After a busy summer, including house building, moving in to that house, continuing working on it, getting pregnant, having a bunch of visitors... I feel like I finally have time to catch my breath. Lately the Dr. appointments have been back to back, and there are many more to attend in the next month. Several kids need checkups, 6 kids need to see dentist (for regular checkups and for more advanced stuff). I'm looking forward to having one of my wisedom teeth pulled in the next few weeks. Not. But it needs to get done. I need to have them all pulled, but they'll start with one for now. Then I have to go to my checkups... well, you get the picture.
Besides all those "not so fun" appointments, life is good.
And I know we could be going to the Dr's for far worse reasons, so I'm thankful that we are only doing the regular "are we doing OK" stuff.
Soon (maybe today!) I need to pull out our boxes with hats and mitts. Crazy. Didn't we just put those away?? This morning it was only 5 degrees C (about 40F), but the sky is clear and the sun is shining, so it should warm up fairly fast. The trees are changing outfits, and for each passing day, their gowns are getting more and more elaborate. Fall is so pretty!
What else? I just realized again how much I'm thankful and happy for.
I dreamed that we had another boy, and he looked just like our 1st one! It makes me want a "little brother" for the kids even more... I'm getting more and more excited about the new baby coming, and soon I'll start going through all the old baby clothes, girls and boys, and then I'll really get in the "new baby mood"!
A little girl would be fun too, but for our only son I wish for a boy. Don't you think he "needs" a brother?
I've been very thankful (again!) for my wonderful Hubby. He really truly is an amazing man. Sometimes the kids wish he wasn't so "dadish", but in a household full of women, I'm thankful that he's a "real guy". Blunt and clueless at times, but also willing to go back and give hugs and say sorry when need be. (I need to say sorry a lot more than him...) He's not one to bicker or fight, and every day he's my friend in everything. There are so many "little" things he does, for me and for many others, that add up, and I don't think he realizes it. He doesn't complain, ever!!, and that to me is very manly! Whiny guys is like nails on a chalkboard. Not that you can't say "Wow, today was rough!". But guys that whine, and try to sound like "See what I have to deal with?, but of course I can handle everything, I just have to suffer through this", makes me shiver, in a bad way.
Thank you again for being who you are, I couldn't imagine my life without you.
Pretty fall trees. A new baby coming. A new house to make our home. A wonderful Hubby. Lots of kids to love and laugh and learn with. Those are all gold nuggets in my life.