessa made me breakfast in bed.  It was yummy... Then I received a snowflake crown from Karah (who crowned me the snowflake queen for my birthday).  Sammie gave me a book she made at school.  Then I opened the present from Pops, a necklace I really liked.
Jim gave me the best present... He made me go out for a ski.  I was debating staying home and doing schoolwork and spending time with the family.  Jim made me go and I'm so glad he did.  I skiid for two hours.  Got right out in the middle of nowhere... spend a little time communing with God.  Thanking him for all of the blessing in my life...  I seem to do that best when I'm out in nature.  Love being out there...

Came home and spent some time with my girls and then took Karah to a birthday party at an arena.  She loved the horseback riding part.  She doesn't remember riding in Germany.... I sent an email asking them about lessons.  I don't think I can afford it but figured it's worth finding out.
Then I came home and played board games with the girls and Jim all evening.  Jim made a nice roast for dinner and of course we had cake.

I talked to everyone in my family with the exception of Dad and Ray and Angie.  Everyone else called and wished me happy birthday and I talked on the phone with Pops for a good hour I think.
Once everyone else went to bed I started some more studying.
Now that I'm back in school my blogging of course will slow down.  Between school, my new part time job (hhc), and being a Mom and wife I will be really busy now till Spring Break. :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

5 January 2011

So happy the girls are back in school!!!!  Means Mommy can get back on track.  I fully admit that I let them consume me when they are with me.  I always put them first... add to that the car issues and I haven't been to the gym since school let out for Christmas.  I have done some exercises around the house but I miss Spin class...

Did I really just type that???  I did.  I didn't get to go to spin yesterday because I was waiting on a repairman here at the house.  It ended up keeping me from volunteering and going to study group today too.  They are done with those repairs but nothing is scheduled for the rest of it.  I'm gonna have to call the builders tomorrow and find out when they are fixing the carpet and checking the septic...
Tomorrow I will go to spin in the morning and then make that phone call.  Tessa is coming down with an ear infection and needs to go get antibiotics but she wants to go on the Honor Roll field trip so she wants to go after that.  I'm happy with that, she doesn't have a fever and I want to go to Spin.

The house smells like banana bread cause I have some baking.  I also have a freezer full of beef.  I have no idea how much meat there is by weight, but I had to lock the freezer to keep the door closed.  There was 169 lbs in just hamburger.  Gonna be awhile before I need to buy beef.  Hoping that Oma and Opa take some up to Dave and Ashley this weekend though so I can have some of my freezer space back.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


How weird it is to write that... Up waiting for the kids to drift off, but have been doing a lot of thinking.  This poem is the result for tonight anyway....

Straining, squinting, struggling
through the fog of my mind
puzzle pieces, fragments and dreams
Fact or fiction or combo pieces
whose truth do I find...
misshapen puzzles
close the door
a nudge, a crack it opens
wide again.
Twisted by time
or polished like a gem
Middle ground
picking through the pieces
sifting for silver
bits and pieces to carry on
Trash the rest
close the door, wedge it
brace it, make it stronger
Key to the lock
just waiting for a memory.