Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Open House!

Its coming up...the annual open house.
1300 hours...
Why oh why do I do this?
Honestly I like to do a little entertaining.
We used to hold a weekly potluck back in NJ,
but here...the pressure is different, the judgement is different.
I'll let you know

Post christmas post

I need to stop reading some of my old friends on FB.
Cuz the jealousy is gettin me down.
We struggle, we're far from loved ones and we're following a call.
There are rewards to be sure...
But I'd sure like to be the one with hot and cold running free babysitting
while my husband and I spend the weekend away somewhere, by ourselves.

Just celebrated 13 years of marriage here
and I couldn't find a babysitter
and am still having trouble finding one for sometime this weekend...
So we went to the DQ with the kids. Fine but a little pitiful.
...the Pity Party continues

Friday, December 25, 2009


It is 8:30 and it feels like midnight!
I am not sure that I had a great day.
or a good day...
isn't Christmas usually like that?
Lovely presents.
Too little sleep.
Happy children,
way too many presents.
Not enough napping except for the baby.
In-laws traveled and arrived and presents and dinner and...
Maybe tomorrow will be more relaxed.

Christmas Eve!

Christmas eve is strange now that we're a pastor's family.
No...thats not it...
Christmas eve is strange itself but now its more strange...
We said G'nite to Hubby at 5 and made up Spaghettios for the kids.
At home we made and arranged cookies for Santa, we sprinkled glitter for the reindeer, read Twas the Night before Christmas and I tucked them in for a "long winter's nap". Then straighten so Santa doesn't trip, welcome hubby home and then pool the presents, realize we have WAY too much for one kid and thankfully his birthday is in two months. Reorganize, renegotiate...and wrap!
tomorrow begins early and ends late

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


It seems I have to take it all back.
I mean... I take it all back.
Today we were appreciated. I was appreciated.

Church members sent a meaningful and fun gift for our family:
a membership to the zoo!
We received an anonymous gift card for our family...
the local women's gym is giving a free year's membership to the pastor's wives in town!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I love the 2 weeks off of a school job.
Love it.
But the pastor thing is tough.
...wish it was easier.

January is looking weird too.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Experiment day

Today I got to try that Diet Coke and Mentos experiment.
About 12 kids who were "caught being good" got to see it as a treat.
You drop mentos into a 2 liter and it erupts!
I didn't use enough mentos but it still was very cool.
Went up about 3 or 4 feet

The school is really behind these little treats for kids who've behaved and it seems to be working across the board. The gym teacher let them ride scooters for 15 minutes one afternoon, the music teacher let them play drums, the secretary is going to let them copy things on the color copier apparently next week. Little things, mostly experiences rather than a thing.

Little treats. I need to think about other things I could do when my turn comes around again!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Sunday was OK

This Sunday was a little better. Flash went with the kids to buy toys for the town Christmas Basket project. Cosy happily played kitchen in the nursery with a nice grandma. I sat in the back row...with Hubby. We had a guest preacher, doing a neutral pulpit. He was really good and it was nice to have hubby with me in the pew for a change. Its been a long while.

Hubby had things to do after church so Flash, Cosy and I went to the book store to "get presents". We ended up with the next Magic Tree house book, a Pokemon paperback and a calendar for Grammie.

Followed by pizza at home for the 4 of us. No decorating happened at all...maybe next week!