Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's a ramblin' kind of day

One symptom of fibromyalgia is what is "lovingly" refered to as fibro fog.  Memory and ability to focus go out the window.  We forget the names of people we've known for years.  Notes and lists and calendars become essential to daily life, especially on bad days.  Today is one of those days for me.  So, no thought-out post on one idea.  I'm catching up on thoughts floating through my head.

1.  So glad it's raining.  Our basement isn't flooded quite enough for swimming yet.  Perhaps we'll be able to this weekend.

2.  The two year old cracked me up yesterday.  I had sent him to go to the bathroom before we left to pick the big kids up from school.  After 5 minutes, I went to check on him.  He had pooped, and when I asked if he was done he replied, "No.  I'm going to clog the toilet."  Huh?  After a bit more questioning, it became clear that he was not going to move until he had gone enough to clog the toilet.  I'm all for goals, but come on.  I told him that if he succeeded, we wouldn't be able to use the toilet until it was fixed.  He replied, "But _____ does it!"  Yes, he named the sibling that has done it in the recent past, and the two year old thought it was something people chose to do.

3.  I never did update you on our surprise for the now 11 year old.  It was wonderful.  Our daughter was very surprised, and the girls had a great time.  Once her friend went home, my little girl thanked me and said that seeing her friend was fun, it made her miss her more.  I had to agree.  I so enjoyed having her here, but the whole time I was missing my friend more than ever.

4.  Lent is upon us.  I've given up eating my junk food snack at lunch every day.  It has become ridiculous.  I can polish off a big bag of M & M's in two days.  I've also decided to get back in the habit of reading from my Biblle every day.  I get so worried about all of the things that "need" to be done, that this gets pushed to the side.  Isn't Lent a great time to get your priorities back in line? 

5.  Track starts next week.  They've been trying to get me to coach it for years, but I always refused, saying I wouldn't do it until one of my kids joined the team.  Well, the 9 year old joined this year.  We just had our coaches meeting, and I found out that practices are from 5-6:15.  That means all six kids will have to come with us to practice.  So, looks like we're just going to sign up all of the eligible kids.  We don't usually allow them to do two sports at once, but they are going to be there anyway, on the team or not.  Might as well be on the team and have something to do while they are there. 

6.   Friends of mine are having some difficulties with their children (one from each family).  It's so hard to see your friends in such positions.  I want to help, but there's not much to do besides pray.  And listen when they need it.

7.  Our 1 year old went to for his check-up.  It is confirmed.  He's a tank.  10% for height, 40% for weight.  Complete opposite of the other kids, who were all 90% and above for height until they were 6.   A friend of mine has a little girl 2 weeks younger than "Tank".  It is so funny to see them together.  She towers over him, constantly trying to be in his face.  He just turns and waddle runs away.

8.  Laundry is a pain in the neck.  That's all I have to say about that.

9.  I love my Kindle and my husband who gave it to me.

Gotta run.  My list tells me that I have a lot to do today.


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