EDIT: Speaking of smells, I’ve been sniffing the air and smelling my husband (who is not here). I finally got a confession out of my 6-year-old who had been up in the bathroom alone for quite awhile. She has her father’s deodorant on her armpits and “shaved” her pits with her fingernails. Is this really starting so soon??
One of our neighbors is mowing his yard, and the scent of freshly-cut grass is wafting through my open windows and into my eager nostrils. Mmmm… Does it get any better than this?
I wanted to work in a quick trip to the MG this morning (I’m such an addict.) before the rains came, but we don’t have time. And I checked weather.com which has just recently changed its mind about thunderstorms heading for my zip code. No rain until Tuesday supposedly. Sweet! Guess where we’ll be lugging our friends from Lithuania tomorrow! (It really is the most perfect place to worship, to breathe, to talk to my girls about God. Mmmm…)
Just found out that Gabe’s mom and dad are coming to Livi and Ava’s soccer games tonight. The girls are especially excited for Papaw to see them play for the first time. Up until a month ago, he worked second shift and was never able to come to their games. They’re bringing my 10-month-old nephew Tanner whose Mommy, Daddy and big sisters are at Disney World for the week. I love that little guy.
Lots to do before our company comes. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming, wiping stuff, banana bread, a little writing, memorize Awana verses, lunch, bus, supper, soccer games. Whew! Tonight is the last night for Awana before the awards ceremony. After Ava’s game, we’ll drop the girls off to say their last verses, then head home to meet our friends.
Okay, against my better judgment, I’m posting a link to my tv interview for deeper shopping. (Who’d have thought I’d ever be on a home shopping network??) It aired in March, I believe. The girl who sent me the link apologized for the video guy who spelled my name Marla Tavlana. 🙂 She said he’ll correct it this week. The interview was fun, but when I watched it, I suddenly had this phobia about anyone else seeing it–even Gabe who was there when they taped it. Oh well. Get over it, Marla.
The girls and I had another “publishing meeting” today. Oh my. I have got to secretly videotape Ava during one of these sessions. It takes everything I’ve got to keep a straight face while she talks. She spent most of the meeting talking about her work schedule compared to her husband’s and who watches her two children while she’s at the office winning bread for the fam. Hmm…
Have a beautiful Wednesday! Chins up! Eyes on Jesus, not your circumstances! Motherhood is a valuable profession–the most valuable in fact! This, too, shall pass! You can do it! When you’re feeling discouraged, find someone to encourage! God has an AMAZING plan for your life! Enjoy your children! Soak up God’s creation! We aren’t promised tomorrow! Live today to the fullest! Rah, rah, sis boom bah!! (If this little pep talk has been helpful to you at all, super. If not, that’s fine. I was actually just talking to myself.)