I was peacefully sleeping when I heard a "beep". A loud familiar beep that only comes from a failing smoke detector. My chest tightened, my gut liquefied, and I could hear my heart pounding in my head. I tried to go to sleep. I stuck my fingers in my ears... but by the second "Beep" and the following irregular heart beat prompted me to wake my poor husband at 4:41 am. He was WONDERFUL and changed the battery at the butt crack of dawn.
*I may have issues with smoke and smoke detectors forever*
I enjoy google earth. It shows satellite pictures of your area and places you want to go. I also like checking in on our old house. It's bright silver roof, the big cherry tree, the 55 foot tall spruce... It is still there on google earth. Like a little petri dish, or a time machine, our life still remains untouched. I will mourn the day that the house disappears even from Google Earth.
So we are babysitting a child from church who is 20 months old. I failed to ask what he likes to eat for lunch! So I made our usual (PB and J) and gave him half of a sandwich. I gave it to him last so he could see the big kids eating the sandwich. He proceeded to open the sandwich, pull up his shirt and adhere the sandwich to his belly.
I like to go and sit on my front step and watch ants... They toil in the hot sun. I enjoy watching them carry heavy things from our trash can. They are so small, yet can carry such heavy burdens.
Yesterday, a single ant was carrying a little caterpillar. The caterpillar was 3 or more times larger than the ant. I was trying to think of some motivational/scriptural reference to make this illustration work... but I am not the kind to tell the "Ant": Give Him your burdens, you can do more than you imagine and so forth... but on the flip side: Dearest Caterpillar: Don't worry, the end is near.
Amie spent one hour of her birthday at the ER. Unfortunately she dislocated her elbow... with some help from Papa and living room wrestling. But all bones are where they should be. The ER nurse (Who recognized Jason and Amie) was very sweet and the new ER Dr. informed Jason of the proper procedure to re-assemble our child.
Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I have been having a difficult time... Little John has been sick, our housing situation is a disaster and I have been in a bad mood.... it is better not to post during these times.