Rambling, With a Side of Random

Thursday, February 10, 2011 5 Comments A+ a-

V-Day has been rescheduled again.  The 1st reschedule was on account of the doctor’s schedule, the 2nd reschedule was because someone got the dates of his annual, week-long training wrong.  (The someone was neither Jon or myself…)  I’ve been joking with Jon that with all of the rescheduling, perhaps it’s a sign that he’s not supposed to go through with it.  And if looks could kill…

Jon worked 36 hours in three days.  Poor guy!  He’s exhausted and the kids have barely had any face time with their dad during those three days.  And of course that meant I played single mother while he was gone.  My patience has worn very thin and I’m desperately looking forward to my day off on Saturday.  (Thank you, Babe!  You have no idea how much I need it!)

Hudson and I attended a music class at Devyn’s school on Tuesday.  It allowed the music teacher to share with us what she’s been teaching the kids.  We had so much fun!  Devyn and her classmates danced, sang, played instruments, and recognized composers for all the families.  I was greatly impressed!

And I couldn’t help but notice that Devyn is the 3rd tallest child in her class… taller than all the girls, with only two boys taller than herself.  This is greatly exciting for the woman who never made it on the risers at school performances.  All the short people stood on the floor.

I have been greatly surprised to find that I’m enjoying American Idol as much as I am this year.  When I’d heard that Simon Cowell was leaving, I vowed not to watch.  I knew I was going to miss his snarky remarks and I wasn’t too keen on Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as judges.  But honestly, they’re fun to watch!  We’re actually enjoying American Idol for the first time in years.

The kids still love dancing along to American Idol, in spite of the fact that we’re just watching short tryouts.  Last night Reagan even got into a princess dancing dress for her dance recital.  And topped it off with Jon’s baseball hat.  It’s the perfect description of Reagan… a baseball hat and princess dress.

You can click here to see the picture I posted to Twitter.

Speaking of Twitter, I know that it’s a new medium that many do not understand.  As someone else described it, “Facebook is for the people you went to school with. Twitter is for the people you wish you went to school with.”  Its kind of true.  I’ve gotten to know a number of amazing women on there, and our conversations crack me up.  Especially last night’s conversation regarding age.

As much as I dreaded turning 30 years old, I find that I’m really loving this new decade of my life.  I am so much more comfortable in my own skin and in who I am as a person.  There’s no need for false pretenses or images.  Its very freeing!  I can only imagine that it keeps getting better with age.

This Saturday we’re starting a new bible study.  We finished Priscilla Shirer’s study and we’re now moving on to Beth Moore’s “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things”.  I’m a little nervous about this study.  I have a feeling that God and I will be dealing with some of the ugly in my life; and that’s never a fun process.

We’re settling into life as a family of six and as I’ve told other friends, I feel complete with the addition of Ashlynn.  It feels like we were waiting for her arrival and now that she’s here, our family feels whole and that part of my life feels finished.  It’s a good feeling.

I can really go either way, I can be a night owl or a morning person.  Heck, there are times I have to be both.  But lately I’ve been a night owl, not getting to bed until 11:30 or midnight.  Then I’m up by 7:00am.  I’ve really got to get a handle on this because 2 cups of coffee are no longer helping me stay awake.

You’d think that with all this staying up late, I’d find time to read a book or two.  But you’d be mistaken.  I currently have three books in my house that are going unread.  This is unheard of!  I love reading and I never, ever let an unread book sit in my house for more than a day before devouring it.  I can feel those books calling my name over and over again.

I’m officially changing my url address to www.biggest-blessings.com today, so you might want to make the appropriate changes to your links.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.


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6:11 AM delete

Good morning Jenn! I can relate with the whole night owl/early bird thing. I am miraculously functioning (more like managing!) as both these days...Regarding twitter: I have tried it and found it to be much like trying to take a drink from a firehose; do you have a particular interface that you use that helps? I have friends that swear by tweetdeck. I sort of need to figure it out; a lot of teachers connect and share ideas there, so I feel compelled to try it again. Have a great day!

9:38 AM delete

I love your description of Twitter. =)

I'm so blessed to know you and so many other amazing women. Yay for new friends.

9:43 AM delete

what Whitney said:)

9:58 AM delete

I love this season of Idol- I also haven't watched in years (maybe since the 3rd season).

I feel exactly the same about Twitter. I have seriously considered getting rid of Facebook, but getting in contact with people is the only reason I haven't. We'll see.

12:48 PM delete

I love the random posts. They cover so much info!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of Reagan with a dress and a baseball hat on. You're so right, that describes her alright. Ellie too.
I also have been pleasantly surprised that I'm enjoying American Idol this year. I swore I was done too. I still miss Simon though.
And last but not least, I'm both excited and nervous to do this next study too. You put it perfectly, it's no fun dealing with the ugly in your life.