About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Monday, November 14, 2011


"There's a first time for everything". I've heard that quote, I've even said it myself.
However, after tonight, there are some firsts I could live without, and am hoping those firsts don't become a second and third, and so on and so forth.
Got my dishes done today, cooked dinner, made coffee (mostly for Sean, but I took a cup too), ate dinner, stuck Ayla on the toilet, and then in the tub. Wash her hair, and body, and let her play. Go back in a minute later, and she's pooped in the tub. Now I know most parents have dealt with that happening at least once....and honestly, I don't think it would have bugged me so much if it had just a bit more solidity to it. So I get Ayla out of the tub, dry her off, and put her pullup on her, and go back to start draining the water carefully. Ayla's trying to climb back in to the tub, so I have to wake Sean so I can finish cleaning up, and I get huffed at. :/ I could start a whole rant just from there, but I won't.
The joys (and trials) of motherhood. Tomorrow's another day, I know but I'm not really looking forward to it. :p

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Not much going on lately. Spent yesterday at the in-laws visiting with them, it was nice. Church with mom and them today.
It's terrible, I used to be able to remember dates and appointments easily, but now I have to put everything onto a calendar or I forget completely about it if it's not a regular event, like class or church. Thursday and Friday this past week I wound up watching McKey, who was sick. Thursday was better then Friday, only cause she's wasn't so active that day. ;)
Tuesday it's back to class, I have a test that night, and have to finish several papers before going in, as my last day to turn all that stuff in is next Tuesday. I can't believe it's almost over. Am going to have to take a day, I think the 26th before we have Thanksgiving with Sean's family to finish up my online assignments for this class. Dentist appointment is Tuesday morning, that's going to make my day (not). Need to call the Chiropractor too, and buy a heatpad for my back. :p It's hard to believe that November's flying by so fast, I think faster then October did.....Ayla's already almost to the 22 month mark. >.<
From the time I turned 18 to this past birthday, I hadn't really felt much different, even my first birthday with a baby, but now that Ayla's almost 2 years old, I'm starting to feel different and older. I'm not exactly liking it. :p I can't hardly believe that I'm almost 23, as it really doesn't seem possible. k

Sorry for the random tangents... Just typing whatever comes to mind..Though I think I will finish up now, I have another migraine coming on from my wisdom teeth...need to see bout getting them pulled sometime, and what we can do about my jaw, which is 5mm to the right. I'm just full of problems. :)

Till my next odd, random post. :D

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


My back is killing me! :) One of the ladies is teaching me to sew.....and naturally the first steps are measuring, reading the pattern and cutting the fabric. It's that last step that gets to me, as we are bending over a dining room table. >.< I'm definitely enjoying the learning experience, but oh my a taller table would be nice...and I'm short. lol. I definitely want a house with at least 5 bedrooms when we can buy one. One of those rooms will be dedicated to sewing, and I will have a tall table. lol. My first sewing project is a dress for me. We'll see how it goes, as we've only gotten some of the fabric cut. I go tomorrow for more cutting, and am going to have to find another time instead of Tuesday next week. Yay dentist. :'( I also have to catch up on homework that day before class. Thankfully Jessica's going to watch Ayla for me. I'm going to have to make her take her another day too, so I can get the online quizzes done. :/ Unfortunately I have a test in class on Tuesday, I have no idea how I'm going to be after a 2hr dentist appointment.
Pretty much just did this post to move past my rant. :)

Friday, November 4, 2011


So, I'm tired of hearing that being a stay-at-home mom doesn't qualify as a job. Have any of you ever looked up the meaning of "job"? You really should, it's one of those wear we think we know the meaning, but in actuality we know that part that suits our needs.
Stay-at-home mom's aren't given their proper credit. It's the mommy's who are able to buck up and clean up the vomit and poop, even when it makes us gag....(Though if you're a Dad who does it, kudos to you!) Cause I know that my husband just about vomits every time Ayla does. You know what? I want to too sometimes, but someone's got to clean up the mess. Stay-at-home moms don't take their kids to daycare for the day and let them deal with the fits, screaming, biting, and hitting. We get to deal with it all day, and sometimes it puts us in a bad mood too, and we don't wanna have to hear that we're useless people who can't get a real "job". We have to take care of 3 meals and several snacks, poopy diapers, teething, fevers, vomit, tempers and picky appetites. No, we're not paid to do this stuff, we do it because we feel it's our calling, and you have no right to attempt to run us into the ground because we don't have a "job" that follows your idea of "work". I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and I don't get paid, most days I don't even get a thank you. Don't judge us, until you've spent a day in our shoes. I'd like to see you do it and keep your sanity and a cheerful mood.
So go and look up the word "job" and maybe you'll start to appreciate us a little more.
And that's my rant for the day. If I offend you, I am honestly not very sorry, cause I'm offended being told I don't have a "real job".
Hoping everyone has a great weekend!