Thursday, March 18, 2010

On My Mind

- Our basement is ALMOST done. Tyler has poured his heart out down there for the past 18 months and it looks beautiful! Yes, I trust him to make the "big decision". I didn't even bother to go to the countertop place with him. He is better at that kind of stuff than I am and has a good eye.

- My dad is visiting. He likes to watch basketball (it's March Madness time) and play Wii with Tyler, play games with Addy and cook dinner. He thinks Torence is cutest thing ever and is getting Addy to sleep right now.

- Torence is obsessed with Peter Rabbit Organics, waves and says "bye" and "hi" a million times each day and helps herself to the cereal cabinet every time the wind blows.

-I hope Kat wins Dancing With The Stars. I have a feeling the next reality show we will see John on will be Celebrity Rehab or Celebrity Fit Club.

- I have some strange illness that I have been calling the flu. I have a pounding headache all the time and am debilitatingly cold. I know it sounds silly that my husband had to stay home from work the other day because I couldn't stop shuddering or imagine getting out from under my pile of 5 heavy quilts. I turned the thermostat up to 75 and yes, I wore my ski coat around the house while I bathed the kids the other day. I feel nuts going to the doctor because I am cold all the time, but might break down and go.

- Addy had a horrifying health scare. She is 100% okay now, but there was one dark week that changed my entire perspective on parenting, marriage and life in general. Now I can't stop feeling guilty that my child had to go through something in order for me to learn some lessons only taught through trials. At three-years-old I am supposed to be Addy's hero, but she is mine.

- Some things I learned from Addy's health scare are:
- God knows me and hears me when I pray.
- At the tender age of 19, I picked my soul mate, the perfect guy for me, my best friend, my family, my eternal companion and I need him more than I ever imagined.
- Addy has the ability to do ANYTHING she wants. She will be amazing. She will change this world for the better. She will be valiant.
- I am grateful for mother's who work in the healthcare industry. The love and compassion of a mother cannot be taught in a classroom.

-Addy's new favorite food is shrimp because "it has a tail sticking out and chicken on it".

- I really like my Young Women's calling. I am in love with the girls. I worry about them. I cheer for them. I care about them. The other leaders are fun, talented and amazing women.

-To create car conversation the other day, Tyler asked me "If we had 10,000 extra dollars what single item would you spend it on." I couldn't think of one thing. I don't want a 4-wheeler or boat or anything like that. I would spend it on a fun vacation. Vacations are my favorite thing and I could spend $10,000 on one vacation. I am a vacation SNOB.

- I am excited to plant our garden this year. The peas get planted in a few weeks!!!!

-I'm not a huge fan of NBA basketball, but I really enjoy watching the NCAA Tournaments. Those athletes play because they love it. Not for money. Not for fame. Not to cheat on their spouse. Their passion and heart is inspiring to me. They leave everything on the court every game.

- I am contemplating reading a novel of some sort. That is a big deal for me. I feel like I need to do something to keep my brain active. I have an accounting degree boxed up in the basement if anyone would like to borrow it.


McNeil Family said...

The best days ever are when you update. Oh how I love these little tid bit updates. I wish I were nicer and more witty like you. However I am not and things "on my mind" are too mean to post on a blog. You didn't even tell me you were sick... Call me gosh! My accounting degree isn't even boxed up. It is floating away into oblivion.

Melissa Summers said...

You will have to tell me about Addy's health scare some time. I think the reason we have trials is to help keep thngs in perspective.
I would love to go to Lied museum with you. Give me a call and let me know when you are goin. Your mom or my dad will have my phone #.

Jaime Lynne said...

I am glad to see an update from you and especially glad that Addy is OK.