Friday, August 2, 2013

7 Quick Takes: Week 2

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My darling son decided 3 am was a great time to get up and play this morning. And didn’t go down until 5:30, which is when his brother decided to get up. Not to mention the fact that our 17 lb cat made me his pillow last night. All night. So we’ll see if I make any sense during these quick takes. Please excuse me if I devolve into gibberish.

Life is full of little disappointments. I learned that this week after having a talk with my advisor. I’ve been trying to get in touch with someone at the school for two months now to make sure I was okay to intern this fall, and just got a response yesterday. Apparently things have changed since last summer and I have two more Praxis exams I have to take. So I will be interning in the spring instead. As I was feeling all down about it, I remembered how the day before I was feeling down about not being with my boys this fall and winter for a lot of their ‘firsts’. So maybe it’s not such a disappointment after all.

On a related note, prayers would be appreciated as I start on a few new endeavors. To help bring in money right now, I’ve decided to take on a few students to tutor, as well as selling homemade cakes. For the long term problem of staying at home with my children and homeschooling them, I’ve given up all hope of doing a work at home gig. Everything I’ve found I would either hate doing and so not do it well, or it would take too much time away from my kids, which is the whole point of me staying at home. So I’ve decided to do something I’ve always wanted to do, but been kinda afraid to say out loud. I’m going to write a book. I don’t know that it’ll do any good, but I’m going to try it and we’ll see if I can do anything with it.

My baby sat up by himself for the first time this week! I’ve been able to get him to sit up if I position him first, but he actually got up on his own a few days ago. And my other baby figured out the balancing thing well enough to sit up for a few minutes on his own after I arranged him. They’re growing up so fast!

I’ve heard from a reputable source that the weather in the far north of our country is already fall weather. I would like to point out this HUGE injustice and demand that the southeast follow suit immediately. All this heat is for the birds.

We had a wicked storm this past week. Our cat (yes, the 17 lb one) was frantically looking for somewhere to hide, the thunder was shaking the house, and I could actually hear the lightening pop. All this while I was home alone with two babies. And a few months ago there was a tornado that everyone kept trying to tell me was not a tornado while it was happening. While I was home alone with two babies and scared to death it was going to hit our house and they would get hurt. I think I’m over my joy in a good old fashioned thunderstorm.

I have recently fallen in love with almonds. I didn’t like to eat plain almonds not too long ago, but now I’m all about them. A small handful is the perfect snack and it keeps me full for a couple of hours. And I’m not exactly a tiny girl. And they’re good for you, too. Go try some!

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