Friday, October 10, 2008

Must Be Quick

I have so much on my mind, but I simply don't have the time to sit and write it all out. My days have been a whirl wind of court, visits, doctor's appointments, and somewhere in there meeting the needs of 6 amazing little girls and brushing my teeth, too. Oh, wait, did I brush my teeth?

I was plum giddy about receiving an award. Thanks, Scrapper Mom. As soon as we return from camp, I'll pass on the award, and link some great blogs I read. This is my first bloggy award, and I'm so excited! ;) Who knew a little square widget could make my day? :)

My life as a foster mom is causing a lot of deep thought lately. My husband and I are still trying to work through exactly what our next step is in terms of ministry/mission/and INCOME. We have lots of ideas, and change is looming. The time I've spent with Mercy's mom and dad, and in court with all of them has me turned inside out. I hope to articulate all that's been going on much better for you soon. Hopefully this week at camp I will have time to write and will post it for you when we return. I hope you guys come back after a week of silence. Please do! I've so enjoyed getting so many new "faces" lately.

For now, though, I must attempt the daunting task of packing a family of 8 for a week of camp. Hmmm.....we'll see how that goes!

And since I won't be here for this coming "Not Me Monday", here's just one thing I would absolutely never ever do:

I did not strap my poster-child-for-ritalin in her car seat, and put it in front of the TV so that I could shower without any destruction of property or emptying of soap bottles. NOT ME!


hsmomma5 said...

You always make me laugh! Hope you have a great time!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

actually i think that was about as good an idea as my duct tape!

hope you have a wonderful time and i am looking forward to hearing about the changes to come. take care! we'll miss you thursday.

Jennifer said...

I love that not me! It's too funny! I hope you have a great trip and learn a lot! I'll be looking for the details!

Annie said...

Oh, I would have never done that. I actually wished I could have bought the baby cages you see at daycares for "sleeping".

Some rules take precidence over others, mine are...
1. Hot shower,
2. Cold Coke,
3. The rest of the day I'm at your service.

Mandy said...

Annie, I could have written that myself! lol

Hmm.. very innovative to "not" strap her into a carseat so you could shower... I shall store that one away for future reference. Not that i'd ever do that, mind you... ;)

Have a GREAT week at camp! I'm going to miss you guys so much! Can't wait to hear all abou it :)

40winkzzz said...

I am NOT catching up on a few weeks' worth of blog posts here. I would *never* go so long w/o reading. (I do need to get me a blog reader.) Just like I would *never* stay up until, um, 2:30 in the morning messing with something new on my blog template. Not me.

Hope your family has a *great* time at the camp!!!

glitzen said...

Congrats, your royal Bloggyness. Great award! Have fun on your trip, and good luck. The world needs more crazy..hee hee.
Look foward to hearing your thoughts on fostering, etc when you return. Its a subject close to my heart.
BTW, when my girls were one and two, I used to go to the bus stop 15 minutes early to get my son, so I could check the mail and read it in relative peace. They were strapped in their seats and could not kill each other, or bite the cat, or eat small pieces of hardware. It was bliss.

Unspeakable Joy said...

hope you're all having a great time at camp!!

Suzanne said...

oh! it's the only way i can get a break or fold clothes - strap my baby-est into a stroller or booster seat!!

oh, wait. i would never do that. not me.