Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Just a bunch of stuff

Now that the comment situation is remedied I can quit obsessing about it and get on with life. Things have been CRAZY busy around here. On Saturday a group of people from church came over to help us with jobs around the house. I am so blessed to be a part of such an awesome church!! We painted our living room, dining room, hallway upstairs, hallway downstairs, foyer, the whole lower level, kitchen, and boy's room closets. In addition to all of that painting, windows and blinds got cleaned, gutters cleaned out, leaves raked, garage organized, and a bunch of electric thingys changed. It was a busy and exhausting day for all, but the results are AMAZING!!!! We have lived here almost 3 years and had never painted anything. The walls were a yucky antique whitish color originally painted about 30 years ago. So it was time. I also must confess, I have never cleaned windows or blinds. I daily clean off the fingerprints, but the whole inside and outside and screens have NEVER been done! What a blessing this was to me!!! I didn't realize but I love clean windows! Probably not enough to try to fit it into my "cleaning" but enough to say the one who did it is my new best friend! So now I am on to the business of putting my house back together. I figure it is time for the Christmas decos to come out anyway, so I will use all of the open space for that purpose.
We are approaching my favorite weekend of the year!! After a giant dinner on Thursday, my kiddos will sleep over at grandma's so Jay and I can wake up before the crack of dawn to SHOP!! We love it! We map out our route on Thursday night and hit the ground running! I should be done Christmas shopping by about 8am on Friday! That is if I can fight off the other crazy moms for that sweet new transformer on sale while nursing a 17 pound baby! This ought to be interesting this year with baby in tow. It has been a few years since I have had to whip out the (lets be pc out there for my male readers) "baby feeding devices" at Kohls at 4:00am while surrounded by 100's of other people. But lets face it, I can currently nurse, take out the garbage, clean up spilled milk, cook dinner, and paint my toe nails all at the same time, so Kohl's should be childs play! Then it is off the buy the family Christmas tree. I dive into full egg nog mode on Friday and continue on it straight through Christmas day. I am a nut about Christmas. I love everything about it. The sights, the smells, the food, the Starbucks choices, the movies, the music, the weather, and most of all the fact that MY SAVIOR came as a baby! I will never get over how amazing that is! I am awestruck every year at the humble way he came into this world. He could have easily descended on a cloud surrounded by trumpets and thunder and lightening, but no, the God of the universe came the same way the rest of us do! Often times I find the things I think are incredible about Jesus are more so what he didn't do. Oh the scene he could have made, deserved to make, but he didn't. Leaves me speechless (something I rarely am)!
So, in closing, welcome back commenting friends. My house is clean, er I mean painted. The kids are good, providing no humorous stories for you but sanity for me! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!

8 comments:

Tim and Clair said...

Yeah, I'm super excited too for this Friday. Not quite the same as you but I'll be the crazy pregnant lady in the 1 hour lines! Friends have told me to stick my belly out and get sympathy! I tell them, "There's no way! If you're crazy enough to go out on Black Friday at 7 months pregnant you deserve all you get!" Now if I wasn't preggers I'd be heading to the Lighthouse Mall at midnight for their village carolers between 12-2am for some early shopping then I'd hit Best Buy or Circuit city the minute it opened. Maybe next year!

Michelle said...

ahhh.... i lack your entusiasm! I love Christmas but all the decorating/christmas tree stuff is overwhelming. blah!

ConservaChick said...

Sounds like you DO have a great church! So, how did the shopping go? Any great deals?? ~K

Melanie said...

what i really want to know is did you and jen find out we were using paint for our craft last week at mops and skip out on us or what? i hope all is well! we missed you!!!

mommy to an angel said...

yeah, you're back!
Isn't it amazing how you go from needing 13 hands and a spot light to nurse your first child in the first couple of days to doing it blindfolded while multi-tasking?!? I can only imagine how good you get at it on baby #4!

ConservaChick said...

Candi,
Nothing is wrong. It makes a goopy dough! Just plop it in the pan pour on the butter, and bake it! It will be fine!

Homeschool Housewife said...

Wow! What an amazing blessing your church gave you! It must be like living in a new home!

I am in awe that you can multi task. I did not have a sling, had never heard how great they were when my youngest was breast feeding so I used a lot of dressing rooms and sometimes longed to bottle feed. To be able to get things done would have been great, but I have to admit, I loved that snuggle up and be still time.

Hope you had fun with all your shopping. Have a great Christmas!

Bill said...

Almost a month witout a post? I think you are playing too much online Scabble...