Thursday, September 1, 2011

Random Observations

     It's been a while since I've done a random observations post, and I enjoy challenging my writing style, so here goes...(I hope you enjoy this style too...if not, I'll write a "normal" one next time, haha!) 

     Random Observation #1:  Why is it every time I go to the store, I get everything on my list except one thing?  It doesn't seem to matter if I keep a mental list, or take the time to write things down on paper, something always gets forgotten.  And it will invariably be the one thing Hubby asks for the next day!  Him: "Do we have any Raisin Bran?"  Me: (with a sinking feeling in my stomach) "Let me look."  Him: (after I don't find anything) "Didn't you just go to the grocery store yesterday?"  Me: (mentally-"GRRRR!") "Yes."  Maybe it's the "Murphy's Law" of the grocery store.  Does this ever happen to anyone else?  If not, don't tell me...ignorance is bliss.  :)

     Random Observation #2:  As I was cleaning the house a few days ago, I noticed that the house seemed remarkably cleaner than on a typical house-cleaning day.  I wondered if it was a fluke, or if maybe, just maybe, now that the boys were getting older, some things I have been drilling into their heads were finally sinking in.  But then it hit me...the reason the house was cleaner was because...we don't live here any more!  Our whole family is away from the house for a good portion of the day, and for the time we are home, we're pretty busy with work, so there's not a lot of time to get anything dirty!  This seems to be a mixed blessing...on one hand, there's less cleaning for Mommy (yay!), but on the other hand, we need to guard against getting too busy.  

     Random Observation #3:  On the topic of being a lot busier, I have a confession to make.  I am having guilt issues about the fact that I am not home more with Stitch.  I know this is something other moms who work outside the home have to deal with even more than I do because they have to put their kiddos in day care.  I am very thankful that Mimi (my mom) is willing to give up her time and energy to watch Stitch while I'm at school.  But that doesn't stop me from feeling guilty about it!!  (I think moms might be hard-wired to feel guilt...if they can't find something, they'll make something up!)  I know that we're doing what the Lord has led us to do, and that Stitch isn't suffering any trauma over this.  (Actually, it's probably the opposite situation...he has lots of one-on-one attention now since he's the only one at home!)  But that doesn't stop me from having mental conversations with myself about the fact that I was a bigger part of his brothers' lives at this age, and I won't be able to do his workbooks with him like I did with them, and I will miss some of those funny day-to-day moments that are a part of being a SAHM.  Sigh...I guess I'll have to squeeze in extra cuddles here and there...

     Random Observation #4:  On the 3rd of this month, the Hubby and I will be celebrating 12 (!!) years of marriage!  I am so grateful for him, and the example of leadership he is in our home.  We've had our good times, and our hard times, but we're committed to sticking it out together.  And in this day and age, that seems to be something unusual.  So, Friday night is anniversary date night...dinner and a movie!  :)  

      Random Observation #5:  This is actually a "guest" observation from a student earlier this week.  It struck me as funny, so I had to share!  This student was writing sentences for his spelling words.  One of his words was "state" with the definition being "the condition someone or something is in at a particular time."  The sentence he came up with was: "Most people don't have a state of mind."  If you look around, you'll notice this is a truer statement than you think! 
Or maybe it's just that everyone is in a state of confusion!  :) 

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