"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Beehive

I was feeling as if I was on the verge of being blue today. K is working an astronomical amount of hours lately, and J isn't here to keep me entertained with his quirky sense of humor. So, I went shopping at my favorite store, the Beehive. I racked up! I'm including a picture of my loot, which includes a fantabulous pair of boots, a monogrammed bag, a zebra print scarf/gloves set, three necklaces, a lovely turquoise and black scarf, and three pair of flip-flops. Yes, it is cold outside, but flip-flops are year-round shoes at my house. And how could I resist them at $3 each?

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hello wonderful bloggie world! TGIF!

I was planning to return to work today, but I woke up this morning with an intrusive stomach virus. At first I thought it may be the antibiotics I've been taking for the bronchitis. I realized after about four hours of misery this didn't seem to be the case. I started feeling better around noon.

K called our Dallas doctor and cancelled our phone consultation this morning. I was beyond worthless and doubt I could have carried on a conversation that would've made any sense. I will reschedule next week.

J is gone for the weekend to visit his Mom. He's had a rough week of school. His grades are not so great this nine weeks, and all three of us are concerned. His first nine weeks were textbook. A's, B's, and one C. We were overjoyed. Because of his accomplishment, we rewarded him with a cell phone. I think it's created a distraction that he's not capable of handling yet. It also doesn't help that there are moments I realize he is carrying on conversations over text with three girls at once. Definite distractions. And thank Heavens for unlimited texting. We've taken the phone away several times because of a bad grade on a test, forgetting a homework assignment, etc. But, my question is...how does taking away the distraction teach him to deal with distractions? J is easily distracted. As he told me one day in the car, he can get distracted in class by a crack in the wall. If there is a real problem causing him to become distracted so easily, we want to help him. But it's so hard to know whether or not it's a legitimate problem or just 13 year old normal. I keep waiting for my "How-To" manual to arrive in the mail. Nothing yet.

K is on nights this weekend. My dear Mom is out of town until Monday. J isn't here. And I am lonely.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A New Look

Hello again, great Blog friends.....if you're still out there! Oh how I've missed you!

I've been absent for so long, so I thought it was time for a new look and a new title. I'm still adjusting to my role as the other mother. I went to sleep childless one night. I woke up and realized I have a 13 year old boy to raise. I didn't give birth to him, but I'm waking him up in the mornings, taxi-cabbing him to school, making sure he brushes his teeth, and trying to keep his belly full. How did this happen? My life has taken a complete turnaround, and it all happened so fast! The past few months haven't been easy ones. But, I am having a blast.

J is a complete reflection of his father, who lights up my life. I'm learning alot about myself. I long for J to take pride in his schoolwork. I want him to crave good grades and strive for excellence. He's just not all that into it. He could ace a science test with his eyes closed, but getting him to care anything about solving for x or learning about nouns and verbs.....forget it. His organizational skills are improving. His forgetfulness is excruciating.

Our home life is starting to feeling normal. We're all well settled into our routines. And again, K and I are asking ourselves "what next" on the baby front. We have a phone consultation with our Dallas doctor this Friday. We'll see what he has to say.

I'm recovering from a horrible case of bronchitis. I've missed two days of work because of it and seriously considering taking one more day off. Sleep is the only remedy. I've slept so much over the past couple of days, I'm having a hard time finding the cool side of the pillow.