Monday, November 29, 2010

Baby Love

In the midst of getting ready for all the holiday cheer, I sat down to eat. Dolly came over to me and I was certain she was going to ask me for something on my plate. I looked at her and she touched my face and began tracing it with her little fingers. She then said, "I'm falling in love with you". How precious is that ?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thankful List 2010

It's that time of year again when I compile my Thankful List. I am thankful to God for so many things. The list below is not necessary in order of importance.

I am Thankful for

  • My Ipod
  • I Tunes
  • Decaf Mocha Lattes after a hard day at work
  • My Zojiruishi Bread Machine- Need I say more?
  • My Beloved Crock Pot
  • My Freedom to brainwash/home educate my kids
  • My Lake
  • My Hammock
  • My Piano
  • My Kids who make me laugh, cry, and Pray
  • My husband
  • Mom mobile a.k.a Mini van, which has seen me through many miles on the Eastern Seaboard
  • Altoids- of which I was formally addicted and still going through withdrawal
  • my glue gun
  • Rainy days where I can stay in
  • Folk Music
  • Arts & Craft shows
  • My mother- who can say enough about an amazing mother?
  • God-who is faithful and patient in every growth process I am in, Who provides in the 11th hour and consequently stretches my faith and causes me to trust Him more
  • My Cameras. Both Digital and SLR (Can cameras be considered analog?) They both tell stories I can never put into words
  • The Beach
  • Parks

Monday, November 22, 2010

Across the miles PT 2

Okay. So last week from Sunday to Sunday, my count was, (Drum Roll Please!) 282.3 miles! Can you believe it? So in total I have driven over 800 miles in the last 22 days! That's on average a little over 36 miles a day. I decided that it would probably make sense for me to keep extra water, snacks, & reading material, in the van since I'm spending a huge chunk of time there. Maybe I should bring some mending along. I managed to clean it out on Saturday, -even did the windows! Van cleaning has been on the schedule for 3 years but, if I miss van cleaning day, without fail, my van turns into a big purse on wheels.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Across the miles

Out of curiosity I set the odometer to clock how many miles I drive in a given week. Much to my surprise the distance I drove was equivalent to a 4 hour trip.

The first week of November I drove 381 miles! Yes you read correctly 381 ! That includes 1 meeting, 1 soccer practice, 1 trip to the grocery store, 1 birthday party, 3 choral rehearsals, 2 choral concerts, 2 round trips to co-op and back home again, a couple trips to the gas station and not one trip to the Y! All totaling 381 miles of me in the car with the kids.

The second week of November, I said to myself, "Oh lets just clock it again". Although less miles this time, nevertheless close to 200 miles!

Now week three, on yesterday the 15th I reset the trip odometer again and am eager to report my findings.... All I can say right now is that something is wrong with this picture.