Friday, February 13, 2009

Seven Quick Takes (Vol. 8)

1. I started a teeny cross stitch project last night. It will have my wedding date and my husband's and my name on it with a wreath of flowers. I thought it would make my husband happy when I finished it because I am SO not crafty. So far it says," they lived happily". I'd have to say it's pretty accurate.

2. My mom bought Maddy, my three year old, a pretty little jewelry box yesterday at Target, the kind that's heart-shaped and has the little ballerina that spins when you open it. I wondered what Maddy would keep in it. Her potty prize button collection? Her Hello Kitty little girl jewelry? Or two rocks? I bet you can guess which one she chose.

3. Maddy slept in today. My husband was already in the bathroom getting ready for work when Maddy busted into our bedroom. She usually climbs into bed for a snuggle and a little PBS before we start our day, but today she chose to fling open the bathroom door on a very naked, very startled Daddy. He screamed like a little girl. I love it when this happens.

4. Is anyone else horrified by those Kidzbop CD commercials? They play on Nickelodeon and show tweens singing current hits. For example, three 9-10 year old girls singing and dancing to "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls. Inappropriate anyone? And I wonder what they do about the line in that song that says "I want to have boobies"? We're sticking with Choo Choo Soul, thank you very much.

5. I love facebook. There, I said it. I read on so many blogs how much people hate facebook, but it has actually helped me be closer to the people in my life. Especially my church family. So many people you know at church, you may not know well enough to call regularly (and who has time?) but on facebook I can get all the little updates and know if someone needs prayer, has a sick kid, etc. Then when I DO see them in person, I'm better informed. I think it's great.

6. I shaved my legs last night. I don't mean, took a quick shower and ran a razor haphazardly over them. I took a real bath, exfoliated the heck out of them with a scrub meant for feet, and really did a good job. I even lotioned after. (And it had nothing to do with s*x. I just needed a little pampering. I think it had been two weeks since I'd shaved. I know, ew.)

7. We go to Nashville next week to get my husband in the system at Vanderbilt so that when the time comes for a liver transplant, he already has a file started. We're not apprehensive about this trip, but prayer over his liver in general would be nice. His last report from the doctor said we'd probably be looking at a transplant in about 10 years. Mommy that I am, I'm doing the math in my head thinking, "Okay, a thirteen year old and an eleven year old. I hope I'll be able to help him and my kids through this when/if it happens." And of course, since I lost my father at a young age, I'm praying that God will let us keep him at least until they're grown.


beck'sthree said...

Didn't know about your husband's liver. Will definitely pray for him. And the rest of you.

Oh, and if only 2 weeks was my longest shaving dry-spell!

Talia said...

i'm with you on nickelodeon! we only watch disney or nogin so i don't have to worry about what is coming on the commercials.

i think about you, billy, and your girls often. i will be in prayer about your trip. love you.

beckygiggles said...

Thanks, ladies. I didn't put in there why he's got liver trouble. He has Hepatitis C from his old drug days. He only used needles a few times but it was enough. To have had it so long, he really is doing well. I thank God for that.

Heather said...

I will be praying for your husband. Big laughs about the very startled daddy! I can't stand Kidz-Bop either.

Emily said...

Nashville!! Here is your chance to plan a reunion!
AND I HATE KIDZBOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carlyn said...

definitely praying for billy's liver. sometimes those "next ten years" diagnoses can stretch way past 10 years, so i will pray that is the case. i love facebook too, and for the same reason. i also love seeing everyone's pictures. i feel like i have a little peek into all of my friend's lives that i don't get to see that much.

angela said...

Yes, Facebook is AWESOME!!!

And I'm so with you on the young kids singing those grown up songs. Its so wrong.

Oh and #2, when I was a little girl I collected rocks and called them "clues". I don't know what they were clues to but they were VERY important to me.