wish "it" referred to all the poundage I've put on in the past few months... but no... "it" is apparently my sanity.
I probably shouldn't claim to have ever had "it" in the first place... but it's all going downhill from here. Why? Hmmm, not sure... I look around me and see lots of people who cope with stress - thus I should be able to cope with stress right? Right? And my "stress" really isn't all that horrible really... it's maybe a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10... 1 being my life between marriage and the birth of my first children and 10 being my life when my third child was born and the other two were sick with pneumonia and chicken pox...
See, life is GOOD - I've got no complaints!
Shoot - if I've got no complaints what on EARTH am I going to blog about today????
The boys' "mini-mission" is almost over... a few hours until their "release" fireside - and can I mention how proud I am of their adherence to the rules and willingness to participate??? When I heard the rules about no TV, no internet, no radio, no video games, and no "gasp" iPod I fully expected to hear a lot of groaning. Not so... although I should tell them NOW that when they are gone for 2 years I will NOT be willing to log in to their game of "Crazy Planets" each day to collect their resources... sorry guys - you'll just have to deal.
I should also mention how grateful I am to my recently returned missionary brother who spoke with my older son at the very beginning of all of this - about the choice to either dedicate your life in full or waste time and effort in looking for loopholes. Good timing. Wish I could say that the house has been uber-quiet and spiritual all week as a result of the computer and TV being off... but I'm sure nobody will buy into the fact that children 3 through 5 "caught the spirit" or that their mom shunned technology for the week in support. (I did cut back... for instance, right now they are upstairs baking cookies so that I can get my blogging fix... when the cookies are done I will have to shut off the computer... in support. Maybe a tiny bit because I don't want to get crumbs in the keyboard... but mostly in support.
School starts soon... too soon. I need to spend a day making the kids try on every stitch of clothing in the house and assembling "outfits" so that we can determine how many pairs of jeans need to be purchased... and let me just tell anyone out there who is currently working on their family planning... HAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE EARLY FALL! Birthdays are a great time to get all new school clothes - really. My 3rd son (Po) has an early September birthday (although I would recommend early August...) and as much as I'd love to give him all his new school clothes for this celebration I can't really get away with it because of those "other" children who loudly point out that they got new school clothes for "free" and got fun toys and games for their spring birthdays... somehow Po sees this as some sort of injustice? Go figure...
My hair is growing out. I'm not sure I like it... however I do know that ManOfTheHouse likes it... or maybe him "liking it" is his nice way of saying that he didn't like it short? Here's the thing... it's MY hair, on MY head, and MY sweat that runs down MY neck during MY morning walks... and it grosses ME out. Let's see how long this lasts... Shhhhh... don't tell him, but I liked his hair better when it was a different style too... and he won't (ummm "can't") change it back to suit me so why am I worried about how he likes mine?
Mmmmm... I think I smell cookies... Guess I'd better go and "taste test" the wares... and if you've EVER wondered - Yes, I frequently DO just sit down at the computer with no idea what to type into my blog :)
Psalms 30:4-5 -- On Singing for Joy
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