Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Winter Daze

It's cold again today...never reaching 20...but I hear we're in for some 'warmer' weather towards the end of the week. The weather guys says it will be 30 on Friday and near 40 on Saturday...then we'll have a warming trend for several days. We'll see what happens, but I so hope he is right! I love to watch the snow fall, it's so beautiful, but this winter has been harder than last year. It's been colder, it started earlier...here's hoping it won't also last longer. I'm praying that the snows will be gone by mid-March as they were last year. I'm ready for spring and all it entails. :)

Today we had some fun with our school work. I bought a writing manual, called Igniting Your Writing, at the beginning of the school year for Logan to use. It just helps the student get started with creative writing. He's done a couple of lessons, but I felt we needed to go ahead and get some more started, so we did another lesson today. I also had Hailey start lesson 1 in the book...and I think she had fun with it. I really need to have both of them write on their blogs more often, incorporate it into their schooling on a regular basis. They enjoy doing that...I believe they just don't think of it that often. So maybe you guys will all begin to see more posts by the kids. We'll see if I can remember to have them do it!

We're getting close to the birth of the baby...just a few more weeks. It seems like it's gone so fast in some ways, while in others it has drug on. I have always enjoyed feeling the baby (all my babies) move...watching it move it's body parts (arms, legs?) across my belly. It reminds me of those Tom and Jerry cartoons...you know the ones where Jerry is under the rug, and he's just a lump moving across the floor underneath it? That's what watching her move makes me think of! ;) Karl laughs at me when I explain that, but it's the truth. So funny! Towards the end of my pregnancies, as with any pregnant lady, things can get uncomfortable. I'm not in pain, it's just hard to move around....leaning, stretching, bending, walking...it's all more difficult. But, I know it's all worth it in the end and I can get my body back to normal afterwards. I keep teasing Karl that he needs to buy me new clothes...at this stage?...because my jeans and shirts are getting fewer. I keep having to put more away. They are either too tight or too short, or they don't stay up because my belly has gotten too large for them to fit properly. So if any of you see me wearing the same clothes over and over...now you know why! ;} It's not something I would normally do...

The kids are outside playing with the neighbors again...they do this about 3 times a week, and they'll stay 'til it's pitch black outside if we let them. Sometimes the neighbor kids ring our doorbell, sometimes our kids go ring theirs. They really look forward to the weekends because they can play longer due to more daylight. Our kids are not happy with us on the days we have to go somewhere and they can't be here to play...but they get over it. Such is life.

Well, I have to start thinking about dinner...I think it might be leftover night, but I do need to see what we have. Also need to get downstairs and put in another load of laundry. We have to do a couple of loads a day to keep up most of the time. I think it's because we're wearing layers right now, plus we've taken Corbin out of pull ups but are still having to wash sheets every day at this point. That definitely adds to the work load, but we thought it was time. I'll be back soon, until next time.


twofinches said...

You are blessed to be on a street where kids play outside together. We live in a subdivision of homes with big yards and not a child in them. My boys were so disappointed about this!

If I see you wearing the same stuff all the time I know your excuse :)

Wendy said...

Yes, we really do feel blessed about this. When we lived in Florida, we had one neighbor that had a child between the ages of our oldest two...so they did get to play together some. When we were in the rental house here, we did not have anyone their ages nearby. But now, right next door we have a boy 1 year older than Logan and a girl the same age as Hailey so it's really nice.