Friday, July 11, 2008

Everyday Life

I sometimes struggle to find something blog worthy. Something I think others will enjoy reading. Something inspirational. Something outstanding. Well guess what, most days nothing like that comes to mind! Then I remembered why I started this blog. My goal was to write about my family's daily lives, so that my children and grandchildren (may the Lord so bless me) could have a memoir of sorts.

Well here is the low down on my typical summer day:

We all slept in today, except Joel who dutifully got up at 5:00 AM to go to work and Isaac who spent the night at grandmas house. Jacob developed a migraine last night which ended in a vomiting episode at 10:00 PM, so I let the boys sleep in. Lauren came strolling into my room at about 6:00. Thankfully as we snuggled she fell back to sleep. It was great to get some extra sleep. We all need it. We have been burning the candle at both ends lately.

After breakfast I indulged in the reading of a few of my favorite blogs. Then it was out to do rabbit chores. One of the rabbits had somehow gotten the water bottle off of the front of the cage and I couldn't find the metal hanger that holds it on. So, I had to climb up on Joel's workbench in the pole barn and hunt for a substitute holder. I found a small bungee cord and patted myself on the back for the ingenuity I had displayed!

Next it was out the garden where I had the hot and sweaty job of pulling up the jungle of weeds that surrounded my onions, beans, cucumbers and watermelon. Lauren wandered around the garden watching me. At one point I looked up to find where she was and found that she had decided to remove her skirt and diaper. So, there she stood enjoying nature with just a shirt on. I quickly put her skirt back on (the diaper was quite wet). A few moments later she said, "Uh-Oh and looked down between her feet. She had successfully watered my turnips. I finished weeding the onions and then scooped her up to take her indoors.

Lunch, the usual fare, PB&J, leftovers and whatever we can scrounge up!

I put Lauren down for a nap and then headed out to hang up laundry and finish in the garden. While outside I noticed our outside wood burner was running but no smoke was coming out of the smoke stack. So, I single handedly started it back up with out any of the drama I displayed back in February!

Then it was back inside to hold Lauren as she awoke from her all to short nap.

Now its time to think of what to make for dinner. I'm thinking that ordering pizza sounds like the way to go!

What I haven't included in this running tally, is the countless diapers and outfits I've changed, the bathrooms I cleaned, dishes I've put away, the disagreements settled, whining pacified, tears dried and hugs given.

So, as you can see, my life in the world's terms is very uneventful, but for me it has enough events to keep me thoroughly busy and in a state of mommy confusion at all times!


  1. Sounds like a full day of a Pr. 31 woman hard at work!

  2. Good for you for blogging exactly what your life is all about. That's why I started mine too, and sometimes I get caught up in writing for someone other than myself...but then I'm always reminded that it usually doesn't flow when I do that.

    You got tons done today! I wish could say I was that productive. :)Have a great weekend.

  3. Ordinary, maybe, but SO many blessings in your ordinary day. Thanks for sharing a peek into your life. Your kids will cherish this someday.
    (We had pizza tonight, too!)

  4. Love the boring and unexpected..

  5. Sound s alot like my house! Minus the rabbits & the weeds! But I feel ya on the laundry, diapers and dishes...etc. Being a stay at home mom is the hardest job you'll ever love.

  6. Thanks for checking out my new blog! I am far from finished, but this will replace the other one soon.

  7. Well it's this what bloggings about?!

    Anything that news to others!

    Hope you have more "everyday life blessings"!


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