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An early morning wakeup from a seven year old who isn’t feeling well didn’t sit well after two days of the nine year old staying home from school because he is throwing up.  We were suppose to be on the mend from illnesses and the today was to be our catch up day.  Not going to happen.  It is a good thing that Chris has today off.  He is a great help.  We had an activity every morning and every night.  Add sick kids, extra doctor’s appointments for everyone,  doing the “please Katherine can you . . .” from all these different people, staying up late in order to finish work that didn’t get done during the day and Thanksgiving events at school  . . .  and today we needed to play catch up.  But instead we still have a sick kid, we need to disinfect the house, clean out the yucky smell emanating from the fridge, I have to keep working, go grocery shopping (I can’t afford to keep buying milk from the corner store), and go and clean the church (Side note: I am so tired of this chore. I do feel like I am doing the Lord’s work, but I think that everyone at church who voted to get rid of the cleaning crew should be volunteering to clean and that hasn’t happened yet. My team is one person down and I couldn’t find anyone last weekend who would say yes to help me this weekend, so it is me doing everything but the vacuuming.)

I yearn for a simpler life.  A life that is not full of obligations.  Not that I mind some of my responsibilities (being a wife, mother, and employee are awesome and wonderful).  I can’t recall the last time I had time to myself that didn’t include errands.  Life is too busy.  I am fearful that the holidays are approaching so quickly that I won’t be able to slow down enough to enjoy them.  My life is good.  I love my family and the joy they bring to my life . . . but I need to spend more time enjoying them  and less time saying yes to everyone else . . .  or I may miss out on something special.

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Quote of the Day

“Mom, I need a new chair for my desk,” says Ben.

“Why? Is your desk chair broken?” asks Mom.

“No. I just need a chair with brakes.”

“Ben, chairs don’t come with brakes!!”

His dad and I ask ourselves quietly.  Why does Ben need a chair with brakes?  What crazy idea is he coming up with or has attempted that would make him think that he needs brakes on a chair?

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Ben, the ninja.  Ainsley, Princess Belle.  Madie, Annabelle from the Percy Jackson books.  It was a good year.  We had a lot of fun and even Hank got into the evening and dressed up as Hank the Cowdog.

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Pumpkin Carving 2012

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I had a hard time coming up with a fun Halloween cupcake this year.  Of course, I think I made it more difficult by waiting until the last minutes to come up with the idea.  The final result were the skeleton cupcakes.

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We had a really good time making the presents for everyone.  

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