Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stupid Strep!

1. I feel a little psycho these days. One part of me is freaked out that my oldest boy is still fighting strep hard. The other part of me is fine and is confident to stay the course. I have a house full of people fighting some kind of funk that sure does sound like strep but not typical symptoms. Oy! This too shall pass. This better give us all immunity to strep for at least ten years.

2. Two silly and giggling girls. Oh the wonders of this age.

3. Poor hubs is starting to get the funk. I feel like I'm fighting something but I'm probably just still in the thick of fourth trimester. Taking raw garlic just in case. I smell lovely.

4. Psalm 40
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry."
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Need to be better at waiting patiently. Often I wait impatiently. I lack the needed reverence that I should have for the King of Kings. I remember when Jesus is my homeboy was popular. I get the sentiment here but I also think I can treat God flippantly. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Jesus isn't my homeboy He's my King and savior.


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

1. Throwing in the towel with one of our streppies. He seemed to be getting better but then started really tanking last night. There's another remedy that might work better for him but can't buy it in a local store. Praying he wakes up feeling better in the morning but he's looking really rough tonight.

2. Dumb headache eating my brain.

3. Frog Boy let my hubs hold him for almost an hour today. It was glorious. It was nurse-a-thon this afternoon but thankful to be able to throw in a load of laundry, load a dishwasher and get a shower.

4. Woke up this morning overwhelmed at the thought of facing the day. The exhaustion is so thick and heavy in the morning. Somebody must have been praying for me because as Brownies piled into my bed gratitude overwhelmed my heart. Perspective can be hard when exhausted. Thankful Jesus blessed me with eyes to see past the exhaustion this morning.

5. Thankful for hearing the joyful sounds of two precious girls belting out Hamilton this evening. Thankful for the precious friends the Lord has blessed my girl and me with.

6. Frustrated by a kiddo whose code is especially hard to crack. Hard to know when grace becomes enabling and when certain consequences become agents to control that lack empathy and grace. I think overall a more ridged schedule is needed to whip this household into shape. I will admit that makes me feel stifled and suffocated a bit but I think in the long run will actually lead to more freedom. The hard thing for me will be getting my buns up earlier. That probably doesn't mean getting up much earlier than my kids to have an hour long bible study etc. That's just not my jam but I can get up earlier and get us all up and at em and exercised to have our hearts pumping. I don't "got this" but I trust the Lord to lead and equip. He is so faithful.

7. Sweet baby on my chest. So thankful for this precious boy.

8. Thankful for my amazing hubs who deep cleaned the kitchen and organized one of our cabinets. So this is love!

9. Migraine. Boo!

10. Revelations and bed. Bummed about no church tomorrow. Hoping this ragamuffin crew can rest up.


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Friday, May 26, 2017


1. Full week of school. At least I have gotten one thing done this week. It's an important thing so huzzah!

2. Thankful for a doctor who stayed open late on a Friday to help a brave Brown Boy who broke his wrist.

3. Looks like another Brown has fallen and I don't mean the one who fell off the fence. Poor Boo has been off all day and is running a fever. No complaints of a sore throat yet though which is really bizarro.

4. The poison ivy boys are still going strong. The worst ivy bro is still battling his strep and when his remedies and Meds wear off he's pretty miserable.

5. It's been a long week folks. Thankful for Jesus.

6. "And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.""
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭15:3-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

I Could Stare At His Thighs All Day

1. I could stare at Frog Boy's thighs all day long. When you have contributed to growing a pair of tiny sticks into some actual baby thighs it's a beautiful sight to behold. I love this pumpkin boy.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Another One Bites The Dust

1. A content for the moment baby is sleeping on my chest. A sleeping baby on the chest is one of the best things ever.

2. Bit woke up with a sore throat and Paul went down hard today. We'll see if homeopathy can work like a charm for three out of three. Poor Paul was already miserable with poison ivy. It's gonna be a rough couple of days for that sweet boy.

3. It's a hard season but a good one. My thrashed and dirty house is really bumming me out. There's so much chaos right now that controlling my environment would be lovely. But alas my sweet Frog Boy won't have it and the sibs so excited to hold a baby don't want to hold him anymore bc he's guaranteed to cry. Poor buddy's guts are just so whack.

4. Rev 13. Digging commentary. It's like a history lesson.

5. Need to get some vitamin D tomorrow even if it's just a walk around the block.

6. Thankful for Jesus.


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