I've hardly been home this week, running in and out for field trips, church meetings, giving home help to a new mom, picking Jesse up from basketball practice and driving Jesse to school one morning after he missed his bus.
And I had just been there! You know dropping the kids on my bus off!
All this running around had Henry deciding he should feed Jada breakfast this morning,
Here's how he let me know about it. . .
How sweet is he?!
This is how he has signed every note he has ever written. Often he adds a long string of x's and o's.
We have today off, for family day. I also had Friday off but was still not feeling well and got very little accomplished.
Saturday, Jesse was playing basket ball in a tournament out of town' so Henry and I made the drive out to cheer on his team.
Once we got home, picked up the essentials and had dinner, the day was pretty much done.
Sunday is our day of rest and you will find us either at church, visiting family and friends or just hanging out at home reading and playing games.
So here it is. . . one last free day. What to do with it?
Henry, Jesse and Jada choose to spend it at Mr. and Mrs. P's cabin.
Morgan and Crystal are sleeping in and hope to spend at least part of the day with their new girlfriend and boyfriend (It's getting busy around here!)
Holly of course has moved to Manitoba and while I'm not sure what she'll be up to today' I am happy to report that she has found a job at Second cup and begins this week.
As for me. . .
The plan had been to plant seeds today. I've been looking forward to it all week. Unfortunately I just realized that I left the bale of seed starting mix in the garage and our plunging temperatures mean that it will be frozen solid!
So, for some alternate fun I'll been cleaning (because I didn't get to it on Saturday), baking and sewing some flannel hankies.
One of those days when life's aggravations have me wishing I could have a good old fashioned two year-old temper tantrum, with lots of foot stomping, fist clenching and high pitched shrieks.
Aggravations like finding the toilet paper roll empty again! (stomp!!), a piece of dog kibble falling on the floor while filling her bowl (clench!) and realizing that, far from removing the huge pile of snow and ice in from in front of your house, the grader is making the pile twice as high as it was before!! (Shriek!!)
My hormones are on the rampage again.
The thing is, I am tired of letting my hormones control the way I feel and behave.
A few months ago I resolved to get through days like this with Dignity, Grace and Humor.
So I pray. A lot. On a day like today, when I can hardly stand to be around myself, I am so thankful that, no matter how many times I call out, God is there. Right beside me.
I should have left well enough alone.
I should not, when that immense puddle came into view, have even considered giving myself a bit of joy by swerving my bus just a little to create an exciting puddle splash.
The resulting deluge of muddy water had me frantically searching for high on the windshield washer button.