Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's April!

No worries. I am NOT the April Fool type. I am usually the one that people look to pull pranks on because I am so darn gullible and get scared too easily.

So, I had all these cute videos and pictures of my sweet kids, and our breakfast and egg hunt with the Easter bunny this weekend, and my camera and computer have decided that they are not on speaking terms. I have tried to help them reconcile, but I think it will need a better mediator than myself. Soo, as I really planned on blogging, you will have to just keep up with me. The biggest news of that morning was not the eggs that were found in the baskets and in the bushes. Oh no. The egg that was the talk of the party and the weekend was the one that showed up on William's forehead. He has a whopper of an ear infection, and I think he just tripped and his head hit that tile floor so hard. It sounded like a bowling ball hitting the floor. It is literally the size of an egg, and black and blue. He was in so much pain, and so upset. He kept trying "to push it back in" and was frustrated that he couldn't! Poor little guy. ANOTHER bump on his head. Still in search of some bubble wrap big enough for him.

This week is a busy week. Not only is it Holy Week (my absolute FAVORITE time of the liturgical year!! I love love love the Triduum!), but the kids start vacation on Holy Thursday, AND our house is going on the market this week. And the reason it is going on the market is because we have put an offer on a house!!! I can't believe we are at this point. I did not think we would find a place that I would feel good in, or that would be a good price. God has been so good to us in this process so far, we are praying that it continues!

I have found out something. About myself. Something I never thought I would dig from the depths of my being. I like living in a house with less stuff. It's not a new concept. Not at all. But to me, I like to hold onto things "just in case" we need it. I try to declutter, but like to blame my messiness on the kids, and how I don't have time to clean, blah, blah. Such baloney. This lent, I found out that God wanted me to declutter, and get.rid.of.STUFF. Boy, did I ever! I feel so good, and my house is so clean (no, really! I am so proud of how it looks. You have to come and see it!) and we barely have anything extra in the house so it's easier for me to pinpoint what to take care of, and give chores......all you people who are already organized (cough*be nice* cough) know this. It's not rocket science. I find I am calmer, less stressed, and I feel better. Now, it's not immaculate every day, but it is so much better, and I need to be sure to keep this up in our new home!!! Thank you, Lord, for putting this in my path for Lent!

And, for the bestest, biggest, most amazing news of all: James is in his OWN BED! I can put him down awake - you read that right, AWAKE! - and he will put himself to sleep: naps and bedtime! We are still working on the "sleeping through the night" business, but I am so happy!! I can actually do things at night, and during the day. Now that I think about it, I know he was giving me the signals that he didn't want me to hold him so much or rock him to sleep, but I don't think I was ready. He is getting so old, and I can't believe that it has taken me almost 10 months to get that boy in his own bed. I know that James sleeping so well has put the fire under me to get packing and do what I need to do to get this house ready to go.

I hope you have a wonderful Holy Week and a blessed Easter. I am going to try to get my computer to cooperate so you can see some crazy stuff my kids are doing now, but I guess it will have to wait.

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