Sunday, September 24, 2006

Wonder of Wonders

Well, I'm utterly and completely exhausted, but I AM TYPING THIS FROM MY OWN HOUSE.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Still moving... (barely)

So.... tired... can... hardly... type.... Worked on house 14 hours today. Had to write down that Josie escaped from her room when I wasn't looking and when I found her, all I could see was the back/top of her little head going "boink, boink, boink," down the stairs ALL BY HERSELF. Petrified at first, I then realized she was scooching down on her butt and doing perfectly fine (until I startled her and she jumped forward and almost did a face plant). :) Must report that when I finally got home tonight after a full day of loading/unloading/unpacking, Sadie grabbed the back massager, rubbed it on my back, leaned around to look at me, and said, "Now does that feel good, Mommy?"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

We Are Moving! We Are Moving!

We started moving in on Saturday! The house looks great... they finished painting yesterday, and the carpet went in on Saturday. We've been moving, cleaning, sorting, and (my personal favorite) PURGING stuff since then. I've already made two trips to Goodwill, and I'm planning several more... what better time to get rid of a bunch of stuff we don't need?

Josie is ALMOST walking. She's getting so close, but she still just won't try it. She'll stand up for a while by herself, but she just doesn't want to try that first step. I guess she's heard that the first step is doozy :) She's still having a language explosion... "Apple, Josie, Ball, Buddy, Cookie," etc. She now waves her hands in the air when she's "all done" eating, and today she STOOD UP in her high chair when I wasn't looking.

Sadie has two enormous mosquito bites on her cheek... I think bugs are drawn to her! She's acting a little strange and clingy... I think the fact that almost everything is GONE from her room and ours is kind of freaking her out a little bit. I hope she'll adjust quickly when we finally get in the house.

Only 14 more days until we go home! Yay! Sadie is as excited as I am (maybe more) and Josie always has a great time, but Jesse.... he's dreading it. He can't live without us, he says. :)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Peace, Yo!

So, I'm packing boxes and taking them to the house 4 or 5 at a time now. Sadie is trying to "help" me pack... this means that she dumps all her books, recently folded clothes, toys, my purse, etc. into any random box and says, "I'm helping you, Mommy! Take this to my new house!"

They saw their new rooms today... Josie's is a pale, pale, green color that will be SO cute with the "bug" theme that I'm planning on doing. Sadie's is periwinkle beadboard... she's all excited about it, because we're going to put stars on her ceiling. She's all about the stars.

Did I mention that Deanna taught her to hold up her hand, point three fingers downward and say, "Peace, yo!" Yeah. That's what my two year old is running around saying these days, along with, "I'm growing up so fast, Mommy! I'm growing up every day!" Don't remind me, kid... don't remind me.

Josie has started a virtual language explosion. In the past few days, she has said: cookie, blankie, bird, cracker, thank you, cheese, more, Sadie, foot, Papaw, Banana, okay, and mine! She was a little slow on the uptake, but now she's making up for lost time. She's still not walking... but she's burning rubber with the crawling. Mama got them a one of those little plastic egg cars, and Josie's obsessed with it. I think she's thinking, "Why walk, when I can drive?"

I just finished "Seabiscuit," by Laura Hillenbrand. It's got to be the best nonfiction book I have ever read. I think they should teach it in high school. Loved it, loved it!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

These Are Days

My friend Melanie sent these lyrics to me right after I had Sadie, and I just haven't been able to stop thinking about them lately. I know that my babies won't be babies forever... they won't even be babies for very long. I'm trying so hard to "seize the day," I guess you could say. I feel like I'm living on borrowed time... like they're going to be taken from me or something, even if it's only because they're growing up. Sigh. I love being a mommy. Loving these girls is like nothing I've ever done before... I think that being a parent is a great illustration that God has given us so that we can see just how much He loves us. I never knew how much He loved me until I had a child of my own. Thinking about the fact that He loves ME even more than I love Sadie and Josie? It's incomprehensible. But it's awesome. (And I don't mean that in the "Ninja Turtle" awesome way). Read these words, and see what you think!

Natalie Merchant/ Christian Burial Music © 1992
these are days you'll remember
never before and never since, I promise
will the whole world be warm as this
and as you feel it, you'll know it's true
that you are blessed and lucky
it's true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you
these are days you'll remember
when May is rushing over you with desire
to be part of the miracles you see in every hour
you'll know it's true, that you are blessed and lucky
it's true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you
these are the days
that you might fill with laughter
until you break
these days you might feel a shaft of light
make its way across your face
and when you do
you'll know how it was meant to be
see the signs and know their meaning
you'll know how it was meant to be
hear the signs and know they're speaking to you

Day 2 - And Beginning of 3

So, surprisingly, Day 2 was easier than Day 1. I've been reading up on this fasting thing, and I guess the longer you go, the easier it gets. You get all of the toxins and sugar and everything out of your system, so you no longer crave the food. It's really weird. I drank only water for 60 hours. I'm pretty proud of myself, and I must admit, I do feel somewhat cleansed and healthier! All in 2 days!

At lunch today (Day 3), I broke down and ate 9 blueberries and a slice of cucumber.

I was so close! But at least I didn't go out and gorge myself on a whole pizza or anything. I think I'll try to keep this going for another day and see how I feel. I actually have MORE energy than usual. You should read some on this website - it's very interesting:

Monday, September 04, 2006

Day 1

Today, the girls went to the fair (without me - I had to work) and had a great time eating "fair food," sticking their fingers up goats' noses (Josie), and looking out for cowgirls! (Sadie). Then, this evening, we made a paper chain with 30 links - 1 for each day until we go home to NC. Sadie is going to take one off each day until it's time to go for our visit! The chain will help her visualize how long it will be, since she doesn't really have much of a concept of time yet.

Tonight, Josie picked up my camera, whacked herself in the head with it as she held it up to her eye, and said, "Cheese!" (pronounced "chez"). There was a scary 'crunching' underfoot (of Sadie) incident with Sherry the crab... but I think she's okay.

My news? We got our new furniture on Saturday... it's really pretty - I think we're going to like it, and it will look great with my birthday chaise. I'm fasting for 3 days. A nutrionist that I know told me that the best way to cleanse your body from all toxins is to drink/eat nothing but water for 3 days. I started this morning. I am starving. By Wednesday, I think I will have to eat my shoe.

My BIG news? I'm afraid to type it, since I might jinx it, but my Mama interviewed for a job here, and if she gets it, she's moving here! That's all I can say... I'm scared to talk about it.