"I am not a homemaker because I had too little ambition or education to make anything else of myself. No—I am a homemaker because God has given me the infinite honour of being a wife, and I delight in employing every ability that He has equipped me with in this glad career. I LOVE BEING HOME."

~ Lanier Ivester

Monday, January 26, 2009


Sarcastic To-do Lists
Originally uploaded by EllesStudio
Some women scrub the walls,some people cook and freeze postpartum meals, and others rearrange the house. When I am nesting I usually clean the room, re-do all of the baby's laundry, pack my hospital bags and then give birth within two weeks. The number one thing that I do is make lists. I am a list person and never function quite well without them. Since I am still on bed rest I can pretty much only make lists. When it comes to giving birth to one baby and leave the other children to do so, I feel the need to make quite a large sum of lists. Here is a lists of lists that I need to make( mainly for my personal reference but read on if you please)

Things to tell DH to buy before baby comes
Things for me to order online before baby comes
Things to sew before baby comes
Things to finish knitting before baby comes
People for DH to call when baby is born
People to call when I go into labour
Boy baby names
Girl baby names
Paperwork to be completed before the end of Jan
Ikea shopping list
Grocery list for when I am coming home from hospital
What to put in the children's overnight bag x3
What to put in my hospital bag
A list of car seats for DH to choose from and buy.
List of activities for Isaiah and Hannah to do while I am in the hospital
List of the house rules( so the kids do not manipulate the nanny while I am out)
Emergency contacts for daytime
Emergency contacts for nighttime.

I am sure that I am forgetting something.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Hunny I killed the plant

Dracaena marginata
Originally uploaded by stevedabear
When I was younger my mom told me that I had a green thumb and would be great with plants just like her. I really am beginning to doubt it.
One of the things that my hubby gave me for my birthday was a Dracaena marginata. The Dracaena is supposed to be an extremly low maintenance plant, all it needs is indirect light and occasional watering( the root will rot if soaking wet). You normally see these plants at the bank or the dentist office; places where no one remembers to water it and it still grows tall and strong.

When I first got it, it looked perfectly healthy but within 48 hours of my care all the leaves are falling off and the remaining leaves are going limp as I type. It is (was) so pretty, the base of the plant is curved into a heart.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yesterday was my 23rd birthday.

Yesterday for the first time ever I really did not care that it was my birthday. Normally I would countdown through January and be anxious for all 21 days. I it can just be said that I have officially grown up. The children were more excited than I and were quite unimpressed at my unwillingness to bake myself a cake.

We managed to go out for a late supper which was utterly splendid. Since I have been on bed rest so long I treasure all outings. I had veal and potatoes and then strawberry cheesecake for dessert(my favourite) and the kids were almost on their best behaviour. The night was perfect until some guy stole my husband's briefcase which just happen to contain every piece of identification he owns,his business plan and at least 30 envelopes of our mail that he was planning to shred at his office. That event turned him sour for the night.

Today he was able to watch the man steal it on a security video. Apparently he was walking away with it when DH was more focused on the little ones.

After seeing the video he was able to be at ease and thank the Lord that the man just took a briefcase of replaceable items, not something irreplaceable like one of our kids. Also this event has shown us that whether it is your bags or your children, letting them out of your site for 20 seconds is 20 seconds too long.
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