The weather has been gorgeous! The absolute perfect fall! This morning there’s a thick layer of frost on the neighbors roof. I suppose the frost means that the leaves will fall fast now. That’s ok. I’m ready for winter… I think. We will deal with March once it gets here. 🙂
We are down to the last days before Baby arrives. I can count the hours now. The nice thing about a C-section is being able to know that Baby will arrive no later then ‘this date’. Although Thursday afternoon/evening, I was pretty sure we weren’t going to make it to ‘the day’… But here we are. 🙂 And I’m glad. Life looked pretty overwhelming on Thursday evening.
The flu bug has decided to attack our family this past week. I started with it Wednesday during the night. I haven’t been that sick for a LONG time!! Oh, but I was SO grateful that the worst of it was during the night!! Thursday I was to weak to do anything. Miss Aubrey proved to be an amazing nurse! She put socks on my feet, folded laundry, and many other little things. I told her that I couldn’t have made it with out her. 🙂 Just before she went to bed, she informed me that it was “kinda a boring day”… Poor Children. Kyler got it Thursday evening, Mya on Saturday evening, and Aubrey woke me up early this morning with, “Mom, I’m so sorry, but I puked in my bed.” She was devastated. I told Wes if he’s going to get it, to please get it NOW and not several days from now.
I also canned grape juice this week. It came in a 15 gallon barrel; the pure, liquid concentrate. Open the spout, fill your jars and process in a water bath for 10 min. Seriously the easiest way to do grape juice, ever!! And it’s so good! The jars look so pretty down on my shelves.
The van got a scrubbing. 🙂 They were about as wet as the van was!
School days… I wanted Aubrey at a certain point before the Baby arrives, since we are planning to take our Christmas break now instead of at Christmas. So, I pushed her with her work and she suffered from burn out. My wise Mother, who has many years of homeschooling under her belt, gave me some good advice. Not everything must be ‘just like I want it’ before the Baby comes… After I laid a few things aside, life was much more fun for us both! 🙂
Baking cookies, bathing baby dolls, and a crib full of animals…
Mama seems to have had a one track mind the last month. I wanted my house fall cleaned, food in the freezer, sew myself a pretty diaper bag, (I’ve never had a pretty diaper bag. I was determined that with #4, I would have one. It’s cut out, but not even started. It simply wasn’t worth the extra stress.) and on and on. I lost my patience with my children. I’m not proud of myself. I wanted life to fit into pretty little boxes. I wanted everything in order… Yeah, it wasn’t/isn’t worth it. If you walk in my house and think I’m a bad housekeeper, I don’t even care. Smiles on my children’s faces are more important.
So… here we are. The final days, the final hours… we are ready. 🙂 And as Mya says, “Where’s my Baby?”