Couch time….

I’m missing church tonight.  And I don’t just mean physically not there, I mean I’m really missing it.  Last week we didn’t get there because of a snow storm, and now this weekend I’ve missed morning and evening services because I’m home with a sick kid.  And I don’t begrudge him that.  When my kids are sick, there’s no where I want to be but with them.  (Although I’m thankful for a husband who’s great with the puking, cause I really can’t handle that!)

I’ve grown up in church, and I have to admit that I haven’t always gone for the right reasons.  For a few years I went because I didn’t want anyone to think anything of me if I didn’t go.  And I’ve also gone for the social aspect of it.  Maybe I’m finally growing up, because now I hate to miss it.  I miss the fellowship, the challenges in the message, praising and worshipping God through song.  I know where I’m supposed to be, and I long to be there. 

But I also know where I need to be tonight.  Travis and I had  a great morning home, curled up on the couch together reading, and dozing.  And listening to Christmas music.   And honestly, it was quite nice.  He’s the middle child, and I’ve sometimes felt that he’s never got as much of my time as the other two.  So a little extra one on one with Mommy was nice. 

It’s been a peaceful, quiet day here.  A perfect way to end November, before the craziness of December starts tomorrow.  

December! Tomorrow!

I know!

Snowy weather and nails don’t mix!

So unfortunately, being snowed-in and trying to grow out your nails don’t go well together.  Ugh!

But I’m right back at it.  I’ll just be 4 weeks behind where I would have been.  Yup, that’s right, I made it 4 weeks.  Yay Me!

We had a crazy snowy weekend.  And as much as I love the coziness of the snow falling and the wood stove crackling, and knowing we don’t have to be anywhere, it was really nice to get out yesterday for coffee–one of our favorite Sunday afternoon “things”.  I’d been stuck at home since Friday afternoon.

D. had  friend over for a sleepover on Friday.  He and his family just moved to Canada in the summer from England.  He told us that where he came from, when they had a lot of snow, you could still see the grass.  You can imagine this little guy’s excitement with the huge snow-fall that we got through the night on Friday.  I woke up at 5:30 Saturday morning, to hear “Please ask your Mom if we can go out now!”.  Yup, you heard that right–5:30!!!!!  I made them wait until around 9:00 when at least the wind had died down a bit.  He was so excited-I can’t even begin to describe the great big smile on his face.  Pure bliss!  I think that seeing the snow through his eyes made me mind it a little less.  And also made me not mind the piles of soaked clothes, and melting snow all over the floor that I dealt with all. day. Saturday!  🙂

Today M and I have been putting out some Christmas decorations.  With the Christmas music just blasting, and us belting it out.  We’re trying to listen to every CD before the boys get home from school.  We may make it! 

Happy Monday!

Remember….

…….this?

I’m at it again.  With really good results so far.  Of course, now that I’ve shouted it out to the whole world, I’ll probably fall back into my evil nail-biting ways again.  And when I say the whole world, I really mean the 2 people who actually read here.  (Hi Shannon and Jenn!)

I’m excited with how they’re looking, and I actually have no desire to bite ’em off this time.  And I think I may treat myself to a manicure if I can keep going!

Monday morning rambling

So it’s been pretty quiet here in my little corner of the blog world for the past few weeks.  Although, since I did go silent for over  a year, it shouldn’t be too surprising!  I’ve been struggling trying to figure out what kind of space I want this to be.  A light-hearted, fun place?  A deep, spiritual place?  All about my kids?  And then I realized–all of  the above.  I’m a Mom, so you know that I’ll talk about my kids.  I’m a Christian, so I need to talk about my Jesus.  I enjoy life, so I need a place to share those funny, light-hearted moments.   So, it’ll be all of the above, just as it was before.  My place, to talk about whatever’s on my mind.  Why I even needed to have that discussion in my mind with myself, I’m not sure, but for some reason I got it in my head, so I had to get it sorted out.  Oh yeah, I’m deep, all right!  🙂

I’m so excited today.  It’s Monday morning, and my desk is clean!!  My desk is in a corner in the kitchen, and especially over the weekend, it becomes a throw-all place for, well, everything.  It usually takes a few days to sort through everything that’s piled there, but today, it was clean before 9:00am.  With the exception of  a recipe book opened to the recipe I’m going to try for the kids for lunch, a few things left to be delivered from the kids school fund-raiser, and a couple of things I picked up for a friends baby that need to be put together with her gift.  (Yup, Jenn, you!)

And not only is it clean on top, it’s organized inside.  When I unpacked from the scrap-book retreat last weekend, I organized everything so that I can find everything.  And I have a big list of things that I want to get done before Christmas.  Mostly Christmas cards, and  gifts, so before Christmas is obviously the time to do them!

Today, I’m catching up on the laundry that I put off all weekend, and getting our outside winter stuff sorted out, since it’s calling for snow tomorrow.  And trying to get the house back in order after a week long bout of the stomach bug which finally (hopefully, please, please!!) seems to be settling down.  A stomach bug which the kids haven’t even caught yet, so you know as soon as I get everything back in order, they’ll get it, and I’ll have to start all over again!

One more thing, be sure to pop over to my dear IRL friend Shannon’s,who has asked a question about the rapture.  I’m still formulating my answer, so I haven’t commented yet, but I’m looking forward to reading everyone else’s answers.

Happy Monday Everyone!