Friday, August 31, 2007
I suddenly realized that I must really have a lot on my mind when this morning I got into the shower put shampoo in my hand and then realized I was rubbing shampoo into my DRY hair. Yes, I hadn't even gotten my hair wet but was going through the motions of showering while thinking of all the things I still needed to do today. After my shower I was getting ready in the bathroom when my eyes happened to glance at the trash can where I saw my underwear. I guess I had thrown my underwear in the trash instead of the hamper.
With so many children and other responsiblities, school stuff for each child, church callings...lessons, meetings, primary talks, household responsibilities... bills, chores, groceries, home maintenance, applications for insurances, loans, etc.. --- My mind is always racing! There are times that I suddenly stop what I'm doing and have no idea where my children are. I think, "When was the last time I saw the baby or Ainsley?" Sometimes the baby is actually in bed but sometimes Ainsley is outside at the neighbors and I never heard her leave. Sometimes I think I have way too much on my plate. I just hope I don't space something really important!!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
That was a really long tangent - so Friday I was getting ready for MacGregor's rescheduled birthday party. We tried to have it on the 11th of August but only 1 of 5 kids could make it. This time 4 out 5 could come. Friday I was planning his party, cleaning the house, making a cake and food for the other party (my grandparents 60th anniversary) all the while my stomach was still off. Better but still off.
I sure was pooped by the end of the day, but "Party Party" was definitely worth it!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
After my last post, I feel almost guilty doing this one. But 10 days ago, my sweetheart and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. It's hard to believe that it has been that long.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Dan showed him around town and they came back to our house before he headed home. He found out that I like quilting and said that was PERFECT because his wife had roughly 25 quilt tops in progress. I was so excited to meet her and show her around this wonderful area with so many fabric stores etc...
He called Daniel about a week or so ago and metioned that he spoke to his wife about the practice and they had a really good feeling about it. They were both looking forward to their trip here in September. He also mentioned that his wife had found a small lump on her thyroid and was going to have it removed before she came home, delaying her trip a few days.
Daniel spent 8 hours at church yesterday with all his meetings. So last night he was checking his messages. He came to me a bit shaken up with his eyes a bit bleary and announced that Brandon's wife had died! I said, WHAT? It was routine minor surgery!! Daniel said that Brandon had left a message during church and just said that she had passed away due to complications of the surgery. He said, that of course changes everything. He now thought he needed to keep his girls close to family - which is completely understandable. I called our friend, his wife's cousin, to see if they had anymore details. Apparently she came out of surgery fine and went home to her moms. The next day she had some nasal bleeding. She went back in and got that cauterized. Then she went back to her moms. She didn't wake up the next morning.
And though I never met her or even spoke to her, I am devestated!! I am devestated for Brandon that he lost his eternal companion after only 10 years. I am devestated for his 2 little girls, ages 9 and 4, I think, that they will have to grow up without their mom. My heart aches for them! ! My heart aches with them. I am so sad that I will never meet her and show her fabric stores and take quilt classes with her. I am so sad that they will not be coming here. I am so SAD!! I pray he will be able to finish his residency while transitioning to a single parent.
Please pray for this family! Here's a link to see all that he will be missing.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Do you see cute Kamden with her Giant cone in front of her - now look at her counterpart! We were absolutely astonished that little bitty Ainsley could eat that whole cone and eat it she did. The entire thing! We only threw away the napkin. I guess it was a good night for ice cream for her.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Matthew B. Pearson
The Extra Smile
What Did the Golden Plates Look Like?
Kirk B. Henrichsen
I was searching for some material for my Sunday lesson when I happened upon this. This is a small excerpt for the Table of Contents for the July issue of The New Era. Pretty strange - What are the odds?
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
This summer we've spent several weekends up at the cabin. Ainsley loves animals of all kinds. She loves to go to the cabin and find worms and salamanders, crayfish and catapillers, frogs and toads, and fish.... lots of fish. This last visit she and MacGregor found a toad under the merry-go-round. Around the same time I found a frog in the creek but he was a quick little booger. I was chasing him to no avail. I called Daniel to help me and we each took one side of the creek. After hiding behind rocks and in little mud clouds, he was finally caught. The kids already had a bucket containing crayfish and minnows that they caught in the creek. We added our two new friends. We had fun looking at the differences between the frog and toad.... brown vs green, bumpy vs slimy etc... Ainsley was having a ball except that we were all worried she would squish them to death because she had such a death grip on the poor little things. Everyone was excited to get their pictures with them.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
About the same time she started crawling she also stopped nursing. It's been just about a month now. She just didn't want me anymore. She stopped gradually - first she decided she only wanted to nurse with both of us lying down, I guess it was more relaxing and usually without other distractions in the room. Then it was lying down but only first thing in the morning and last thing at night and then it was NEVER. Daniel walked in our room one evening in early July to find me topless wrestling the baby on the bed. I was trying to get her to lay still and nurse and she was rolling away so I was on top of her, holding her down and trying to force my breast in her mouth. Daniel said gently (after he laughed at scene before him) "I think it's time to stop nursing." OK, guess she won that one.