EDIT: (10:38 pm) We just got home. HOME. The ONLY home we own. 🙂
Okay, so I’m going to tell you what sizes Livi wears. If you all plan on sending her clothes, I can’t stop you anyway, so I figure they might as well be the right size. Please know that she is very, very, very picky, so if it’s not something you already have lying around, do not spend more than 25 cents. Shirts = size 7/8. Shorts/skirts = 6/6X. Pants = don’t bother. She wears size 7, but they are too big around the waist and too short. She likes soft, fitted, plain, non-fussy. Favorite color? Blue/purple maybe? Also red.
You all are too kind. And seriously, in a couple weeks, garage sale season will begin, and she’ll be set for life.
Poor little Nina. She woke up on Sunday morning with a runny nose, and has been battling it ever since, along with a fever that comes and goes but gets pretty high. I think it’s just her teeth, but now the rest of us are starting to sniffle/sneeze/cough a little, and I know none of us are teething. Lots of holding, rocking, soothing, crying, late nights, middle-of-the-nights. I’m kind of worn out. And wondering if I should take her to the doctor.
Wow, so I just got interrupted by screams from the bathroom that could only mean one thing–there’s a drowned rat in the toilet or something. Or my six-year-old peed all over her pants as she was pulling them down. What is it with accidents this week? I tried sooo hard to be calm and compassionate. I mostly succeeded. She’s still crying. She’s not used to this happening, and she really wanted to wear those capri pants to Grandma’s this afternoon. The poor girl has NO clothes for spring. She grew so much this year that nothing fits her from last year. Does anyone have garage sales in March?
I threw her clothes in the washer, and she just yelled out the bathroom door to me (in a not-so-nice voice), “I guess I can never come out because you won’t bring me any clothes to wear!”
“Did you ask?” No, she didn’t. And she doesn’t like the jeans I picked for her. My patience is wearing thin.
On a happy note, we close on our old house today! Praise the Lord! Thank you all again for praying. My only prayer now is that we get enough money from the closing to pay our self-employment taxes by April 15th. Life. Gotta love it.
I just finished a book called Sacred Travels: Recovering the Ancient Practice of Pilgrimage by Christian George. We met the author at the CBA Advance in Indy in January and got a free copy. It was an awesome book. Oooooh, I want to travel. But it’s not just about traveling–it’s about leaving comfort zones, getting serious about your faith, living life like this isn’t your final destination, loving others. All sorts of good stuff.
In the next couple days, I’m going to make some lists.
Books to Read
Ideas to Ponder
People to Encourage
Projects to Pursue
My life has been very cluttered and unfocused lately. Time for a change.
A little something for you Sanjaya fans… SANJAYA!