The weather is gorgeous, my spirits are high, yet… I’m running around in circles. Have been all day long. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. I’m already wiped and it’s only 2 p.m. I really need to start getting up before my fam and spending time with the Lord FIRST–as opposed to cramming my Bible reading and prayer in all the cracks of my day like I’ve been doing. I need to go to bed earlier. Then getting up at 5:45 won’t seem like such a death sentence (as it does when I go to bed at 1:30).
My friend Holly introduced me to “Ohio’s Best Thrift Store.” They ain’t lyin’. I spent $44 there in the past 2 days. My older 2 daughters are now the proud owners of some beautiful clothing. I’m not kidding. The cutest shirts and skirts EVER. At their original prices, I could have bought 3 pieces of clothing for $44. Before yesterday, Livi and Ava had TWO spring shirts between them. Sad, I know. Now they have 14 shirts, 4 dresses, 1 vest, 1 pair of leggings and 7 skirts. I need to go back and look for shorts and capris, because Livi isn’t really a dress/skirt girl.
Wow. God is GOOD.
We went to the zoo yesterday after church. It was wonderful. A bit breezy, but it was soooo good to be outside and at the ZOO. The elephants were outside for the first time in weeks, and they were hyper. I’ve never seen anything like it. Trumpeting, yelling, dancing (really), walking up to the fence, turning around and shaking their booties at us (not kidding). They were total show-offs. At one point, the male elephant picked up a clod of mud/snow and flung it out at the crowd of people watching. It landed about 10 feet from us. Too funny.
We watched the bonobos for quite awhile. They are unbelievable. So human-like. So funny. And they know it. Quite the anatomy lesson for my young’uns. “That’s a girl!” Ava would yell. “That’s a boy!” There’s so much I could say here, but I’ll let it go.
My mom and dad came over for a few hours on Saturday. Hadn’t seen them in a month. We had fun. They’re going to watch the girls Friday so Gabe and I can go on a date. We’ve been on one date in four months, I think. Not cool. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
Livi and Ava went to a Pajama Party Saturday evening. Not a sleepover, they just wore their pajamas and took pillows (from 6:30-8:30). They had fun and each came home with a 12-pack of lip gloss.
I think that just might be it. Happy Spring! (just kidding!)