Thursday, December 28, 2006

I am in detox

La Bebe and I have entered the stage in our nursing relationship where she can no longer tolerate it when I eat chocolate. She gets pretty bad gas pains and gets constipated whenever I eat it. So no more chocolate for me, at least for a few months.

The two weeks before Christmas were the most stressful I have ever endured and this week after isn't too much of a good trip either. We just have way too much crap for our 1000 sq. ft. home. I'm completely overwhelmed by the clutter (Ask Aimee--it takes a long time for me to get to that place) and have just totally shut down. I an seriously considering entering myself in the Style Network's "Messiest House in America" contest so that professional organizer people will come in and force us to purge 3/4 of our stuff while I am humiliated on national television.

And did I mention I think I need another root canal?

Since I can't self-comfort with chocolate, I guess I'll just have to pray.

O Lord, Have mercy on me! Send me Your Spirit so that I might persevere through this rough patch. Enlighten me that I might remember that there are Your sons and daughters who are truly suffering today and that my grievances are over small inconveniences in life. Help me to remember that I am trebly blessed in every aspect of my life and to be grateful to You who see fit to bless me so abundantly. Help me to remain humble before You who are so great. I ask these things in Jesus Christ my Lord through Mary, His Mother and mine. Amen.

There. That's better. I think I'll go throw some stuff away now. :)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Nothing baby about him anymore

This is not a photo of Primo's mouth, but it could be. He lost his first tooth today. It's been loose for about 2 weeks. I was depressed for about a day when he told me it was loose. The last baby parts of him are going away. He's getting bigger every day. He can do the monkey bars alone. He can read to himself. He can really smack a baseball. He can whistle. Before my DH and I know it, he'll be graduating from college.

So, here's to Primo and his first lost tooth. Here's to the baby he was and the boy he is and to the man he will be someday too soon. God bless you, sweetie. You'll always be my baby.

Posted in orange because it's his favorite color.

Where in the world have I been?

Well, since Penni asked, I have just been crazy busy with my life and haven't had the time to post. I'll recap:

1. Hard drive on the PC at work fried, so no ability to post from there. Still waiting for the software to installed by our Network admin. He's a volunteer who gives a ton of his time to the parish, so I am a little loath to complain. Still, we've had a new hard drive on the PC for 3 weks now...

2. My grandmother had a very successful knee surgery and my mom went to Philly to help her out for a week after the surgery. This might not sound so bad, but you must keep in mind that my mother does a lot for us here at the homestead. During the week, she does laundry for us. watches the kids and cooks our meals, making her indispenable. When she goes away in the summer, it's OK since my work schedule isn't too crazy, but to have her away when we're in the middle of the CCD year, and just before Christmas, well, I am so happy my mommy came home. I was pretty much a wreck when we picked her up. Taking the children to the office with you is no fun-for them or you.

3. Did I mention that I didn't have any shoppping started until December 16? And we had to attend Primo's Christmas concert at school and I had to throw a Christmas party for the CCD teachers?

4. La Bebe is sleeping in our room-the room with the computer. No blogging for me while she's sleeping. No chance for me to blog till she's sleeping. Catch-22.

I wish this catch-up post were as interesting as Tom's. I haven't been at a monastery, though I think I could use a retreat.

Hope you all are doing well. Tell us in the comments. Happy Feast of St. John the Apostle. Hope to post again sooner than last time.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

And this shall be a sign unto you... shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.

God bless you and Merry Christmas!