Thursday, September 29, 2005

2 is company

I really wanted to be working on losing weight this year, but I guess that God had a different plan for me. I know that I don't have to give up exercise or a good diet. Actually, I need to keep those up. I am following the book "Body for Life" by Bill Phillips, but I don't think that I've been as faithful as I should be. I think that I have lost some fat, and it's been replaced with muscle and that's why it isn't really showing on the scale. My pants are getting loose, and I had to punch another hole in my belt. Well, my pants probably won't be getting any bigger on me. In a few more months I'll have to dig out the box that has only been put away for about 10 months. This was totally unplanned. I was really down about it yesterday, but I'm much more excited about it today. It is a good thing and a real blessing. I just wasn't prepared for it, yet. (We were going to wait until next summer.) It's really our own fault. We weren't as careful as we should have been. (I was just beginning to chart my cycles again.) Eli will be about 18 months old when this one comes along. I guess that's a good age difference. Plus, my sister is due April 6. It will be fun to have this to share with each other.

If you didn't already guess, I'm pregnant- due end of May-early June. (June 4)

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Lentils, Cops, TP, and Birthdays

I did something really stupid Thursday. I was going to make lentils for dinner, but I needed to get a few things from the grocery store. So, since lentils take awhile to cook I thought, "I'll put them on the stove now and run to the store." Yeah, that was a big mistake. I'm lucky that there wasn't a fire. Have you ever seen burnt lentils? They look like Barbie charcoal, but they smell really bad. Our house still smells like smoke, especially when the AC runs. I feel like I spray the air freshener every 10 minutes.

On the cooler side of things, I witnessed a criminal on the run. Someone had gotten in a wreck up at the gas station and ran down the street and hit by the church. When Matthew and I were cleaning up the TP from the church steps I saw him run out and down the sidewalk. Then a cop drove by and asked me if I saw a man in a ball cap and white T-shirt run by, and I told the cop where he had run to. There were cops and fire trucks all over circling the block. I don't know if they caught the guy.

Now, about the toilet paper on the church steps. Stupid, stupid, stupid kids! TP-ing happens a lot around homecoming weekend. Why would someone want to TP the church? Makes no sense to me.

Well, we have to be off to a birthday party. It'll be the first one Eli gets to go to with people his age there. The next one will probably be his own!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Open House

We're having an open house this Saturday for all the people at the church. I've been trying to make up a list of appetizers I'd like to serve-I can't think of anything very inventive, just the usual little smokies and vegetable tray type stuff. Any suggestions? I also need to clean the house. That's the hard part. Eli does take up a lot of my time and he's deathly afraid of the vacuum.

Handbell practice was tonight. We are doing some pretty nice hymns but also some really silly songs like "Shine Jesus Shine". Oh well, I need to have some music to participate in, and I'm not going to be in the "Praise Him" chorus. I'd rather play aweful songs without the words rather than with the words.

P.S. I have an ear infection and it really hurts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Weight-no loss or gain

I have writer's block for the moment. I wanted to write something about my weight loss, but I really haven't lost anything. I do notice a slight difference in the way that I look, but, unless the scale is wrong, I haven't lost a single pound. I've been working out and following a good eating plan for a month! I guess that I'll just have to work harder. I really need this to happen. I'm tired of being the fat one in the family. Plus, now I have a son that I need to keep up with. I don't want to be a fat mommy either. Praise be to God that I have an incredibly loving husband that doesn't care what I look like, but I know that he wants me to be healthy and happy. So, please say a little prayer for me tonight. I really need God's help right now.

Monday, September 12, 2005


Blogging is a funny sort of thing. Typing your thoughts out and then sending them off into space for anyone to read-Not that anyone reads mine. But hopefully that will change soon. I just now put the address on my email signature and it might be posted on the Lutheran Blog Dirctory. I'm not sure why anyone would be reading my rambling. I've never been much of a writer or intelectual, but maybe I'll learn a thing or two doing this.

I have have done quite a bit of reading blogs today. Most were from a list on Redeemer-Fort Wayne's website and others were links from those blogs. I knew only a handfull of the people, some people I had only heard of in this small Lutheran world, but most of them I didn't know at all. However, I didn't find some very interesting things to read. Almost all the blogs were of the theological nature, but my favorites were just a hodgepodge of thoughts and ideas, some theological, some poetic, and others just plain silly.

OK, I can no longer type in coherent sentences since it is so late for me. Matthew is donating (selling) plasma tomorrow so we can buy gasoline. Sad isn't it?

Friday, September 09, 2005

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ah, Motherhood.

I’ve been really irritated today. I think that it’s just motherhood catching up with me. I love Eli so much, but it is so hard to be patient with him. He doesn’t understand what “no” means, and the only time I get things done is when he’s sleeping. Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating, but it sure feels like that sometimes. There are times when I’ll set him down so I can do something, and he screams like he’s in pain. That scream of his just makes the hair on my neck stand up.