Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tea, Muffins and Thoughts

Happy Tuesday morning!

As I'm sitting here eating a chocolate chip pumpkin muffin and drinking Chai tea, I thought it might be a good time to check in.
Not that I am opposed to just eating my muffin and drinking my tea, but I'm all about multi-tasking.
And did I mention that Daughter #7 and Little Man are at BSF with Grandmother?

Which would make it REALLY quiet here, except that Son #4 is home sick (which is also why I'm not at BSF with my kids) and is watching his, oh, about 236th episode of "A Team" on Netflix online. Fortunately, I am quite entertained by the A Team. Not that I sit and watch it with him, but I do get a chuckle or two from Murdock as I'm washing the dishes. And I almost have the intro memorized. Which I'm sure will come in handy at some point in life. I know for SURE the education on 80's culture will be invaluable to my son.

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Reading through some old posts last night, I was struck by something obvious.

We are sick a lot.

Did I say a lot? I mean A LOT.

Or maybe it's just my perspective after being sick, myself, for over a week and caring for four sick kids, as well.

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In the meantime, you won't believe it, but the Coach has finished up his 2009 football season. Even after 15 football seasons with him, knowing it will end soon enough, I'm relieved when it actually DOES end. So nice to have him around, again.

It's such a blessing being married to a man who is fortunate enough to have a job that he loves. It is a busy Fall at our house. But as the kids get older, it's getting easier. And starting next year, we will have a son of our own on that highschool team (ugh - where does the time go?) and how awesome is that to have your dad as your coach?

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Praying that all of you are staying healthy and enjoying this beautiful FALL weather that we are having here in our neck of the woods. It's almost time for Family Pictures, Thanksgiving and finishing up my Christmas shopping (which would mean that I have to START, I suppose).

I probably should have skipped the muffin this morning since my current size is about to be documented for posterity. But I'm pretty sure it wasn't this morning's muffin that caused the problem to begin with. So why quit, now? There will be plenty of time for dieting when I'm not recovering from a flu-induced sinus infection and all of my kids are well and back in school.

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Well, the laundry and dishes are calling. Son #4 is about finished up with his third episode this morning. I don't know that watching the A Team on Netflix for 6 days straight has helped out with his private Christian school principle approach education, but it probably hasn't hurt it, either. I hope.

There will plenty of time for homework (and dieting) another day, right?

Happy Tuesday!

5 comments:

jo said...

Sounds marvelous. I love Grandmothers, muffins, BSF, AND the A-Team. Shut up Fool!

Zimms Zoo said...

I watched the A-team when I was a kid and look how I turned out. ha!

We watch it on Hulu and lots of other oldies.

It does seem like you guys have been sick a LOT. But then you have a lot to pass it around. Parrot wasn't feeling good this morning (a stomach thing) but seems to be much better now.

We need to get together when you guys are well!

Michelle Holden said...

I have Finally figured out how to post on your blog!!! So sorry you all have been sick lately! Hope it's coming to an end soon! I know you will be so glad to have Troop home! Hunter has really enjoyed playing this year and he too is blessed to have Mr. T (not the ateam Mr T although Hunter would think that would be cool too!) as his coach! I hope your able to get to a normal busy soon!

Sumer said...

So sorry you have been sick. B told me you were home, missed seeing you at the fall festival! Eat that muffin girl, and another tomorrow ~ YOU deserve it. Hope everybody gets better . . . SOON! Love ya!

Lori said...

Hey friend! Hope you are feeling better. I MUST try the pumpkin bread in the muffin form. :) You are brilliant! Hope son #4 will be feeling better soon and that no one else gets sick!