Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday

This is just a list of the few random thoughts going through my head!

Thought #1: I really wish I blogged more.  If I spent more time blogging and less time reading other peoples blogs, then I wouldn't feel so bad about not updating my children's baby books.

Thought #2: I stalk WAAAAAYYYYYY too many blogs.  It's pretty embarrassing when I have a conversation that goes like this:  "Oh my goodness, you'll never believe what I heard today.  My friend...well she's not really my friend...I know her from on-line...well I don't really know her, I read her blog...and well, never mind it's not really that interesting" and then I slink away red faced and hoping I didn't reveal just how much of a nerd I really am.

Thought #3: I wonder if anyone stalks my blog. :-)

Thought #4: I need to work on my patience.  Yesterday morning when we were supposed to be walking out the door to leave for school, the kids were in Abbey's room goofing off.  When I went in there to get onto them about not being ready for school, they said they wanted to show me something with Itty Bitty.  Instead of letting them show me, I yelled at them and told them we didn't have time and we were going to be late for school.  In retrospect, I felt really bad about it.  They were having so much fun with their baby sister making her laugh harder than she has ever laughed before and I cut that short.  I apologized to them after school.

Thought #5: I really wish I had a talent for photography.  So often I look at something the kids are doing and I can see a great photo opportunity.  I want to be able to look back at that photo and not only SEE what they were doing but FEEL the memory.  I'm lucky if my photo turns out with the kids in focus.  And to think I had a whole semester of photography in college.  What did I learn? That I really don't have a talent for photography.

Thought #6:  I am really happy for my friends who have recently added to their family through the gift of adoption.  I think about the birth mothers' selfless act that gave these special families these amazing little blessings.  I think about the Lord's hand in these situations and I am so thankful.

Thought #7: I was beginning to wonder if I was being too protective of Brady because I still don't let him go into public restrooms by himself (he has to go in the ladies restroom with me) and then I read stories like this and it just reaffirms my actions.  And to think we were just at Lowry Park last week over spring break. 

Thought #8: Thought #7 really made me think about my "danger radar" and I wonder how many times my radar has protected my children from something or someone horrible.  Sometimes things like that keep me up at night.

Thought #9: Perhaps my "danger radar" has been enhanced by watching too many episodes of Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU.  Note to self: do not watch those shows right before going to bed.

Thought #10: I have really bizarre dreams sometimes.  Note to self: stop watching Criminal Minds and SVU right before going to bed!!!


Anonymous said...

I stalk your blog and several others as well, even though I do not have a blog of my own.

I, too, wish(and pray) for more patience and being more laid back. Sitting back and listening to the giggling, not being so worried about the time.

I was sickened by the Lowry Park Zoo story, as well. I had let Brooke and Carley go into the bathroom together to change! Never again, that boy was 9!

I enjoyed your thoughts and its nice to know that I am "normal". I, too, have bizarre dreams. Last night, I dreamed I allowed my 10 year old daughter to have a co-ed sleepover. Not only that, but the kids were kids I had never met before, they were rude, disrespectful AND I didn't even have their parents phone numbers! Mental Note to self, stop watching HGTV before bed ;)


His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Don't doesn't count as stalking if you know me! LOL And what in the world was on HGTV last night that made you have THAT bizarre dream?

Anonymous said...

O.K. I love checking you and Kelly's blogs. It some how brings me closer to you. It gives me an insite that I would not otherwise know. So go ahead and stalk in moderation, because you do know thoes folks that you check on, but also do take the time to blog your own site because others of us are growing closer to you. Now, FYI I was having some dream issues myself. VERY Violent Dreams. I talked with my Dr. Katz. and he suggested it my be frome watching your said programs.... I quit and the violent dreams have gone for the most part. I do think though that not being exposed to some of this media we could lose touch with what could be out there just around our corner. I do not ever think you can be too cautious...Sometimes I still wory about Kyle may not be aware of the dangers out there lurking just around the corner. I'm glad you got your photos back. I think you do great with your photos. Love your random thoughts..

Brittany said...

I was floored about the zoo! Now, I'm scared to go to the bathroom by myself most less let the kids go by themselves! It's a sad thing!

I want to hit the ground after I hear a backfire outside all because of CRIMINAL MINDS! I can't not watch it though!

Anonymous said...

I am addicted to House Hunters, House Hunters International, Property Virgins and My First Place! Apparently the cost of some people's houses is enough to cause me to have very bizarre dreams ;)

Kelly Spezzano said...

I think I missed this post somehow, but I LOVE your thoughts! Esp. #2.

Also, I just apologized to Joshua this morning for all the times I use my angry voice (which seems an awful lot lately) and that mommy is going to try really hard to have a happy heart- I need the patience too!

I have stopped watching criminal minds too (not SVU though) because it was giving Jim the heebie jeebies (haha)

strem said...

I wish I had not been away so long. But, I come back, read your post, and am both touched and am laughing - as usual. Hope you are well. Sending a big hug to your family.