So here's a glimpse at my real life (mostly so *I* remember to give myself a break).
-We are trying to get out of debt. Which means we drive cars that are 20, and 17 years old. Which means they break down occasionally. Like this week. (Wheel bearing) So I don't have a vehicle and will be walking to help at Ian's class today. Not a big deal and better for my health for sure. But it's COLD outside. My ears hurt when we got home from walking Ian to school. Blessed to live close enough to do that but still kinda bummed my easy option is gone.
-We also live in an unfinished house because we're being frugal. Now, we do happen to have shelter from the storm and for that I am intensely grateful. I just wish that we had more to show sometimes. Though I'm grateful beyond words that our mortgage is %13 of our take home pay. Which is why we're trying to get rid of the student loans and credit card debt so we'll have more moolah to spend on our house- or say, a new car.
-I have these headaches that I'm beginning to think are just a part of life. They're not a big deal but it's annoying. I thought it was caffeine. So I cut that out. Nope. I thought I needed more water. So I added more of that. Nope. I thought it was sleep. It still could be that. I've tried a bajillion different pillows and some help more but none is quite on the money. I wake up with neck pain. Which leads to a headache. And allergies mean my sinuses are continually congested- again a possible reason for the headaches. So not a big deal to anyone outside my head. But real.
-My three year old (almost 4) is putting tiny hair rubber bands into the sheath for my sewing scissors. Weird? Maybe. But benign. And kinda cute to see the intent look on his face. He has also started calling me Ms. Frizzle. I take it as a high compliment.
-I finally have a rocking chair again. The day I got it I cried. Just a little. I've wanted one so badly since I sold the one I had to make the move. It was just before Mother's day 2 years ago and I hope the woman who got it rocked her babies in it. (Her husband was going to surprise her). Though it was sweet and I'm glad it went to a good home I have longed for one ever since. My baby is a year and a half and he never had the peace of Mama rocking him before bed. He loves it. And I love that he loves it. (I did also try rocking him to sleep at church a few times but he knew that something was up and would NOT settle down to even enjoy it.) Sometimes we just sit and rock for a minute.
-I also have a scalp condition that makes my scalp and neck so itchy sometimes. It's like severe dandruff and is mostly under control but flares up now and again. It's in a flare up stage again right now and makes me want to chop off all my hair (which would help) but I've worked so hard to get it long that I'd hate to give that up. We'll see which side of me wins out.
Things you never knew you never knew eh?
And now for an awesome joke that Sean told me last night:
-What do an Eagle and a Mole have in common?
--They both live underground........except the eagle.
Thank you and goodnight.