Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bit by Tsetse fly??

As far as I know, I have NOT been bit by the tsetse fly. However, I do have some sort of nonsense going on in my body. I am extremely tired and have slept almost two days away. I have a fairly severe headache on and off. My glands are swollen and my muscles all feel as if I have the flu! My tummy gets upset when I eat, but is very hungry when it's empty. I really have no idea what it is.

But I know what it isn't!!
-condusive to school planning
-helpful to have with 4 kids!
-an asset in keeping the house clean.

Anyway, that's what is currently up with me. I just feel rotten. Now....off for more sleep.

(written on iPhone)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12:1
“….Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us….”

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Tried a new church today, Lifechurch.tv. We needed a Saturday night church again and there really aren't that many we have found around us. I asked my new Homeschool group and someone suggested Lifechurch. My friend Lisa goes to the one in Tulsa, but I have never really talked to her about it, so I didn't know much about it. I did know the basic premise that you watch a video of the message and I didn't know how well I would like that...

Turns out the whole family loved the church! We will definitely be going back and trying it again.

I think it may be the perfect church for this period in our life. We will see...we still need to learn more about it. I just know there is something we are needing and this church had it today.

Michael had kidney stones yesterday and ended up in the ER. He apparently passed the stone(s) and is feeling much better now! I was going to do school planning, but after waking up at 4am with him in pain and going to the hospital with him, I was plum tuckered out by the time we got home.

Lately the younger two kids have been VERY hard to get to sleep. One night it took us 3 1/2 hours until they were both asleep!!! And that was with Brittany and I each taking one (with occassional breaks from Emily and, eventually, Michael) Last night took hours as well. Not really sure what is going on with that. Or how to fix it.

Today we went on a drive to Mustang to check that out. We had a great time, as we usually do on our excursions! We also took Michael to Lake Overholser and the Route 66 park. It looked so nice and cool and refreshing! Esp for the people on the boats and on Jet skis!!

Tonight I took Kaedra with me to run some errands. We had a great time and she lived the one on one time with Mommy. It was very amusing when she started squeezing all the bra cups at Walmart. Especially when she yelled, "they're squishy like you!" I think we may avoid that aisle next time!

So, on that note, I leave you.

Blessings to you all!!
(from my iPhone)

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Favorite Organization Quote

Organization is making your life work for you by bringing the dailiness of life under control through yielding to the Holy Spirit concerning the wise use of your time.

~Marilyn Rockett in Homeschooling at the Speed of Life

Circling the Wagons

It's that time again! Those of you who know me well or have been reading my blog for awhile know that I periodically shut down all outside activities and concentrate only on what God is putting on my heart. I, unfortunately, find myself getting away from the basics and need to spend time putting first things first.

I love my small house but I have found that my children need much more Mom time!! I can't send them upstairs or to a far-away room anymore! We are all right on top of each other here. I have had to deal with more attitude issues and tempers here than I ever had at the old house! It is a good thing since I can now address issues that were obviously underlying! I have found I have some of those issues too!

Since I just moved, I don't really have a lot of outside activities. I did get really excited about something, volunteered to help with it, and had to back out (sorry Kim!) I am also cutting out Twitter and taking a break from Facebook. I'll be back when I have the illusion of control back. ;-)

If I do have down time, I may blog, so you may see some updates here!