Tuesday, March 07, 2006

trying to think of some good things today, kinda tired...

my tub!! - it's a two person deep soaker bubbler tub. It has been a life-saver for my aching back and hips

my baby quilt - I'm at the hand-quilting stage and it has turned out so beee-utiful !!! I will borrow my mom's camera when it's finished and post a pic or two

The Explosive Child - it's a book a friend lent me. This is probably the first parenting book I'll probably read cover to cover and actually do what it says. While it has shown me where I have missed the mark with my explosive son it is showing me new ways to deal with and avoid those same expolsions - a lot of work but worth it so far. Yesterday we avoided at least 4 potentially explosive situations with positive solutions!

My husband - he should probably gain sainthood with no problem (oh yeah, he already is one)! When I am pregnant he gets up with the kids at night because he knows that very soon I will be getting up with the baby.

Tiny bumps and pushes - whenever fear assails me that something might be wrong with the babe he/she gives me a reassuring jab just to let me know they're still kicking - literally

friends and family - those dear souls who understand my pregnant brain and don't bug me about it.

worship songs - 'Grace like rain, falling down on me...." help my flesh to get through the day as those lyrics run through my head and encourage my spirit to keep going

due dates - it's coming soon....this too shall pass

menus - I love it when I actually take time to make a menu so I don't have to think of what to make next - saves a ton of brain power

front-loading washing machines - I'm not sure what I did before I had one of those! If you have to buy a new one, pay the extra money and get one - if you want to know why I could wax eloquent for quite some time

God's unusual answers - my husband has been trying to convince me of getting some help to live in after the baby is born for cheap room and board - I was having trouble with that - FEAR AND PRIDE being the major culprits, I am super-mom after all - but I was laying it before the Lord asking him to show me what he wants for me - then I went to the choosing home blog and there was my answer...a great post from a mom of 7, homeschooler, oldest kid 13, she had this to say - moms of newborns need to care for themselves so that they can continue to be good moms..they need to accept the help that comes with open arm, etc. So I laid down my fear and pride and told my husband that I would submit to his plans....sigh

10 comments:

carebear said...

missed you today. Hope you had a good rest. hope my kids weren't too loud. i tried to keep them quiet....but you have that little car that says, "this is Mr. Policeman, don't talk to strangers!"
I had a toy just like it, only it was a little fire truck. It sang a REALLY annoying song, "hurry hurry start the engine, hurry hurry drive the fire truck, hurry hurry, turn the corner DING DING DING DING DING...."
This firetruck, would even blow the siren in the middle of the night even tho nothing touched it! It would freak us all out! LOL
So being a super nice friend that I am, I gave it to living by faith2!!! It was Dayton's birthday, and he inherited this crazy thing! Living is still plotting to get me back for that LOL

laconiclogic said...

I will second your praise of front load washing machines. Just ask my wife about me and these machines and she will roll her eyes and tell you funny stories...

carebear said...

You obviously needed the rest! I was happy just putzin around your kitchen, don't feel obligated to "visit with me" Abby took care of faith (big surprise) while she gave me tips on how to work your dishwasher. She's so sweet. I love your home. It's so full of God's love!

See you next week.

WorshipWarrior said...

I'm glad you're getting stuff out of The Explosive Child. It has been extremely helpful and eye-opening to me.

Sonya said...

so nice to stop by! Who's the book by?

flowerlady said...

The book is by Ross W. Green. Very practical, easy to read, and it's actually helpful...

BayouMaMa2 said...

Have you found anyone to live with you guys after the baby is born?

Lyn said...

The Explosive Child has been a blessing to us as well! It sat on my shelf for a year before I picked it up and then couldn't put it down.

Lyn

flowerlady said...

bayoumama - no we haven't found anyone yet, but we haven't actually really looked, cause I'm supposed to write out that job description...

lyn - the copy I have is borrowed and I'm thinkin' it needs to be a permanent fixture...

Lyn said...

On the Flubber subject...We have had 2 days of fun with it. It was easy and cheap. I have stored it in a tupperware container. Comes out of clothes in the wash! And the adults can NOT resist touching it and playing as much as the kids do! So go ahead, give it a whirl. Maybe it will keep your crew busy so you can put your feet up a bit!

Lyn