Monday, January 31, 2011

Time for my Once a Month Blog

Hmmm. I guess I really only write about once a month. (Sorry college girls and lots of other family!)

Well, this is the setting. Two days ago I could feel that tickle in my throat once again, and I knew that my asthma was coming to visit. Deciding to attack it early, and upon Tom's persuasion, I thought I defeated it early, but instead, it came back with a horrible vengeance Friday night and I am now in the throes of a fully medicated asthma treatment plan. Bummer. Mostly it means lots of coughing throughout the night and then the loss of voice and being exhausted. Yuck.

Anyway, today I went ahead and went to work because it isn't contagious and I hate to miss a day as we get so far behind. So, after teaching I came home in the sleet and snow just beat. No one was home. I always come in through the garage, so I was met by the very clean and wonderful smelling sunroom. "Ah," I thought. "Kayren must have cleaned!" The sunroom is kind of her study room, so she likes to keep it up - which is very nice for the rest of us.

Well, the kitchen is next, and it was perfect, and I mean perfect. The floor, the stove, the microwave - wow! I LOVE a clean kitchen, and I have this thing about floors. What a special treat!

I went into the living room/dining room, which had also been perfectly cleaned. Music was playing, and I just sat down at the table with such a thankful heart for my girls who would be so kind to me to clean up.

After sitting a few moments, I decided to hang up my coat, since I didn't want to ruin the clean rooms with my junk. When I went into the office, it had been perfectly cleaned and DUSTED! Are you kidding? Wow!

Curious, I decided to investigate, and found the bathroom sparkling, and then - unbelievably, they had even cleaned my room! That, I must say with shame is a HUGE job! They cleaned my dresser and Tom's, my nightstand, my bookshelves (what bravery!), and my shoes! When I turned to leave the room, there were flowers on the nightstand with a wonderful sweet note from my girls! I just cried! What a precious and sweet expression of love!

I just hugged them and hugged them when they got home!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reading blogs

I have to admit that I just love it when my bookmarked blogs highlight that there is something new to read! i get to glean all the exciting websites and posts and information that others so kindly have shared. Sadly, I do not post as much as I should, but I just wanted to thank all of you out there that do!

This week I am trying to deal with an abscessed tooth (yuck) by preparing for my classes, sleeping, taking pain killers, sleeping some more, and reading blogs. Lord willing, I will have permanent results tomorrow, but at least for today, I can catch up on some reading.

Christmas is always a whirlwind of activity, but it is such a joy to have the kids home and have family fun. Last night all the kids were gathered around the table playing games. It was great to hear them!

My girls are doing so much to help me this week, from endless laundry to cleaning out the frig (thanks Kyrie Jo!). They vaccuumed and dusted and did the dishes, made meals and cleaned up the Christmas decorations. Thank you girls!

Tom had the whole week off and we had a wonderful time!