Since today has consisted of my cleaning bathrooms and doing laundry, I figured I would blog about something a little more interesting. I didn’t figure my millions of readers would enjoy details of my cleaning bath toys, and throwing out empty shampoo bottles. Okay, enough sarcasm, and on to the grossness. I was trying to think of the grossest things each child has done besides the normal kid stuff like eating boogers, or sniffing their poots, and this is what I’ve come up with.
Okay, so maybe I’m being a bit corny with the “Brand New” part, but heck, I’m excited. See, I’ve been volunteering at my church-Brand New Church (BNC) since September 2007. I began helping with the children’s area check-in, mailing out “miss you” cards, keeping track of attendance, just small miscellaneous admin tasks. I was then appointed the Creative Arts Director – not sure if this was an official title or just a friendly gesture by the children’s area team leader. There was then a change in administration, and I took on alot more work it seemed…not sure how that happened, but I enjoyed it, so no complaints. (I pretty much had free reign over the artsy stuff in the kids area – like painting the walls & floor, decorating for themes, etc.) Well, after a little over a year of working in the children’s area, I began praying for a change. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids, but since I personally have so many, it would be nice to get away from kids in general for a couple hours a Sunday. So, after a very short time of prayer, God gave me the most fantastic answer.
Okay, so today I am crabby. Not exactly sure why, but it may have to do with the fact that I am still fighting a stinking cold. Regardless, I have been a crab monster most of the day. Grayson has discovered that he can get pretty much anything he wants by saying peeees! (please) in a cute way. It also melts my heart when he says Opet (open it) and throws a peeees! on the end. So, needless to say, he has ran the house today and made me open a travel wipes container Lord only knows how many times.
This amazing 2 year old also put me in check while picking kids up from school. Picture me griping about the sun in my eyes/forgetting my sunglasses while sitting at a traffic light waiting for morons – ahem – other drivers – to decide to FOLLOW THE ARROW AND TURN LEFT ALREADY!!! When after a few moments of cloudiness, in which I found my back up pair of sunglasses in the cubby, the sun breaks through the clouds with a burst of breathtaking sunbeams streaming down from the heavens. Grayson then points at this gorgeous vision I am taking for granted, and excitedly shouts “God!” I was definitely put in my place. I typically notice these things, and am in awe. I regularly thank God for creating such marvels just for me. This time, my day had me flustered, and made me miss it. Thank you Grayson, for seeing the Son in that sunbeam, and for reminding your mom how precious each moment is. I will cherish this memory.
One more notable thing…not quite as profound as the end of that last paragraph, but whatever. I decided to stop by this fruit place near my house on my way home to run in and get some fresh honey. Little did I know, a small comment about Oprah (which the lady behind the counter was watching) would turn into a 15 minute rant about EVERYTHING from cartoons, to porn, to drugs, to kids, to war, to Obama, to the economy, to cable, to sex, to the internet (not necessarily in that order) and finally to religion. This all occurred AFTER I had made my purchase and was trying to leave – with my hand on the door knob. She was a nice lady…just very opinionated and vocal. I plan on going back tomorrow to actually look around the store…maybe I’ll bring Greg. hehehe
Well, today has been relatively uneventful. Grayson still remains the cutest little boy on the planet, I discovered a local Freecycle group which is a totally cool way for me to bless others with our abundance (aka stuff I don’t need, but have been too lazy to donate), I’ve read my bible, exercised, (got hungry from the exercise and ate beef jerky, chocolate cookies, and french fried onions…no, I’m not pregnant – my goal is to NOT do this tomorrow), I TOTALLY purged my phone & both e-mail accounts, and did some other not as interresting stuff that I can’t think of at the moment…as if deleting my call log was riviting.
Okay, once again I have neglected my blog. You could say I’ve been slacking, but I have been extremely busy. Guess I just need to prioritize my time a bit better. Rather than playing on Twitter I guess I need to be updating my blog daily. =) Mind you, not everyday is exciting, but I will attempt to update even if just a few lines.