Thursday, April 23, 2009

{some random thoughts}

My new favorite thing to eat is cocoa flavored almonds, from Sam's Club. So good. It is supposed to be keeping me away from chocolate, but I'm not sure if eating 30 a day is accomplishing much good.

I keep getting a dumb charlie horse-type cramp in my right foot. It is really annoying. I don't know if it is from running up all of the insane hills in my neighborhood, walking on wood floors all day in my bare feet, not eating enough bananas, or just getting the aches and pains that come with approaching 30.

I spent a total of about 2 1/2 hours mowing our lawn and pulling weeds the last two days. Today the dandelions have already emerged. Ahhhhh! Weeds are so annoying.

Cloey is turning four tomorrow. Talk about growing like a weed. It seems like just yesterday I was in labor for 72 hours, not progressing but in a lot of pain. I just don't know if I ever would've had any children if I'd lived in the days before patossin (sp?).

Yesterday Katelund didn't have school. So we went to a playgroup at the park in the morning and then a dollar movie in the afternoon. We had a lot of fun. The majority of Kate's new friends are boys. There must be something in the water here b/c her kindergarten and primary class are majority boys. In fact, in kindergarten there are only 7 girls out of 20. I'm really hoping there is something in the water I'll be drinking because I'm getting so baby hungry for a little boy. My year mark is almost up (the doctor said I had to wait a year to let my body recover).

My mom just bought an airline ticket to come and see us and our new house. I'm so excited!!!! She is also going to drive to Columbia, SC with me to go to Time Out for Women. I can hardly wait. It is also an extra incentive to get the rest of the boxes unpacked in the basement.

I'm sure most of you are familiar with this quote by Joseph Smith, but I heard it the other day on my podcast and it just gave me chills all over. I've been thinking about it ever since.
"...the standard of truth has been erected; No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the great Jehovah shall say the work is done."


Lindsey said...

I want to see pictures of your new house!

deana said...

Yes! Let's see the house! I love the quote by Joseph Smith. It is very powerful.

The Allphins said...

I love that quote. It's one of my favorites. It really puts things into perspective, especially with all of the evil that seems to be everywhere today. I'm so jealous that both Andrea and Mom have been able to visit you. Good thing you're coming to Utah soon! Speaking of, when exactly are you coming and for how long?

MommyJ said...

Cloey and Henry share a birthday. :)

Jen said...

My favorite trick for avoiding a charlie horse--when you feel it coming on, flex your foot so that you are pulling your toes up towards your body. It works every time for me.

Also, happy birthday to Cloey!

Carrie said...

I am so excited to see you at TOFW! My mom is coming too! I keep thinking of you and hoping life is good...I am going to call and chat soon!

Anonymous said...

Hey! If the bananas don't work for the cramps......take a supplement with potassium, calcium, and magnesium...deficiencies in those three vitamins & minerals are the most common cause of leg cramps.

Mandy said...

Time Out for Women.....Yeah! How awesome that your mom will be going with you. Sorry about the charlie-horse cramps -- I've only had those while pregnant. Ouch! I feel ya on the yard thing. We did ours Friday night and again on Monday night because of dandelions and such...ugh, but satisfying, too.

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