Monday, May 4, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook May 4th, 2009


The Simple Woman’s Daybook May 4, 2009

Outside My Window ...
There are new friends for Tessa. She likes to stand at the sliding glass door and wave at all the people who walk by. Isn’t it lovely the simplicity of a child? She thinks everyone she sees is a friend.

I am listening to...
. Tessa is currently pitching a true fit to her daddy. She is pleading for a “cooooookeeeee.” We are desperately trying not to laugh because in her deep desire to eat cookies, she has learned to say the word please. She is so emphatic about the whole thing, she is trying to mask her flaying about fit into dancing in order to seem pleasant, as she knows fits get her nothing. Poor gal. I think daddy may give in soon. She is working her big blue eyes and combining her baby sign for please with the actual word, as if it had double meaning. Too funny.

To Live the Liturgy…
So, last night we were flipping channels and came across some creepy show about exorcism. We would have changed it immediately as my personal spirituality leans toward the mystical and therefore the demonic side of things has always scared me half to death. However, in this show there was a “priest.” We were trying to figure out if this man was a real priest, or if he was calling himself a Catholic priest and in our efforts, ended up watching the whole show and this family and their daughter who was possessed. Once bedtime came, I was unable to sleep. Due to my redecorating project, the crucifix that hangs above our bed was still sitting on my night table. Joseph has been so tired lately, I didn’t want to tell him about my irrational fear and inability to sleep. But, being the wonderful loving man that he is, he noticed me pick the cross up off my end table and hold it in my hand. He then reminded me that Satan hates Mary with such a passion, he fears her. His greatest sin was pride, and Mary’s ability to say “yes” to God and live His will intimidates Satan so greatly that he hates her. He suggested we pray a Hail Mary and rest assured as we have invited her into our bedroom and she will stand watch, as long as we ask her. Wheeew. I have the most amazing husband!

To be Fit and Happy….
I have had wonderful time for prayer and writing this week. This always makes mama happy. I need that alone time to miss my little ones.

I am thankful for ...
Our jobs again this week. Joseph will be taking the rest of the week off and only have to use 2 vacation days as he is allowed to put in some working hours at home. I work from home, so these things make it possible for us to go to Tomah this week to go with my dad to Mayo for an appointment. We are so blessed with our livelihood, and in a time so many are struggling with this, I really feel thankful.

From the kitchen ...
Nothing this week! Since we will be gone most of the week, we are eating up what is in the random Tupperware in the fridge and not really making much else, as we don’t want it to go to waste. Ohhh, but I did make cookies, as I previously have mentioned!
I am wearing ....
Ok, ommm, I am wearing my maternity Capri jeans. No, I am not currently pregnant, but we are trying not to spend money and seeing as they are the jeans I bought when I was first pregnant with my first baby, they are the :I’m only going to gain the amount of weight the baby ends up being” jeans, and therefore, not really all that big. A long t-shirt covers things just fine!

I am creating ...
For the first part of this week, I was writing like crazy. I was so inspired and couldn’t wait ot tell my husband that I would stay up with the baby because I wanted to write, write, write. But, I lost so much sleep that now I have writers block and just want to sleep at night. On my iPod
I have been listening to Pandora radio online. It is amazing! My station is called “Taylor Swift” radio, but then I added in some other artists. I think this is such an amazing thing! It always plays a song I love. The girls and I have been doing a lot of dancing in the kitchen this week!
Towards a real education ...
Honestly, we have been doing nothing but reading “bookaaaas” over here. Tessa has developed her favorite book and knows it by heart. She tries reading it to Anna when I am out of the room. It really is sweet. She has two favorites. The first is a book with Sesame Street characters taking a bath. Sometimes she wanders around the house, saying to herself, “Bubbles, cookies” as those must be her favorite things. Her other favorite is a book about Mary. This is the book she reads to Anna. I think she doe this because I must have my “teaching, explaining” voice on when I read it to her, because she “reads” it to Anna in a sort of condescending way…hmmmm.

Bringing beauty to my home ...
Joseph and I finally hung those pictures last night! It looks really nice and I love the feeling of a newly decorated space. It makes me feel like a mama bird who is adding sticks to the nest.
I am reading ...
Still reading me. Revisions, revisions…..

I am hoping and praying….
I am going with my dad to Mayo Clinic again this week. I am praying something is finally figured out, his spirits are low.

Around the house ...
We are working on more craft projects. Craft projects are my “thing” that make me feel like a good mommy. Tessa and I are also having so much fun checking on the plants we planted last week. She intensely watches me mist they a few times a day and when Anna naps, we count the sprouts peaking through. She has even counted to three a few times, and actually touched..1..2…3…sprouts as she did so. It was amazing.
One of my favorite things ...
This morning may have been one of the few mornings in my life I have woken up with a smile on my face. I am the definition of a night owl. Mornings and I have never been friends. Joseph, the amazing husband, has a routine down in the morning where he gets up, gets Tessa her oatmeal and then gets ready for work as she plays by herself. His goodbye kiss before leaving is usually what wakes me for the day. Today, he left, and I heard Tessa playing and Anna just waking up. I decided to just lay for a few minutes until Anna forced me to get up. I must have fallen asleep because the next thing I remember was waking up and looking at the clock, it had been over a half hour since Joseph left and Anna woke up. I lifted my head and tried to hear what was going on out in the living room, and I heard…nothing. It was silent! I jumped to my feet and flew out to our living room. What I found was my 17 month old baby girl, FEEDING ANNA HER BOTTLE! Joseph had made me a bottle as he knew Anna was waking. He set it on the counter for me and left. Tessa must have heard the baby crying, gone to the counter, taken the bottle down and then put it in Anna’s month. Tessa was standing there, holding the bottle and laughing as Anna ate away. The entire bottle was almost gone, this had been going on for some time! Tessa just looked up at me and said, “Hiiiiii!” I tried to pick up the baby and take the bottle, but Tessa said, “Nooooooo!”
How sweet is this? I could not believe this. Not only did I not know she had the fine motor skills to do this, but she had the intuition and heart to figure out what Anna needed and get it for her! Every time I think about it, I want to cry.
Just so you know, I don’t let my kids run wild. We have a small home and my bedroom door is always open and Tessa comes and get me in the morning. Anna usually sleeps until well after we get up.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
We are heading to my hometown where Joseph will stay with the girls and work, and I will head with my dad and grandma to Mayo. We are not sure what our plans for mothers day are yet.
Picture Thought……


My two gals. I never thought I would see so much love between them this early. Tessa was made to be a big sister and Anna a little sister. It is amazing to me. I have been feeling like I know there is a third daughter coming. This feeling is so strong I have almost been missing her when I watch them interact. No, I am not preggo! I'm just saying, I "feel" her. Call me crazy.




6 comments:

Kelley said...

Ha- I can just see a dainty fit being thrown over cookies. Too funny! It's an enjoyment to step into your mind for a while, as always!
I appreciate the prayers; I'm very thankful to have stumbled upon such an amazing Catholic mommy! Good luck with the revision process and the Mayo clinic. My prayer are with you for you father's appointment!

Katie said...

I really like your blog. I added a follow button at the bottom right of mine. I look forward to getting to know you via the blogosphere!

kristilea said...

Thanks for reading my blog! I enjoyed your answers. You have adorable daughters!

I had a lot of trouble physically with my last preganancy, and we felt between that, and financial reasons, we shouldn't have more than 4 children...although now that my youngest is fixin to turn 2, I'm having a hard time with it. I think I'll want another baby until I have grandchildren!

Bri Schaaf said...

Oh I just loved your Daybook!
Your two littleones are just darling!
I love hearing about "your crazy feeling". I hope God blesses you with another little darling.
Have a blessed day!

Kim said...

I love your post... and I can picture walking into the family room with a 17 month old little girl feeding her baby sister a bottle! I nearly had tears in my own eyes! What a wonderful big sister! She's got that motherly instinct already. You are so blessed with two beautiful girls... and possibly a third one someday!

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