Monday Morning Brain Dump

  • My time at the office is winding down – I anticipate being here through this week and then probably mostly part time for another week. I keep trying to arrange this with my awesomely amazing brother, but he’s ignoring me. Like if we don’t talk about it – it will all just go away…. 🙂
  • There is still a list a mile and a half long at the house to get done before Rylee’s arrival. Which, by the way, is only in about 3 1/2 weeks! I never imagined that trying to keep a small house organized and clean would be WAY more difficult than our big house we were in before, but it is and it’s driving me crazy! It doesn’t help that Don’s work environment and schedule is really hectic right now which limits his ability to work on “the list”.
  • More and more people are finding it appropriate to comment on my size. I just have to say…when has that ever been OK? And it’s not just from men who don’t know better – women who have HAD BABIES and know what it’s like to feel HUGE are saying things that they should just keep to themselves. But – if you look like this, I guess it’s just inevitable…
  • Steve and Indy Dixon came and led worship with us yesterday at The ROCK. We had such a great time with them – thanks, guys for coming and joining the team for the day!
  • WOW – that storm last night was amazing. We had a meeting at the church last night in the dark because the lights went out half way through! That was interesting… And when I got out to my car afterwards, I discovered I had left the sun roof open and the inside was soaking wet! Arrggghhhh. You know ,the funny thing is, that was the first time in three years that I had ever used that sun roof – wouldn’t you know it..
  • GAFA starts back up next week. Our summer enrollment is pretty decent – I think we’re up to about 55 students for our two month session – a ton of new students, too! We hired a new teacher last week – I’ll post about her soon, but I’m SO excited about it!

That’s all for now – have a great week, everyone! Love you all!


8 Responses to “Monday Morning Brain Dump”

  1. June 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    excuse me, but….did you actually just use awesome & amazing in the same sentence??? I have been trying my hardest to cut down on using those words since you are right about them being waaaaaay overused. I’m not sure where I heard (or read) you say that, but I’m pretty sure I did. ….But sometimes, I just can’t seem to find a better word? Those two words are just so awesome and amazing!
    You ROCK!

    p.s. sorry if I was one of those ones that’s commented on your belly. I just love a preggo. belly, so I’m sure I was. 😉

  2. June 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Ya Know Abs… I am sure I was one since I was doing the walk after practice last night. But At least I didn’t take a picture like my man Mr. Ham. Look on the bright side. Out of the three of us your belly will be gone in a matter of weeks…. Its all about perspective! Love ya, Mean It.

  3. 3 Christie
    June 3, 2008 at 12:16 am

    I have to say something about your belly because I have a big belly too!!!!! It is not big you just have a baby in there and you look amazing!!!!!!!!!My baby will be bigger than yours

  4. 4 the Tim
    June 3, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I said it and I stand by it. Besides, if we did not comment, you might think we did not love you and you know we all do. That baby looks awesome playing the keyboard and like Johnny said, yours will go away in a few weeks. Keep growing Rylee!! Go Girl. Keep growing until God says it is time to join us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeeeee haaaaaa!!!! Keep growing, keep growing.

  5. June 4, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I remember when it was you making my belly that big!!

  6. June 4, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Holy COW! That can’t be a picture of your belly. Your baby bump is not anywhere near that big. 🙂

    Actually, you can’t leave until we have worked all of the details out. I will be pretty busy for the next few months. So, you will just have to hang around… PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME!

    You make for a beautiful prego. We are going to miss having you around here all the time (no you can’t keep your office if you really are leaving).

  7. June 5, 2008 at 5:10 am

    My wife kind of enjoyed being big (she knew it was temporary) – but couldn’t stand it when people randomly felt her belly. It’s still weird to me that someone would just walk up and feel your belly when you’re pregnant!

  8. June 6, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    It is true, as many women have noticed to their despair: a small house is harder to keep clean than a large house. And it’s more than just less places to store things. You have to circumnavigate the furniture when you’re moving around. You have to move the chair to open the closet door, or whatever. And where do you put the laundry?

    Unless you have really put a lot of effort into choosing and eliminating furnishings until everything is proportionate, a small house can be very difficult. And even when perfectly furnished, two pair of shoes are lost in a large living room floor, whereas they seem to take up half of a small one!

    Just wait until you have two kids tumbling around in the mess & knocking your GAFA papers off the table and… well, we’ll let you cross that bridge when you come to it!

    And yes, you feel like a whale. I felt like a walrus with flippers instead of feet because my feet swelled until I could hardly walk and the baby dropped so I waddled. You feel like a bomb about to go off, but you look like a ripe apple, a seed pod, a miracle, a joy… and people can hardly keep their hands (or their comments) off of you.

    I think motherhood is woman’s journey from seeing her body as herself to seeing her heart as herself, to seeing her legacy as herself. Eventually, if we let it, our sense of beauty will sink inward and we will see our spiritual loveliness as something apart from our wrinkles and stretch marks and pudge. Mother Teresa became one of the most beautiful women in the world before she died, and Cher, who has prolonged her personal attractions long past their expiration date, looks like something soaked in formaldehyde and propped on an exhibit stand.

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