Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

I love long weekends just as much as the next guy but do they ever mess me up. It feels like Sunday night, but really it's Monday night... so I feel like I'm already running behind. Am I the only one that feels like this??

I'm kind of glad the weekend is over to be honest. I love Thanksgiving but it just didn't feel the way I'd hoped. Saturday was dinner at Ian's parents' house and last night we had a delicious turkey dinner at my lovely Mama's house and my belly was happy. I love turkey and Mama knows it.

In the midst of my Eeyore-like state, I am thankful for many things. For a husband who loves me (even when I'm at my most unlovable), and four beautiful, happy and healthy children.

This afternoon we all headed up to the conservation area for our fall pictures. I'm never happy with pictures of myself but Ian said once he's done with them I will be.

Today my sweet blog friend Jennifer from The Days of a SAHM captured a screen print of my 20,000th tweet. While I'm impressed that she caught it...I am somewhat embarrassed that I tweet so much. Meh. Some things need to be said. In 140 characters or less. Donchaknow.

In case you were wondering what earth shattering tidbit of news I felt I needed to share in 140 characters or less, I said Potty training is sucking the life out of me. Why does it have to be so hard?

Yes, tweet number 20,000 was a complaint. Nice.

But it's true...potty training IS sucking the life out of me. It's coming along slowly but surely. I'm a briber. I'll find out what she wants the most and I'll dangle that carrot in front of her until she gets moving. She desperately wants pretty underwear, so that's the carrot. She'll use the potty but she doesn't like the interruption of the whole thing. But...she can't go to Sunday school until she's fully trained and that makes her sad. We'll get there. She's a smart girl.

I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to make it to the Women of Faith conference next month. I've got my hotel booked, passport photos taken and the application on the counter to fill out. I think I know who I will ask to be my guarantor and then it's just the 11 hour wait in the passport office to submit it. But I'm concerned about the financial aspect of it all, if my beloved van will make the 9 hour round trip and will my passport be ready in time.

But... I did pray at the beginning of the year that God would make a way for me to attend this conference, and He did. I need to trust that all the details will fall together. But it's hard. We're hoping for good news this week and that's all I'll say about that at this point.

That's about it. I'm exhausted and tomorrow will be a busy catch up day.

Bye for now :-D



  1. Ugh. You just reminded me that I need to apply for a passport. Stupid international travel. Why can't we just go back to the good ol' days when you could travel willy nilly between countries without that stupid little book?

  2. A phrase that has helped me through the years: "If He brings you to it, He'll see you through it."