I can't believe I posted yesterday and failed to mention Benjamin's attempt to take Emma's fish for a walk OR the horrible mosquito bites that he got a few days ago on his calves (probably 7 or 8 total) that initially looked as though he had been shot (hot, red, swollen) and then progressed to looking like he had been eaten by piranhas (because he had scratched them open). I have kept them bandaged and used antibiotic cream. They are better each day but I am still thinking I should take him in today. No fever but sort of blistery looking. I hate the guessing game and I really hate throwing away $25. I will assess in a bit and see how they look this morning.
I have a couple of new curriculum's this year that are stumping me. I wish I knew someone else who had used them and could walk me through. Anybody out there used Sequential Spelling or Geography Matters?
- Sam's Club
- Three loads of laundry
- Sorting and delivering maternity clothes
- 30 minutes of exercise
- Tacos & rice for dinner
- Hannah driving with Dad this evening
- Finish the boys room (the biggie)
I MUST finish organizing the boys room. I found a free dresser that someone gave away on the local homeschool forum that will go in their closet. Chris is going to reconfigure the giant shelving unit to eventually house more books but I can't wait until then to make the room more toddler-friendly. I use door knob covers to keep Benjamin in the room at night and I will use those same covers for the closet door so that Samuel can put his things in the closet that he doesn't want Benjamin to have.
I need to take the plunge and start painting Clara's room. It's super big and it includes the ceiling so I am a little intimidated. I put the pics on here (it's blue now) and my semi-professional painting friend, Tiffany said I should prime first. I am painting the room a VERY pale pink and the guy at Benjamin Moore talked me out of primer. I am thinking I will regret not priming it. Today I am taping it off ... it's a start. Clara has precious bedding but is sleeping in Benjamin's crib among the locomotives. No big deal, right?
I don't need perfection. But I do prefer some order.
The Lord is painfully teaching me that my preferences *seldom* fall in line with His desires for my life. When I think I need things like:
- a good night's sleep
- peace & quiet
- a day without arguments
- a day without poop diapers
- time to exercise
- a date night
- or a Chipotle burrito
I am reminded that God's provision is perfect. There is not a single thing lacking in my life apart from my lack of obedience to the Lord. If He (the creator of Heaven & Earth) ordained a day of peace & quiet or a night without interruption then it would be so.
I do find rest in knowing that my To-Do list is always subject to the Lord's approval.