Friday, December 24, 2010

Count your blessings

This year I am thankful for SO many things and I am sure that I am missing lots of things, but here is a small list in no order:

  • To have a husband who 9 times out of 10 ignores the house that I have not cleaned because I either did not have the energy or when I did have the energy I did something more fun with my time.
  • I am thankful for 2 wonderful kids that help me clean the house after the 1 out of 10 times when Mark let it get to him (and who would not?).
  • To have a wonderful daughter who will climb in bed with me at 10 am and tell me her best silent story, then let me sleep while she reads a book to her self.
  • To have a son who still loves to cuddle up with me and let me read him books (who knows how much longer that will last).
  • To my friend who showed me that knitting was FUN and is willing to answer all my knitting questions (no batter what time it is).  This same friend is always helping me remember how much I love sewing.
  • For my friend who is willing to fly 1/2 way across the country to come to a quilting camp with me.
  • For my friend who is always coming up with wonderful crafty things and blogs about them and lets me life vicariously through her.
  • For friends who take my kids (even one with pink eye, yes Ada has it again) for the afternoon so we could wrap ALL the gifts for Christmas.
  • For the medical world that has given us meds that keep my son and I living normal life (mostly;)
  • For having a wonderful house that I love living in.
  • For having a wonderful neigherhood that we love.
  • For Christmas movies.
  • For a Mom and Dad that love me and care TONS about me.
  • For a sister that always sounds happy to hear from me (even on skype and still in her jammies;)
  • For the worlds best mother-in-law.
  • For all my friends and family far and near who help me when I am in need.
Well I am sure that I could go on and on, but I am feeling not so good today and I feel like I should rest so I have energy to have dinner and go to Church tonight (insert crossed fingers here).  Merry Christmas everyone, did you count your blessing today?, are any of you singing this, does that make any of you think of this?(OK I just added the last one because I just LOVE that part of White Christmas.)  Have a great day tomorrow and I hope that you all get what you wish for.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Vegas odds

So yesterday we where all at Church for the Children's Christmas Show.  Ada was a baby robin and Elijah was a cheerful robin.  On the way up to the stage one of the robins tripped on their robin robe and hit their head on the piano.  Now if Vegas had odds on something like this and you bet on the one that fell you would be RICH!!!! That is right Ada fell and is the first one  of our kids to need stitches.  Well not stitches as it was a clean cut and they could use glue...... (BTW this is how my kids "sew" is by using glue, maybe this means that one day they will be Doctors;). 

She was fine after about 10 mins (she cried a lot before that, but who can blame her).  In fact by the time I got her to the doc she was WELL over it.  We where drawing snowmen and snow women (with blood in their hair like Ada) when the Doctor and Nurse come in.  They thought there was nothing wrong with her until I picked up her hair and let them see the cut.  I think that they where impressed with how happy she was and how it did not seem to be bugging her.

Anyway we are enjoying our first day of winter break.  Not sure how much I will end up here in the next couple of weeks, but I will drop by as often as I can to fill you in on our life:)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


They walked away from the house today with little of their skin showing, all bundled up from head to toe.  Mark is still walking Elijah to school even through it is less then 2 degrees out! (well it is up from Monday when it was only .5 when they left.) But Elijah does not seem to mind, today he said he wished they had more time so that they could take the long way in to school today (that is his dad's genes not mine!.... OK to be fair when I was a kid growing up in Maine I would often go out in the snow with no shoes on.... man how things have changed.

My latest drug (methotrexate) seems to be working for me (in most ways).  It seems to be making me sick, but also giving me more energy and I am LOVING that.   I am starting to see how I can live with this disease and have a normal life.  It is wonderful to feel normalish again, but the sick feeling is going to have to go!! I went to the doc yesterday and she is going to put me on a injectable version of the same drug that should make me feel better.... I can hardly wait.  Man what a long way I have come.  I used to be SOOOOO afraid of shots that I would freak out EVERY time that I had to have blood draws or shots.  Now I am happy to have one that I am going to be giving to myself every week!  I guess it just goes to show you that when push comes to shove you do what you have to do and GOD gives you the strength to do it.

Well Ada is coming down stair now and cuddling up next to me so I have to do now.  Have a nice day.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Proud Mama

Elijah has been working on his first knitting project and LOVING IT!!!! He wanted to make a scarf for his sister (I love that he is so caring towards her).  So he has been working on it for a while and last done he got it done. 

I helped him work on it so it would not take to long and he get frustrated.   He did a GREAT job, don't you think?  And Ada LOVES it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

You can have a cake but you can not eat it too.

I have been meaning to tell this story for a while, but keep forgetting. 

On Halloween we where at a party that had a cake walk (you walk around a table until the music stops, someone picks a number and if you are on that number you get to pick a cake from the table).  For some reason Elijah decided that he wanted to win a cake, I let him play assuming that he would not win.....

Well of course he won, picked out a cake and brought it to me proudly.  I walked around to find out who made it and if it was safe for him to eat (knowing that it most likely was not).  Of course it was made with to many eggs for Elijah to eat and I did NOT want a cake that only Mark and I could eat in the house!!! After looking at the table and guessing that all the cakes would be the same, and with Elijah getting sadder and sadder, I came up with a plan.  " How about we find someone that would like to have this cake?"  Elijah got a BIG smile on his face and ran to one of the "big" boys that he LOVES and gave it to him.  The "big" boy (really a teenager) got a BIG smile. 

All where happy. 

Boy am I happy that went well..... wait is that Elijah at the cake walk again? Yep it is.... wait he won again.... he is finding someone else to give a cake to....... He looks so happy.  I love that boy.

Did you ever wonder what God was doing right now?

In bed this morning while we where cuddling, my favorite part of the day. 

A: God is on the chimney!

Z: What is God doing up there?

A: Fixing it.

Z: Oh that makes sense.  Should we go down stairs now and get b-fast?

A: No we have to stay here until God is done with the chimney... we are stuck here until God is done with us.

Z: Right we have to wait for God.

We are down stairs so I am guessing that God is done.

Monday, December 6, 2010

crafting weekend

Crafting Crafting Crafting.  I have been sewing my fingers off and LOVING it.  But it is all stuff for Christmas so I can show you any of it, but I will take photos and show you as soon as I can.

Have a nice day.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Today I sit on my sofa wondering how I got so lucky.  I sit here because I had another hard night (not feeling well ...effects (or is it affects I can never remember witch is witch) of the meds that I am taking).  While I sit my wonderful son is off learning, my lovely daughter is playing outside in the cold raking leafs and making a sculpture and my loving dear husband is preparing our land for the snow. We have had some work done on our trees and there is a BIG pile of small stems that Mark is loading on/in his car and taking off to the city collection spot.  As I watch I am struck with how much I love my life.

Do not forget to stop and smell the roses (or snow as the case here will be) today.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A gift for me, Ada and Piggy

I got a new pair of shoes (thank you Mom and Dad, I will not wear them until Christmas..... the only good thing about them living so far way, they will not know that I will be wearing them today:) Ada got a new box and Piggy got........

 a new POOL.  See how she is hanging on the edge?  This is what they do with the kids in Ada's class and she loves to do it with all of her stuffed animals.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Who Knew?

OK anyone that read the weather report, but I did not.  Oh well I guess it IS December... what do I expect?  You also get to see our wonderful wood floor on our back porch.  Still not done yet, but moving right along.  The cats are REALLY ready for it to be done so they can go out on it (begging everyday:)