Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter weekend.

So, everything is wonderful with our little Junior Mint. Of course, I don't go for the ultrasound until next month, but she listened to JM's heartbeat and felt around for the top of my uterus. Oddly enough, I'm carrying really high already, as she couldn't find JM's heartbeat at first...she was looking where it was supposed to be (down lower). You want to talk about a heart attack?? Then, oh sweet relief when she finally found it, about 2 inches higher than she said she would normally look for it at this stage. I don't remember hearing that with the boys, so chalk up another difference with this little one.

This weekend promises to be an eventful one. The Boys have been managing all sorts of nonsense and mayhem, and therefore will have to earn being able to go to my mom's house for Easter dinner. Tomorrow they will work their little fingers to the bone to get this fun day back. Fun for all.

And due to some happenings beyond our control, I'm not too sure that this will be the year that the garden starts. I am almost in tears as I write that, as I was very excited about finally getting something going, but these are pretty serious happenings. So I think I'll try to grow my tomatoes in containers, and I'm going to call on a newfound gardening buddy, Lisa to know if these seeds I just ordered will last until next year. If they won't, then I may have to figure out a way to do something with them. The last thing I want to do is start them and not be able to finish.

My sewing has been temporarily put on hold as well, as I just don't have the time to figure out how to learn what the heck I'm doing. Everything I read has more words I don't know the meaning of, and I don't want this to be an unhappy experience. So instead of diving right in (which I've been known to do in the past), I'm going to continue to read, read, read...taking it slow and really learning what's going on, then easing into it slowly as time allows.

There are so many things in my life that simply must be done now, and I'm truly the only one that can do them. These things must come before anything else, otherwise my home, house, and family will suffer. Hopefully it will not take too long to get a hold on these things, but I can't make any promises to anyone, and that's one of the things that bugs me the most about it...I like schedules...I like knowing what's going to happen and when it's happening. I've found that I must truly find some way to put some serious faith in I haven't given Him in a long time. I have trouble letting go of control of things, even if it is to the Big Man, but I have to. These things are making me crazy, and will continue to do so...something's got to give.

If you celebrate, may you have a very blessed Easter holiday. If you don't, I hope the weekend goes swimingly for you.


Lisa said...

Wow! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now! I'm so sorry that the garden might not happen this year. I know how you were looking forward to it!

I don't see why your seeds won't last until next year. just keep them in a container that will keep the humidity and/or critters out. I think the worse that could happen is that some of the seeds won't germinate when you do plant them!

Glad that Junior Mint is doing well! Love the name, BTW.

I wish you lived closer to me! We could garden AND sew together and laugh ourselves silly in the process!

Ness said...

I WANT YOU TO LET GO AND LET GOD. Trust me, He will meet all of your needs. I am the biggest control freak ever and I am preaching that same sermon to myself tonight. The friends and kids have left and I can't believe how utterly exhausted I am. Glad you got a good report on Junior Mint. You take care and I am keeping you in my daily prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you---if nothing else, when it all gets mindboggling and crazy, give me a call and we'll talk through the moment. I know that your immediate family(Big Man and kids)will do everything they can to help out you and the stress if you call a family meeting and level with everyone. I had to do that with my fibro and cancer and carrying a child is hard, especially working. I don't know how I carried Michael, worked midnights at the hospital and did nursing school during the day, but I think it's like the Footprints poem. When I only saw one set of footprints, I know God carried me. Our God is an awesome God!

We containered gardened our tomatoes on our deck last year and it worked great! Take care!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Can't remember if you've talked about names yet. Have you thought of any?

I'm nosy...I know~! :)


Patriot said...

I'm trying my hardest to let go and also listen to His still small voice. I don't know why I think I can do better than the God who created this universe!

Thanks again for stopping by and entering. Have a wonderful week! said...

I have been reading but have been a bad friend and not commented, I have been overwhelmed at my place too.

I am so glad to hear you and Junior Mint are doing well. Take care of yoursefl and remember when the nesting stuff starts, go slow, take your time, don't over-do it.

The Park Wife