Photo Friday…flashback

OK.  It’s another rainy, dreary day in Woodstock.  Lovely.  Just lovely.  I decided to reach into our photos and pull out some pictures from warmer, sunshiney days….just to lift the spirits!  I hope everyone is planning for a fun weekend.   Sidenote, Josh called last night at 10:30 pm and let me know that he didn’t have his keys to […]

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Quick reply!

It seems that summer answered my letter with a beautiful 70 degree day!  That was fast, huh?  I think I will be writing her more often…. Josh has called several times and each time I hear Molly talking and talking and talking in the background.  It makes me laugh.  She only slept for 20 minutes on their trip to Albany.  That makes me laugh, too.  I know Josh is understanding why I call him several times a day.  I am checking my sanity…wanting to make sure I can still carry on an adult conversation.  He was doing that today.  Again, making me laugh. Ruby, Mack and I went to the park, to Old Navy, and then to Steak N Shake with our friends.  Katherine came home with us to spend the night.  They are quite a pair!  If I think about it, I will get some pictures of the sleep over.

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You are my Sunshine.

Dear Summer, I am aware that what I am about to ask of you is a bit much, considering that we are still in the month of February.  However, I need some help around here.  The dreary, cold days are starting to make me crazy.  All the jackets, the nasty runny noses, the grass that sticks to our shoes and pants if we walk in it, and my gas bill have pushed me to the limits.  Not to mention that my children don’t get thrown outside to play and frolic in the warm sunshine each day.  Instead, they are stuck inside with me and all of these “boring” toys.  Going to get an ice cream in the middle of the day or making a stop at Sonic during Happy Hour just doesn’t make sense these days either.   And while my legs could use a month (straight) in the tanning bed and my arms need to lift a dumb bell from time to time to get ready for wearing short sleeves, I am still begging you to arrive early.  Really early.  Help a mom out.  My sanity depends upon it. Crazy in Woodstock, Ga, Kristy

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ME TIME

Pilates?  Didn’t happen.  Ruby and Molly each wanted a book read to them, they each seemed to need extra hugs and kisses, and neither of them wanted me to leave their room.  “Could you just stay for four minutes?”  “Will you lay on my bed?”  UGH.  I hate leaving their room at night hollering, “Give me a break!!!!  I have been with you all day, would you please just GO. TO. BED?!”  So, instead of leaving them with that to have a night mare about, I decided to lay down on Ruby’s bed.  She had been at Katherine’s for the afternoon.  Since she had been home, she seemed to have genuinely missed me…she kept hugging me and telling me that I am her “best mom” and that she and I needed to go somewhere on a date all by ourselves….OK, sounds good to me.  And last night she started crying and saying, “Mama, I don’t want you to go to your room by yourself and be in your bed all by yourself.  You might cry.”  Josh was gone until the wee hours of the morning on a bus trip.  Anyway, I just laughed to myself because the sweet little booger had no idea how wonderful that very thing would have been.  In my bed–by myself–nothing to do but lay there and sleep. all. by. myself.  Maybe in my next life.

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Just an Update

Update on Gran:  The surgery went great, and we are so glad that the surgeon was pleased with how it all went.  Please keep praying that she has a very easy recovery and gets to go home soon.  Pray for Irvin as he works and takes care of Deb.  They are a good team.  Josh is taking Molly down to Albany on Thursday and staying a night.  As we talked about him taking her, I was surprised that I felt a little sad.  I realized that I have gotten used to her being my shadow.  She wants to talk to me all of the time.  She always has something for me to do for her, some snack to go get for her and most definitely a book to read to her!  I am afraid I will feel a bit lost without her here, but I also know how good it will be for her to have the one-on-one attention of her wonderful Daddy.  Molly will do a much better job of keeping him off of his cell phone than I ever could!  Persistent, demanding, relentless, pushy, and sweet are all words that could describe Molly on most days.  I am sure Gran seeing Molly will be a big spirit-booster though.  And Molly won’t be at a loss for questions as she sees Gran in the hospital….I hope it won’t wear Gran out!  I am worn out just thinking about it. […]

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Praying for Gran

Today we are praying a little more than usual for Gran as she is having surgery today.  We talked to her last night, and she isn’t anxious about the surgery, but is calm and ready to go ahead and get it done and over with.  We are praying for the surgeons, the nurses, and for Irvin as he is there with her and all the other family who want the very best outcome for this surgery!  Today after Bible story time, Ruby prayed for Gran and said, “God, please help her to not have any shots and to be all better soon.”  We all pray that she will feel all better soon.  Say a prayer for Debbie if you read this.  We appreciate it. Speaking of Bible Story time.  Today we read about how Jesus didn’t have an earthly home, but he actually left Heaven to come to earth because He loves us so much.  Ruby listens so attentively and answers the questions with the right answers, usually.  Molly cracks me up.  She was asked, “Molly, why did Jesus leave Heaven?”  She said, “Because he wanted to see how it was to live in a house.”  (Ummmm, no.)  “Molly, why did Jesus leave Heaven and come to earth?  He didn’t have a house when he was here.  Can you tell me why you think He came here?”  She said, “He came to wash our sins away.  He washes our sins […]

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Do animals talk to one another?…How would we know if they did?

The mall went great!  We definitely had fun in “Hollery Yarn” Kids, as I found TWO twin bedskirts on sale.  Yipeeee…..slowly, and I do mean s-l-o-w-l-y, the girl’s bedroom that “no one is going to see” (according to Josh) is coming together.  Did I mention I found two sets of twin sheets at Ross last night for EL CHEAPO!  I am talking each set was about 8.99.  THE Pottery Barn Kids wanted $69.00 for a set of their sheets.  I am sure there is a drastic difference in thread count, but give me a break.  Ruby is 4 years old and Molly is 3 years old.  First of all, I don’t think they care and second of all, how else will they appreciate an 800 thread count sheet if that is what they start out with???  It is all for their own good, I tell you.   I managed to talk them into a 1.29 cheeseburger rather than a 3.99 piece of cheese pizza and that did my heart good.  They enjoyed the soft play area, a cookie, a slushee, the Disney store, and we even stopped at Publix where they rode the green race car shopping cart of which Molly informed me, “It has been too long since we have driven one of those!!!”  I would have gone into a lesson on how Wal-Mart is much cheaper than Publix…that is, IF she really cared.  She doesn’t care.   So […]

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