Monday, January 31, 2005
Father, today I ask that You grant John favor in the eyes of his new employer.
John's job is really on the brain today. I'm trying not to worry about this. It's so important for this job to work out, and he was late for his very first day! UGHHHHHH!!!!! But what do you do now? Pray for God to work good through this trouble. I'm never late for anything, but I had taken a Benadryl last night, hoping to feel better today, and I slept later than usual. And the alarm either didn't go off, or went off, I never heard it, and John turned it off in his sleep. Well, the kids got to school on time, at least.
Well, I did it! I did 25 minutes of my Gin Miller step DVD, and boy did I ever fight for every minute of it! I'm still sick, and don't really feel like doing anything. But I'm tired of being sick. Guess I'm hoping that this will burn it out--LOL. Gin asked what our RPE (Respiratory Perceived Exertion--ranges from 1--not working to 10 about to croak) was, and I said about a 5 (supposed to be working in the 3-7 range). I said 5 (quite happily)! Daniel looked up from his homework, and said, "You look like you're gonna blow a gasket, Momma." Thanks. LOL.
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Malachi decided that he should wake up and throw a fit at 2am this morning. By the time I got him settled in and sleeping again, I was wide awake. So, I got up and read some posts on the message board--http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppplaysep03n?redirCnt=1 if you were curious. Then, I took my shower and went to work. I was so tired at work! I worked from 6am to 12pm. Not too long, but it felt like forever. I was quite sure that the clock had stopped working. The 911 map computer guy came up to check on our system and was less than pleased that the program was shut off and one of our terminals was turned off! We have 2 terminals, and I really only use one, so I hadn't noticed that the other one was off. And as for the program being shut down, I still had the map up on the screen, it just wasn't auto-locating the 911 calls as they came in. I just thought it was some kind of a glitch and was just typing the locations in to find them. It works, it just takes more time. The guy fussed at me for both problems. Hey! I'm still relatively new and computer aquainted--not friendly. I just didn't know. Oh, well. Maybe the fella was having a bad day. He was working on a Sunday, for goodness sake. When I finally got home, I went straight to bed--do not pass go, do not collect ANYTHING! And I kid you not, I woke up 5 hours later! John said that the LTC stuff was cancelled for Daniel, but I really would have liked to have gone to church--even if not for me, my kids needed to go. I was a little irked. But it was too late.
Well, it's a little late, and I have to get up and get kids to school in the morning. It's John's first day at work! WHOO HOO!! And maybe I can get a nap in with Malachi before I have to go in and work 6pm to 6am. Good night, blog! : )
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Today was a nice sort of day. We didn't get to sleep in too much, because Mr. Malachi decided that we all should get UP. LOL. So, we started our day on the early side. But I got to sleep in my own bed instead of working, so I am thankful (thank You, God). I didn't do any aerobics today, because I'm still not feeling very well. But I WILL be able to do them soon. And anyway, I'm tired of being sick. I don't have time to be sick! LOL. We didn't do too much today. Just went grocery shopping and watched some movies. We cooked some steaks that we found on sale and baked potatoes, and we baked cookies. It was nice. We watched Mary Kate & Ashley's "New York Minute". Madeline LOVES Mary Kate & Ashley, and they do make nice clean movies. A little hokey sometimes, but clean and this one was pretty funny. We all laughed our heads off.
I was reading my message board today, and found a disturbing message. Apparently, there is a Sponge Bob movie made solely for the purpose of advocating sexual tolerance. And when the movie is over the 6 & 7 y/o's will be asked to sign this pledge:
Clearly now it's not a matter of ye who are without sin cast the first stone but a matter of bombs away. If you don't like it or approve of it, then it must be wrong. Show me the nearest quarry, I'm in need of some stones. For some reason the thing most impossible to accept or tolerate is a same sex union or children with parents in such a union. My advice to you people that are so against it is very simple... You don't like it, don't enter one. Simple as that. But what gives you the right to define how love should look? My daughter will grow up knowing that whatever she does or whomever she chooses to love or have a child with, I will always love and support her in her choices in life. Will I always agree with them? Probably not, but I will accept them and respect them because after all, if it makes her happy, what more could I ask for?
So in conclusion, find another outlet for all the excess energy that you are putting into hating or judging and do something positive with it instead because nothing good ever came out of judging other people.
As for judging, I don't have that heavy responsibility. God is the ultimate judge, and he's already laid out what is right and what is wrong. Accordingly as His child, I do my dead level best to love my neighbor and treat everyone I come in contact with with love and respect. I love the person, but I am not called to love everything they do.
Just me & my house . . .
Friday, January 28, 2005
Friday, the 28th of January, 2005 / 8:37pm
LOL--well I just preached a sermon, didn't I? Not my intention, be assured. I just get talking (or typing as the case may be), and take off! But anyway, I picked up Malachi from the nursery, and guess what? He had already had his morning nap! OH--I wanted to wail! I was so tired, and wanted nothing more than to curl up with Malachi and take a nice nap--especially since it was nice and overcast outside. I got home and thought I would try it out for a bit. Malachi squirmed, he giggled, he talked, he pinched! What he did NOT do was to fall asleep! So, we played for a little while. He really did look sleepy, so I put him in his bed. He was not happy to be there (but he never is--he thinks he belongs in MY bed!), but I went and laid down in my bed where he could see me. Soon, he was asleep, and so was I. Then, I woke up an hour later--I WAS LATE TO PICK THE KIDS UP!!! The alarm clock was merrily beeping away loudly, as I assume it had been doing for A HALF HOUR!!! I couldn't believe it! I never oversleep! But I guess I was so tired that I never even heard the silly alarm. I jumped out of bed, snatched up a peacefully sleeping Malachi, strapped him in his seat in the car and took off! I was so full of adrenaline, that I don't think I felt my legs for about 4 blocks! I felt so bad when I went to pick my little Maddie up from school, and she looked so sad sitting in the hallway with the other left behind kids. Her little face just lit up when she saw me, and she jumped up and ran into my arms. I felt this small. And when I picked Daniel up, he had that pained, worried look on his face. He got in the car and said, "Where were you! I called the house and your cell phone. Why didn't you answer?" Here I was this small again. I had been in such a panic to go get the kids when I woke up, that I had left the cell phone at home. But everyone is home safe now. John has his toolbox carefully delivered to his new job (thank you, Corporal Moody for the loan of your truck!), and he's ready to start his new job Monday.
In the meantime, I have the weekend off and so does the rest of my family, so we can all be together! I'm so excited! With Malachi's surgery and NCIC school, my schedule was all twisted around, and I haven't had a weekend off with my family in I-don't-know-when! Tomorrow, we're going to have a celebration dinner to celebrate John's new job! We're so excited! It will be so nice to get caught up on the bills, build our savings back up, and be able to buy our kids clothes when they need them. Thank You, God!
Good night blog. I'm too sleepy to continue to make sense any longer . . .
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Thursday, the 27th of January, 2005 / 4:16pm
As short as it is, I'll have to leave it for now, because praise God, John got a job and wants to tell me all about it! WHOO HOO!!