Katherine "tagged" me to do these quizzes. God bless her. This obligatory daily blogging is killing me, trying to come up with something exciting enough to post EVERY day. I don't know how the blogging pros do it. Thanks for giving me something (anything), Katherine.
8 Things I Am Looking Forward To
1. Going back to church: I sure do miss rockin’ out for Jesus at Pinedale and the awesome fellowship (IN PERSON) of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Can’t wait ‘til Jonah is well enough and on some semblance of a schedule, so we can head back.
2. Jonah sleeping through the night: Although he would maybe do this on his own, I’m WAY too paranoid about him needing to eat more and his high caloric needs to LET him sleep through the night… so maybe this one should read 2. Not being so neurotic.
3. The basement being finished: So excited about doing Jonah’s dressing changes somewhere other than the dining room table… partly for back pain reasons, partly because I’d like to PRETEND we actually eat at our dining room table and need it for other reasons. In reality, we eat on the couch in front of the TV, but don’t tell anybody.
4. The end of this survey: When you’re all of a sudden a stay-at-home mom whose life seems to be taking care of an eating, sleeping, pooping machine who can’t go out much, it’s hard to make any out-of-the-house sort of plans to look forward to. :) I’m boring.
5. Kim, Andrew, and the kids coming: They arrive next Thursday (the 30th) and will be here all weekend. I can’t wait!
6. Taking Jonah to Target: he’s going to love him some Target… or else.
7. Watching a movie: Really, any movie will do. Really. I just want to watch a movie. We’ve had a Netflix movie since before Jonah was born. Oh, the times they are a changin’.
8. Jonah’s first (second, third, fourth, fortieth) birthday, Jonah starting kindergarten, getting baptized, playing sports, going to prom, graduating college, getting married, having kids – pretty much every beautiful milestone we’ll get to witness in his miraculous life.
8 Things I Did Yesterday (Monday)
1. Prayed for poop.
2. Got lots and lots of poop. Seriously, can you guys stop praying for poop now?
3. Contemplated taking a picture of aforementioned poop for my blog. Reconsidered.
4. Sat on my back deck in the beautiful sunshine with my brother and my baby and talked on the phone with my sister-in-law who I hadn’t talked to in a week. Inexcusable.
5. Ordered a small changing table for my bedroom from target.com. (Target.com - the next best thing to the real, live Target)
6. Took this funny picture of my dog.(This is after Jonah finally asleep for the night. Deac LOVES it when Jonah is asleep. If he’s crying too loud, Deac goes to the backdoor and growls until we let him out. He’s pretty pooped by the time the day’s over. Look at him - Poor dog. It’s as if he’s on Morphine and Ativan too.)
7. Watched HGTV – saw lots of cool designs in lots of cool houses that I’ll either a) never be able to afford b) never be creative enough to pull off or c) never have enough energy to plan and carry out. HGTV is the devil.
8. Prayed for Jonah. (This was on Katherine’s, but you can never have too much praying for Jonah. – I mean, in my humble opinion, that is).
8 Things I Wish I Could Do
1. Renovate my bathroom: Knock out the back wall of my house, expand it out onto part of my deck, build a big ol’ honkin’ closet, and make the current closet part of our bathroom. I want a big tub with jets and bubbles. But I want it to be a tub that never gets scummy or requires cleaning. A girl can dream, right? HGTV is the devil.
2. Get more sleep: This one I left from Katherine’s. But I second that emotion.
3. Become a runner: That’s not really true. I just want to say I’m a runner so people would be all impressed with me like I am with people who say they are runners. Really, I just want a runner’s body without all the work and sweating.
4. Go to all of the Spanish speaking countries: I’ve been to Mexico, Argentina, and Nicaragua. Only 18 more to go.
5. Go on another (many more) mission trips: I did a VBS for a week in Nicaragua in the summer of 2000, and I haven’t been able to go on any more. Someday.
6. Play the guitar: That’s it, really. I just wanna play the guitar.
7. Speak Italian and French: Learning languages is addictive. They say once you’ve learned one, it’s easy to learn others. I don’t really know who they are, but they say it, so it must be true.
8. Find a cure for EB: or find someone who could find someone who could find a cure for EB. Still praying for that miracle.
8 Shows I (used to) Watch
The Today Show
Sportscenter (but against my will and better judgment)