Friday, February 29, 2008

Who has immunity?

It is ironic that I was just boasting last week that I have not been sick all winter--thinking I am almost super human, special, and, of course, lucky to be avoiding all this . . . then all of a sudden it hits me. . . . Yes, I'm sick. I had to call in sick to work (teaching my cycle class) for the first time ever. I was almost feeling like I was getting better too--feeling a bit guilty for not teaching. Then God decided to remind me that I am just as human as the next person and I woke up feeling worse than ever. You gotta love Him for that. He knows just when we need to be reminded of our humanis.

I am feeling blessed, however, that we had no scheduled plans for this weekend--other than me wanting to get to Office Depot for their 49 cent color copy sale--we had one of our new profiles taken on the 27th--yessssssssss---that is just two days ago--evidently they are very visually appealing and everyone wants a mailer. Hopefully this round will produce more than just a "maybe"--but, if not, we are going to need more since I only made 10 mailers because we ran out of ink. If you want to see our new profile. . . you will have to visit myspace. I'm not quite brave enough to post it on here.

Now what was I talking about. . .oh yeah, things I want to get done--like, redeeming all the formula checks that expire today and picking up the $1300 worth of Pevonia product that I scored for $250 (ummmm, yes, most of it will be resold on ebay--with an acutal retail value of $250 staying at home with me!)--I am so excited!! I will at the very least make my money back. . . so that is how I creatively afford the material things I feel I need to have in my life. Personally, I prefer to not have an acne ridden face at the age of 37--so I actually consider it a necessity. . . but I'm sure there is someone out there who could argue my position on that.

So, hopefully I can muster up enough energy to get out on this cold and dreary day with my sweet baby boy (who really isn't a baby anymore)--and I pray that he doesn't get sick. At least to pick up my product. . . and then we can go to our retail store tonight after dinner for the formula and copies--as a family field trip.

There will be no pictures on this blog--I wouldn't want to pass my sickness along to anyone. I am definitely humbled today with my lack of ability to go on with normal life. I am not well, but I am definitely feeling human, realizing that there is really nobody who can claim immunity to it all--except God. I should probably now wash my water bottle.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Keisha Labesha
My Keish Lorraine
my sweet baby
I will miss you forever!

I had to say goodbye to my sweet sweet baby last Thursday. Keisha was going to turn her "SWEET 16" this September. I was there the day she was born and distinctly remember her unique face markings when she came out into the world. I knew right then that I would be keeping her. We have been together ever since--through thick and thin. Keisha leaves my side with a few secrets that will probably never be told. I feel like a part of me died right along with her. I want her back so bad.

Today, I said goodbye to her "tree". It went to a home with a 2 year old kitty with claws (you need claws to get to the very top.) It was her place of solace. . .from all of our other pets. A place where no one else could go, but her. Keisha was about 2 when she got her tree. It was much more difficult than I thought it would be. . . watching the tree leave in the back of a pick-up truck. . . but I know that little kitty will just love it! Going to a new home to have a new life and a new family to really appreciate just how "cool" this tree really is.
I will probably let my secrets rest in peace now. . .with my Keisha. But I will always hold her close to my heart and share the stories that bring all the wonderful moments she brought to me back to life.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

ADOPTION STORIES

If you are involved with adoption in anyway. . . you must check out the Hallmark Web Series of Adoption Stories. I promise you will love them!! Oh, and don't forget to have some kleenex by your side! Just a little something to help pass the time for those of you waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting. And also good for those of you who want to avoid household responsibilities. hehe

I love these because they don't sugar coat anything. They are so real and have a story that everyone will most likely be able to relate too on some level. Speaking of sugar. . . . HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! :0)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

LUNCH DATE!





Yeah, your house may be cleaner than mine. . . but I get to have lunch EVERY DAY with this handsome guy!! Jakob got into his booster chair all by himself today. I didn't actually see it, but when I turned around. . . he was there waiting for his delicious peas!! He did eat one spoonful. I snuck some more into the chicken pot pie that I made for dinner. He sure is a ham!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Terrible Two's?

My sweet angel baby boy is now a seasoned two year old!! Every day holds something new and exciting in his world of learning, exploring, and testing things out in life. So far. . . nothing has been remotely terrible and I've been kind of wondering what all the hoopla is with the "terrible two's." We are all getting a full night's sleep (except for the occasional nights of disruption), the teeth are all in, communication is improving, and play time just doesn't get any more fun!!

We went sledding today--perfect weather. . . . sunny, no wind--forgetting that we had a bit of a spring thaw at the beginning of the week--creating a slick, icy, and scary sledding hill. For those of you who harrass me for being over protective--know that I definitely stepped outside of my box today. Jakob is truly a daredevil and will be a "screamer" as you will hear on the video. It makes me sad, in a way, to see him grow so fast and we vow as a family to take advantage of every moment we can. After returning home, we all warmed up, hung out downstairs in our "playland" and ate left over pizza. Pretty much the perfect afternoon in my eyes!! Little Jakob was so exhausted from all the action. He let me rock him for about 20 minutes--just like I used to when he was a wee little one. He must have sensed my fear of him growing up too fast.

I always knew I would love being a parent. . . . I just never knew it would really be this AWESOME!! So, speaking of parenting. . . I better get to bed or I will be the kind of mom I don't want to be in the morning! haha Once again, I didn't realize it was so late. . .




Friday, February 1, 2008

Adoption Journey Blog Carnival Edition 3

So, I thought I would share with those of you who love to read about adoption the link to the ADOPTION JOURNEY BLOG CARNIVAL EDITION 3--of which I have participated in!!

I can't figure out how to get the widget to post. . . .imagine that. . .

There is some great reading there--if you have the time!! :0)