I'm not going to be bitter and complaining. Especially to strangers! :) I went to a doctor today and while I was sitting in the fairly crowded waiting room, an elderly woman came and sat next to me. I don't mind talking to people in situations like this (I don't usually start the conversation, but sure, I'll talk). But then she proceeded to complain about her living situation, her kids, her medical problems, the doctor, the doctor's office - pretty much anything that she could complain about, she did. I do not want to be like that. I realize she may not have the life she wanted - her kids could live closer, her husband could still be alive, doctors could be on time - but there were good things to comment on. The weather was beautiful today! And there was a 5-6 year old wearing the cutest tights (really! horizontal colorful stripes!). Anyway. I am going to be an old lady that everyone wants to be around because I see the good things in life.
Anne loves the library. We went this afternoon to get some new books. And when we left, I had set the bag of books on the ground to get her in her car seat. well, she got a book out of the bag and sat down on the asphalt to read it. :) She couldn't even wait to get home to read it. I love that she loves books!
Lord Jesus Christ, you are for me medicine when I am sick; you are my strength when I need help; you are life itself when I fear death; you are the way when I long for heaven; you are light when all is dark; you are my food when I need nourishment. —Ambrose of Milan (340-397)
Today is Ben's birthday. Happy Birthday! We had a birthday party for him this morning. I love breakfast! Eggs, pancakes, sausage, and make your own fruit smoothies. Yum. And we played Settlers of Catan. It was more fun than I remembered. We had a great time.
Anne gave me flowers today for the first time this afternoon! She picked the dandelions from the church yard. Very cute. Granted, she took this back and played with them, but still......
Thursday we had a great night with my girlfriends. Why don't I get together with them more often?
Anne's deciding she wants to be a little more independent. Yay. (that one was sarcastic.....) Lets see, today she didn't want to eat what I fed her at lunch, she didn't want to stay where she needed to in the bookstore, she didn't want to come in for a bath, she didn't want to go to bed. Good grief. I have to remind myself frequently that independence is important. And she's so fun to play with now that she's older. :)
And I have a splinter. In an awkward place on my fourth finger on my right hand. I can't get to it to get it out. And it hurts. Okay, now I'm just whining. :) Better go to bed.
Anne's started biting her fingernails. Not all of them, just her index fingers. I'm horrified! But as I looked for information about it, everything says to ignore it and at most try to keep her hands occupied when she's likely to bite them. Ugh. I want to do something.
So it's been forever! I know! But it's been a bit of a crisis around here. But enough about that.
Anne is growing so fast! She is talking more and more every day. Dog, bird, Jesus, hello, hi, apple, please, Daddy, book (I think), bath. It's very fun!
She loves to play outside. We've had several really nice days and since I like to go outside, too, we've been outside a lot. She asks to go outside several times a day. And she doesn't understand why she can't go outside on the really cold days, or the snowy days, or the rainy days, or all of those days that aren't pretty in that never-ending space between winter and spring.
But my flowers are up! So spring is on the way! Tulips, Surprise Lilies, and purple hyacinths.