(this weeks edition features pictures from the end of December and first of January when my sister and her family were here for a visit. i’m missing them so much. and, wishing for snow. )
we’ve been listening to a lot, a LOT of Adventures in Odyssey.
specifically Volume 53, The Green Ring Conspiracy.
it is rather intense.
and, my kids, they LOVE the intense.
makes me think that someday they too may enjoy reading the likes of John Grisham, just like me.
last night i was up with coughing child at 3:14.
and, thankfully, the coughing was brief and i was back to bed.
i could not go back to sleep because i was thinking about why in the world the pancake mix i was going to try in the morning did not call for any oil, and how in the world was that going to work, and maybe there was a typo in the cookbook that i was using, and would a batch of pancakes turn out to be a flop.
serious stuff goes through my brain at any given moment, obviously.
i’ve said ‘today’s your last day to do __ as an eight year old’ quite a few times today.
i think i’m saying it more for my sake than my son’s.
i can scarcely believe that my eldest is going to be 9 tomorrow.
my, how the years fly by.
we painted one wall in our living room on Saturday.
i LOVE the new color and can’t wait to finish the rest of the room.
can’t wait, and yet i know i have to.
there are too many other good things going on in this week to even rationally consider adding painting the living room to the long list i have.
it will be worth the wait.
Ava had her first friends sleepover last night.
it was so fun.
so fun to watch her and her little girlfriend acting silly and doing what little girls do best.
i heard them talking until around 10pm and right back at it before 7am.
Ava and Brent are playing their usual ‘Justin & Annabelle’.
and, on this particular day, Justin doesn’t have a family.
and Annabelle, she’s orchestrating the whole thing.
they play like this ALL the time.
and, i love it.
one of these days, i know they’ll retire these roles and i am honestly going to miss it.
this morning, my entire living room was a ‘tent’.
i don’t know about you, but i can only stand this type of thing for so long and then, i’m DONE.
after Ava’s friend left, we had a ‘clean this dump up’ session.
of course, it won’t last the day.
but, the brief period of cleaner will be sanity saving for me, if noone else.
Tim is gone tonight and the kids and i watched a movie together.
it was a bust of a movie, but fun to sit there on the sofa together and relax after a busy day.
i’ve got some birthday preparations that i need to finish up here before i go to bed.
so, i’ll sign off with this link for you.
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