I do love having a work-from-home hubby. Aside from a few glitches, it’s mostly a beautiful thing–with many, many perks. And NO, I’m not talking about what ALL of you ASSUME I’m talking about. (okay, that’s a big part of it, but I was also thinking of someone to run Ava to the bus stop, stay with Nina while I run errands, run errands for me, chat with me during the day etc.). Anyway, I like him. And I like this arrangement.
Just a few funnies, then I’m outta here. So, we had a great time with my fam yesterday. Strangely enough, the boys were fairly calm, and the girls were wired. It was a fun, fun day. Just one slight incident with Ava and some hot water. Pure accident. She cried for a bit, then felt better. No telltale marks or scars. So, she’s doing her writing workshop homework this morning…
I hrt miy lg on hot te and it hrt. Miy lg is btr nal. (I hurt my leg on hot tea and it hurt. My leg is better now.) Thankfully, I think her teacher knows me well enough to assume I wouldn’t abuse my child. The picture she drew to accompany her “story” was quite comical.
Oh, that Ava-girl is so much like me. When she’s not good at something, she balks like crazy at it. When she realizes she can do it (and do it well, like soccer), she shines. She has recently developed an affinity for words–reading and writing them. She is leaping and bounding in this whole school thing. It’s fun to watch, and I’m so excited for her.
So, Nina has been throwing her diapers away for me after I change her. She loves it. That’s fabulous and all, except that now I’m finding all sorts of things in the trash can that she’s “done” with–cups, bowls, plates, crayons, her sisters’ artwork. Hmmm… I do remember this stage now.
My friend Jamie (jbnygaard) is hilarious. Here’s a quote from her latest blog post (that I’m using without permission. If she has a problem with it, she and her family don’t have to come spend the day with us on Friday.)
Victoria Secret had their big Semi-Annual sale. I used to fit in a size Small with ease and now I found I fit in a size Small with a squeeze. So I am watching what I eat. Right now…I’m watching myself eat a corn dog with ketchup.
I started a new Facebook group for my books if you’re interested. It’s called “Books by Marla Taviano.” Original, I know. I’ve caught up with some more college friends. One of them asked me how I do it all–kids, writing, etc. I just told her I’ve given up a lot of stuff, hobbies like TV, scrapbooking, cleaning my house…
Good news about my Grandma. She’s the one with cancer in her bladder. She had surgery this month, and Mom just took her to a follow-up appt. and got good news.
The biopsy showed that the cancer has not changed. It’s still a very low-grade cancer and has not penetrated the bladder wall. We praise the Lord so much for that!
Grandma will be 87 on Valentine’s Day, and Mom said she told the doctor, “So you think I might make it to 95, like my mother did?” Oh, I hope so!! Or 100!
And last, but not least, a little shout-out to a new friend I met today on another friend’s site. I look forward to getting to know you, S.!
Happy Tuesday, friends!