Monday, October 5, 2009


For today...Monday morning October 5th.

Outside my window...The sun has come up, but I can still see the full moon from where I sit at the computer.

I am thinking...14 years ago today our three day old baby had high bilirubin, seizures, a stoke, and a low blood sugar level that was undetectable and was readmitted to the hospital in Pediatric ICU. 16 years ago yesterday Mike asked me to marry him. 64 years ago Saturday my Memere gave birth to my father (a one armed doctor delivered him). Two years ago Friday Mike had an ERCP which resulted in acute pancreatitis and almost died. 14 years ago Friday Jonathan was born.

I am thankful...that today everyone is healthy, and that we have so many family stories.

From the kitchen...I just grated a bar of Fels Naptha in an attempt to make our own laundry soap. I will get meatballs in the crock pot shortly.

From the learning rooms...the schoolwork is up on the white board, but no one has looked at it yet!

I am reading...the same books as last was a very slow reading week!

I am praying...for health and financial stability for sooo many people.

Here's a quote to ponder...There are two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other, as though everything is.--Albert Einstein

I am listening to...myself tell Jonathan and Madi to get out of bed and start their day (they, however, are not listening)

Around the house...we changed the "library" (front room) again, now the table is in the middle of the room, we can play games there and I think it is more functional.

In our yard...I really think the weeds are taking over and it frustrates me to no end.

One of my favorite things...all of the family stories we remember and share.

I am "googling"...homemade laundry soap recipes.

I am DVR-ing...Oprah for probably the first time in my life because Journey's new lead singer is going to be on today.

I am be babysitting all day today.

A few plans for the rest of the week...a busy field trip week...Charlotte's Web on Tuesday and the Symphony on Wednesday. Hoping to have friends over for dinner on Thursday, an orthodontist appointment for Jonathan, Mike and I are going to a 50's dance with my parents on Saturday night, plus all the typical stuff...more babysitting, schoolwork, AWANA, Theatre, PE, and much more. (there may not even be a time to go to Disney this week...can you imagine?!)

Some picture thoughts...


Tiffany said...

Early October is a memorable time in your family!! Good and bad memories but memories nonetheless that have shaped you and your family. Maybe you should write a book, you could title it, "It Happened in October."
Love the table in the front room (what I can see of it in that one picture)--I think you need a puzzle on it.

Melissa said...

I use Fels Naptha for my homemade laundry liquid. Let me know if you need a recipe. Making a new batch on on the to do list. Had to buy some Publix liquid yesterday - the to do list is to long.

Cindy said...

Happy birthday to your dad (I don't think I ever knew he was delvered by a one-armed doctor!) I like that quote and it was also a slow reading week for me too!
This morning I could also see the moon-I could see the sunrise in my rearview mirror and I was driving towards the full moon!

DebiH. said...

How did your soap turn out??