Friday, October 7, 2011

today's balance sheet

  • Losing my temper this morning because my four kids can't play together in the princess tent/tunnel combo for more than 45 seconds without someone crying or yelling. I did later apologize for yelling, but not for being mad. 
  • Shu screaming his death-scream at home school co-op, successfully competing with the noise level of the other 23 rowdy children in the room, because I took away from him an unopened water bottle.
  • While wearing said screaming child in his carrier, the sensation of warm urine soaking into my shirt, the result of his past-due-for-a-changing diaper. 
  • Finally (finally!) making it out to the van only to realize Princess Firecracker had pooped and had to be changed on the van floor.  The poopy diaper rode in the van with us on the way home. 
  • Listening to Audra Lynn's Fading in the van, loud enough to drown out any hypothetical ambient noise which might have existed at the moment.  
  • A good, albeit way too short, chat with my friend Sarah, another home schooling mom.  (Let's just be honest.  Co-op is for the moms.)  
  • The youngest three children going down for naps with nary a fuss.  And actually napping.
  • Finishing book 2 of The Hunger Games, and putting book 3 on hold at the library, and being only #7 in line, which, considering I was #93 in line for book 2 but got the book within a week, shouldn't take too long. (Did you follow all that?  And do you love these books too?!?!) 
  • My own private story time with Princess Firecracker who woke up first from her nap.
  • My wonderful husband, who needs his own nickname, will be home in two hours.  
  • This verse:  The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.  For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. Psalm 103:13-14.
So come and take my dust; come and breathe your breath of life.  Come and take my ashes; shine your beauty, shine your beauty. --Audra Lynn Hartke, "Fading"


Krissy said...

sounds like a bubble-bath-door-locked kind of evening... blessings dear friend.

Rita and John said...

I love how you broke this down. I am afraid my liabilities might outweigh my assets some days. :) Hoping tomorrow is a wonderful day with your husband home to help. Thank goodness for weekends.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I understand this balance sheet!
I have yet to get through a day without glaring liabilities, and yet God still showers down a few assets...undeserving as I am of them.

Paula said...

I finished Catching Fire on Thursday. My neighbor has Mockingjay from the library right now and should give it to me any day. I will read and return it so you can be #6!