Okay, so this first one isn’t fun, but I’d be remiss not to blog about it. We’ll call it, “Why I’m Not a Candidate for Mother of the Year.” I’m leading my small group Bible study at 10:30ish this morning. Hear a buzzing noise. Must be someone’s cell phone. Must be MY cell phone. Glance in my bag. It’s Gabe. Must have forgotten I’m BUSY. Buzzes again. Gabe again. Okay, must be some sort of emergency. Excuse myself. Call him back. He had called NINE times. I only heard 2. Oops.
So, anyway, Livi had just called from school, sobbing. Apparently I had sent her out the door with an empty lunch box. Bible study morning is always rushed. We leave the same time Livi gets on the bus. Anyway, our cupboards are getting bare, so I had Gabe grab a Capri Sun Water, the last apple, pizza goldfish and some puppy chow (for people), and he took it to school. Usually she puts her empty lunch box on the counter. When I see it, it reminds me to pack her lunch. If she forgets to get it out of her backpack, I usually remember. Not today. I made it 100+ days and then messed up. Her first day of school without a note from Mommy in her lunch. 🙁 I’ll double up tomorrow.
Livi and Ava have their bedroom set up as a NICU nursery. It is absolutely precious. I’m letting them keep it that way at least until Kimmy comes Monday. Babies, cribs, makeshift cribs, blankets EVERYWHERE. Livi hasn’t been a big baby doll fan for awhile, but she is loving this new play-acting gig. (it even trumps Webkinz, which is saying a lot) They are so cute to watch and listen to.
So, I open my new Bible to Leviticus 23 last night to finish up my Bible Study homework. (got a leather, square-shaped Bible with huge write-in margins at 1/2 Price Books in December) Something doesn’t look right. Chapter 23 is on the right-hand page. The left-hand page starts with chapter 10. The page #s in the corner say “100” and “113.” Is this why the Bible was $14.98 instead of $34.99. I’m e-mailing Zondervan as soon as I get a free moment.
So, Gabe is now friends with Dave Ramsey (get-out-of-debt-but-not-free guy) on facebook. He messages Dave and says something to the effect of, “I’m sick of not eating out, and it’s all your fault.”
Cracking up last night at Nick, an Apple employee in the Army Reserves (I think) whom Gabe interviewed on his latest podcast. He’s a Mac freak–so much so that he’s on a 2-week leave and bought an iPhone, even though he can’t use it in Iraq. Anyway, Gabe and Lee are interviewing him, and he’s talking about an old girlfriend of his. He was planning on asking her to marry him, but she wanted a really big ring, so he had to save up his money. He gets this nice bonus for re-enlisting and decides to use it for a ring and a Powerbook (cheapest Mac laptop). Then starts thinking, “Do I really even like this girl? We really don’t have much in common. Why are we even getting married?” and proceeds to spend the whole check on a top-of-the-line Mac Book Pro. 🙂 They break up. Check out the podcast if you like Macs or need a diversion.
That’s it for now. I’m thisclose to caving on the “no eating out” rule tonight. I am WIPED and have bunches to do this afternoon. And another meal made with ground chuck sounds about as appealing as the burnt cookies that are still on my deck from when the Nygaards were here on Friday (I threw them in the snow, so they’d stop smoking). We’ll see.
Happy Last Day of January! And good riddance! (to January, not you)