Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Serves Ya Right

Today has been a pretty slow day which has been nice. The children worked on their rooms and Ian and I have been slowly trying to put the house back together after Christmas.

The pranks are flying around here. Sam has this Nerf gun that can shoot rounds of those little pellet things. So, he crept up to Julie's room and fired off a round which scared her like no one's business. Then, about five minutes later, he got her again doing the same thing.

Ian coated Sam's bedroom doorknob - both sides - with Vicks Vaporub.

He gets extra points for grossness.

Sam then came to me of all people to complain and wiped his hands on my sleeve to get rid of it off his hands.

Have I mentioned my extreme dislike of Vicks products?

Then Sam put toothpaste on Julie's doorknob. Who knows what's going to happen next.

At the dinner table tonight Julie started asking a lot of questions about marriage and children. We told her about dating and engagement, and how if she's really lucky she will be given an engagement ring. I showed her what was engraved on the insides of both of my rings - "God's Own Poem" is on my engagement ring, and "Forever" and our wedding date is engraved on my band.

Then Julie asked Ian what his said, and this blank look came over his face. I thought he was joking, so I started teasing him about what it said. I thought he was teasing me too, but then I realized he had forgotten.

!!!

Mind you, he hasn't taken it off in 14 years - he can't, actually - but still. How could he forget? He was being all playful, trying to guess what it said but I was getting a little sad.

So, up he gets from the dinner table and starts running the cold water over his finger. After much tugging (and I am sure no small amount of discomfort) it came off. His finger was really red, and there looked like a bruise on his knuckle. But he did it, just for me.

How romantic! He hurt himself so I would feel better!

Watching him put it back on was painful... Well that will show him for forgetting!

;-)

What did it say? "My Gift From God" and our wedding date.

I've been feeling a little sad all day today. I lost my dad 23 years ago today. It's amazing how much it still hurts. I guess it always will.

Hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of the year. What a year it has been. I wonder what 2009 will bring.

5 comments:

  1. Oh... I know how hard those days are. I'm sorry you are feeling sad. When those days come around, it makes me look forward to heaven even more (no more pain or sorrow).

    Maybe that's why God allowed all the pranks at your house today... to keep your mind off of some of the pain.

    Happy New Year to you.

    BTW (by the way)
    You made me laugh about my hair. I may take a picture just for you!!!! HA!

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  2. Jen "with one N"12:07 a.m.

    Hi Friend,

    I had no idea today was the day you lost your dad. I am sorry about that and you can always lean on me when it is too hard.

    Love you!

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  3. I'm sorry you were feeling sad yesterday. I didn't know yesterday was the day either. HUGS. I hope you're feeling better today, and that you guys have a wonderful new year's eve.

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  4. I'm sorry you were feeling sad yesterday. I didn't know yesterday was the day either. HUGS. I hope you're feeling better today, and that you guys have a wonderful new year's eve.

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  5. Jen "with one N"10:57 p.m.

    Hi Friend,

    I had no idea today was the day you lost your dad. I am sorry about that and you can always lean on me when it is too hard.

    Love you!

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