Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What He’s saying…


“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you …”  Jeremiah  29:13, 14

Friday, February 1, 2013

Goings Ons

Where I’m from there are a couple of different “definitions” so to speak of “going on”…  Below, I will tell you about the recent goings ons in my family.  There’s the “It was some goin’ on over there last night” meaning something unusual or exciting has happened and depending on the tone of voice it could be a scandalous event or if said in a jovial tone, might mean that everyone had a pretty good time.  There could also be “What a goin’ on I had…” (not a question) which is usually describing some difficult or unnecessarily complicated situation that had occurred.  This too could be a negative thing or said in a jovial tone would imply that “it was hard but I had alot of fun trying to fix the situation.”  Anyway, this is not the point of this blog, I just thought about it as I was writing the title.  I’m here to tell you about the goings ons in my life.

We made a BIG move in July which I don’t think I’ve mentioned here.  My husband has a new job which he LOOOVES!  He’s away quite a bit for his job so I’m often home alone with the little ones but I don’t really find it any worse than he worked shift work.  I like that many days he’s home by 3 to pick the kids up from school!  And he’s way more relaxed than he was at his old job.

Of course we have a new home.  A much bigger new home.  In our old home all 6 of us were sharing a 3 bedroom bungalow so our new 2-story, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house is much more comfortable.  The babies are still sharing a room but it’s a really big one and I think they sleep better together.  My 3-year-old was used to sharing a room with her big sister and on the rare nights that my baby won’t go to sleep right away, I take her out of the room and the 3-year-old won’t go to sleep alone.  I like to think of it as a nursery although my baby will be 2 in a few weeks.  And is she ever clinging to baby-hood!  Didn’t stand until 10 months, didn’t walk until 17 months and is taking her time with talking.  Why bother when saying “Mommy” and pointing to what she wants works just fine?  I give her too little credit; in the past few weeks especially she is saying plenty of new words.

My two older ones are settled into school pretty well.  It was a huge surprise to me that my 6-year-old had such a hard time adjusting to the move.  I guess it shouldn’t have been but I never moved as a child so I didn’t really know what to expect.  My easy-going boy had no obvious problems but my little girl is only just now not having weekly outbursts blaming all her problems on the fact that we moved (problems she would have had in our old town as well but that’s 6-year-old logic for ya).  Next week I have to register my 3-year-old for the junior kindergarten program that is here.  I would love to keep her home with me for next year but I don’t want her to be lagging behind her peers.  I think my 1st-grader’s teacher expects a little more out of her than she should considering her peers have a full year more of schooling than she does.

I really like the area we are in.  It can be busy but it still has elements of small-town charm.  I love that fastfood, Wal-Mart and grocery stores are 5 minutes away depending on traffic.  The downtown park is beautiful and it turns into a meandering skating trail in the winter-so cool.  I’m so blessed that we live 5 minutes from my aunt and my Nan.  My aunt has been here for over 30 years and she’s never had family live near her (besides my nan who moved in with her 6 years ago) so she’s very happy we are here.  I don’t get over there as much as I would like but between hustling the kids around and renovating our kitchen, it’s been pretty busy.  Cross my fingers the kitchen will be completely finished by tomorrow.  I’ll post pics of the whole process soon.  Then we have to start on our basement.  Oh did I mention we got this house really cheaply but it needs some upgrading.  We are gonna finish the basement into a functioning laundry room, play-room, and media room (read Man-Cave).  Nah seriously I am so happy about the media room.  My husband has been talking for years about a cool room to set up our seldomly used projector and having a place to show case all his memorabilia.  He’s just a little bit of collector!  A friend recently said that she’s never felt her current house of 3 years was home like her old house.  I feel the opposite.  I feel more at home here at 6 months than I did in my older home of 7 years.  I think it’s because with our growing family I was never comfortable there.

I think that is about it.  At least that’s it for now.  I have to get to bed.  Blessings to you all and thanks for reading.