Sunday, January 24, 2010

I love CHAPSTICK, I do! Or am I having a stroke?

.....I mean I REALLY do! I am an addict. An addict of having smooth, never dry, always moisturized morning, noon and night lips! I carry some type of "chapstick" on me at all times. I have it in the car. diaper bag, kitchen drawers, bathroom, nightstand, pockets etc. OK I am sure you get it.

But just the other night in the wee hours of the morning, I felt it. The need for my sacred chapstick. My lips were sub par and something must be done. So in the pitch black off I slipped out of the bed feeling my way past the foot board so as to NOT do myself bodily harm. Feeling my way across the dresser, I find my ever worthy lip companion! "Awe, there you are!" I almost want to say. So off with the top and almost immediately my lips are at peace again!

Still in my dream, groggy state I feel my way back to the side of the bed...letting the rail lead me to MY side. I settle right back into sleep as if NEVER having been awake at all. (Perhaps that should have been my first inkling.)

Within about 4 1/2 lips are numb and the numbness is slowly working it's way down the bottom of my chin! What in the CRAP! "Oh, dear Lord (I was praying) I am having a stroke!" I am! I thought...I am having a flippin' facial stroke. What to do? I start feeling for my arms and moving my legs...oh, Lord I am freakin' drooling now! This is it. This is happening, I am haveing a stroke! Darn that homemade cheesecake I ate!

In the midst of flipping the 'frig senses are slowly coming to me...but still not my lip senses. I am now fully wake up and jump from the bed, only this time I DID in fact do myself bodily harm to the front of my thigh with the foot board of the bed. I quickly stumble across the room and I am sad to say, that while praying a few choice words were uttered. (Oh please, give me a little break I was having a flippin' facial stroke after all. Right?) SOOOOOO, I flip on the light and I am standing in front of the mirror, now blinded by the light I squint see myself...I am pinching my face and I can see my lips and chin, but I can't feel them!

WTH is going on? I try and start rationalizing the situation. Do I call 911? No you doof you ARE married to 911! Oh, yeah that's right. I run (which ain't pretty, lemme tell you) over to the dresser and get my phone...and sitting next my phone is my chapstick ans sitting next to my chapstick is a bottle of........Avon foot and heal cream with ANTISEPTIC (a nubbing freakin'agent) OINTMENT!

Yup, in my hast to have my lips feeling as they should (in the dark) I accidentally (while half asleep) mixed up the two tubes. Oops. Good news is. I was not having a facial stroke! Bad news: Even if my lips were chapped I wouldn't have felt it anyway

The Doodlebugs

The Doodlebugs Christmas 2009Doodlebug #5

Beyond Handsome DB #4

Sweet Doodlebug Sisters #'s 1,2 and 3

Doodlebug #'s 1-5!

These five children are my absolute dreams come true! What a blessing and joy they are in my life with each passing day!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What can I say!

I have missed blogging, but for some odd reason can't seem get into the swing of it all again. So much has transpired that I must take the time to fill you in....if in fact anyone is still reading my blog. Are you?

Well, back in August I took a 4 day a week job team teaching a pre-school group of 2 and 3 year olds. I loved it! However after 2 months I quickly found out per the Chief's words....."Your job really isn't working out for me." :-) I had to smile as for 8 years pretty much he has had me at home. So in October I turned in my notice, however I was so heavy hearted that i just had to stay another month, then another, then of course I didn't want to miss the Christmas program. So the decision was made I would leave over Christmas break. Perfect! Well, God had other plans and at the beginning of Jan. I got the call that a two day a week position in the 1 year old room (DB #5's room) was available if I wanted it! So I was hired...quit, and hired again. I start back (although I don't feel I ever left) the first of Feb. and I couldn't be more excited.

We are in the full throws of elementary school. All three girl DB's are in school full time. The boys are with me, however Doodlebug #4 will start school next year....and then there was one! What will I ever do, I can't even think about it.

The Chief and I are doing great. The house is nearly finished...still have the new living room (addition) to complete and carpet to install. My creative wheels are turning as I am SO ready to lighten this house up from the years of VERY warm colors throughout.

I must say that I am excited about all God has for the Chief and I this year. Foster care/adoption of a baby boy still ways on our hearts, we are just waiting for God's perfect timing if that is where He is leading us. I find myself hesitant to give all my baby stuff away for fear the moment I do...a baby will need a home.

I know that this is a bunch of random news from all over, but like I said this is a catch up post. The ages of the DB's as of today are 8,6,5,3,and 1. Next month they will be 8,7,5,4, and 1(16 months). Chief and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Dec. and our last baby boy turned 1 in October. I have a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and Pre-K'er.

I feel a stirring in my soul this year for the Chief and I...I can't hardly explain it. So much personal issues have come and gone over last year and we made some hard decision, but I can already see God's hand in the decisions we made out of obedience.

Can I just say, how madly in love with my Chief I am. He is such a supporter, and sticks up and by me even when it's hard for us both...and I him. As husband and wife it's difficult NOT to take on the others offenses (even for a friend it's hard)...but I am so glad he has my back and I sho' 'nough have his. Our love is so very different than the love we had for each other 9 years ago. We look at each other differently, even value each other differently and from a different place in out hearts. He is an awesome father and a true husband in EVERY sense of the word.

So, in short....I am working....again....the DB's are growing and moving along, despite my request they don't....I am falling in love with my husband more and more each passing day (so very sappy, I know)....and I am learning to be content at where my life is NOW.

If you have read this far thank you, I am going to be posting ALOT of pictures tomorrow...have a great day!