Monday, January 11, 2010

a good day

so today has been one of those rare relaxing days...who knew?
we got up early, waited for the fire inspection man to come...that's his technical name.
(since we're a foster family, we have to get a fire and health inspection every two years...and ours is due).
we ate popcorn in front of the tv, played with cars, got some small chores done, and enjoyed a warm-microwaved-cooked lunch, had ECI come out to work with our foster son, etc.
we even read our Bible story for the we're pretty productive around here.

we have been so incredibly busy getting all sorts of stuff done that we have not had time to just sit and be. --who really "sits and be's" with two small children around? i don't know anyone like this, but it's good to dream.

this weekend was wonderful, with a birthday party for a now 4-year-old friend and a going-away party for a 20-something year old friend. lots of junk food and laughing and a pinata shaped like a pudgey superman. who could ask for anything more?

and today it's just peaceful. this is not to say we haven't had our moments: the eldest has been lying and talking back lately, and the youngest likes to pinch and scratch you when he's mad. but other than's been smooth sailing.

the antecedent of this smooth sailing? last night i cleaned out the pantry and the refrigerator, took out loads of trash, straightened the house for the inspector, etc.
and you know what? this morning we enjoyed ourselves. last night was a small price to pay.

how is your week beginning?


  1. I treasure my weekends right now, knowing that when we do get a baby, they won't be the relaxing things they are now. Sometimes I don't shower. It just depends.

    I am glad you had a good day and passed the fire inspection! Good job.

  2. Sounds like a good day to me! I'm sorry your boys were so influenced by mine while they were up here! They both sounds like they've taken plays from Ethan's book! We're dealing with lots of lying and back talk right now. Hope things start to get better soon!

    Love ya!

  3. Wow- what a good day! I love days like that. I had a nice Sunday morning yesterday. Up at 5:30am and all sorts of stuff done by noon.

    Happy Monday!


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