I apologize that it is taking so long to get the Disney posts up on the blog. Life was waiting for us when we got back from our trip, and we have been swept up in it these last few weeks. Here are a few of the (some lame, but all very real) reasons I have not gotten blogging done lately:
*Mount Laundry. 'Nuff said.
*In working on the aforementioned laundry, I found 3 quarters, 1 nickel, 4 pennies, 2 Nerf darts, 1 school paper, 1 pencil, 9 socks without matches, and 1 ketchup packet in various boy pockets....all in one afternoon.
*While I was unpacking all the luggage from our trip, it struck me that it was the perfect time to clean house. Like, really clean house. I have been cleaning out drawers, closets, and cabinets with a vengeance. Our garbage man probably hates us; Goodwill is gonna love us. I told Hubby it's like nesting, only without the baby.
*Speaking of babies..."Aunt Allyson" sounds nice, doesn't it? My sister and her mister are expecting their first baby at the end of the summer!
*As joyful as I am about that news, I am sorrowful about other. I have a friend who, from a medical standpoint, is fighting a losing battle with ovarian and breast cancer. I wish I could understand God so much more than what I do.
*My Tuesday Sisters Bible Study group have become temporary NOGs! We are doing the "No Other Gods" study by Kelly Minter. It has inspired me to take a hard look at my life and what things might be taking more of my time, energy, and/or resources than they should. One of those things is media, namely, the computer. Sorry, e-mail, Facebook, and even precious blog. I need to back off a bit.
*We got a Keurig coffee machine for Christmas. It has rocked my mornings.
*I've gotten up early the last two Saturday mornings and met sweet friends for breakfast. Great conversation and delicious pancakes...nice.
*Goliath went on his first overnight church event (read: didn't need his mom) this past weekend. If you know anything of his issues with separation anxiety that have come about as a result of The Sickness, you know that this is HUGE. What's more, his best little buddy got sick at the last minute and was unable to go. Goliath chose to go on his own and had a great time. I'm a proud and thankful mama.
*I am back to making weekly menus. The week's menu is posted on the side of the fridge, so everyone knows what to expect. It is much easier to make and stick with a grocery list, too. I spent less than $100 at the store this week for the first time in a long while. Go me!
*In just a couple of months, I will register Baby for kindergarten. Yesterday while we were getting ready for preschool, I said, "Baby, you're growing up too fast. I wish you would stay little just a while longer." He replied, "Mom, your plan is stinky mcstinkersons." Sigh.
So there you have it. Blogging, especially of the Disney trip sort, will resume slowly but surely.