Saturday, July 31, 2010

To Do...Again

* Do the story/picture thing with Roo
* Find rocks for my new rock-painting craft
* Order more sling rings and glad rags?
* Kiss B
* Laundry....Bah!
* Invite people to Thursday's party!
* Line up a sitter for Thursday!
* Sew Sew SEW!!!

To Do

* Consolidate Ben's....stuff...spilling everywhere in the living room.
* Take some close-up photos of the pretty stuff in my garden....perhaps from an unusual angle.
* Have M draw a picture and tell me a story to write under it.
* Cuddle S and make her giggle.
* Kiss B
* Feed the cats (no, not mine)
* Pick up veggie box at Marvin's
* Return old veggie boxes!!!!
* Get eggs?
* Fold and put away laundry
* GO TO CONFESSION!!! Then Mass then dinner with the in-laws....well, not all of them.

Friday, July 30, 2010

*New* Computer

So I got a new to me computer today. It's perfect. I really don't need it to do anything fancy....but perhaps I'll be a blogger now...and low and behold, it does that! And all through the generosity of another.

If we were all just a little more generous, what would the world be like. I don't mean that everyone has to give away a computer. But if everyone gave away what they really didn't need anymore....if everyone gave until it hurt a little...or a lot.....if everyone found *something* to give to the Lupis Foundation....or AmVets....each time they called rather than saying "I just made a large donation" even when it's not actually true. Not that I know anyone who does that.

During Lent, I heard people talk about 40 bags in 40 days. Some have said a room a week.....or a room a day. What if we really did that? What if we gave not just from our excess but gave away a food item that we like? Or a dress that's new? Or a toy that still gets used and isn't broken or worn out?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I lost my keys

So, to say we lost the baby last week sounds so strange. It's not like a few months ago when I *lost* my keys. When *someone* (ahem, Su) stuffed them so deep in the couch that it took a week and another round of kids rough-housing to surface them. And it's not like when I *lost* a game of Yahtzee to Benny (and only one, folks. I creamed him the second game. The rubber match is still TBD). So what happened. My baby died. Sounds so dramatic. I had a miscarriage. So technical. Spontaneous abortion (that's what it said on the hospital order both times I had blood drawn last week). I cringe even seeing that word and NEVER want it attached to me or any of my children.

So what do I say? "Oh what beautiful flowers, Sarah!" (thanks to my MIL) "What's the occasion?" Well, death, miscarriage, loss, a.....

Should have posted a photo of the flowers before they started to droop. But honestly, it's fitting. Right now, they're kind of like my week last week. A little sad, but still beautiful and a reminder of something you can't touch.

Are we going to do this every time we "lose" a child? Kinda feel like we should since we would do even more if one of our children died after she was born. No one would think it was odd to have a funeral and some kind of memorial. Yet I wonder what people would think if they knew we had a priest do a mini funeral in our home on Sunday after our Enthronement. Kinda wonder what people would think of the Enthronement :) I think the image is a little off because I don't like the expression on Mary's face. But I'm totally behind the meaning and love love love that it came from my hubby. God bless the Coniker family and Catholic Familyland. You've done wonders for my family!