Friday, May 25, 2007


When you read this - I think my family will be back to "Normal for us" - Finally.

This virus that the littles had was painful for them...but I believe it's finally going away. Of course, I've been believing it was going away for about a week now. It made life interesting around here. Several times during this week, I had both of them sitting in my lap. There's not nearly enough room in my lap for 3 of us. E, J & Me. It got crowded. Today was the best day - we even managed to get some school work done.

We'll probably stay away from the nursery at church for one more week, just to play it safe. The closest thing we came to sharing our germs was to make a dash to Wal-Mart. I did smear Germ-X on the basket handle and wherever Mini-E might have touched before I put it in the basket return.

While bein' healthy around here makes me happy, hopeful and something else that will happen will be:

The Return of the Professor! Finally!

<---------- Happy Danicing!! He's been in California all week. (he left Sunday morning early) He was in training on how to be a structural specialist responding to an emergency.

He'll be one of the guys looking at the building saying where it's safe or not safe..or even if it's safe at all.

With him being gone, I had no back up. I missed him. Praise the Lord for my mom who came up on Wednesday to let me take a nap.

Combine his goneness (new word - just made it up, whatcha think?) with the sickness of the Little ones and their not sleeping... Let me tell you- I am one very Grateful Laundry Keeper.

The professor is handy to have around.
He'll get up in the mornings with the kids.
He'll rock babies - even in the middle of the night.
He makes koolaid.
He does dishes.
He does Laundry -
(though, maybe not to Laundry Keeper standards - it's still helpful at times.)
He cooks.
He dishes out drinks.
He lets me go to Bible Studies while he watches the kids.
He mows the grass.
He kills bugs.
He builds things.
He makes me laugh.
He listens to me think.
He encourages me.
He believes in me.
He loves me.
Okay. I admit it.
I'm spoiled.
You may call me: - Glitter Graphics, My Chemical Romance, Glitter Love, MySpace Graphics, MySpace Codes, MySpace layouts, Doll Codes, Glitter Words
I can totally hear Thoughtful thinking -'Yea, princess with an attitude!'
and yes, That's me!! Couldn't find it in blinkie form.

I know that I wonder if I am appreciated more when I return home from an absence. After this week, I have to tell the world, I so appreciate all that he does.
I appreciate him so much, I'm thinking of leaving him with all 4 kids on Saturday.
All Hail! The Professor Returns!!


Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Goneness is a real word! It's like doneness. You know, "Open the oven so I can check the cake for doneness!"
You are brilliant, don't forget it.

ThoughtfulMom said...

I'm thrilled that he's on his way back! The combination of his goneness and the Illness was awfully isolating for you. I was sad that we couldn't stay and play when we made our delivery - or do the pizza thing we had planned. That just stunk. we'll have to plan again and hope they can all stay healthy.

In the meantime, I'm glad he's coming home!

jugglingpaynes said...

This is so cute! What a nice tribute to your hubby.
I'm so glad the kids are feeling better.

Peace and Laughter,

Anonymous said...

i am so glad things will be back to normal.. or is that abbynormal??

and i love your tribute.. i knew you were a princess.. :o)

Halfmoon Girl said...

Well Princess of the Laundry Pile, I am glad that your hubby on his way back. I know what that is like too- makes you appreciate the partnership of 2 parents working together.

Our Peculiar Life said...

aaaahh that is so sweet! What a great tribute. I am SOO glad your family is on the mend and I am glad your hubby is home and all is back to normal!

TobyBo said...

I like your word, goneness. It has a great hollow feel to it.

And I hope the Professor got to read your entry.