1:41 a.m. Indescribable leg pain has me wide awake. My hospice friends say the pain is most likely caused by tumors pressing on nerves in my legs and hips. Can't think of a better reason or time to blog, can you?
--This is my newest prized possession:
I am reading it cover-to-cover, music-nerd style. I have a long history with the hymnal, starting circa 1980, when I needed something to do to pass the time during the sermon. When I was growing up, before the giant screens hit Baptist churches all across the great South, we actually used the hymnal as part of the church service. In my growing-up hymnal, I knew that "Holy, Holy, Holy" was #2 and "Victory in Jesus" was #89. My new red hymnal is a little different, but I am having a fabulous time singing my heart out in bed (and yes, Kelvin, practicing the Hallelujah Chorus)! Smile.
--Campbell's advertises 32 feet of noodles in one can of their chicken noodle soup. This grosses me out so much! We will not be eating CNS at our house anytime soon.
--Baby: Mom, which super power would you rather have? Flying or web-slinging?
Me: Flying, for sure.
Baby: Me, too!!! (...happily skips away....)
--The weather lately has been crazy. I know it doesn't compare to my friends up north, but I am pretty tired of winter, and wish it away quickly. This little guy (given the name "Olaf", of course) turned up on the hood of my car last week with the latest snow/ice/stuff that fell from the sky.
--Baby has been on a roll lately. He makes me laugh like no other. This happened while he was working on his latest rainbow loom creation:
Goliath: How do you make that?
Baby: You'll understand when you're older.
--Later on today (much later), the Child Life Specialist that works for my hospice company is coming over for her first meeting with my cowboys. I've talked to her on the phone several times, and while I find her to be somewhat chatty, she's certainly pleasant enough. I hope the boys think so. I expect that their little guards will be WAY up, talking to a stranger about Mom's Sickness. It's a meeting that I think is necessary, but I'm not looking forward to it too much.
This is a little snapshot of my sweet nephew Truett. He's two months old now...isn't he great?!?
--Hubby's sister is on the countdown to her little one! My new niece should be here sometime in the next 3ish weeks...Audrey has been texting me pics of the adorable clothes, shoes, and nursery that is waiting for that sweet baby girl. The cuteness is almost more than I can handle. So excited!!!
--While we're on the subject of being an Auntie...
Seester is having another girl! Reese the Niece is going to be a big sister!
The cowboys opened their bank accounts, and they say "Thank You!"
--I think that Valentine's Day is a "holiday" that Hallmark made up to boost sales. It's silly, if you really think about it. We should be expressing our love for people each and every day! Before you go off thinking that I am a big V-Day grinch, you should know that each night this week I am writing on paper hearts something I like about each of my boys and hanging them on their bedroom doors. When they wake up in the mornings, they are eager to find their new heart and see what Mom really thinks of them!
--It's tough to make blogging interesting when I never go anywhere or do anything.
--Goliath attended his first Revo weekend (aka Disciple Now) a couple of weeks ago. I have had a hard time with the idea that I am old enough to have a kid who is old enough for Revo! DNow weekends were my favorite growing up!!! Well, except for that one year when my foot was run over by the car I was riding in for the scavenger hunt. That was a downer! I have been so excited for my little boy--who isn't so little anymore.
--I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
--I am going to try to go back to bed now. Goodnight. I'll see you tomorrow!