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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm going to be "single" for most of the weekend since my husband has gone on a men's retreat with our church. I'm so glad for him...although I will miss him greatly...he needs to bond with some guys from our church.
I was thinking about what I could do that would be fun and refreshing for ME this weekend but I have to work long 12 hour days at my part time job on Friday and Saturday. Today is the only day that I have "off" and I decided to take a nap. My husband worked yesterday from 8a.m. til close to 12:30 this morning and I couldn't possibly sleep until he got home. He crawled into bed at around 2:30 and then the alarm went off at 5a.m. Yawn....I was really sleepy.
I got my step son off to school and got my girls up for homeschooling and then I took a nap!!! I wish I had that time back but I will be so tired tomorrow and Saturday if I don't sleep a little today.
By the way, in case anyone wonders, I don't homeschool my step son. It was my intention to do so but often he doesn't cooperate with me about those kinds of things so my husband decided that it would be too difficult on everyone else to do that. (even though I feel guilty about it...)Right now he needs me to be a nice "step mom" if possible, and not a demanding teacher...
Perhaps that is something that we can do in the future. Maybe some maturity will help him. The doctor does have him on some medication that is supposed to help....
Anyway, so the girls are busy with their schoolwork and we are planning to go to trumpet lessons, the fabric store and then a girls' night out to eat! (if we can think of somewhere cheap that we can still stay on our diets!! I've lost 10 pounds!!!!) Then the girls will go to their dad's for the weekend. So it will just be me and the dog and cats. My oldest daughter will be home as well but since she is in college and also works, she is in and out. Since I work crazy hours on Friday and Saturday, Gideon will be spending the time with his married sister, her husband and their beautiful little baby girl!
I'm going to spend Friday night with "Monk". I watch VERY little tv but I do love that show.
I think I'm going to treat myself to takeout Friday night and then curl up on the couch with Monk....oh...I guess I mean I'm going to curl up and WATCH "Monk"...I'm going to curl up WITH Trinket kitty.....no one else........until my hubby gets home!!

I'm getting pretty excited about our newest addition to our family...a baby boy that is due to be born to my older son and his pretty wife in January. They're thinking about names. I've been buying some things at Goodwill and the Salvation Army and washing them for him.

I did some Christmas and Birthday shopping yesterday. Christmas IS just around the corner, you know! (99 days, I think????)

Well, Jennie needs the computer back to get her schooling done and I need a yogurt. (and a dingdong, but I'm going to pass on the dingdong, I guess....)
Have a blessed day!


  1. Beth, did you have to remind me about the number of days until Christmas! Ha! For us "old" folks, you years has just zoomed by. Enjoy your quiet time alone. Thanks for you sweet comments!

  2. Beth - thanks for visiting with me behind my picket fence! I love your dream - aren't they wierd? What ever possesses our minds to do that I wonder? Maybe it's just God's little sense of humor.......
    I am sharing the diet experience with you. It's not an easy thing but I too have lost 10#. (except this week I just wanna EAT!)
    Come see me again, ok?