It’s been quite a while since I’ve written here. The “7 Quick Takes” idea from conversiondiary.com inspired me to finally take a few minutes to write, so here goes…
Cute baby alert! ~G is officially a thumb sucker…
I’m reading St. Augustine’s Confessions and though it was written in 397 AD by a man, I am finding we have a lot in common. I’m kind of “confessing” right there beside him. Something I LOVE about books, humanity, and God: being able to relate to the thoughts of someone who lived 1616 years before me, being reminded by those thoughts of the unchanging steadiness of God, and amazement over the many lives spent preserving and then translating those thoughts for me today.
I need to stop complaining to people about how busy it has been this spring. It’s not that people don’t care, but the general vibe is: “Well, you have 6 kids…”. I need to remind myself that we all have our trials (6 kids or not) and remember that complaining about stuff never really seems to help me.
I’ve been eating gluten free for a year now in hopes of keeping this crazy rash I have had at bay. After a big break out last week and my decision to finally make an appointment to see a dermatologist (next week) I decided to try eating gluten again this week (so far so good). Tonight will be my first Friday night pizza night in a year where I actually get to eat the pizza!
I’ve had a few awkward Down syndrome moments with ~G out and about. Still not sure when to and when not to mention it. Had a conversation with a woman up the road who stopped by (after meeting a few times briefly). Ended up finding out after telling her about ~G that her 12 year old sister has Ds. Kind of awkward silence when I expected her to say more. Really though did she need to? When do you say too much/make too big a deal out of it? Yeah not sure.
#6 was going to be about how 3 of our boys have finally learned to ride their bikes in our yard/on our trails but just moments before posting this I heard my husband downstairs chastising one of our 6 boys for, get this, shooting pee from a squirt gun!
Filed under: “Things you never thought you had to tell your son not to do.”
It is never a dull moment around here.
Enjoying the new stone wall Kevin built (with a little help from the boys) for my flower garden. It is totally sit-able and perfect to view the $30 in flowers I planted so I could enjoy flowers this year all summer instead of just in August .
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