I was about to start a new post when I found this unfinished one from earlier in the month. There were a couple of things I wanted to remember in it, so here they are, before I type anything new.
- Part of why I’m tired is because someone yelled “Momma” at 3 am this morning. I went in to see what was going on, and both girls seemed asleep. I assumed it had been Tiny, as she has a tendency to talk (and yell) in her sleep. Z had kicked off her blankets and it was cold, so I covered her up. I didn’t touch Tiny because if you touch her she wakes up and starts demanding things. This morning, Z mentioned that she had been cold in the night and had yelled for me. We had an impromptu lesson on reaching down and pulling up her own dang covers. (Presented much more kindly, of course.) I even had her lay in bed and practice.
- I’m reading Heidi with Z before bed. I’d never read it before, and I really like it. We’re reading an abridged version, and I need to get the real one, there’s a lot of good stuff in it. Z is loving it. We read a couple chapters and then she said no thank you to another one. She usually only does that if there’s something scary in the book, but everything was happy, so I asked her why she didn’t want to keep reading. She said that she was afraid we’d get to the end of the book. That’s my girl! I promised that we could start over again at the beginning if she wanted to once we’d finished.
-I ordered business cards for my etsy shop today from Moo.com. They have pretty awesome cards, and you can have different designs or pictures on one side of every card. And no, there is nothing in my etsy store yet, but the cards were free through a dealie thing, and baby steps, right? Once we move I’m hoping to get the box of stuff I have to sell photographed and up on the site. I’ll let you know.
-I finished Evelyn Waugh’s Work Suspended. Goodness, I love that man’s writing. This is a collection of his short stories, and they’re brilliant. I know I throw that word around a lot, but he really was. He just had the ability to capture the joy and tragedy and absurdity of life with such affection.
Ok, here I am again today.
At this moment:
I should mention that I finished the unabridged Heidi and it was marvelous.
I’m listening to this over and over again. I just love it.
I really want to make this for the girls’ new room.
Speaking of their new room, I can’t wait until they are in it! We’re days away from being able to start to move, and I can’t wait. We are precisely at the point where we can’t pack more without tripping over boxes, but I still want to get more done. Hopefully we will have everything moved by the middle of next Saturday, and hopefully I will have had the chance to unpack some things as we went. I will post pictures when I have them.
Z gets to sing with the primary during Sacrament tomorrow. She also gets to say the prayer in opening exercises. In her words, “There are so many exciting things I get to do!”
I can’t stop thinking about these two posts. (Here and here ) I don’t have much to comment about them, they’re just truly awe inspiring accounts of the hand of the Lord in people’s lives. I highly recommend them, but make sure you have time and tissues. I will warn that the first one is absolutely devastating – the last lines will rip you open. It’s amazing to me how much people endure in this life, in the valleys of death we must walk through. And we never really know what people are going through, or have gone through- do we?
I’m heading to bed. What’s going on with you at this moment?