Friday, June 8, 2012
7 quick takes - dozenth edition
1. "i tried everything to get him to go to bed and nothing worked... i tried guilt, threats, snuggles, ignoring him... & nothing worked, not even when i told him he was making Jesus sad." - 13 year old girl.
2. Grandparent names are interesting. We have a granny, gramps, gam, gamp, ancient one and gg (short for great-gramma). The name, "Ancient One" still makes me laugh when i think about it too much. Driving home from my girls' violin recital, they informed me that when i become a great grandparent that they are going to call me, "OP" short for "oldie-poldie". Nice. Needless to say, when they asked me to buy them pizza 2 minutes later, i declined.
3. i accompanied 8 students at the recital & i only stunk up one song. Those songs are getting tough!! i'm thinking a surcharge for any 7/8 time signatures is in order... It's fun for me though to stretch this way & good for me to play music with my girlies.
4. It was probably the best either one of my girls has ever played at a recital... That's probably the way it should be eh? It's exciting for me to watch them blossom as little musicians. They audition next week for their fiddle groups & then we can all give a little cheer for the freedom of summer. If you want a little teaser of Cai's recital piece you can watch it HERE. Ignore me... i learned the piece the day before - & ignore the little boys creating havoc... (or don't... they're awfully cute).
5. Neil's home for 3.5 days. It's amazing how those days just slip through our fingers. He always has so much work to catch up on when he is home... but it's a season & my prayer for these past 5 months of heavy traveling has been that God would help our marriage to become the beautiful reflection that it was designed to be... Love that.
6. Our food situation has been brutal lately - mostly because i have been so busy that a full grocery shopping trip hasn't happened in awhile, just the furtive, "Ahh!! We're out of milk!!" "Eeep!! Need tomatoes for that!!" "Arg - no peanut butter?" tiny shopping trips. That's not cutting it for a family with 7 little ones (with a couple hungry teens)... i gotta get back on that one & find some good, healthy, filling meals for when daddy's gone this time... i think a Costco run is in order :) i love their 3 bean medley, brown rice & quinoa - nice fillers to go with whatever i make!
7.Someone nominated me for the Top 25 Moms of Teens blog. When i told Cai, i accidentally said, Top Teen Blog & she laughed at me cause i am one million years old. You can vote for me here - i'm currently somewhere in the top 25: