Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It’s Tuesday morning. Just a couple of lines and I’m hitting the road for work. Work went well yesterday. It was busy so you don’t have time to think about what you could be doing at home. Got home,I made a fresh pot of soup for lunches the rest of the week at work. I had picked a huge bowl of green beans, so I got them snapped and cooked for supper another night. I had a cucumber for lunch yesterday, so I was motivated to do better the rest of the week. No—it’s not diet food, I’m just cheap. I’ll treat myself to lunch out one day a week. If you do it on Monday, you have nothing to look forward to the rest of the week. Plus --- that’s quilt money being wasted on food. I had eleven teenagers for Papa Murphy’s Pizza (Coupons on great!).

I wanted to thank Libby and Devliegendekoe for the Nice Matters Award. When I started typing, I had no idea the friends I would meet.

I use to stress about working, having a family and wanting to have a little time to make a stitch or two. Who am I kidding, sometimes I still do....It was great to find that there are other wives and moms out there wanting the same thing. And there’s some kind of relief to know that there’s somebody else out there that has days and wonders, “Why can’t I do it all… because I want to…” The best part about a “Good Day” is that it’s 24 hours long. The Best part about a “bad” day is that it’s only 24 hours long and you get another shot at it tomorrow. Raising kids is hard--- no if's, and's, or but's. I always tell people with young ones, “There’s nothing sexy about raising babies, but hang in there --- you can do it…”

Here is my favorite summer photo—Eric, Chelsey and Ransom.
Every time I look at this photo I want to hug their Orthodontists---excuse the bragging rights--—but their Orthodontists did a great job and it was totally worth the year’s college tuition to give the kids great teeth… There are definitely highs and lows with all three. I think there has been more this summer than any summer before, but all three are keepers.

16 comments:

Libby said...

I think there might just be a little (just a smidgen, perhaps) of good parenting involved in that photo, too. It's not every teen sibling willing to pose in a photo (in the same time zone) with one another and . . . smile *s* Have a great day.

p.s. Cucumber sandwiches are pretty tasty.

Juliann in WA said...

I love that idea about a bad day being only 24 hours - I need to remember that. Hope the rest of the week goes quickly too.

Connie W said...

They're great looking kids. Hope your week is a good one.

anne bebbington said...

Never mind the orthodontists credits - gorgeous teeth need smiley happy kids to set them off - a lovely photo!

Joanne said...

Congratulations -- you deserve the award.
And you have really nice looking kids and isn't it wonderful how close they are to each other? My two were 7 years apart and at each other's throats most of their lives. Now -- DD's kids have brought them much closer together!

Toni said...

Cute pic of the kids...they do have great teeth and great smiles...hope all is well...Toni

de vliegende koe said...

The award is well deserved and you have some gorgeous looking kids. How proud are they of their mama?

Shelina said...

You have beautiful children, and they do have beautiful smiles. You should definitely be proud of your investments!

Congratulations on winning the nice blogger award.

Angie said...

You have 3 beautiful kids! :> Man, those teen and early 20s years can be the pits. Thanks for reminding us that those bad days only last 24 hours. :D

Kairle said...

You're right...there is nothing sexy about raising kids...but I totally love it (says to woman who stayed up visiting with my son and his friend until 1:30 this morning).

What a sweet picture of your kids! Priceless!!!

Gail said...

Definitely great smiles- but those smiles start in their eyes and wind up on their faces, so I don't think the dentist should get quite so much credit.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Beautiful photo, that one would be sitting close to my bed for sure. And yes, the orthodontist work was great!
The award was well deserved,as well. I really enjoy your musings, and your quilts, Tracey

Leigh said...

Great photo they are gorgeous kids. You must have done something right with them.

Dawn said...

Beautiful children and beautiful teeth! Something I wish I could have given my children. One was born with beautiful teeth. The other 3 - ughhh.

Carole said...

What lovely kids! It is a great photo! As they say "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!" Thanks for sharing!

Tazzie said...

What a great picture Mel, I can see why you'd love it. Just wonderful kids, and Ransom too!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)