March 30, 2008
(This is especially for Granny Cheryl and Ari...so glad to know that you're reading! :) )
I'm still a bit yucky, but much better. I can easily swallow fudgesicles and fruitsicles and other cold goodies. I even tried a hot baked potato for lunch. Maybe by tomorrow, I'll be back to normal?
March 29, 2008
The habenero chips didn't work. But the pencillin is finally beginning to kick in. And I've ODed on enough Motrin in the past two days, that I should never have to feel pain again.
Now, as long as I don't cough, yawn, talk, move my head the wrong way, close my eyes, swallow or breathe, I feel fine. ;)
Hopefully I'll be up and running by the beginning of next week.
March 27, 2008
He swears they will burn the soreness right out of my throat.
They at least numbed it so that I could swallow comfortably for the first time in days. Who knew? :)
March 26, 2008
March 21, 2008
Last night we went to Lowes and bought seeds of her choice: tomato (she says she hates these but she's kind enough to grow them for me :), cucumber, pumpkin, canteloupe and carrot. An ambitious, if not a bit intimidating, list, don't you think? But really, how hard is it to put a seed in the ground and watch a pumpkin grow? For generations people have been growing their own fruits and vegetables...so it can't be hard, can it?
Since this morning we were blessed with a bright and warm sunshine, we went ahead and planted the tomoato seeds. You have to plant them in their own container (we chose an egg carton) to let the seeds adjust to the air temp and grow a bit. Then you plant the seedlings in the ground.
So this will give us a bit of time to prepare the ground for our garden. Matt will be helping CG in the evenings to plant, weed, water and harvest her bounty. He doesn't know anything either...but we figure as long as we stay one step ahead of her, we should be fine. :)
Here are some more pictures from this morning:
March 20, 2008
You would think it is Christmas with all the excitement in our home today. My kids have been waiting for the day ever since winter began. They are delighted that spring has officially sprung!We began celebrating the day by copying this poem into our comp books. And soon we are headed out to an Easter egg hunt.
Then we will do what CG (who colored the above fairy, by the way) has been waiting for since the end of last year: buying seeds to plant a tomato, cucumber and carrot veggie garden and seeds for a whole field of sunflowers! I don't have a single green thumb so this should be quite interesting. :)
March 17, 2008
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
March 12, 2008
- Reading: I have about 7 books on my reading shelf...I read a little bit out of all of them.
- Housework: Matthew wanted me to mention this--he's so excited by the clean floors!
- Friendship: I called a few friends and had a real, non-email conversation with them.
- Reading with the kids: We read a lot more of the Burgess Bird Book for Children. We read mostly in the evenings which is typically the time of day I'm working on design projects.
- Bird Watching: You can't read a book like that and not start observing the birds flitting around your yard! Besides in some of our readings, we discovered that the hummingbird weighs less than a penny. And did you know that they can fly backwards and upside-down at the same time?
- Organization: Okay, I really didn't do much of this...but it would have been a good idea. ;)
- Cooking: I made tried and true family favorites since I didn't have inspiration from allrecipes.com. Which means we had tacos, spaghetti and take-out pizza.
- Bedtime: I got to take my time tucking each child into bed. That's always a treat for them and me, but sometimes I rush through it so that I can start on a project. This week I was able to laugh and sing and simply enjoy my girls as they prepared to drift into dreamland.
- Bible Study: I started a new Kay Arthur study on the book of Acts. I'm really going to enjoy this one.
And now my computer is fixed. A local place took it apart, cleaned out the sand (yes you read that right)--I suppose it's one of the things we deal with when living in the country. I thought they'd brush away cookie bit or crumbs from a chicken nugget. Nope, it was sand. I'm not even going to think about how it made it's way there.
So now I'm back online. But I'm still going to enjoy my newfound simple (nondigital) life. :)
March 11, 2008
March 6, 2008
Then I had CG design a flag for our family. We talked about how any elements she chose needed to have some meaning. Here's what she came up with:
Green because we live in the country surrounded by lots of green trees. Blue because all of the kids' eyes are blue. The cross because we love God. There are 6 flowers because we love nature and each flower represents each member of our family.
Just for fun we digitized it. CG morphed herself into a bossy art director :) and tweaked it a tad by adding flowery rainbow-colored stars ( which she meticulously showed me where to place them) and switching the blue and green border around:
She really liked the designing part of creating a flag. She could have easily just drawn a picture of something she'd like to see on a flag, but she took the time to carefully think through the use of visual graphics and color. Not too bad for an 8-year-old!