Saturday, March 29, 2008

My Deranged Sense of Humor

All week my darling husband has been working on a book report for school. Through it all, his only complaint has been a headache. I told him, "Maybe you need glasses." He finally called the doctor towards the end of the week who told him that he probably just had a sinus headache.

I came home from the greenhouse today with some Easter flowers...three hyacinths to be exact...they were 50% off! I bought two of them. The third was a gift from the owners because they just so happened to be giving away flowers to beautiful little girls and my daughter was along. Anyway...I was delighted to have the sweet smelling beauties around the house. The first thing I did when I got home was put one in front of my husband saying, "Smell this!" (With all the enthusiasm I could muster ;) He smelled it and said, "Ewwwww yuck, get that thing away from me." Unfortunately, his sniffer must not be as appreciative of spring smells as mine.

Needless to say, we were sitting on the bed this evening enjoying a bowl of ice cream, and I inhaled deeply to pick up the scent of the hyacinth across the room. I said, "Ahhh, that smells so good." David just kind of ignored me and continued enjoying his ice cream.

That was when I had my deranged funny epiphany which went something like this:

Me: "Honey, when did you start getting those "sinus" headaches? Was that about last Sunday?"

Honey: "Um, yeah, ever since last Sunday."

Me: "And honey, do you have them at work? Or just when you're at home?"

Honey: "I have them at night and in the morning. They wear off at work, and I'm fine most of the day. Then, I get them at night again."

Me: "Uncontrollable laughter."

Honey: "What?"

Me: "Uncontrollable laughter...uh, maybe it was that Easter Lily that I brought home on Sunday. Uncontrollable laughter..."

Honey: "Greeeeeeeeeeeeat."

Me: "Uncontrollable laughter...I'm sorry I didn't think of it sooner...uncontrollable laughter."

I guess you can tell that I've never had a sinus headache from an allergy...sorry honey :( I love you!!!

Now which room should I isolate my smelly flowers to??? :P

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday Devotions

Sometimes our five and under blessings don't seem to be paying much attention during devotions. Tonight was one such occasion. They were sitting quietly and had every appearance of listening to Daddy read devotions, but they couldn't answer the simplest questions about the story. So...we decided to do a re-enactment for a change to help them get the story in their head. It seemed simple enough. Daddy could be the lame man laying outside the temple and Mommy could be Peter coming into the temple. Mommy played her part flawlessly since she knew a song with Biblical lyrics. However, young children are seldom impressed with accuracy so Daddy's embellishments (including throwing himself on the floor saying, "Give me money!" and leaping into a wall while praising God after being healed) went over with great peals of laughter. Katherine ran to get some loose change off of the table before Peter could even heal the lame man. And after Daddy sat back down to "get serious" about application, Katherine was throwing herself on the floor shouting, "Give me money! Give me money!" Once we got Katherine settled down, Grace began her own re-enactment...throwing herself on the floor and laughing. When Daddy began asking questions about what took place, all Matthew could say was, "Um...he ran into the door." What a great improvement of his usual answer, "From God." I wonder what they'll remember from tonight's devotions tomorrow??? :P What a joy to have a loving husband who is willing to be a little goofy to teach his children about our loving Savior!!! Thank you, handsome!!! :K

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Once Again

May your heart be filled with praise as you reflect on the cross afresh!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Seedlings

Well, I don't have much going on right now...just the regular mommy/housewife routine...cooking, cleaning, and training. I did start some seedlings which are doing well so far...broccoli, onions, parsley, oregano, and garlic chives. Other than that, it's a bit early to do too much. In a couple more weeks I can plant potatoes, carrots, turnips, radishes, spinach, and lettuce outdoors and start tomatoes and peppers indoors. I can't wait! It's so much fun to see the little seeds develop. God is so kind to allow us to nurture His creation!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Sugar Feeds Cancer

Here is some information that I became privy to over the last year and a half or so. I think it is something that we all should be aware of as we steward the bodies that God has given us, especially as cancer is so prevalent in our society.

Sugar Feeds Cancer

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Dinner with an Adult

Sometimes you don't realize the little things in life that you take for granted. David has been away all week for training in MD. I keep hearing about the places he's eating and the things he's getting to eat, and it kind of gave me the appetite to eat out (especially the part about not having to cook or clean up ;) So tonight, when the kids got up from their naps just a tad grumpy, David and I decided that a little change of scenery might perk them up a bit. David told me to invite another adult so that I would have help with the kids, but that didn't work out well last minute. Fortunately, God had the details all worked out. A friend was driving her boys home and saw me pull into the restaurant. She said eating out sounded like fun since her husband was at the Sportsman's Banquet and asked if we would like some company. What a blessing! Not only did I have help with the kids, but I also had some adult conversation for dinner which was a nice change from eating with toddlers all week (and I think they enjoyed having some other kids to eat with too ;). Thank you, Lord for your kindness!

I miss you, David!!! Can't wait until you get home!!