Friday, July 22, 2011

Revolving Door

Well, have you ever felt like life had a revolving door?  Sometimes people go in and out of our lives and sometimes it is just in and out of the house.  Feeling a little of both right now.  Mr. B has been in a conference since Wednesday and is on his way home right now, probably won't get here until really early morning.  Prissy B is leaving tomorrow to go to church camp until Tuesday.  She is super excited, and I am so glad she is getting to go.  Not so glad that I will have to drive 2 hours on Monday to pick her up and bring her back for a Tball game (it's the playoffs and I don't think it is fair to her team to not be there) and then Mr. B will be taking her back right after the game while I go to Bible Study.  Then she will come home with the others on Tuesday afternoon, and has either the Championship Game or the Consolation Game on Tuesday night.  I'm not complaining, just thinking about all that is going on this week.

In other news, after being inspired by another blogger (and real-world neighbor) I have read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  What a deep book.  Gonna start working on my list of 1000 things tonight.  I have also still been doing the Bible Study with the ladies at church, and my own devotions.  It is amazing how much peace and how much more calm life seems to me.  Even though we haven't slowed down, and I have so much on my plate, I am losing the feeling that I need to control every second of every day.  I am starting to sleep a little better, and the headaches that have plagued me for years seem to be slacking off a little bit.  I am also noticing changes around the house that amaze me.  I am managing to keep the house clean (well, as clean as I can with a 2 year old, 7 year old, 32 year old, and a cat) and am enjoying doing it. 

Mr. B has been loving his new job and I am so glad he is happy.  We will see how the next few weeks go, when he actually has to be there all 5 days instead of going off to a conference across the state, and hopefully get our new routine down.  Last week I got to get up and make breakfast for all of us and pack his lunch for the first time, and I truly enjoyed it.  It actually made me head into work with a different feeling. 

I know this is starting to get sappy, and for that I apologize, but if you are still reading, thanks a bunch.  Now, with no further ado, I will start my list.

Sweet hugs shared between siblings

Kind words for her little brother coming out of a nightmare

Mothers who will do even the most simple tasks with you

Video chats with Mr. B when he is gone

Getting some more stuff for the birthday parties out of the way

Amazing ladies that I work with

Giggles over Veggie Tales movies

Being "liked" by Fireboy B today (yesterday I was not so lucky)

Amazing babysitters who really care about my kids

Coca Cola (Yep, gotta have it)

Ice Cream trips with Mimi and Pappy on a hot summer night

Songs about Ravioli that make Fireboy B's eyes light up

Coaches that do not pressure Prissy B to get back for the game

Quiet times at night in my corner



  1. I love 1000 gifts by Ann Voskamp, I read it not too long ago.

    Really should get back to writing them down again, thanks for the reminder

  2. As we have been adjusting to the last several weeks of being home, and enjoying the daily company of my great wife and wonderful kids, I know that I have truly been blessed.

    Thank you for being the best wife a man could have.