Sunday, September 23, 2007

quick update

still no paci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yes I'm a little excited :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

big girl = no paci?

Just a quick update that I hope sticks!

So last night Abbie started asking for a pair of pink shoes. She’s got PLENTY of shoes and I kept telling her no but she’s my daughter and kept asking. So finally I said, would you trade your paci for pink shoes, I figured this was the only way to end the conversation because we all know that won’t happen. SHE SAID YES. So I tried explaining that it meant she wouldn’t have it again any night or nap, and she said I know I’m a big girl I want pink shoes. So we got them, she’s got nicer shoes than me, but they are pink and she gave me her paci when we got home. She made it ALL night long without it. I’m sure it’s not the end of the paci conversation, but I know if we can make it one night we are DONE.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Big Mac Blessings

So Abbie’s good, great actually. She’s full of energy, questions and attitude just like a 3 year old should be. I need to post some current pictures, but have just felt so busy. I don’t think we really are, but sometimes feeling busy is worse than actually being busy, right?

Anyway, in the last month or so stupid stuff keeps happening. First Rick’s car died. We knew we were going to have to replace it, but we were hoping to hold off until after the first of the year, still hoping, but sharing a ride is not so much fun  Abbie is so confused because she thinks my seat in the Malibu is the one behind the wheel and Rick’s been driving. She’s all about routine.

Then someone broke into the house, well does it count as broke in if they come in an open window? I should have known better, after all the years of living in South St. Louis, but I didn’t. Dad even asked if they should close the windows before they went to bed and I said no we’d be fine. Well I went to bed and they listened, and I was wrong. Yep mark your calendars, August 31st, Melissa was wrong. I guess about 12:30 or so they came in, mom got up to go to the bathroom and scared them away so all they got was our purses. Having your purse stolen is minor I think compared to what could have happened, but it’s all that pain in the butt stuff like getting a new license, library card, sams card, I never knew how many cards a person could have! Not to mention all the brand new lipsticks, and the purse I spent WAY too much money on. That will teach me to buy nice purses 

But the point of this post wasn’t a pity party for us. It’s to remind me how really and truly lucky we are. No one was hurt in the “break” in, we still have another car to share and my family is healthy (knock on wood). I have a friend who’s mother after already having cancer, having a kidney removed and a bunch of other stuff, found out she had cancer again, in her lung. They removed the lung but couldn’t get everything and now she’s got to have the max dose of chemo and radiation. The first chemo treatment made her so sick they can’t even start the radiation. Another friend’s sister just found out she has MS on top of serious diabetes. Someone else’s mom is recovering from leukemia and needs to have her knees replaced. Someone at work, their car rolled across the parking lot into a pond! One family my parents know in just 7 years have lost a son, father, mother, had Hep B, another mother has bone cancer and I’m sure many other things I don’t’ even know! I feel like I’ve been having a crappy couple of months so I just thought I would stop and realize how lucky we are.

We both have jobs; we have a great house, great kids, great family, healthy family, friends and so many other things we don’t even see as blessings. So take some time to stop and look at the little things around you that others can only dream of. My step daughter said in the car the other night that she figures every person in America had been to McDonalds and was flabbergasted when I said not everyone has the money to go to McDonalds. Did you ever think it would be a blessing to get a Big Mac?