Thursday, September 30, 2010

Who,What, When, Where, and How ?

I don't know what happened, but suddenly I turned around a corner and my oldest daughter is in Jr. High, and she is making social engagements left and right.
Don't get me wrong, I am happy that she is a well adjusted pre-teen who has a lot of great friends. I just want to know when I signed up for more taxi-cab hours? And HOW she got to be so grown-up-ish already?

I don't know when I realized how great, I mean truly great my husband is, but it must have been between now and the last 16 years that I realized just how fortunate I am. He is a man of substantial character and although I know he would say many if not most of his good qualities come from knowing God somewhere in there is a man who chooses God above all things and for that I am grateful.

I am really not sure who taught my daughter Chloe to be so clean but she has got this department in life DOWN. I mean I am learning from her every day better ways to organize and beautify life. She is such a God-send to me in this very busy, very messy family. I truly treasure her for more reasons of course than just this but this one is what I am thinking about right now as I sit and type.

I am not exactly sure how I feel about the fact that my oldest son has a birthday coming up that will mark the last year of his life when he is just a single-digit child. I mean I think that Solomon is really going to enjoy his 9th year of life, it's just that I can't hardly believe that the little boy who made his way into the world with such gusto is now going to be embarking on double digits soon.

And then there is Zed. Well, I could say enough said about Zed and not only would that rhyme but those of you who know him would know that there is just so much that could be said about Zed! WHERE did I get him?

So that takes care of the who, what, where, when, and how of my life right now.

Just in case you were wondering.

Now it's your turn?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

One Year Later

I have gone to Pikes Market more times than I care to mention and still every time I am blown away that I live so close that I could shop there for fresh flowers if I wanted to.

I have missed, birthdays, weddings, funerals, baby showers, bridal showers, baby arrivals, and countless other important dates that rip my heart out every time they pass by and I am here and they are there.

I have finally gotten to the point where I am not afraid to drive around here without Gloria Paige Smith aka GPS.

I have come to realize that although I love Seattle, it is just a place.

I have changed I hope for the good in ways that I wouldn't have if I never moved out of the state that I lived in for 35 years. In ways that I never thought were possible. In ways I never knew I was capable of.

I have a husband who has become my one and only truly all over again. I have 4 children who right before my eyes are quickly becoming young/big people. These surroundings are the only ones that are still the same. Everything and Everyone else has changed.

I have a new job. It's a good job. I am thankful for it. It works out perfectly with my other job of being CEO of Scofield international.

I have reinvented what it looks like to be a mother to Emma, Chloe, Solomon, and Isaiah.

I have realized that the older I get the less I know for sure and the more I find myself saying," I don't know" when I thought I would know more.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

My Day

Caffiene 6am
‎7am bus drop off,
8:30 bus drop off,
work by 8:45 off by 1,
Thrift Store drop off,
Oil Change,
Pick up Em early 2p,
Dr-well check for Em to play sports 2:40,
Caffiene 3:30

pick up from bus stop 3:45 appx 5 kids +1 Jr Higher already in tow,
drop off 2 kids that don't belong to me 5:45,
Hubby gets home... pass the baton to go shopping and get Em ready for above sports that start tomorrow,
Caffiene 6:30
back to school Curriculum night for Elementary kids in my house 7p,
Home by 8 ish....
Some minor dental work on Isaiah's front top tooth,
I'd say it was a busy day but the more likely comment these days would be... Welcome to my World!

And What a Beautiful World It Is!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

NO JOKE .....

Back To School Shopping for 4 kids

144 No. 2 Pencils
10 Pink Pearl Erasers(which the town of Redmond has a shortage of)
8 boxes of kleenex
20 glue sticks
4 bottle of Hand Sanitizer
48 crayons or 2 boxes
4 packs of colored pencils
4 scissors
6 red correcting pens (don't teachers use these, I am a teacher and I have to buy my own supplies)
23 notebooks
35 personal folders
2 gallon size Ziploc bags (boys only, I have 2)
2 sandwich size Ziploc bags (girls only, I have 2)
1 very expensive calculator
4 binders all specific sizes (had to search high and low for a 2" binder, what the crap!!)
3 pencil plastic boxes
Disinfectant wipes
Diaper wipes , REALLY ? !!

I haven't even gotten half way through but you get the idea....

1 bottle of wine (instead of the useless, but ever so funny EASY button from STAPLES)

I was tempted to buy the button instead of the bottle but it was more expensive.

Oh and Mom, in case you are reading this I LOVE YOU and thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this 5 times over!
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