II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

This, that and the other...

hmmm....what can I write about? I am in the mood to blog, actually have a free minute and can't think of a thing to say. It figures! Any other time I am making lists of things I want to blog about!

Anyway, let's see...So many things have been going on around here lately. Here's one that's on the top of my "pet peeve" list. My son will NOT stop pooping his pants. It's about to make me crazy! He suffers from the same "issue" that I do...he only goes about once a week too. His thing is..for 2-3 days before THE day..he does little pebble-poopers in his underwear. Everytime I take him to the potty to pee, we pull his underwear down and sure enough...there will be a mess. I promise you...every single pair of the underwear the kid owns--and he has LOTS (probably 20+ pair) have stains in the butt of them. I have tried everything I can think of to fix this...such as putting him on the pot and making him sit there until he goes (which never happens---we just end up wasting an hour sitting in the bathroom). I've tried giving him children's laxitives, stool softners, feeding him grapes, raisens, prune juice. I've also tried spanking him for when he does it and also threatening to make him start wearing diapers again. Nothing has worked. Maybe it's just a phase he is going through...!?! I just hope it ends soon. I have to wash about 5 pairs of underwear a day with the way things are going!

Okay, enough of that crap (ha ha)..let's talk about something less gross. How about Christmas shopping!?! I've been trying to think of a way to buy everyone a gift this year and NOT go into more debt. It's a problem just about everyone has probably. I thought about trying something different this year. From here on out, everytime Matt or I gets paid (which is every Friday) I will take $10-$20 and buy a gift card. By the time Christmas gets here, we will have had 12 paydays...which could mean anywhere from $120-$240 to spend on gifts. The only problem I see with this...is deciding WHERE to buy the gift cards to. I know, you are probably thinking to just put the cash in an envelope and save it up...but that never works for me. I try that almost every year and every year, I ended up "needing" that cash for something else and then I go in debt buying gifts come December. If I did the gift card thing..it would be a LOT harder for me to spend it. I'll let you know if I actually do this and how it works.

Speaking of Christmas, can you guys believe it's only 86 days---12 weeks away! It'll be here before we know it! It seems like summer was just yesterday and now Christmas is practically tomorrow! Weird how time flies when your an adult but when your a kid...things seem to take forever!

So...here's something else that has been going through my mind today...horses. Tonight we went to a little rodeo/chuck-wagon dinner thing that was hosted by Grant's preschool. They had a calf-roping event and a barrel racing event. While we were there, several of us were talking about how we'd love to put our kids in riding lessons but how they are SO expensive and there really isn't anywhere close by either. This got me (and my dad) to thinking. Why don't I take some "formal" ridig lessons, and "formally" break our horse and ME start giving some lessons!?! I could make a little extra money on the side AND be able to do something here on our land--and with the horses! Now, if I can just think of a way to tie ministry into it---it would be a total package! Can ya'll see me as a cowgirl? Look, I'm already dressed for it! ha ha

Well, if you are still reading...you must really love me because I know I am rambling on about a whole lot of nothing. When my kids do this...I call it "diarrhea of the mouth". Isn't that nice? okay...well...here comes some more:

In our Sunday School class at church, we are studying a book about vision and finding out what the vision God has called you to. It's by Miles Monroe and it is a fabulous book---especially for someone who isn't quite sure where they fit in in the world/in the ministry/in life. It's kind of funny because Matt and I are SO opposite when it comes to vision. He has no real idea about what he wants to be doing or any real strong passion for any one particular thing. Me on the other hand...I have a million things I want/like to do and am passionate about pretty much every single one of them. It's so hard for me to find my right place...because I want to be everywhere all at once. I love kids. I love decorating. I love singing/worship. I love exercise. I love hard work. I love helping people. I love dance. I love writing/reading. I mean...I could go on and on. I almost think finding my "calling" is going to be harder for me than it will be for Matt because when Matt discovers what it is...he'll KNOW. There won't be a hundred other "contenders". Me on the other hand...I am like a kid in a candy store with 20 different options...all of them sounding equally good and having no idea which way to turn. The one thing I AM sure about is this: I KNOW God wants to use me (and my husband) and that that when we begin to walk in that calling/vison...our lives will be much more complete and fulfilled. How exciting!
Okay, well...I guess I should get up from here and go do dishes and laundry and look over a weeks worth of homework papers...you know....the FUN stuff we mom's get to do. :o)

Love you all! Thanks for reading!

Ps. Man, I really need a pedicure & a massage! Anyone want to donate either of those? he he :o)


Amos said...

The first thought that came to mind is about the Christmas gift Cards. Go to your bank and buy Visa gift cards. Then you can use them anywhere you want to buy christmas gifts. Ok, I have to read the rest again to write more.

Love you!