Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thank you Lord!

The Lord has potty trained my baby. Laugh if you must, but I am totally serious! I have tried absolutley everything that I knew to do, and anything anyone sugguested, and it did not work. I was very discouraged, as it took FOR-EV-ER to train Gabriel, he was ALMOST 4 years old before he was trained, and so I was NOT looking forward to it again, to say the least.

After trying everything that I knew to do, and all the sugguestions, to no avail, I finally asked the Lord to help me. And.....He did, of course! Within a couple of days, he was trained, with little help from me! (someone has to button jeans, of course!)

So thank you Lord!

Oh, and I do have pictures from the zoo, but I have my 4 year old little sister (who spent the night last night) here and have been working like crazy. So they will have to wait until a later post! Just wanted to share my good news!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Argh! It's one of THOSE days!

Yea, you've had one. Where NOTHING seems to go just right, but just about anything else goes wrong? Yea. One of THOSE days!

It actually started last night....after I got home from a bridal shower, Lee was already ready to go to bed. So since I'm still afraid to be up alone, LOL, I took my laptop to bed to be with him. (By the way, have you seen the Bones season finale???) He was sooo grumpy, evidently it was a bit too loud, but the Fox website does something to freeze my computer up, so I couldn't turn it down too much or I couldn't hear it! And then after it went off, I could NOT go to sleep! I was up until after 2AM, just tossing and turning and trying to keep Lee's legs on his side of the bed, LOL.

So when he woke me up this morning at just a little after 5AM, let's just say I wasn't ready to get up. So I didn't. Evidently someone can't fix their own lunch without making a loud racket in the kitchen, but I digress.

Sooo....he's probably going to be in a foul mood when he gets home....but that's still several hours from now, LOL.

Then, when I did wake up when the kiddos got up, everything was fine. The kids were great (Asher has been accident free so far!! Wooo WHOOO!!), they ate, and I got to work on a MASSIVE sewing project for a client that I've been working on for a good bit. Then, after about 2 hours of sewing, I took a short break to come and iron something, then went back to sew, and.....did you guess? My sewing machine STOPPED!.

Just STOPPED. And then when I finally got it going again, it was looping big time. That's ok, I know what to do. Adjusted the tension, changed the bobbin, changed the needle, and re-threaded. Maybe not in that order, but you get the drift.

Nothing worked.

That's ok, I just went to my other workhorse machine, one of those old black Singer machines that was handed down to me. Beautiful stitches. Guess what happened? You beginning to see a story line here?

Yep, it did something similar, it won't lock the stitches, so the thread just pops right up!

Called Brother about my new machine, and they told me to call the place I bought it from, I had already done everything they sugguested.
Called S&R. They are backed up with repairs. Oh, and it's probably going to cost $70 to fix. And not before I need it back.


I've already called my client to let her know that her project won't be ready when I promised it to her (tomorrow) and then let 2 others know that their's will not be done either. This is really messing me up business wise, not to mention that I needed to finish making Asher's church outfits since Winchester's revival starts Sunday.

Guess this means that at least I can go to piano lessons today and my house will possibly be clean when Lee gets home, LOL.

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's a zoo around here!

.....and we're going to a real one tomorrow! LOL.

Asher's 3rd birthday was last Saturday, but it was 3rd weekend too! We don't do birthday parties for the kids but every 5 years, but we do a cake and of course gifts! We try to do something with them to celebrate, but a party every year is just too much, I think.

So we told the kids we would take them to the Nashville Zoo this Saturday since his birthday fell on 3rd weekend.

On top of that....Asher had his well check up and is now at 34 lbs and exactly 3 ft tall! He's a chunk of lead! All is well with him, he had a shot, which he tolerated a WHOLE lot better than the silly little bandaid! I don't know why, but both of my kids are somewhat terrified by bandaids, and even their favorite characters do not make it better!

We are also potty training. Yay me. Can you feel the enthusiasm? LOL. Let's just say after cleaning poop out of my beige carpets 3x this week, I am less than thrilled with it. Underwear (or "wun a wear" as Asher calls it!) seems to help more so than pull ups. Pray for us tomorrow, we are going to try undies all day tomorrow! He only had 2 accidents today, so we'll see how that goes! I am taking extra clothes though, just in case!

Is anyone out there reading? I never get comments, so I'm just wondering if this is just a public journal or if I actually have readers, LOL.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

So, how was yours?

I got to sleep in late (aka 8:00 at my house) and then was showered with gifts and cards with handprints and cute handwriting by my children and husband.

I recieved 2 willowtree figurines (my favorite!), the "inquisitive child" (that was from Gabriel, incase you don't know my children well, LOL) and the "imagnative child" (Asher, of course), and a sleep-shirt (aka pajamas).

Then we went to church and then out to eat with my in-laws, where we waited absolutley FOR-EV-ER to eat, but in the end it was worth it, because Top of the River has THE best greens in the world!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sometimes I hate being a girl

Don't you?

Like started out ok, but then after I was up for a bit, I could tell it was all going down hill.

Ever have one of those days where you just want to be alone, to be quiet and maybe even cry, although the whole time you're crying, you can't really understand why you are?

Yea, today was one of those days.

Except I didn't get a whole lot of quiet (ever meet my youngest son?!) OR alone time. I did get to sit and read a really good book, but even then that made me sad because the ending was very sad. :(

And then church tonight...well, that made me feel even worse, as I pretty well was told to just grow up (by the Word of God, not anyone picking on me, just so you know)....and you know what? It was right (of course it was, LOL).

So....tomorrow will be a better day...I will be a better mommy and a better wife....and have a GOOD day!

How about you?

Saturday, May 1, 2010


On my studying, that is.

I *really* dislike this Psychology class that I'm taking, and since my final is on MONDAY and I'm STILL not done with like...ummmm...9 chapters....ugh....reviewing stinks, to say the least.

On the flip side....our singing last night at Hytop was WONDERFUL! The Lord really blessed us and the groups that we had singing did wonderfully.

SO......since you took the time to read my blog today....have you prayed for me to pass my test yet?? 'Cause I'm waiting for you to! LOL