Friday, March 28, 2008

Potpourri Friday

Spring is supposedly here. Whatever. It is so cold and windy here today I can barely stand to walk from my office to the car. We don't have tumbeling tumbleweeds here - we have flying tumbleweeds that come at you going about 50 mph. It is coooooollllldddd. Way too cold for spring.

I want to thank those who left such kind and supportive comments on this post. Your words were so encouraging to me - I appreciate them all so much. I intend to read them over and over again in the coming months as I continue toward my goal. I have a feeling that during the difficult aspects of this journey, I am going to need your smiles and prayers to keep me going. I am going to be posting in the future of the recent events God has used to fan the flame of this dream. He is just so amazing. So amazing.

Meanwhile, back in my regular life . . . this has been a fun couple of weeks. Fun because last week Michelle and Brad lived with us while they were getting their hardwood floors refinished. What a process that is! And the chemicals they use are way too harsh to live in the house for 72 hours after they are done. But my, the floors are beautiful. And clean. All ready for the little baby that will be joining them in oh, about 10 weeks (be still my heart)! So they moved back in. They left on Saturday, just in time for Jayson and Andrea to move back in with us. They sold their itty bitty house (700 sq. ft.) and purchased a bigger, newer one. I know we are supposed to be in a housing crunch, but they sold their house and bought a new one in ONE WEEK! No kidding. They more than doubled their space which is going to come in very handy when the baby arrives. The baby and all the baby paraphernalia. So we have enjoyed having the kids back home and as of today they are all back in their own homes. Which is just how it should be.

And that has all happened just in time for 4 little people to move in with us for the weekend! You have heard me talk about my "adopted" grandchildren before - the ones that needed grandparents in their lives so we applied for the job - and got it. Well, their mom and dad are going away for the weekend for some much needed rest and time to be with just each other. And celebrate their wedding anniversary. Personally, I think they will be sleeping a lot. Because an 8 year old and a 6 year old and two 3 year olds can make a person pretty worn out. As I'm about to discover on a very personal level. So I have hamburgers and french fries on the menu, lots of little craft kits ready, and lots of Disney videos ready to be watched. And popcorn - boy do we need popcorn with this crew. I bought a 12 pound bag of popcorn - I think that should keep us!

And what did you think about Chickezie going home on American Idol? I was sad for him. I think I am really going to miss watching his mama in the audience every week. And I haven't guessed one of these right yet. Rats. I guess I'm just along for the ride. I guess I'm never going to make it as a record producer. Oh well, I could never wear those gloves like Paula does anyway. Wouldn't even want to try.

So I hope you all have wonderful weekends full of rest and refreshment - get some for me too will you?


Becky said...

You've been busy ... but not as busy as you will be this weekend.

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Your busy household sounds just wonderful to me. We are empty nesters this weekend and it's a very quiet and lonely feeling.

As for American Idol, I won't miss Chekizie. He was good, but I knew he would be leaving. Wasn't his mom a hoot?

Dawn said...

Kristen is going to be in the very same boat - only one more. But the time the twins are 3, she'll have 6 and 8 year old girls, and a 13 year old boy - yikes!!

Have fun and let me know how the potty training attempt goes!

I was sad that Chekizie left, too. He was sweet. Randy is being much more critical than other years, it seems to me, and Simon is downright cruel sometimes (nothing new, but sometimes is right on, too).

Have a blessed Sunday getting all those little kiddoes ready - good practice for the future!

I chuckled at your comment - my dad has definitely pastored some of those touch mission fields!

Penless Thoughts said...

Sounds like you've had a lot of blessed time and being a blessing to those you love.

Karen said...

Wow, you'll have a busy weekend. How wonderful for the parents, to know their children are being well-cared for while they enjoy their anniversary. I can't think of a better gift to give someone. You're awesome!

gail@more than a song said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend! I just got home from my daughter's, so maybe I can rest now!