Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another Day, another cavity

Well for Magoo anyways. Our kids are those bizarre children that LOVE to go to the dentist, I mean what's not to love about a place where you get to wear heart shaped or race car sunglasses, watch an animal movie while your teeth get checked and then play on an indoor play fort while waiting for your sibling??? Pity they don't do that for adults!

Finally (in a long time) today has been one of those days where everything seems to go as planned. Correction....as closely related to planned as it can possibly come with 3 Goons 7 and under. We were even 30 minutes EARLY for the dentist so enjoyed a lovely stroll through the quaint village where their offices are and picked up some loose pumpkin spice black tea and a chilled "mango cheesecake tea" (which was very yucky in case you were wondering) with the three of them in toe.

Magoo has gotten into the summer routine and Helper just follows his lead, so now it's all good. Monkey is in fact.....prepare for it......................SLEEPING~!!!!! A miracle has occurred!

This past weekend was spent watching a beloved sister in Christ, friend and cousin prepare for marriage. what a wonderful (though exhausting) weekend that was. Hubby even took Friday off to help with the driving as we had to drive into Toronto with G20 traffic and I don't do well with more then a dusty red ford pickup in front of me and a couple goats wandering across the road!

The house is coming along, for those who care, and they should be bricking soon. I'm thinking the green from our old house in the main and girls bedrooms, greyblue (brittany blue BM) in the main areas and a deep blue/grey in Magoo's room and the main bathroom...thoughts?

Well the laundry is calling, the kids are playing and I've devoured the 2 "Rocky Mountain" chocolate clusters that an amazing sister in Christ sent all the way from Alberta....Love You!

So back to life we go. When Monkey gets up we have our Bible study time to do. We are on the letter C in our Alpha-Bet Creation Scrapbooks.

God Bless!

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Basket of Love

After the past 2 weeks I am beginning to realize that my imagined sense of life getting easier was a joke! But a good joke at that. For the past 2 weeks my wonderful God given Husband has been wiring speaker cable through the new house, this way we can add speakers through out the house over time so that classical music and Bible stories can be played and listened to while we go about our daily tasks. After all who stays in one room for longer then a few fleeting minutes! I've been wondering if there was a way to add subliminal messaging....."I love to make my bed" "I love to scrub the toilets" "Yes, Mummy, of course Mummy" but then they would be working on me too!

Joking aside, the children and I have been enjoying heading over to the house on days when Husband is going there right after work with dinner and a picnic blanket.

We spread the quilted blanket out on what will be our living room and open a darling wicker basket with a hinged lid that we found at an antique market and unload a portable feast for the senses.

Each night we try to include a surprise for Daddy. Tonight it will be freshly picked strawberries from the farm across the road. Local chocolates picked up on the way, iced coffee and watermelon cubes have also been hidden in the car until dessert time when one of the kidlets is selected to go and retrieve our surprise.

This got me thinking about the simple, small acts of Love that sometimes get overlooked in our fast paced society. That longing gaze across the room at your spouse, ruffling your sons' hair, kissing the forehead of the cuddle-bug, preparing special favorites for meals (even octopus hot dogs!), picking up the dry cleaning without being asked, helping a little one with their responsibilities, really every moment of our day to day activities has the opportunity to be an act of love to our family and friends and ecclesia.

Do we take the time?

Not just the time to show our care and love but do we activitly seek ways to help, sooth, comfort, put a smile on someone else' face?

Perhaps that should be our daily prayer.

My Grandfather used to say "Ask God to show you what needs doing, and then ask him for the strenght to persevere."

What a wise man he was. I pray that we will be joined together again soon at the Resurrection!

Now the kidlets and I are off to pack the picnic basket....such fun!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wedding Outfits

Oh my vanity! Oh my sweet vanity!

Husband told me that it was time that I spent some time and money and got a dress for the upcoming wedding of a very dear cousin, friend and sister in Christ. If only it was that simple!

The girls and I spent nearly six hours at the large mall in the next largest city. Nothing, NOTHING! either it was immodest on the top yet long, or it was nice and simple on the top and barely covered my hips! Oy only 2 weeks, actually less, and therefore no way is there time to sew a dress.

So instead I'll phone around and see if I can borrow a skirt from another sister. Or dig through the closet and try to find a skirt without a stain on it.

The imporant part is that the flowers are all ordered, and the pins and only floral tape needs to be picked up.

Now if only the G20 traffic would let us even GET tot he wedding.

Oh well, time to put these silly and pathetic cares away and focus on my blessings.