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Posted: July 26 2006 at 4:38pm | IP Logged Quote Bridget

What nice/happy/fun thing happened at your house today?

We've had a series of trials and tribulations lately. (Nothing serious.) Today was sort of a down day so I wanted to think about the good things that happened.

Our best was the children dancing and singing on the front lawn in the rain.

Tell me something good from your house today!

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 4:47pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Dinner is almost ready, I'm feeling a bit sane about packing, all the errands I planned to do worked out and I made it in time for Confession.

Confession was the biggest highlight of the day. The next highlight will be Daddy coming home.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 5:01pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Oh, and the trip to Trader Joe's -- we found the monkey so a special Fruit Leather, and then the balloon that always brings a smile.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 5:02pm | IP Logged Quote Cay Gibson

Bridget,
It's surreal that you asked this question. I've been feeling totally in the dumps since I got home. Overwhelmed seems more like it. I don't know where to start or what to do next. So I just sit and think and mull about everyone's problems beyond mine.   

It's been raining here as well but I haven't looked at it through your eyes. I really, generally, like rainy weather because it's a nice, cozy excuse to stay home and snuggle in with the books and keep all the children home.

Today I've looked at it as gloomy and yucky.

If anyone of you were to see my living room, you would gasp in horror.

Plus, spending time at the hospital is never a happy thing...unless it's for a new baby.   

What good thing happened today? Well, my b-i-l (the uncle who does for everyone else and is always there when you need him) came through open heart/triple bypass surgery.

Perhaps there's light at the end of the tunnel.



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Posted: July 26 2006 at 5:20pm | IP Logged Quote Maddie

My 13 yo dd is making a blueberry pie all by herself.

We read "The Happy Little Family" series during a dreary day that threatened rain all day. The children practiced drawing while they listened.

My almost 2 yo has been cuddling with her big brother as she missed him while he was gone today.

My husband was "late" to work today. He missed a major accident that occured close to his normal arrival time.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 5:20pm | IP Logged Quote Leonie

My oldest son is coming to Sydney for the weekend!

I have had fun connecting with friends via blogging.

I lost one pound.

I actually cooked a dinner that ( almost) everyone ate.

Other mums and I had a good laugh about our dc and their personalities over lunch at group learning.

Alexander ( ds) and I shared laughs over a P.G. Wodehouse book.




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Posted: July 26 2006 at 5:23pm | IP Logged Quote Leonie

threesilosfarm wrote:
My husband was "late" to work today. He missed a major accident that occured close to his normal arrival time.


Ooh. Shivers. I am so glad he is okay.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:11pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Cay Gibson wrote:
It's been raining here as well but I haven't looked at it through your eyes. I really, generally, like rainy weather because it's a nice, cozy excuse to stay home and snuggle in with the books and keep all the children home.

Today I've looked at it as gloomy and yucky.

If anyone of you were to see my living room, you would gasp in horror.

Plus, spending time at the hospital is never a happy thing...unless it's for a new baby.   


I'm so happy for your b-i-l's surgery to turn out well, but I understand that feeling of total drain visiting hospitals.

Wish the rainy days were here...I love them, too. But sometimes when things are hard, the rain reflects our moody side. Hugs to you, Cay.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:18pm | IP Logged Quote Christine

Going grocery shopping with my five well-behaved little ones and a belly that is definitely showing that I am pregnant and not receiving a single negative comment from anyone. In fact, I got a lot of friendly smiles.

Seeing my oldest sister briefly this afternoon and being graciously and wholeheartedly thanked for something that I have been busy doing for my dad and my siblings.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:39pm | IP Logged Quote momwats8

Having a friend from our home schooling group come over and sharing about Kolbe Academy with her. She is going to enroll her 2 oldest in Kolbe Academy this year. Also having Maggie's Godmother and her 2 sons stop by for a very brief hello.

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Posted: July 26 2006 at 6:51pm | IP Logged Quote ladybugs

Last night, my ds, Joe Max, was up with a fever and throwing up. He ended up in bed with us and I ended up in Sophia's bed who ended up on the floor next to my bed.

In the morning, as I struggled to open the tired eyes, I heard, "Where's mom?"

Then Sophia said, "Oh, she's in my bed..." to which Isabella replied, "Oh, she's getting skinny. I thought that was you!"

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I had a nap

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My sweet friend watched all 5 of my munchkins so I could go to a doctor's appt today. She ended up keeping my 3 oldest all afternoon so I could get some rest while the younger two napped.

...also...watching my almost 13 yr old put my 15 mo old on his shoulders and play with him as only a "big brother" can. Too too cute!

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Taking my 6 month old to his well-baby visit and the doctor saying at the end, "He's just so sweet, I need to hold him for a minute." And, "Your other three are SO well-behaved!!"

That kept me going the rest of the day!

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-I deep cleaned the bathroom.

- I got laundry done, folded AND put away.

- After I told Nicolas ( my 4yo boy) that I love him with all my heart, he said "wouldn't it be funny if when you kiss me your heart would come out?"

- We had tacos for dinner and I discover that I like guacamole.

-We had good dinner conversation.

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Posted: July 27 2006 at 3:32pm | IP Logged Quote Meredith

My parents are visiting this week and dear grandpa purchased a much desired sandbox for the dc for our very small back yard Oh and Baby said his own name and ds 4 wrote his name for the very first time in big chalk letters on the back patio, with NO help from me

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Played Rummy with my 90 year old grandmother all afternoon while it rained and rained outside.
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Posted: July 27 2006 at 3:48pm | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

I took the day off and let the kids play all day.   

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Posted: July 27 2006 at 4:28pm | IP Logged Quote Angela F

Oh, I can't help myself...my three olders are with my mom for the week so it's just the 4 and 2 year olds...last night, while I was at a class studying Character Building, Daddy and the other two went to the fair. After they picked me up and the 2yo went to sleep, I sat in the clear back of the suburban with 4yo ds and when jazzy songs came on the radio we danced with our arms up in the air and wiggled in our seats as much as seat belts would allow. We giggled and snuggled all the hour ride home. What a sweet memory for mommy !
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Posted: July 27 2006 at 4:41pm | IP Logged Quote Cay Gibson

Angela F wrote:
...last night, while I was at a class studying Character Building, Daddy and the other two went to the fair. Angela


Angela,
If (and when ) you have time, could you open a new post on Character Building and share what you learned in the class?

I'm interested.

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