Archive for May, 2006


Landscaping

Friday, May 26th, 2006

We have been working on planting things in our yard like trees, shrubs, ground cover, etc.  I am the official weeder, having decided that working with a shovel in the rocks we call dirt would not be advisable at this stage of pregnancy for me.  I can only go for so long at a time before I can’t breathe and my ribs are burning, so I only have about half of the front yard dirt area weeded.  I’m working on it, though.

Some of our shrubs aren’t doing so well right now.  I have somewhat frequently discussed my ‘black thumb’ because of my history with plants.  I don’t even know if I could keep a cactus alive.  Tonight my husband started teasing me that the fact that I was helping with the yard work at all (I normally leave most of it to him) was the reason that these shrubs are dying because of my infamous black thumb.  I asked him if that meant I should stop coming out to help, and he laughed and told me that I couldn’t get out of it that easily.  LOL.  At least they are gauranteed by the nursery we purchased them from for a year.  Hopefully we won’t need to test that.  It will be so nuce to have something more than weeds and grass in my yard.  Aaaaaahhhhhhhh  hopefully this weekend is the weekend.

Balance?

Monday, May 15th, 2006

I have been working on lessening commitments in my life that have become “extra” and no longer so very important to me.  It feels good to see less scheduling going on outside of my home.  I’m wondering now at how close I feel to my goal of what I consider commitment balance.  I am so close I am wondering if I will really make it, or if I will start to add too much again.  Not that I feel the things I am adding are ‘extra’ when I add them.  I really try to only add those things that I feel I or my family need me to add.  I suppose that is why it is so important to go through a ‘six month no’.  That is when you can let go of things that used to be needed and important, and frees up room for those new things that are now needed and important.  I am really enjoying this sense of peace I feel when I realize how close I am to what seems the right balance for me.

Tonight’s Goal

Friday, May 12th, 2006

I have decided that tonight I am going to clean and organize my desk…..again. lol. It is stacked pretty high with papers mainly, but of course there are toys, movies, and other miscellanious items helping to clutter it up. I want to decorate it somewhat as well. I am not sure how I will, though. I feel very inadequate when it comes to interior decorating. I am currently starting to play with the idea of painting some of the walls in my home colors other than white, and this time I hope I will actually apply paint to my walls and not just my imagination.

Well, i’m off to work on my desk.

Chipped Tooth

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

Wednesday night Tevita fell and chipped his tooth.  It bled from his gums, but not really heavily.  I was more concerned that I didn’t know what the urgency of the situation might be, and of course that he was in a lot of pain.  I called a dentist and talked to him over the phone to find out if it was something I should take him in that night for or not.  We determined that it wasn’t, and I prayed very hard that he would not be in pain through the night so he could sleep.  I knew he wouldn’t take the tylenol that the dentist was recommending because he was not willing to have anything go in his mouth.  Thankfullly my prayers were answered as far as I could tell, because he did sleep through the night pretty well, and even woke with smiles in the morning.  I can tell that it is still tender because he can’t bite off food that isn’t soft.  He isn’t happy that I keep trying to feed him soft foods, either.  He wants what the rest of the family is eating.  I feel so badly for him.  I have been more like a hovering mother hen with him lately.  I am so afraid he will fall again, and even though it would normally not be a big deal, it will be bad because of what has already happened.  We are getting used to the new look, and I am grateful for baby teeth that fall out eventually.  I am also extremely grateful for my Heavenly Father who loves us so much and cares about our cares, no matter what they are.

Harder than I could wish

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

My midwife has told me I need to be off of refined sugars now.  I love the idea in theory, but in application it is harder than I want it to be.  I feel like I am counting down until the baby is born just so I can have another piece of chocolate cake again.  I need recipes that I can make food from scratch that is chocolatey or sweetish that does not use refined sugar.  I have recipes for graham crackers that only take honey or take honey and molasses.  Now I just need to do a search for honey chocolate cake…lol.  My son still has some of his birthday cake sitting in my kitchen, maybe that is a part of my problem right now.  I need to go eat an apple or some strawberries and get my family to finish that darn tempting cake!  lol

We’re Back!

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Well, we have returned from an exciting, wonderful, exhausting trip to Disneyland. I was pleasantly surprised at how many rides I was able to go on. We all did have a lot of fun on the trip, even waking up with our feet still aching from the day before…lol. Pirates of the Carribean was closed for renovation the entire time we were there, sadly. I am looking forward to going again in a few years. Next time I will have to plan better around pregnancies, heheheh. For now I feel like I need to recover for a few days…..a few days I don’t have….lol.