Monday, February 27, 2012

miscellany monday ~ 2/27/12

I just looked back and realized that I haven’t participated in miscellany monday with Carissa since October!  Don’t think that means my life isn’t miscellaneous or anything – because it always is!  I think it just means I was busy posting my Disney countdown – so my blog was well-covered.  Anyway, I’m back . . .

Miscellany Monday @<br />lowercase letters

{one}  I’m one of those moms who never quite knows when to break down and take my kids to the doctor.  Gracie and I both got sick when we got home from Florida, and we’ve both been farming coughs and colds ever since.  We treated with over-the-counter stuff, and we’re getting back to “normal”.  Now, Ian is coughing like crazy.  And he’s had several nosebleeds this past week.  I don’t know if it’s just because it’s extremely dry in our house and he’s Asian; or if there’s something more going on with him.  Man, I wish there was a more specific parenting manual out there.  I don’t want to run to the doctor, but I also don’t want to deprive my kids of medical care when needed.  You’d think I’d have it figured out by my 3rd kid, wouldn’t you?

{two} Does anyone know what Wednesday is?  If you said “Leap Day”, you’d be right (you know, that day that only rolls around once every 4 years).  If you said “One More Disney Day” (the day when the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park will be open for a full 24 hours), you’d also be right (and I’ll be posting what I’d do if I were there on Wednesday).  What Wednesday is to me, though, is my 5th “real” anniversary.  Yep, I’ve been married to Brian for 20 years.  Wow.  Just wow!  I don’t know which one of us should be voted into sainthood – seriously!

{three}  Having an 18-year-old is rough sometimes.  I’m not able to understand what my mom went through with her first 18-year-old (me).  Ashley is so mature and is spreading her wings – and, while I’m ok with that and want to support her – I also really miss her when she’s gone.  She’s at work today; then tonight she’s off to spend the next  few days “nanny-ing”.  (is that a word?)

{four} I know that God brings  trials into our lives to make us stronger; and I also know that sometimes when it seems like He’s taking something away, it’s often because He has something better planned for us.  I’ve seen these two truths played out in my own life over and over again in the past 2 months.  And, it’s pretty amazing!  I’ll share more later – when I can get my thoughts together enough for a full post.

{five} I booked my first Disney vacation last week.  Can I just say that this job rocks?!  I mean, I was already crazy about Disney and planning, so could there be a more perfect fit?  And, even on the days when I was slightly confused and ended up having to call Disney, I got off the phone with a smile on my face (and in my heart)!  Yep, it fits!  (If you’re not following my Magical Travel Specialist page on Facebook, please feel free to do so – right from my sidebar ===>)

{six} Awhile back, I won The Well by Mark Hall (lead singer of Casting Crowns).  I have so many books here to read at any given time – most of them requiring reviews – that I didn’t know when I’d get to sit down with one that was “just for fun”.  Should I admit on my blog that I laid it in the bathroom for “bathroom reading”?  Well, I did.  And, I have been really enjoying this book!  Not only do I love his writing style (which reminds me so much of my own candid personality), but the book is just really reaching me when I am right now.  You should buy it.  Really. 

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