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Always say I love you

22 Mar

I love you. I say it all the time. Some might think that it’s just words because I say it so often, but it’s not. I always mean it.

I’ve been saying it ever since my mom passed. I never got to say it to her that last time we talked because I had been dodging her calls. She was on the warpath about something and I didn’t want to listen. So I just told her goodbye and I’ll talk to you later.

I have decided that I will never miss another chance to tell my loved ones how I feel. I say it when the kids go into another room. I say it when I don’t want to yell down stairs and call instead. I’ll even say it if I call you from across the room because you’re ignoring me.

  • I’m grateful to have another chance to tell you that you are special and are important to me. I’m grateful to tell you I love you frequently. I’m grateful that you tell me too.

Night all. LOVES


I’m in trouble tonight

21 Mar

I went to a church function tonight and left my child home alone. I had planned on having someone come hang out with him, but that fell through. I hoped that he would be OK being home for a couple of hours by himself so that I could hang out with some grown ups.

I had my phone but I had it set on vibrate. Then I stuck it in my jacket pocket on the back of the chair. And forgot about it. So I missed his calls. Yes, CALLS! He called me 15 times in 20 minutes. Because he wanted to go outside and play. Now he’s sitting downstairs having a cow and refusing to come to bed. He says I don’t love him. SIGH!!!

  • I’m grateful to get to spend some quality time with the ladies from my church tonight. I’m grateful for an amazing salad bar for dinner. I’m grateful that nothing major happened while I was gone.

Night all. LOVES


20 Mar

I spent the afternoon with my middle child today running errands. I had to pick up prescriptions and I didn’t want to be nauseous on the bus. I’d much rather be nauseous in a car.

He’s learning to drive a standard and he’s doing a really good job of it. Only killed it a couple of times. And both were on hills.

  • I’m grateful that he was willing to come and take me today. He’s such a good kid. I’m grateful to have my meds. I’m grateful he’s coming back over to babysit tomorrow night so I can go to a party at the church.

Night all. LOVES

Counting blessings

19 Mar

As I sit here listening to lullabies playing, I’m counting my blessings. My son is almost asleep. He came home from his foster mom’s with a basket of clean clothes, a new hair cut, and a new attitude about him. And he’s tired.

I made it to Sacrament Meeting today even though I had to come home afterwards. I didn’t stay for Sunday School or Relief Society because I felt terrible.

I was able to cobble together something to eat today that hasn’t had too many bad consequences for my stomach. Sometimes oatmeal is amazing.

  • I’m grateful to have my needs met most of the time. Even when I don’t think I do, it’s mostly because I’m being lazy and not doing my part. I’m grateful to all those who bring sunshine to my soul. I’m grateful to know that things will work out the way they are supposed to.

Night all. LOVES

St Patrick’s Day

18 Mar

I’m celebrating this holiday by staying home and off the streets. I shipped my son off to his foster mom’s where she is going to spoil him with pizza and a movie and doing a load of laundry I sent with him. She is such an amazing woman and I’m blessed to have her.

I’m not having a good day with my medicine so I’m probably going back to bed early after making some chicken soup.

  • I’m grateful to have extra amazing adults in my child’s life who can step up when I can’t. I’m grateful for simple, easy to digest food. I’m grateful for warm and cozy blankets all throughout the house.

Night all. LOVES

I’m just late tonight

14 Mar

I didn’t forget my gratitude tonight, I just took a really long time to get to it. I was in meetings all afternoon and evening. Then there was soothing the ruffled feathers when I got home to take care of. The things that really annoy some people are just so bizarre.

I had a really good day today though. I didn’t fall off the diet wagon at my meeting tonight. And it was the Spaghetti Factory! I didn’t even drool over the bread! I ate my salad like a good kid.

  • I’m grateful to be able to say no when I really wanted to say yes to dinner. I’m grateful for the ruffled feathers because it shows me what needs to be worked on. I’m grateful to pass on traditions to another generation.

Night all. LOVES

Changes and my child

12 Mar

Children can be challenging. My youngest especially. He is stubborn, doesn’t like change, and like any normal kid, wants what he wants when he wants it. When things need to change, it takes about 2 weeks or so for the stress to go away.

Today is time change. And he’s NOT happy about it. It’s time to get ready for school tomorrow and it’s still daylight. Because it is the weekend, he stayed up late the last two nights and slept in so he’s not tired either. I’m not looking forward to this.

He’s almost 17. So he is also learning what he can do and what he should be doing. It’s Sunday night. That means it’s bath night. But I need him to remember on his own. I remind him that it’s almost 7pm on a Sunday and let it go. It takes him a bit to remember that he needs to get in the shower for school tomorrow. Now to work on the next thing.

  • I’m grateful that he is mine. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful that he is getting more self-sufficient all the time. I’m grateful that in two weeks, it’ll be Spring Break. I love a challenge.

Night all. LOVES