Help! I need gas masks. While Matt and Matthew were with Neil getting the car fixed, the other kids and I were at home. I looked into the kitchen at one point and saw Benjamin saying....oh no...oh my gosh.....Mom!!!! He had gotten something out of one of our miscellaneous boxes still left over from moving. The fogger....and it was spraying....all over the kitchen. Thank goodness he had it aimed away from him. It could have been really bad. I grabbed it, and feeling a little like Batman when he dramatically tossed the bomb into the ocean....hurled it into the backyard. We then opened all of the windows and coughed and coughed and coughed and turned on fans...opened windows, etc.
I think we are ok now. I just talk a little differently.
Matt seems a little better now, maybe. Thankfully, he didn't have a blood clot in his leg like we thought. I know he is still in a lot of pain, but I guess those kinds of injuries just take time to heal.
There is so much going on in life that there is just no way to pick one topic at the moment. I think I will just try to watch Lost on the computer. (You can watch them after they air on tv.)
It is no fun when your sweetheart is down. Matt has had back/ leg problems for a little while and now it is getting worse. Sometimes you wake up one day and realize that you really thought your husband was invincible. It is a real wake-up call to see them in pain. Matt's pain got a lot worse today, and went back to the doctor instead of leading worship at church. The doctor told him to come back tomorrow morning for a sonogram. His leg is so swollen. I feel so bad for him.
A sweet person at church offered to keep the kids at church while I went with him to the doctor. I hope that they were good. :/ That was a big prayer request considering this morning Claire had an episode with the sweet person's son. Maybe her sweet little girl self came out instead of the one that was at church this morning.
Matt is taking his choir to Pearl Tuesday morning for state competition. I pray that he will be feeling great to ride on a bus for 5 or so hours. That is what is going on with us. I know it could be much worse. God is so faithful and I know He will work it all out.
Well, the moving plan to get things all wrapped up in Holly Springs is taking me a little longer than I had expected. :) That is ok, though. I would love to just put everything left from the garage sale out to the curb..because there isn't a place to donate things in Holly Springs, but I can't bring myself to throw away good things.
Mamaw is coming today and I would have loved to have had the house all in order for her, with pictures on the walls. It is always so fun to have her around. I want to enjoy our time, and us not all be worried about getting things clean, etc. Anyway...we will be going to our choir retreat for church tomorrow, so not much organizing will happen then, anyway. It's all good.
I have got to make a list. My mind is about to explode. When am I going to learn this? :) I have to find judges for our school talent show. Maybe Denny Terrio is still around. If you know who that is I am so proud of you, even though I misspelled his name probably.
Well, tomorrow morning many men and youth will descend upon our home. We will say goodbye to Holly Springs, MS, where we have only lived 7 months. The home where we have lived is such a beautiful antebellum home. Huge! If I had been up for a challenge this house would have been beautiful. But...Oxford called and we answered. I am excited about living there. There will be so many things the kids can be involved in, etc.
Church is such a blessing. I see God's hand on our lives so clearly. I am so thankful for all the people He has put in our lives.
Maybe we can come back to Holly Springs for the famous pilgrimage in April. How ironic.....
I probably have shown this one before, but I just found it again, and had to share it. This is my girl. I probably already said this, too, but I want some of Kate Freeman Clark's art. This was the gallery where they had Alexis' party.
What a cool idea. Matt loves the way Claire is standing. I do, too.
I just finished my evaluation today. Since I was new to my school, I had to do 2 this year. My principal came in and my darling group of second graders....whom I had thoroughly bribed, did great. I had a few non-participators, but that is pretty normal. One of my kids who comes from a real troubled home just shined. I was proud of that. He got attention for some success instead of hitting another child, etc. Anyway...it is over. Now the next thing is to do a talent show at my school. (I know I am crazy.) I am already regretting it, but the kids were so excited about it, and they don't always have that much to get excited about. So.....there ya go.
I put my name in the hat to win Diane Duda's latest drawing. She is the artist I have really enjoyed collecting. I have a couple of her prints to frame for the new house. She is great...and affordable. Here is the link to her site. http://dudadaze.blogspot.com/
I wish you could see my car. There is only room for three little people to squeeze in. The rest is stuffed with our household stuff to move. I want to get rid of much stuff. The gargage sale is planned for Friday/ Saturday. Am I ready for it? No...I am blogging. :)
I guess it is ok to sit down once during the day. I won't give myself too much guilt. Tonight we have prayer meeting and then choir. I can't wait, except that I can't sing. I hope I don't have strep throat. My throat has really been hurting the past couple of days. I am a glutton for punishment and continue to sing, etc. with it like that.
Please pray for me. I am leading worship April 21st for a women's conference. It will be my first time to really plan/ lead, etc. I have to pick out music and do a power point, etc. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Take care....
This weekend was a good one. Benjamin,Jacob and Claire went with Mamaw to Clinton, while Matthew went with the youth group to the rally. He said it was great. One of our guys got saved, so that was definitely great. He almost took my life when he came home, though. Matt and I both thought that he was going home with our pastor. I was getting ready for bed at about 10:45 and heard an incredibly loud banging on our window. I dove to the floor. It was Matthew. Bro.Ken had brought him all the way to Holly Springs.
Mamaw brought the kids home today. It was so good to see her. She met us at the "new" house. :) We are moving things every time we go now.