Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Think the Worst is Over

Outside my door. a hopeful sign...

"There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So lately, I have all these great ideas for things I want to blog about. But then the kids need something, and I forget. Or I'm tired. Or distracted. Or actually have 20 quiet minutes I can spend talking to my husband. Needless to say, they never get written. So for all three of my faithful readers (hi Linda!) here's a quick rundown of what's on my mind, and what we've been doing lately.

-The snow melted and the sun came out. There are flowers coming up in my yard. After six months of cold, dark winter, I feel a lot like those flowers. Happy. Alive. Excited to be outside again.

-I started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred today. Macieo joined me, which was pretty funny. He can do pushups about 5 times faster than I can. It's really embarassing when you're outmatched by a kid. I have a lot of work to do.

-Did you know you can request books at the library? In the past two weeks, I've requested 2 different books, and they've approved both requests! may be seeing a serious decline in my patronage now that I know the libaray will actually buy things if I just ask! (If you're curious, the books are "Everyday in Tuscany" by Frances Mayes, and "Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches" by Russell Moore and C.J. Mahaney)

-I cannot WAIT for the Farmer's Market to start. I think about it about every five minutes.

-I am having a garage sale ASAP. I cannot wait to get rid of some of this junk. Where did it all come from!?!

-After looking, debating and agonizing over purchasing a jogging stroller, I bought a great used one today off of Craigslist for $30. How did I function before Craigslist?

-I'm pretty sure that previous thought answered the question in the one before it.

-Baby B will be four months old on Saturday. Where did the last two months go? He's growing up too fast!

-B weighs almost 18 lbs. He's growing like crazy!

-Whoever invented the exersaucer is my hero.

-Super Mario Bros. Wii is addicting. Nate and I have been reliving our childhood each night after the kids go to bed.

-I can't stop listening to the song "You Won't Relent" by Jesus Culture. Kim Walker is one of the most amazing vocalists around today.

-I finished my taxes earlier today. Whew.

Think this post is slightly scattered. A little frightened by the randomness of my thoughts? Me too. Lately, it's hard to sit still. Motherhood has put my brain on overdrive, so this is just kind of how it is right now :)

See you later!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

If You Didn't Already Know...

Men and women are different.

Sometimes I can tell my husband is listening attentively to whatever I'm saying. But if quizzed him after I was done talking, he still would have no idea what I said. It's not that he didn't listen. It's that his brain seems to compute differently than mine, and the words go in one way and come out totally another.

I think it must be a male trait, because this happens a lot with my son, too.

And sometimes, things that seem "obvious" to me, just aren't obvious to him.

Here's a few examples for you...

This weekend, we went to Minneapolis for my best friend's wedding. I was the maid of honor, and Macieo was the ring bearer. Baby B stayed home.

I was busy all day with my BFF of the bride duties, so Nate's job was to get Macieo ready for pictures. I emphasized that they both had to be dressed, in IRONED clothes, at 5:30. He was totally on the ball and was a huge help with everything, and I knew he'd be ready on time, so I wasn't worried.

As a side note, Macieo was wearing one of those dress pants/dress shirt/vest/tie combos that you buy at Kohl's. It comes as a set, and it's on the inexpensive side. The materials is pretty cheap, but they look cute.

So I'm at the salon with the bride, at about 4:30 (remember, we need to be ready at 5:30) and the following phone call takes place:

My cell phone rings:

Me: Hi babe.
Him: Ummm...we have a problem.
Me: What?
Him: Well, I was ironing Macieo's pants...
Me: You ironed the pants? I only wanted you to iron the shirt.
Him: Well, the pants were wrinkled too.
Me: But those pants are such a cheap material, I don't know if you can even iron them.
Him: Yeah, that's kind of the problem. I ironed a hole in them.
Me: WHAT!?!??! (The bride is sitting next to me. This does not do anything to calm her nerves)
Him: Yeah. There's a three inch hole in one of the knees.
Me: What!! What have you done!?!?!
Him: They were wrinkled!!
Me: You are going to fix this. I don't know how, but you're going to. I cannot believe this.
Him: I know. I will. How was I supposed to know they'd melt! You didn't tell me not to iron the pants!
Me: Sorry, that part seemed obvious. Did the tag actually say you could iron them with a hot iron?
Him: Tag? What tag?

Seriously people. ONE HOUR before the ceremony. But, he redeemed himself by finding the nearest Kohl's, buying new pants, and being ready on time. Whew!

Another example:

There was a dessert in the fridge that had been there for two weeks. One of it's primary ingredients was cream cheese.

Him: Do you think this is still good?
Me: I doubt it. I probably wouldn't eat it.
Him: Silence.

I see him put some in a bowl, and walk over to me, eating it. Then he quickly walks back to the kitchen where I watch him dump it in the trash.

Me: Not good?
Him: Not unless this dessert is supposed to taste like deviled eggs.

Sometimes my husband cracks me up. To me, it was obvious not to iron the cheap pants. It was obvious that a two week old dairy dessert probably shouldn't be eaten.

But I have to remind myself we don't speak the same language. And that's what makes life interesting.

I love my husband :)

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