Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Not Old!

We two, Makenna and I, are sitting here waiting on The Man to finish putting The Boy to bed. Our favorite show of the moment (So You Think You Can Dance) is paused and awaiting his return to his recliner.

Makenna grows impatient waiting and hollers towards The Boy's bedroom, "Hurry up and finish reading that book! We're missing the show!"

To which I told her to hush because when she was that age, I would have to read book after book after book to her in order to get her to sleep.

Her reply?

"Well, there wasn't television shows back then that you watched."

Excuse me? Back then???

She is only ten years old. I HAD SHOWS THEN, MAN.

Smart alecky kid.

By the way, I don't want you to think I'm sitting here around The Edge moping and being all depressed. We've actually been quite busy as it is summertime. Not just with counseling (boy, that's a whole 'nother post there), but with all kinds of stuff. We're unable to take a vacation this year because: 1. The upcoming retirement. 2. We are broke as a joke. I have searched and found things for us to do as a family that are fun and memorable. Of course I've taken pictures. You'll get my "What We Did This Summer" blog post when the kids head back to school....the first week of August! I know!!! I am counting down and excited and READY. So ready. Mama's nerves need those precious hours back in order to find some sanity.

I've even stepped further out of my comfort zone and tried new recipes. And no one made me!!! Yeah, we're stepping it up a notch around The Edge. I'm surprising my own self here.

I know I'm not the only blogger in Blog Land who hasn't stayed on top of the blog love these summer months. I was guilty until I realized I wasn't alone. It's all good. We'll meet up when the kids go back to school and sip on beverages while we play catch up.

In the mean time? Congrats to Ally on the birth of the sweetest looking baby EVAH. Pikes Pickles is loving the new addition and I hope I get to meet that precious little darling one day. Also, please keep The Edge and Pikes Pickles in your prayers as we leave the military behind and venture into the civilian world. Jobs are being searched for and nerves are stretched. All the two families want is to do God's will and be where He wants us to be. This is stuff that will probably be blogged about's just is buncha buncha plus a lotta and all that to deal with right now in the present. (I promise that makes sense if you think about it.) I just know continued prayers surely are appreciated!

Just think of the blog posts when we get a house for me to decorate and PAINT! It's gonna be ON then, Internets!


Denise said...

LOL! Don't you know that you had no life before you had kids? How could you, when they're the center of the universe?!

Good luck with the job search. I hate hate hate job hunting. I hope you find something perfect and get to live exactly where you want to. =)

I Am Boymom said...

Praying for you every night, Miss Hope. I will ask you to return the favor if you have a minute during your prayers, we are job hunting again here too and hangin' on by a thread.

The family said...

Hope - You totally made me cry for lots of reasons my dear, dear friend. Yes, nerves are frazzled and frustrations are on the rise. I don't get how two amazing men ( such as ours) are having such a hard time transitioning. We have tried to be so full of humility and let God guide us but my patience ( and faith) are really being tested here. I love you Hope. We are going to be just fine - we have friend like each other. Thanks for this Bloghug - I so needed it.

Miss Hope said...

Boymom, I'll surely add you in to my prayers at night. I didn't know my nerves could get this stretched.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I'm laughing so hard! We forever have the TV paused while waiting for my husband to return to his recliner!!

Lishak said...

Lol...there totally wasn't any tv 10 years ago! :)

Congrats to the Pikes! Was it a boy or girl. Or can you say? What a blessing.

I'm right there with ya in the falling behind part. I'll get back on the blog horse when Greg goes back to work for long hours again. :)

cat said...

You and yours are always in my prayers. Hang in there kid, it gets better....promise.

Patti_Cake said...

Just popping in on my lunch break! Glad to see you are enjoying summer :) See ya on f@cebook!

I Am Boymom said...

Thanks Hope! It's amazing what the human spirit can endure, isn't it? I'm finally to the point where I have surrendered and I just keep asking what I am supposed to learn from all of this. No answers yet, but I am just a little less stressed.

Reading your Facebook posts makes me think you should open your own restaurant or catering business. The food you talk about cooking always sounds so good! Maybe you can be the next Paula Deen! And then You can teach me how to cook so I can eat my way out of these trials I can't seem to get through!

Busy Texas Dee said...

I have to laugh at Makenna. That is funny. We watch so many kids shows and Ashley keeps asking me was I this bad and I always tell her YES. And of course back then we didn't have pause or record on the tv itself. If we wanted to watch something nine times out of ten we had to record it on video and watch it later. But now that we can record stuff on the tv then the little man thinks he can watch "his" shows 24-7. Not happening. He is learning that he has to share and he doesn't like that idea at all. The joys of raising kids.