FOR TODAY...February 15, 2010
Outside my window...Alex is staring longingly. These boys have been cooped up too long and need to get out of this house.
I am thinking...about what to do with these boys today. Also contemplating a decision about whether or not to move forward with our adoption of Avery. The vet's office is giving us a run around and I can't help but think it's a sign. I also don't want to give up on her so quickly, though. The boys have more or less forgotten about getting a dog at all unless we talk about her so I know they won't be devastated. But I might be. I know, I know, I don't tend to be a dog fan anyway but I liked the idea of her. She was sweet. I told Dave I thought she'd be a lot of work for us but a lot of good for the boys. I don't know. Do we continue to wait on her and get dragged along? I can't help but think we're being screwed somehow. Or do we figure this is God's way of saying we weren't ready for the challenge anyway? Lots to think about!!
I am thankful for...this day off from work. It's nice to spend the time at home with my family.
From the kitchen...Coffee!! Yum. Too bad I can't drink it without being hounded by my coffee-mooching children. The theory that they wouldn't like the taste didn't work. I think they'd both drink it if we let them. I will have to start Alex on "Alex Coffee" like I did with Nate. Nate's "Nate Coffee" is a coffee cup of milk with a splash of flavored coffee creamer in it. Until then I'll just fight them off in an attempt to enjoy a lukewarm cup of coffee in peace.
I also hope to wrangle Nathaniel's help in making some oh-so-comforting chocolate chip cookies later. We'll see if we get that far.
I am wearing...fuzzy socks, PJ bottoms, my favorite black, long-sleeved Coors Light T-shirt with torn cuffs from being lovingly worn for years...
I am remembering...all the things I have to do at work this week to catch up from the two days I was out last week!
I am creating...nothing at the moment. I wish I had time to create a lot of projects I have on my mental to-do list. In the meantime I'll create posts for this blog and use this as my creative outlet.
I am going...on a trip down to camp at some point to check on things and get the boys out of the house.
I am hoping...to get laundry finished up today so I can fold it and put it all away to start the work week off on a good foot. It always feels more organized and together when the laundry is caught up before I go back to work.
I am hearing...the boys playing, Clifford the Big Red Dog on the TV, the fan on my laptop running.
Pondering these words...In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
Around the house...the couch cushions are strewn about on the floor where Nate and I were snuggling and jumping on them earlier. Does anyone know what "Tin-uh-gah!!" means? That's what Nathaniel yells before he jumps on me or the pillows. Hmmm...
On my mind...the decision about the dog. It's weighing heavily and my husband and I are the world's worst decision makers. He swears he always has to make the decisions but it feels like I make all the hard decisions! Also hoping my parents have arrived safely in Cancun where they left for on vacation yesterday. I swear, I'm not jealous. (Ok, maybe a little!)
Noticing that...three days is the maximum my husband and I can spend together without driving each other nuts. He starts getting obnoxious just to annoy me, I swear!
One of my favorite things...my fireplace. We've enjoyed some wonderfully warm and cozy fires in it these past few days.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Typical weekly fare...I have a deadline at work on Friday so I'll probably be bringing a lot of work home to do after the kids go to sleep. Walk 'n Talk with Heidi. I have to call my tax guy to get us an appointment to have our taxes done (sooner rather than later!)
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
There is only so much of this two small boys can handle before they self destruct. And frankly, I'm tired of stepping on them, tripping over them, and cleaning them up. So we're outta here! Off to entertain these boys outside of these four walls. I see some snow play in our future!!
Happy President's Day!