Saturday, November 30, 2013

Day 30: A great week with family

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We just returned from a great week with family. It was lots of fun watching C play with his cousin X!

While I was pretty bad about keeping up with posting every day this month, I still found so many things to be grateful for each day. I also found a few areas I need to work on - temperance being one of them! :)

With that in mind, I'm going to take a little blogging break for Advent. I know some of you have done it for Lent (I did FB last year, but not the blogs). I've decided in order to really focus on preparing for Christmas that I need a break from both. (Please pray for me - it's going to be tough. :)) I will still have comments sent to my email - so if you need to get in touch, go ahead and contact me that way! 

I will be praying especially for those of you still longing for a child. I remember so well how tough the holidays can be when you are waiting. You are always close to my heart. May God give you His peace this Advent.

Long lay the world,
in sin and error pining
'til He appeared,
and the soul felt its worth.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Days 6, 7 & 8: Blessed

How is it Friday already? Oh yes, that's life with a toddler. :)

To catch up…

Day 6 - So thankful for a kitchen sink where water flows freely!!! I was finally able to run the full dishwasher, and the same night ran round 2 - that's how many dishes were sitting around ready to be washed. I tried to keep up, but as soon as it started to pile up… well, you know. :-/ I love seeing clean counters again!

Day 7 - Nov. 7th was the 12th anniversary of the surgery to remove my colon. I cannot believe it's been 12 years. I'm so, so, so much healthier these days, thank God. During those years of living with Crohn's disease, I never, ever thought I'd be able to say that. So today - I'm so thankful for my health!!!

Day 8 - Thankful for a solid 40-45 minutes in Adoration this morning. A friend of mine who coordinates the morning hours of Adoration at our parish suggested a Moms hour - there are 3 of us so far that are rotating for one hour each Friday morning. C fell asleep on the way there and it was amazing to sit there with him on my lap, sleeping away. DH & I used to have a weekly slot before C, and there were so many prayers (and tears) in that little chapel that some day I would be a mother. In addition to being thankful, I prayed for all of you still waiting. You are always so close to my heart.

Happy Friday, friends!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day 5: The Professionals and being past Step 3

Today I'm thankful that the "professionals" have gotten rid of the clog. That's the good news. The bad news is that we need a system flush - he said the line has a lot of grease built up and the problem is likely to happen again unless it's cleaned. Since this is the 3rd time it's happened in less than 2 years, the hydro-jet flush is scheduled for tomorrow. So… that was a pretty penny we didn't plan on spending.

The good news is that we are past Step 3 of Dave Ramsey's financial plan, so the "drain" won't hit us hard. At some point, I'm going to finish my post on Dave and how much he's helped us financially, but that will have to wait until after November. :)

Until tomorrow we're not really supposed to use the sink, so it's take-out tonight! We almost never order it (I'm sure I can count the number of times on the fingers of one hand since getting married), but since I'm still fighting this darn cold, I'm happy to take a night off from cooking.

Happy Tuesday, friends! Don't forget to vote!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 4: Sometimes you have to call the professionals

Ones with a snake longer than 25 feet. Our kitchen sink has been clogged since Thursday last week. After trying every known google remedy, we're calling in the professionals. Again.

Any recommendations on garbage disposals? Our 2 year old insinkerator has been a dud since installed. (This is the 3rd time - 2nd time in 4 months - that we need it unclogged.) We put down only coffee grounds and egg shells. I wasn't thinking and put down a bunch of lettuce and broccoli. I'm curious to see if that's what did it!

And I'm thankful that we have a nice emergency fund thanks to following Dave Ramsey!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day 3: "Guck"

Day 3… I'm thankful for C waking me up this morning by coming in to share his truck "guck" with me. And it was around 8:30, thanks to DH who let me sleep in a bit extra by getting up when C actually woke up at 6:45. :) Love my little boy!!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Blessed - 30 days: Day 2

Daylight savings time. My favorite night of the year! :-D

C didn't nap well today - he had a very short one this morning (much earlier than normal because I could tell he was tired), and he refused to take one this afternoon. I am a hopeful (and probably delusional) mom thinking that this means he'll use that extra hour for sleep like DH & me!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Blessed: 30 Days - Day 1

I'm again going to try to post every day this month and focus on the things I am especially thankful for each day. I am blessed beyond what I deserve, and fostering a spirit of gratitude at this time of year is so helpful, especially since Advent is just around the corner!

Day 1: I'm so thankful for my hubby today! I always am, but this week has been hectic - C and I returned from a trip to visit my family while hubby was out of town last week, and this past weekend I was at a workshop all day Saturday and Sunday and hubby's parents were visiting to watch C. All that to say, I didn't sleep well during any of that, and C and I came down with nasty colds. And then I got a migraine I couldn't shake for 3 days. DH spent his days at work, then came home to take care of us - sometimes making dinner and often cleaning up the kitchen after I went to bed. He took such wonderful care of us! I'm a lucky girl indeed!
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