Monday, June 18, 2007

Yes you can survive a month with no Internet

My sabbatical from the Word Wide Web was forced upon me by being broke with no home phone or DSL.  Still don't have either but Josh is home after being gone for 4 weeks and with him comes his laptop and WI-FI signal.  I thought I would come back to my e-mail box being maxed out ... but I didn't quite make the 1000 e-mail limit.  I'll try and catch up with all my friends who I have missed so much.
I feel so rusty at blogging I am not sure where to begin.  I can just do the superficial entry and give a list of the latest comings and goings of me and the family, you would be surprise at all that can happen in a few weeks.  Or I can do an interpersonal one with my brooding thoughts and realizations and try and sort out my feelings on some subjects but that is an awful lot of work and besides.. Josh will be home for a while so I can come back later to up date.
So here is the gist for those who are wondering what's been going on with me..
Josh and I did just celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary.  Hard to believe.. before we know it we will be having our silver 20th.  We've had our ups and downs but I have to say I love him more and more and we grow closer and closer each year.  No, its not always perfect ... but that is life and I am so blessed to have such a man for a husband and father to my children.
Lilly, my 7yrd has finally lost her first and second tooth with more loose ones on the way.  She is starting to look like a jack-o'-lantern.  Ofcourse now Sophia who just has to keep up always with her is trying to wiggle all her teeth to see when she can get her big teeth in too because you know it is just not fair she hasn't lost one yet lol.
Zane is almost as tall as me. Josh is teasing me that by Zane's next birthday he will be beyond my height and start towering over me.  I am trying to take that my oldest is going into 7th grade and teenagehood with grace and humor but it makes me feel sooooooo old and I am too young to feel so old lol It is already painfully obvious that I am out of touch with what the youth are up to these days and by some of the trends my son is trying to get into I better start educating myself ASAP. Such as what is EMO and why would Zane want to have hair that is classified as EMO.. he inisits he is not EMO but his friends think his hair is cool when he wears it all in his face and uncombed looking.  His hair is the longest out of all of his friends I think, just to his shoulders. I sound soooooooo much like my grandma when I say to him.. How can you see with all that hair over your eyes, your going to ruin your eyesight. This was going on for the last few weeks and when Josh came home he quashed it by telling Zane he has to have his hair out of his face and clean and combed or he would shave it.  When I reminded Josh that he was going back on saying that Zane could do what ever he wanted with his hair as long as he kept his grades up he said no.. He was just telling him what to  You know what is going to happen don't you.. Zane is going to end up doing what he wants anyway but behind our back.. like a girl who changes her clothes as soon as she gets to school he will prob change his hair as soon as he can when he gets out of the house. . It wouldn't be ethical or legal I guess to just lock him away for the next 6 years?  If I feel so freaked by my son growing into the teen years imagine how I am going to feel when the girls get there! UGH!
The kids and I went to family camp with church and had a blast. I rode on a Zip Line for the first and likely the last time.  At least I can say I did it!  I am not very athletic and very much out of shape, so I got a big work out with all the things we did at camp.  I got roped into playing volley ball and soft ball and all sorts of running around and up and down on a big water slide. I was in a world of soreness for almost 3 days after camp and I still have bruises.
Last week the theme seemed to be BROKE.  Broken car, broken washer, broke no money, broken spirit.  It was just terrible. So hopefully this week's theme will be MENDING. Josh being home is a good start, he is handy in many ways and hopefully can help fix some of what has been broken.


  1. I'm so glad you are well.  I'll pray for you financial favor... I know too well the feeling of brokenness... thank the Lord for His healing grace!  You are such a good mom to those kids, they won't remember going without as much as they will remember the time you spent with them!


  2. Sounds like you had a great time at family camp and all is well other than the broken things.  Welcome back and we missed you! Hugs,

  3. It's good to hear from you!

  4. I'm so glad you're back and hope you can get caught back up in bills and get your dsl and phone back on, we've been there in the past.
    I am not into the long hair on boys and being a military family that we are, I don't want them to have a military cut, but they still need to have a nice cut! They can dislike me and grow it out when they're adults! LOL

    Looking forward to more updates.

    God Bless

  5. I'm glad you're back Mary- even if just for a little while.  Even though I didn't e mail you- I thought of you alot!  You know, except for ours and the kid's age differences, your life and mine are so similar- if we traded places, we probably wouldn't even notice!  LOL- happy belated anniversary!  Michael and I just had our 7th today!  I feel the same way you do.  God's blessed us!  Have a wonderful week Mary!  Carolyn :)

  6. Broken things, being broke and feeling broken just ain't always fun.  Praying you get your financial legs back under you soon!  -  Barbara