Friday, October 12, 2007


Last night was SO much better. It wasn't just better, it was lovely. Amazing. Wonderful.

All my readings and devotions yesterday were about casting your cares and worries upon God, so I starting sensing that God was trying to tell me something. :-) And, I did my best to do what he was asking. Besides a good day at work (in which I had to speak in front of the entire company), I was able to enjoy my time with R in the evening. I gave him crazy piggyback rides for half an hour, we had a really nice bedtime/storytime, and I told him that I was just going to lay down with him until he fell asleep (versus sleep with him). And, he fell asleep within 10 MINUTES!! And, I made it downstairs by 8:50 pm and was able to watch "The Office" as it was being broadcast (instead of hours later on tape)!! Then I went to bed myself by 10:30 (I refused to bring work home yesterday), read the Bible for a little while, and fell asleep to the sound of some furious rain.

R woke up sometime during the night, and I just called to him to come in our room, which he did. I scooped him up, and he fell asleep immediately next to me. That was the last I heard from him. We both slept really well. So did A!

This morning, I got up on time, read my devotions, took a shower, got dressed, made my lunch, and then had to wake R up to join me for breakfast!! No screaming or crying from him!! Woohoo!! So thank you, Lord, for that glorious break.

And, thank you, Johanna and Lynette for supporting me and encouraging me. I love you both!

Here's the part where I actually listen to your advice. :-) Tomorrow, A is taking R for a few hours to a party with a lot of A's friends and former co-workers. They are probably going to do some rocket launches, so that's why A wants to bring R. Normally, I would be expected to attend to keep an eye on R, but this time A said I don't have to go. So, I am going to stay home and have some time to myself. YAAAAAAAYYYY!

I'm actually giddy about having the house to myself so that I can clean it. But that's what makes me happy. The whole house needs cleaning, but my office in particular is a disaster zone. It will make me so at peace to have things in order again - even if it's just for a few hours. And, if I have time, I'll do some reading. Or, who knows? Maybe I'll forget all that, pop some popcorn, and throw in the 6-hour video version of "Pride and Prejudice" (the one with Colin Firth).



Johanna said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY! I'm so glad!Been thinking about you guys,and wanted to share one parenting tip that really works for me. I file all the really trying behavior away to a little closet in my brain, and soothe myself by planning for the future.When they are teenagers, I am going to jump in their beds at 5 am and demand that they play with me,I am going to ask them a thousand questions when they are on the phone, and I am going to slam the bathroom door open and then run away every time they are on the toilet.I figure about four years each.Calvin may get more.I hope you have a great time doing whatever you decide.(I've always wondered, did Jesus act like a normal toddler, did he whine and take his robes off every two seconds and grab his mom's breasts and play with them when she was talking to the neighbors? Tackle her and climb onto her back while she was relieving herself? Decorate his room with his own poop? Mom doesn't think so, what do you think?)

shaun said...

I am so happy for you . We can all use a little peace now & then. I know I don't get anyone wanting to play with my breasts , but just living with other people can be really hard (even when you love them a lot )
I know every once in a while I have to just go do something by my self . Hope you get plenty of maxin & relaxin .

Trish Ryan said...

That's great stuff...Yay God! And I know what you mean about longing to clean sometimes... It's fun to turn chaos into order :)

Kansas Bob said...

Rejoicing with you!

LEstes65 said...

Oh YEAH for you!!! That is awesome. I'm proud of you. I will post later about my own mommy's weekend out. But I am SO glad to hear this. And I was wondering whether you went to the reunion on Sat or not. Hope A & R had fun.