Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kids and Their Educations

Well, today Jeremiah decided to go to school. He needed to finish his research paper and I have a parent-teacher conference with his teacher tomorrow. I think he's worried about what his teacher might say. I have a feeling it's not going to be good. He seems to "forget" to do some of his assignments. I can lean over him only so much and force him to do his work. Chloe, I think is doing well, and Angela is having trouble in a few areas, but not too badly. Of course, Chloe is doing well for her. She has a little bit of trouble as I mentioned before on here I think, but she's improving very quickly. She's not going to need summer school this summer, which is good since we won't be in town most of the summer. I think camp will be good for her, too. We won't even have a television set to watch movies on, so we'll have that many fewer distractions from working on reading skills and things, and plenty of outdoor activities and crafts to improve her sweet little mind as well as the rest of ours.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ear Infection

Well, I had to take Jeremiah to QuickCare today. He has an ear infection. I guess he won't be going to school tomorrow either! Ugh! That's the whole week since they don't have school Thursday or Friday. Parent-teacher conferences.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jeremiah is Sick

Well, Jeremiah was very sick and had to stay home today. He seems to have a cold much worse then when Chloe had it. He'll probably be staying home tomorrow, too. I'll just let him stay home while I go to bible study. He'll be fine. He has a phone and he knows how to use it!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Boring Sunday

Well, today everyone was tired and a couple of people seemed to have colds, so we stayed home from church. It was a boring day. I'm hoping everyone will be able to go to school tomorrow and for the whole week. I'm starting a new bible study on Tuesday. I'll be in that study through May. Then I'll have to do a study on my own for the summer, since most of it I'll be at camp.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Disappointing Day For My Son, The Perfecionist

Jeremiah had his final Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts today. He placed 6th overall. 1st in his den. He wasn't very happy, but he'll get over it. He had baseball tryouts today as well and didn't do as well as he would have liked. So, a pretty disappointing day for the poor little guy, but we all have them, and he's got to learn how to deal with them someday. Now's as good a time as any anyway. I don't think he did as poorly as he thinks at baseball tryouts. He takes after his mom and beats himself up a lot. A little too much of my perfectionism in him! We both need to knock it off and accept that no one's perfect, ourselves especially not!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chloe Getting Better

Well, Chloe went to school today. That night after my last post she woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't breathe laying down, so I had to send Josh to get medicine. He bought a bunch of stuff cause he was too tired to look. He mostly bought allergy medicine, which she did need, cause she has allergies and hasn't had her medicine for a while, but he did buy one medicine which was genius and I'd never seen before. It was a cold medicine and allergy medicine in one! That was terrific because when she has a cold I always worry about giving her too many medicines cause she has to take her allergy medicine, too. This takes out the guesswork. I will definitely be looking for that again when she has a cold again! I should send him to the store half asleep more often!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Totally Exhausted

Totally exhausted. I stayed up way too late last night and then Chloe had a cold, so she stayed home and jabbered at me all day between coughs. So, I didn't get much rest today. She is pretty quiet now, so maybe I'll take a nap now that Jeremiah and Angela are home to take care of her needs. Won't get a long one, but even a short one is nice.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Genesis 2:10-14

Genesis 2:10-14

A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.) The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

I'm so glad he told us about the rivers and I'm especially glad that he mentioned the wonderful elements for making jewelry. I'm sure that's why he mentioned them, really. I hope one of those things had something to do with diamonds! I haven't received many diamonds recently, but I love my diamonds, all of which I got from my husband. Why have I not received any diamonds recently? I don't know. Something about the economy and bills and whatever excuse my husband is making now. (Really, I'm kidding. I know times are tough.)

But the rivers. I love rivers. Unlike my husband I'm quite content to watch it from beside the river. I have no desire to climb in a raft and go flying down it with water splashing all over me and getting in my face and, God forbid, that I should actually fall in the water! I am terrified of water. Something I didn't acknowledge until a couple of years ago when I admitted that I'm afraid to put my face in the water. It makes me feel panicky, like I'm never going to breathe again. I hate it! So know, I do not want to go whitewater rafting. My husband and my son absolutely love it. Why, I will never understand, but they do.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break

It's been a busy Spring Break. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into God's Word with ya'll tomorrow. The kids have been healthy all spring break. Josh had a small surgery that I don't really want to go into. Let's just say that if it worked like it's supposed to their will definitely be no more babies in this family until I have grandkids (which lets hope that will be a while)!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Kids On The Mend

Chloe went to school today. Hopefully she and I will still be able to avoid the stomach bug. Jeremiah and Angela are still home. They still feel kind of icky, but well enough to play the Wii. They seem to be getting along exceptionally well, today, though. Angela made Jeremiah a lunch with a note inside to eat on the couch. Aaaaah!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stomach Bug

Okay, apparently it wasn't food poisoning, because my son woke up in the wee hours of the morning throwing up and then this afternoon I got a phone call from the school that Angela had thrown up at school. Chloe was already home, because shortly after Jeremiah started throwing up she came in my room and told me her tummy hurt. Under the circumstances I believed her, so she's been home all day. What has she done all day, you ask? Well, she's sang and watched a movie and eaten and eaten some more and nothing has come back up. She's even done quite a bit of dancing around. Some of it really bugging her poor miserable brother and sister. Well, I don't know if she bothered Angela, but this morning I could tell Jeremiah wasn't enjoying her singing. We all normally enjoy Chloe's singing, but it is irritating when you don't feel well. I'm still hoping that somehow Chloe and I might avoid it. I'm downing lots of water and vitamin C.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Josh Got Food Poisoning

Well, Josh seems to have mostly gotten over his food poisoning from yesterday. He's still a little queezy, but functional. He had to work yesterday late afternoon and evening even though he was still sick, poor guy. He had an interview to do in hiring employees for the summer camp and he had to go raise money for the scouts at a meeting in Colfax. He did raise quite a bit of money for the Boy Scouts though, so that's good.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jeremiah's Crossover

Tomorrow night is Jeremiah's crossover ceremony for Boy Scouts. He'll be crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and will be receiving his Arrow of Light, which is the highest honor a boy can achieve in Cub Scouts. You don't have to achieve it to become a Boy Scout but he has and will receive it tomorrow night. Those of you who live in my area, the ceremony will be at 7 p.m. at McDonald's school. Anyone can come!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Hockey Weekend

Angela had her Moscow tournament this weekend. It's the only tournament she's been in this year, because the tournaments cost extra and we couldn't afford that. Also since it's a whole weekend we have to stay in a hotel when we go on the road. They lost every game, but the last one was close and it was exciting and she has improved so much this season. I can't wait to see how she does next year. For those of you who may not know, she started playing ice hockey this year. She's wanted to ever since I first strapped skates on her feet when she was only 2 years old and her daddy was the assistant manager and the ice rink. I just never realized how badly she wanted to play that we would somehow end up here. It's just such an expensive sport and we have so many bills from our past, because of some bad choices that we made. We're barely making ends meet, even though, my husband has had fairly good jobs. She's doing very well, and was able to play this year on a scholarship. Hopefully she will be able to continue to play and improve and become fairly good at it. I think she will. She absolutely loves it. They only have one game left for the season. It's a parent-child game that Josh is also hoping to participate in. He's going to have to borrow some equipment, cause all he has is his skates and his stick. She asked me yesterday, "What am I going to do after hockey is over?" which is kind of funny since I had been asking Josh that very day at one of her games: "What am I going to do with her when she doesn't have hockey anymore?" So we're both at a loss! We don't have any more money for her to do any other sports this year, or time. Jeremiah will be starting baseball in a couple of weeks. That is if he can find his mitt. We're not buying a new one. We already bought a new one last year, cause he lost the first one we bought, we're not doing it again! The deal with Angela is that she just has so much energy and gets so bored so easily and starts to cause me problems. I believe that hockey was exactly the outlet she needed. She's been so much easier to deal with at home while she's had hockey! I love her dearly, but man, she can be a pain! And she wants to be in charge of everything! I have to constantly remind her who's boss! And it's exhausting! More exhausting than dragging her to the rink every day and putting all that gear on her!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Genesis 2:8-9

Genesis 2:8-9

Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground- trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

God provides for His children. Always! And I like the fact that it was pleasing to the eye. He thought of the woman, too. Her kitchen has to be pretty! That's very important!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Genesis 2:4-7

Genesis 2:4-7

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens- and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground- the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Now, I understand that some believe that chapter 2 is a second creation. Just one of the things they claim as an inconsistency in the bible. That's not true. It's a more detailed account of the original account. The one thing I found interesting, reading this short passage by itself for the first time is that it says that "streams came up from the earth" as if they did it all by themselves. Now I'm not saying God wasn't in control, but I think some things He does set into motion ahead of time and of course, He reserves the right to intervene in that process any time He chooses and I believe does more often than we recognize. But remember, He's ultimately the one who made it the way it is to start out with, so He still planned it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Genesis 2:1-3

Genesis 2:1-3

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating He had done.

I'll admit it. My favorite day! Anyone who knows me knows I am not a Martha most of the time. I'm a Mary! I think rest is the greatest thing God ever created! Now, I do not think that God rested because He was tired. I would be tired if I did all that work in six days, but I'm not God. God doesn't get tired. And I'm so glad because sometimes I need Him in the middle of the night when I can't sleep for whatever reason. If I'm aware that I need Him it's probably because I'm stressing about something, but actually I always need Him, even when I'm asleep. I think He slept because He was settting an example for us, that we should work six days, and rest one day. Of course, I hope sleeping every night (or at least most nights) is okay, too. I am one who needs plenty of sleep. You don't want to see me on the days that I only had 4 hours or less of sleep! Anyway, I for one am grateful for rest!