Today I am keeping my feet on the ground, my soul is feeling relaxed, my patience is miracuously present, and I am in charge.
We are supposed to be heading off to our morning class but my nose is runny and I look like hell. So many say that the frost that recently took place helped their allergies. Mine are WORSE or maybe it is a cold. So we are staying put. My goal is to not use the car today. We will conquer laundry, bake, get something in the crock pot, enjoy a little Bert and Ernie, and look up how to sew patches on a tiger cub shirt. I get to decide if it is better for us to go or stay. And today we stay put.
Charley joined scouts and he is one enthusiastic scout at this point. There are 7 little men in his den. Ed grins and said he signed up to run the rocket day thingy. HA! Love all of this. Mainly, because I can just enjoy it from the sidelines...except for the patch sewing. Yesterday in the car, Charley informed me that I would have to sew patches on his shirt. I said, "Oh buddy, guess what, they make these nifty iron on things. Mama can handle that." But he has showed concern about the iron on things not staying put. So I am determined to learn to sew a patch. My mom comes in a week for a good many days. So maybe she can show me her ways. Otherwise, my MIL is always there too :) He is supposed to go shopping for his shirt tonight...with dad. But he was all crazy after the meeting last night and didn't fall asleep until 10. So we'll see if he gets to shop tonight.
Homemade baby food has another plus. When baby starts being able to handle thicker consistencies...you just don't have to add water to it, just thaw the cube and there you have it. LOVE IT! Sydney is picking up puffs and loving food these days.
She is also getting up on her knees and rockin'. Soon she will be a crawlin'. I am nervous about this change in our household. Crumbs. Legos. Life is about to change.
I am working on a wall of frames/pictures. Kinda excited about this.
At the moment Henry is busy with cars and Sydney with puffs....and I with the latte making shenanigans.
I do finally feel more routine this week. Henry got off to school without a hitch yesterday. So proud of him. There are no knew things this week. Family dinner is in the works tonight. The evenings are growing darker earlier and I actually embrace this. It means hunkering down, cozing up, and letting our bodies relax a wee bit more. I feel like I know what to expect this week and it makes me happy.
My mom is coming for a week. And she and I have not even chatted about this. But I am SO looking forward to it. I love when she comes for long stays and just gets in our groove with us. A run to target or sitting in the carpool lane is that much more enjoyable with a sidekick. And with Charley at school and Henry at school she can have moments with Sydney, lunch with Charley, and maybe a special outing with Hank.
Gearing up for a burst of blogging that is going to be out of control. We'll see when and if it happens. But I have so much to share and am feeling it. So stay tuned. I just need a moment or 60.
And thank you all for the kind words and thoughts regarding my grandpa. It continues to weigh heavy on my heart.