Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wishful Wednesday

A while back, Lisa accused me of holding out on her with Joy's blog. But holy Moly, she found the mother load of new blogger friends and I have to read about them in her blog. I have shamelessly copied her blog word for word here...

Kelly is in the process of finding her daughter. Joy has two little radishes. CJ is a really awesome mom to Sean and has a great post about Eye Lights today which I am going to check into. Thorn & Lee are also in the process of finding their children. Brenda is mom to two radishes too. Enough two/to for you? Maia is the sister to many and works tirelessly in a residential treatment facility with lots of little radishes. Please keep her on your prayer list as her family is going through a tough time right now. Newly found, Queen Mommy is the mother of two as well.

I am going to check out all your blogs immediately. If any of you would like to be linked to me, drop me a comment and I will add you to my blog list. I don't like to just automatically add as sometimes, parents of RADishes have acquired a deep need for privacy. I have however linked your blogs to this post. I have no shame! First I steal Lisa's words and now this! What is this world coming to?

I was reminded today that life is a matter of perspective. During our darkest hours, when we are praying for the sun and instead a candle appears, look at that candle and remember that while not the sun, our darkness is gone and we have been given light! Wow, am I deep today. This too was shamelessly stolen from a Mom on one of my online support groups! I really am a piece of work aren't I?

Our baptism is finally rescheduled. The Pastor called this morning and I jokingly reminded him to write it on the church calendar. He very sheepishly assured me that we were on the calendar. So Alyssa will officially be baptized on Sept. 28th. I found her a beautiful dress(actually a first communion dress) and got her gloves and a matching purse, so we are ready to go. I am going to take the plunge and send out the invites. I think I feel safe in doing this. Well, maybe I will wait a week or so....

My darling Miss Alyssa owes me three hassle chores tonight. Well not really hassle chores, more like late fees. Yesterday and today, we left the house late. She had been doing so good that yesterday when she was late, I kinda let her slide on the late fee. I told her that if she turned things back around today, she wouldn't owe me a chore. Well, guess what? Yup, late again. She didn't even have to get dressed this morning, it was Pajama Day! She also decided that she didn't want her cinnamon toast after specifically asking for it this morning. So, I threw it away and let her have something different and told her she needed to do a chore to pay me back for the wasted food. I know, I know, I should not have let her eat something else, but I could not send her off to daycare unfed! OK, let me have it, I deserve it!!!

So, anywho, chore night tonight. Miss Alyssa is going to clean the mirrors, dust, and sweep the floors. That should keep her busy for quite a while! I will continue with my unending pile of laundry! I used to wash 3 loads of clothes a week. That was B.A.(before Alyssa), now I am doing 3 loads of laundry a DAY! How can such a small person generate that much extra laundry?

I decided that I am going to implement my own version of Wishful Wednesday. Each Wednesday, I will list 5 things that I wish for. So here goes...(feel free to make additions or comment).

1) I wish that Alyssa's heart was healed.
2) I wish that my friends (both cyber and face to face) would not have to face the daily struggles that they have.
3) I wish that Tammy and Cody find peace.
4) I wish we had enough money so that I could hire a maid.
5) I wish we had a bigger house.

Feel free to add to the list. My rule - no repeats from week to week.

Hmmm... this could be kinda fun!


Lisa said...

I am honored I had something worth copying! What a compliment!
Enjoy getting some stuff done around the house.
You're a rockin mom!

Unspeakable Joy said...

too funny! i LOVE all the support i'm feeling nowdays in rad cyberland! :)
love the list too and i must say this. we had a streak where things were great and for the first time in my life we hired a housecleaner and it was pure bliss! but then things changed and we couldn't afford that and now it's WAY more depressing than it used to be to clean!! wahh! :)

Lisa said...

I admit it. I am A FREAK.
Love, me