So, I really didn’t mean to worry anyone when I mentioned in my last post that I hadn’t heard from Josiah in a while. I hope you didn’t lose too much sleep over it.
No, I don’t really think he is in the Bermuda Triangle. By the way–Is the Bermuda Triangle a real place? I keep thinking about it ever since I wrote that, and I would ask my husband but I think I’ve already met my quota of dumb questions for the day, so I don’t dare.
Regardless, assuming that he isn’t in the perhaps mythical but also perhaps very real Bermuda Triangle, I think Josiah is in good hands, and I have peace about it. I sure am missing him though, and hoping he’ll call soon. We knew going into this that there would be stretches of time where they just don’t have access to phones or internet. But trust me–they’re not going without great SURF. :)
Um, remember the beautiful pregnant Maryam? The one who gave this blog a facelift?
This is what I know:
She was texting me Sunday afternoon while she worked on tidying-up some of my side-bar ads. (I am sure grateful for my OCD-inclined friends.)
And, on Sunday she sounded great. Her due date was around the 19th of July I think.
Next thing you know, Monday around noon I checked Twitter. To my surprise, Maryam had tweeted at 4:30 AM that she *thought* she might be in labor, and was calling her midwife.
Then at 7:30 AM (That’s 3 hours later friends!) she tweeted again with a photo of a new baby boy, in her arms.
Who does THAT?
Wait…Who does THAT, at home IN A TUB, without DRUGS?
Well, obviously Maryam does.
The girl is amazing! I heard from her later that her third baby boy came out healthy and (of course) nursing like a pro! Yay Momma!
Maybe you’d like to hear the dumbest thing I did last week?
Okay, I’ll tell you.
I took Jonah and Luke to Best Buy to buy an iPod Touch for Jonah’s birthday (which falls on this Friday, the 13th.) While there, we wandered around, played with iPads, used the bathroom, and took our time in every way. I like that place.
But here’s where I scared myself. And I’m still scratching my head about it.
I got back to my car afterwards, and couldn’t find my car keys. I dug all around, and thought I must have locked them in the car. (Strange, because I habitually double/triple check to make sure my keys are in the little pocket in my purse before walking away from my car.)
Then I checked the door handle of the car, shocked to find it was unlocked. (I habitually lock my car doors when I get out. )
So much for MY good habits.
So the car was unlocked, and that was weird. But even weirdER was that when I opened it, the car was RUNNING…with KEYS in the ignition!! I had seriously left my car running in the Best Buy parking lot the entire time I leisurely shopped around the store.
Have YOU ever done that before?
Is there something wrong with me?
Should I get help?
In other breaking news, I have exciting updates going on here at our house!! For starters, my long-awaited laundry room is being finished, and that is enough to make me smile all year long. I get to go buy a new washer and drier to replace the one that presently sounds like a jet plane is landing in the middle of my house each time it runs. I’ll get photos to document the whole process.
And on top of that–I found a very handy, handy-man (I know–work on adjectives, Monica) to fix all of the little things that drive me crazy every day. Things like the sliding screen doors that have been popping off the track on a daily basis for a year. And adding LIGHTS to my (very dark) kitchen. (Yes!) And fixing my freezer which has been on a biweekly cycle of defrosting, then alternating between making NO ice at all, and freezing solid shut (where it took a team to yank it open and usually ended with one of us on sprawled out on our back on the kitchen floor, but that’s another story,) and then randomly filling so full of ice cubes that they came exploding out of the door when you finally opened it. I still don’t understand what was causing the problem, but it seems to be gone and I think I might just quit grinding my teeth in my sleep now.
It’s the little things in life.
I could tell you another embarrassing story about how last Thursday I woke my husband in the middle of the night with severe pain in my forehead and needed him to check it out as I was sure a centipede must have bitten me. Pacing the house I worried about every (deadly) possibility, and finally fell asleep with a frozen burrito on my forehead (the freezer was in the NO-ice mode.)
It took until the weekend to accept the fact that I had a little pimple showing up on my forehead.
I tell ya, those things can really sting.
(Have you ever done that?)
I do have great news! I booked flights today to take a fall trip to the Northwest. I’m so excited!! After my last trip with four boys I made a pact with myself not to travel again with kids until Levi was thirteen. But then I started to think about autumn, and my mom started encouraging me to visit, so I caved. We fly out the last week of September.
I will go one week ahead of Dave and yes, I will be flying alone with my four boys. So you might consider adding me to your prayer list. Like yesterday.
Thanks for listening guys. I’m so glad I have you.
Before I go, let me remind you to HURRY over to my Giveaway post and leave a comment. Hint–there is not much competition yet for the kids’ board shorts and hat…Just comment and you’re in the running!!!!
And feel free to tell me if YOU’VE DONE any of those things?