i woke up early. probably too early. and by the time my kids get up i’ll be tired again. regrettably. and grumpy. regrettably. but i am so grumpy these days anyway. having teenagers does that to you. it is inevitable.

a spam comment just made me smile: i can has cheeseburger it says. who sends this stuff? do these people really have nothing better to do? really? because they could come over here and do a few loads of laundry…i have some strange instinct that makes me automatically want to give naughty people chores to do. i am definitely a mother.

when i came upstairs to find my magnificat i spied the newest issue of women’s health, which i bought a few days ago because there were some exercises that my daughter wanted to do-abs and butt-plus flat belly power snacks-that’s the good part.

the bad part is somehow i didn’t notice the 25 HOT SEX SECRETS on the front cover as well. it’s nice to know that’s been lying around scandalizing my children for about a week.

i am desperately searching for a prayer routine for our extremely busy schedule right now. i think i have an idea. but it is going to take some work on my part. the important things always are a lot of work, aren’t they?

downstairs is nice and tidy, thanks to my girl. so hopefully this morning will go smoothly. we are deep in history. biblical history. finishing up with noah. starting sargon. cuneiform. the tigris and euphrates river. the first farmers. etc. too bad there isn’t a closer field trip for this unit study.

breakfast: sweet potatoes with milk and honey.

listening to: the phantom of the opera. still. the baby just loves it. along with annoying pop music from the teenagers. always trying to drown out the good stuff they are.

a picture thought: i love all of the baby’s doodles. this pumpkin makes me smile too and the way he cuts things into small squares.

i am really failing him miserably right now. the baby that is. because the bigger kids’ schedules and schoolwork needs are all-consuming. and i often feel like he gets brushed aside. he is lonely for little people companionship and i can’t even seem to fit it in.

so i suppose we’ll go and see that owl movie today. that has to count for something, right?

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6 thoughts on “nonsense

  1. annita on said:

    Regan, it is so comforting to read how real your life is! We all struggle with the same things, but it is easy to think we are the only ones! Homeschooling, extra curricular activities, etc. makes it so hard for me to spend time with my friends who live right around the corner. This blogging world helps fill that void. I can read these posts on my own time, comment when I can, and often leave feeling refreshed or at least a little better about things! 🙂

  2. My oldest’s football season ends on Thursday and I am thrilled. It was about a week too long, IMHO. I do enjoy watching him, but the running to practice…

    The comment on spam made me laugh! Who, indeed, has time to write up these things and why don’t they proof their writing?

    On teenagers and littles, I do agree and find myself pulled in many directions. Homeschooling is hard, but I am committed … committed to prayer for resolve in this vocation!

  3. notjustlaura on said:

    I love The Phantom of the Opera too. Hope you have a good day.

  4. You are NOT failing your baby miserably!!!! I have that same feeling, but it well…it’s just “nonsense”!

    He’s with his siblings and in the long run, when he’s older, he will have a much stronger bond with them than a schooled kid! I see it already in my kiddos, although they do fight like crazy, they do really love eachother and like eachother. When one is gone, they truly miss them. When kids are in school they are away from their siblings and how do they get to know them? That’s the way it was when I was growing up. We don’t know eachother even to this day. Nothing in common. at all.

    I hope things get better, I struggle with not having enough time for my littles either. It’s hard, but we are still giving them something worht gold, relationships with their siblings and we are spending time with them, just not what we’d like it to be.

    I’ll pray for you and your babe if you pray for me!

  5. Chrisitne on said:

    Struggles struggles. I had mine this week. Highs and lows.
    Taking each day as they come here in my life.

    I think your babe will be just fine also. He has family and a mama who will take him to an owl movie. Enjoy the time together and popcorn (ps…shhh but we sneak popcorn into the movies!!!!) so naughty.

  6. failing your youngest!?! pshaw! i bet he’s spoiled rotten!

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