Monday, March 19, 2012


Alright - we're in the home stretch of the school year.  Time to buckle down and get serious about the state testing and reining these kids in until the end of May.

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Outside my is blustery and cloudy.  We're expecting three to six inches of rain over the next few days.........this might put a kink in the track practices and meets for the week.

I am thinking...that I shouldn't get so excited about summer vacation because even though we only have 52 days of school left, those days are going to pass ever so slowly as we get closer and closer to the last day of school.

I am thankful...that we figured out Natalie has some major allergies and since she started on Singulair last Thursday we have already seen a huge improvement in her breathing, sneezing and coughing.

In the kitchen...I made one of Craig and Natalie's favorite meals last night - just plain and simple spaghetti.  Yum.

I am work clothes - running shoes, athletic shorts and a school basketball t-shirt.

I am creating...lots of plans for the summer, one being a personal Bible Study that was created by my friend Jen for a group of women last fall (I think).  I wasn't able to attend because of volleyball and other commitments but since all the material is available online, I think I might just do it this summer.  Yesterday I was feeling particularly anxious (it was the grocery store's fault - I hate grocery shopping without a list) and so I went upstairs and worked on my Bible Study homework for the week and ever so slowly I felt the tension release and a sense of calm settled over me.  

I am have another couple of busy weeks - at least until track season is over.  Between my volleyball league starting back up, track meets, Bible Study and Craig's select basketball practices we are going to be a busy family.

I am wondering...why Natalie is all of a sudden wetting through her nighttime diaper the past few nights.  When we pick her up out of bed in the morning her pants are damp and her diaper is soaked.  I casually mentioned maybe laying off the night-night bottle of milk but Craig quickly shot that idea down.  Hmm.  Any suggestions?

I am reading...I finished Mockingjay from The Hunger Games trilogy and now I'm working my way through The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

I am hoping...I'm conflicted about what I'm hoping for this week.  There is a little piece of me that would love for it to rain and storm on Wednesday so the track meet gets cancelled and I have an extra night at home with Natalie and Craig.  But on the other hand, it's our last chance to get our kids into a meet before the district qualifying meet and I really want to give some of the kids another opportunity to work on hand-offs and other skills so that they're better prepared.  Conundrum.......

I am looking forward to...Bible Study tomorrow night.  I wasn't able to attend the past two weeks due to the stomach virus and then Open House.  Even though I completed the homework and listened to the lecture on my own it just doesn't have the same satisfaction as sitting with other women and discussing different aspects of the text.

I am to just listen and be compassionate.  It's not my job to fix everyone else's problems even though I want to desperately.

Around the house...I need to get some big storage bins for Natalie's clothes that she has outgrown as well as for all the new St. Patrick's Day decor that we have recently acquired.

A favorite quote for today...I don't know the quote off the top of my head but I am trying to wrap my brain around the section of 1Peter that discusses submission to authority - even when that authority isn't just or good.  God knows the truth of what is in my hear and the hearts of other people and I have to trust that He will judge justly.
One of my favorite things...Natalie's hugs.  She'll just be roaming around the living room playing and having a good time and then cruise over to me and lay her head on my tummy for a few moments before continuing on.  And sometimes she'll pull up my shirt and poke me in the belly button and giggle!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Bible Study, basketball practice and a track meet.


Theresa said...

Visiting today from SMD. Enjoyed your post. Reminded me of when I taught and couldn't wait for the end of the year!

Wendy said...

For Natalie's diaper issue: try a size (or 2) bigger at night. It really does work!