I am back to the world of the able-bodied: walking, lifting, and bending. Oh my!
It is amazing how helpless you feel when you can't even put on your own underwear without ridiculous pain. I most definitely intend to never fall down the stairs ever again.
And speaking of damaged bodies, there is my father. He had surgery on his right foot after enduring a year of increasing pain with any movement. He is basically stranded in a prone position for the next week, and saying he is going stir-crazy is a bit of an understatement.
(Any prayers for my poor mother would be appreciated.)
And because everything is made better with sweets, we baked up some cookies for poor
I always wanted to be one of those women who bakes up theme-appropriate cookies just because. You know, hearts in February, pumpkins in October, etc - channeling a bit of Martha Stewart.
Yeah... I have owned this set of heart-shaped cookie cutters for years and this is the first time they have ever seen the light of day...
Bailey is really getting into this apron-wearing, sugar-cookie-baking thing.
My favorite thing this week has been to watch all 3 kids run buck-nekkid down the hallway to the bathroom for their nightly bath. Especially Graham, his cute little bum and bowlegs running get me every time.
It makes me smile just thinking about it.
I love it so much I videotaped it for posterity.
And so I can embarrass my children in about 15 years (or sooner).
My hubs is making us a storage unit for the kids' play space.
I am highly anticipating its completion.
He obtained plans from a website he uses frequently, and it is based originally on a Pottery Barn version.
He will be building ours to look like this one with a few changes.
I will probably post some pictures of it when it is all finished and the kids' toys are finally organized to my liking. :)
I don't want to say too much about it yet because it isn't set in stone, but I am pretty excited about a job opportunity that sort of fell in my lap. It's just PRN and probably only a day or two a month at first, but it is in nursing and would be very schedule friendly.
It's an answer to a prayer that I never really consciously prayed.A couple months ago I was pondering my life and its purpose in a WTF Wednesday post, and this position seems like a good chance at being able to make money for my family and put my nursing skills to use while still being able to mostly stay home with my kids. Lately I have grown more cognizant of the fact that my nursing skill set is getting a little rusty. This job could be a good way to avoid that huge gap in my resume and hopefully avoid starting over like a new grad when I return to regular work in the nursing field someday. Oh, and did I mention it pays amazingly. Here's hoping all works out!