Monday, April 16, 2007

Loving the weather!

Weather like this is great! Warm enough but cool breezes. Makes me want to just lay on a blanket on a grassy lawn and read a book all day. Or snuggle up in a blanket on a bench or swing with someone special listening to the birds and their heartbeat as you lay against them. I guess it could be said that I'm a hopeful romantic. I want the storybook setting and the storybook ending. When you get married you have to work to keep the romance alive. It's not like it was when you were dating - all romantic and desireable. Yesterday Geoff and I ran to the grocery store - nothing romantic by any means - but I was determined to make it special. So . . . I reached for his hand in the car (which I usually do but oh well) and sat in the van when we arrived until he came around and opened the door for me. That was funny! He looked at me like I was strange then smiled that cute smile and walked around. He opened it and kissed me then giggled. We held hands in the store and I tried to make sure he knew that I wanted to be there with him. We giggled and laughed. Then this morning I offered to make him lunch if he'd come home for lunch. He agreed and we had a great "lunch"! Romance - that's all I ever want. Just to know that I'm loved. I do believe he loves me and when we share moments like these, it's makes us closer. I love him!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Clean house - good attitude

What a day! My kids have not figured out, even though it has NEVER changed since day one of their lives that I LOVE A CLEAN HOUSE!! After church I laid down for a bit of nap and after only an hour, I woke up to koolaid spilled on the floor and covering my table, trash from lunch on the table, counters, clothes from their change after church on the floor and the list just goes on and on. I can't figure it out - I complain about this kind of stuff all the time. When will they or will they ever learn? Every year on my birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, Valentines, whatever holiday they wish to get me a "gift" - they ask me "Mom? What do you want from me?" And every time I answer the same thing - "A clean home and a happy family!" That's it. If I could have harmony and peace and love all the time amidst the smell of clean bathrooms, floors, counters, etc. - LIFE WOULD BE GREAT! So, my relaxing Sunday ended up with sweeping and mopping, crying kids sent to their room, counters scrubbed and dishes done. Which in turn lead me to do laundry and scrub bathrooms too. :) Get me on a roll and away I go!!
Now that the house smells awesome and clean - I am relaxing on the couch with my laptop and watching a little tv. At least now I can just get the rest of the laundry done tomorrow and enjoy the morning before I start teaching. Yahoo!! So . . . now I'm going to enjoy the grilled cheese sandwich and Diet Dr. Pepper my honey just brought me to enjoy. Good night all!

late night - early morning - not a good mix!

Kept busy last night - got my pedicure too! :) Stayed up WAY too late and when the alarm went off this morning at 6:15AM, I cringed. Needless to say, I hit the snooze button until 6:30AM then rolled out. It's a good thing the kids took showers last night or we would have been late for church. We had a little trauma finding Maddi's sandals but we found some. We got there about 15 minutes before the meeting started and I began playing the prelude music. This buildings organ is SO tempermental! I could set 3 or 4 different stops and they will all resort to the same sound as if I never did. ARG! Very frustrating!!
We are home now and I'm going to lay down and take a nap. Choir practice is at 3PM then I have a music committee meeting. After which we are going to my parents to have strawberry shortcake for my dad's birthday. YUM!
Hoping for a relaxing day for you and me!!!!