Sunday, January 16, 2011

another late night


why is it that i can't get to sleep at night? too much on my mind? too cold? too hot? the good Lord knows i'm tired. my body & mind are buzzing, but my eyes are drooping. and i have a busy day tomorrow. sunday school with 8-10 3 yr olds. promoting my bible study during church. then driving to pick up josey. maybe anxious to see him? so what would explain the late nights the last week or 2? he was home and i still couldn't get to sleep before midnight. sometimes not before 2. this is not fun!
well, as long as i'm up, i thought i might as well do some blogging.
last thursday night i was awake in bed til 1:30 so i got up to do some blogging. i started to get sleepy at 3 so i went upstairs to potty and then go to bed. when i flushed i soon realized that the water was rising. and it kept on rising....and rising....then poured over the side. in my sleepy state it didn't even cross my mind to turn off the water. then of course when i used the plunger, it just caused more flooding to my bathroom floor. the only thing handy and absorbant enough was my white bath rug. so at 3am i was sopping up toilet water. about 6-8 gallons of it. i was just glad it didn't happen to one of the boys. needless to say, i wasn't tired for awhile again.

i've been knitting lately. a lot. hats. baby hats. newborn baby hats, to be more specific. they are turning out pretty cute. josey is also knitting, at bedtime, just to have something to do while i read to him. he tried knitting a couple years ago, and got bored with it too easily. so this time i told him to just knit. nothing. he enjoys it as long as i don't require him to make something. the last time he was supposed to make washcloths for Christmas gifts for his grandma and gr-grandma. he worked on it for 2 months. he made one. that was the end of his knitting for a while. thus his knitting nothing now.

as many of you know, josey is a kid of many talents. he is a natural at most everything he tries. i found one other thing that he has a natural gift for doing just this past week with D here. D is another boy with many many talents. he had his violin and trumpet here for school, and of course josey was curious. he tried both instruments. D showed him the scales for the violin and amazingly josey picked it up right away. he was actually pretty good at it. the trumpet notsomuch. but this from a boy who has never taken music lessons in his life. we have a keyboard and he's taught himself how to play "mary had a little lamb" and "amazing grace" and a couple other songs (the keyboard is one that shows you which keys to play). i was pleasantly surprised that he took to the violin so quickly and so well. i mentioned in the past that we should take violin lessons, but he always groaned in response. so i finally dropped it. i had never even picked up a violin in my life, so when i saw D's lying on josey's bed, i had to give it a try myself. i did horribly. but i was hooked. i def want to take lessons. i took a chance and asked josey if he would like to with me. he actually said yes. just to make sure he was serious, i told him i was serious. he again said yes. so now we are looking for someone willing to give both of us lessons. and of course we would need violins. we'll be praying about it. i can't wait! so, in the meantime i will post something to fb. but if anyone reading this has suggestions of who to talk to, i would appreciate you passing info on to me. thx.

but for now i am going to make one more attempt at sleeping. so goodnight friends. sleep well.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

another late night


why is it that i can't get to sleep at night? too much on my mind? too cold? too hot? the good Lord knows i'm tired. my body & mind are buzzing, but my eyes are drooping. and i have a busy day tomorrow. sunday school with 8-10 3 yr olds. promoting my bible study during church. then driving to pick up josey. maybe anxious to see him? so what would explain the late nights the last week or 2? he was home and i still couldn't get to sleep before midnight. sometimes not before 2. this is not fun!
well, as long as i'm up, i thought i might as well do some blogging.
last thursday night i was awake in bed til 1:30 so i got up to do some blogging. i started to get sleepy at 3 so i went upstairs to potty and then go to bed. when i flushed i soon realized that the water was rising. and it kept on rising....and rising....then poured over the side. in my sleepy state it didn't even cross my mind to turn off the water. then of course when i used the plunger, it just caused more flooding to my bathroom floor. the only thing handy and absorbant enough was my white bath rug. so at 3am i was sopping up toilet water. about 6-8 gallons of it. i was just glad it didn't happen to one of the boys. needless to say, i wasn't tired for awhile again.

i've been knitting lately. a lot. hats. baby hats. newborn baby hats, to be more specific. they are turning out pretty cute. josey is also knitting, at bedtime, just to have something to do while i read to him. he tried knitting a couple years ago, and got bored with it too easily. so this time i told him to just knit. nothing. he enjoys it as long as i don't require him to make something. the last time he was supposed to make washcloths for Christmas gifts for his grandma and gr-grandma. he worked on it for 2 months. he made one. that was the end of his knitting for a while. thus his knitting nothing now.

as many of you know, josey is a kid of many talents. he is a natural at most everything he tries. i found one other thing that he has a natural gift for doing just this past week with D here. D is another boy with many many talents. he had his violin and trumpet here for school, and of course josey was curious. he tried both instruments. D showed him the scales for the violin and amazingly josey picked it up right away. he was actually pretty good at it. the trumpet notsomuch. but this from a boy who has never taken music lessons in his life. we have a keyboard and he's taught himself how to play "mary had a little lamb" and "amazing grace" and a couple other songs (the keyboard is one that shows you which keys to play). i was pleasantly surprised that he took to the violin so quickly and so well. i mentioned in the past that we should take violin lessons, but he always groaned in response. so i finally dropped it. i had never even picked up a violin in my life, so when i saw D's lying on josey's bed, i had to give it a try myself. i did horribly. but i was hooked. i def want to take lessons. i took a chance and asked josey if he would like to with me. he actually said yes. just to make sure he was serious, i told him i was serious. he again said yes. so now we are looking for someone willing to give both of us lessons. and of course we would need violins. we'll be praying about it. i can't wait! so, in the meantime i will post something to fb. but if anyone reading this has suggestions of who to talk to, i would appreciate you passing info on to me. thx.

but for now i am going to make one more attempt at sleeping. so goodnight friends. sleep well.

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