TIDS and BITS
•Yep, I’m a Blogging-slacker. So, to make a potentially lengthy post manageable right now, I’m breaking my updates down into brief Tids and Bits.
•Tid One: I took last week off since the boys and I were home for Mid-Winter Break. We had a really nice break too – mostly low-key, not TOO much going on – and somehow, miracle of all miracles, the boys played amazingly well together ALL WEEK LONG.
•Bit Two: I get to keep a small Blog on the National Engaged Encounter Convention website (it helps that I, ya know, have a very close relationship with the webmaster…since he’s my hubby ‘n all). It’s fun and challenging because I feel like I have a “column” – a certain topic on which all writings should somewhat pertain, but I still do it in my own way/voice. The blogs (and Convention) are geared for other presenting married couples like us (and the occasional priest, deacon, nun who helps on the marriage prep weekends as well). SHOULD you feel so inclined you CAN check out my first few postings at www.ceeseattle.org/convention.
•Tid Three: Matthew and I were discussing the art of vomiting. I was explaining how it’s NO FUN but sometimes, when you’re sick, you just gotta do it ‘cuz your tummy needs to get yucky stuff out, and then you will feel better afterwards. He said, “I know! That’s why I’ve been telling Zach not to give up on throwing up!” Hmmm, I’d love to be a fly on the wall to hear the conversations that happen between 3 and 6 yr. old brothers.
•Bit Four: Yesterday, my parentals watched the boys so that Mike and I could go do something thoroughly pricey yet exciting (the next Tid for ya). They walked down to a park which also includes walking by a small, old cemetery (it’s fenced off most of the time as it’s a historical landmark). The Grandparentals were asking the boys if they knew what it was. Matthew piped up with something about it being where skeletons lived. Zach immediately offered a couple of thought-provoking questions: “After you die do you still get to burp?” And “Do skeletons go pee?”
•Tid Five – the most exciting Tid and Bit of all: Yesterday, we officially became “one of those.” We are officially a Mini-Van Family!!! Though, I prefer to call ours my Sassy-Wagon. We are making a little more space for our eventually expanding family (still no adoption news, fyi). And the ’95 Ford Taurus that Mike’s been driving for the last eight years is kind of just suffering and limping through life. So, he’ll now drive our (dark red)’98 Honda CRV, and I get to strut my cool mommy stuff in a (also dark red – coincidence, by the way) 2009 22000miles Kia Sedona!! Pictures to come soon. But just picture the coolest hottest ‘lil mini-van that you ever done see and that’s our beautiful doll, Kia! [Why change her name when she comes with such a good one? And it goes so nicely with my laptop’s name – Kara! (A name that Matthew provided never having known a Kara ever in his life.)] I look forward to workin’ the Sassy-Wagon today on the way to preschool, the gym, the library and the grocery store. Yes, very mini-van-owner type things to do, and I’m pumped!