Thursday, August 24, 2006
The point is I finished. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Now I feel like I can get on with my life. I can do the reading I am behind on, catch up on our budget, emails, phone calls. There is no way I could have finished it if I didn't have an extension. It took me 2 months to complete 72 essay questions and 88 vocabulary words. I don't think it would have taken quite as long if Jon hadn't been traveling so much during the summer and our vacation of course put the final on hold (sort of). I carried a mini-cassette recorder around so I could talk into the recorder and answer questions that way. If I had to guess at how many hours it took to work on that final--thinking and typing included I would guess 150ish.
Now I have to wait until they grade it and tell me whether or not I passed it. Unfortunately it can take up to 2 months or sometimes longer. Of course I am hoping it takes about 6 weeks. It ended up being 30 pages long. Longer than my InterVarsity staff application was!
Thank you Lord for giving me the perseverance to finish that final! Hallelujah!
Friday, August 18, 2006
I felt grumpy that Jon was trying to get me to decide something I didn't have time to think about (and knowing he couldn't dilly dally getting out the door to make it to his meeting on time)while taking care of the aforementioned scenario. I snapped at him and gave him a lousy kiss as he was leaving. Sigh.
Then of course I get freaked out because (here is my morbid mind) what if he got in a freak car accident and died on his way to this meeting? I would be widowed and left feeling horrible that I didn't cherish those last few moments together because I was flustered over something totally dumb. Who cares about a $1.50 fish that might get overheated if your husband is killed in a car crash? Hungry children can get a snack in a few minutes and they will be happy.
I remembered to pray and ask forgiveness for my crummy attitude and pray that Jon gets to and from his meeting safely.
He did call for directions and even though I didn't get a chance to say I was sorry for my crummy attitude, I helped him get his directions with a great attitude and told him I love him.
Back to the hot weather....it seems like it sucks the life and grace out of me. I think we have about 6 more weeks of this oppressive heat. ---Of course I know that the sin in my heart is what makes me respond that way--not the heat--but the heat helps bring it out.
Ready for the cool weather to come......
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Look closely at this picture. It's diaper ammo!
Corn should not be allowed to ANY child under the age of 10 in my opinion. Obviously, Isaac thought this corn was soooo good it was worthy of sucking on the cob to get every morsel off of it. Well let me tell what happened later.....that's right, you guessed it...what goes in MUST come out. Oh, it came out all right---
in 7 movements!
Never again people, never again. At least until he is 10--or out of diapers at least.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Here is Mimi (a grandma), Riley, and Halley (cousins) eating cake at our mini-celebration.
Isaac is getting so good at eating with utensils! He loves cake too!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Ewan LOVED the boat. He got excited about going on the boat every time we did. Some days he would say, "I have a good idea--let's go on the boat!" He didn't mind wearing his life jacket either and followed directions very well in the boat. Again, my mommy nervous-o-meter went off and I felt like I needed to be at an arms reach of both the boys while Jon drove the boat. Ewan liked point out all the ducks, water planes, and other boats on the lake. We got to watch the water skiers and wake boarders too. One day we got about 30 feet away from some Loons and that was really neat. We were so close to them and got to watch them dive under water to look for fish.
Here are both the boys in their life jackets--and Ewan's sword that went almost everywhere with him while we were there. I realized not too long ago that I only have a few pictures of both boys together. Of course I tried while we were up there to get some more for my collection but getting them both to cooperate at the same time is like herding cats.
I absolutely LOVE this sling. We used it almost daily on our trip. We went into town and showed the kids the Bala Falls and just walked around. This is a picture of us looking at the Moon River. Isn't it beautiful? If you like the sling I have a friend that makes them--here is her website www.naturalpleasures.net They are great!
Here is Ewan eating blueberries. He is surrounded by the blueberry patch.
Isaac liked to follow me or Jon around and try to swipe them out of our baskets. We had to keep feeding him blueberries to keep him out of the take home basket. He also like climbing on the rocks. The blueberry patch is a part of a star viewing park and hiking trails. The best part about it is that it is FREE!
Here is Isaac doing the sign for more blueberries. More blueberries, please! He only does a few signs now but more is one of the lingering ones. He says the word and does the sign at the same time.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
What's new about that? Well, let me tell you. Mom said, "ooohh, Isaac you're so stinky!" His response...."But I so cute!" All this out of the mouth of a 21 month old. The truth is that he is terribly cute!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
I can't wait to post pictures about our trip to Canada. It was awesome and relaxing! Unfortunately I am super behind on emails, catching up on our budget (boooo)and doing my Bradley® final (bigger boooooo!) and I taught 2 classes this week instead of 1. One of the couples from my series needed to finish sooner than the series would end so we are doing an extra class a week. So, as soon as I start making some headway on my to do list I will post some pictures and some commentary. I have to say, I can't wait until I get that final turned in! That thing is just breathing down my neck and adds a low level of anxiety to my life every day. I guess I should stop procastinating and doing fun things like blogging and get my bootie in gear and start working on all those essay questions! Bye!