Thankful for: This has been a sobering week this week. First of all, I am so very thankful for where I live. We do not have hurricanes, tornadoes, or even earthquakes (very often). I am thankful that I do not live in such poverty that I can not have a home that is safe. I am thankful that I am not currently searching through piles of bodies trying to find my loved ones. I am so thankful to be here, and to be me.
A family in our community lost their six month old boy this week (they suspect it was SIDS.) I am so very thankful that I have never lost a child, never felt that hole in my life. If not for medical intervention, none of my children would be here today, and I am so very thankful that I have the ability to tuck my kids in bed at night. I cannot even imagine what families feel when thy lose a child, and I don't want to know, because that is something that you have to live through to understand.
Looking forward to: Tonight, Marty and I are cashing in a Christmas present and going out by ourselves. Marty's Mom is taking the kids for the night, so we get to sleep in and pick them up tomorrow. Oh, yeah, a night to ourselves! WooHoo!!
What's for dinner tonight: For the kids? I don't know. For Marty and I? Well, it will be served by a waiter, and I don't have to cook it or clean up ofter it, so who cares? It's going to be great, whatever it is!
Listening to: Ben playing with his sister's barbies and Sleeping Beauty's bed. He is collapsing the bed and opening it back up, making a psssssshhhh sound as he does it. I don't know if he is pretending it is powered by hydraulics or what. Grant is sitting in my lap eating a snack and we are having a conversation, "I push this bun-ton?" "No, buddy, don't push that button." "Oh, OK. I push this bun-ton?" "Nope, not that one either." "OK, Mommy. I push thiiis bun-ton?" "Sorry, but you may not push any buttons." "Oh, OK."
Missing: My shoe (duh) and now, my Costco card. Luckily, the Costco card is easy to replace. I don't want to though, because my picture is great. Really, if you get a good picture on your Costco card, you do not give it up. It's much more likely to get a good driver's licence picture than a good Costco card picture. So I'll keep looking for the Costco card.
Wanting/needing: Buckets of money so I can re-build Haiti and adopt all the orphans.
Quote of the week: "Look, Mommy, it's a pee-nus!" Grant yelled out while holding a rather phallic-looking piece of cereal. Oh, no, how do I respond to that? To buy time, I replied, "It's a what, babe?" "It's a pee-nut!" Oh, a peanut. That's much better.
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