~I spend a ridiculous amount of time and money at the grocery store. I don't know how I do it, but it seems that every week my family consumes more. We're big time Wal-Mart shoppers. Lately, since I'm not up for pushing a cart around a huge store, as long as I'm out and about I'll get double or triple of anything I can think of to freeze. A kind check-out lady was commenting on my massive grocery cart and said, "Wow, you must have a big family." I thought for a second, "No," I said, "We just eat a lot."
~The boys and I spent all afternoon at a church gym with a group of other mothers who had organized a play group. It was absolutely wonderful. For the first 20 minutes they didn't play with any of the toys, they just ran and ran and ran. It made me so happy to see them having so much fun.
~I love my faith, and this isn't a criticism of my faith, but more of the establishment of church government. Many of the mothers I've met here are evangelical. Their churches are like little community centers unto themselves, with gyms, kitchens, nurseries, toy rooms, classrooms, playgrounds, on-staff nurse etc. The Catholic parish in our community is very large and supports it's own school, but week after week and month after month I keep scouring the bulletin for FAMILY activities, hoping to meet SOMEONE who shares our faith, and there is nothing. After attending Mass there almost exclusively for the past seven months, we haven't received so much as an introduction. We are not "Church Hoppers," but I grieve for those families who are "on the fence" about their faith and then abandon it for more welcoming waters in another denomination. I realize that it is our obligation to put ourselves out there, so to speak, we just need an opportunity to do so.
~The carpal tunnel in my hands gets more painful by the day. Today, I thought I was being pretty clever when I wrapped my hand up in a biker glove and then covered it in electrical tape. With both boys taking a nap, I wasn't going to let my hands keep me from getting a much wanted nap. It worked!
~I am reading Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue. It's old news, but I finally got it at the library. It's honestly really interesting. I'm semi-political, and while I'm a Palin fan, I'm not necessarily a Palin supporter, meaning that I would love it if she were the governor of my state, just not the president. The book is painful though, and the way her and her family were treated during the campaign was absolutely despicable. A lot of people, including myself, saw how unfairly she was portrayed by the media and decided that public office is full of the most slimy and evil people in this country.
~I love bleach. After a few days of renegade body fluids, I am finally confident with the cleanliness of our floors.
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!