Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!

Wow...if it rains much more I think we're going to have to get a boat. We have had so much rain and severe storms...I am sick of it :( The dogs hate going out in the rain to go potty too! As I sit here and type it is thundering and lightning again :(
I did lose my little chick that was sick..I felt so bad..but there wasn't anything I could do for her. It's amazing to see how quickly they grow...overnight it seems. Sam has already picked one out as his own. It's one of the Isa Browns. It's a little darker than the others and easy to tell apart. He named her Brach. I guess you could spell it Brock..but that sounds more like a boy name. I'm just hoping that it's not a him :)
I've been getting iron infusions to help with my anemia. I think it has definately helped some. I am feeling a little more clear minded. I'm still tired though. The rheumatologist has checked my blood levels and I'm waiting to hear back if I need more iron infusions. I have fibromyalgia so my tiredness may well be because of that. My back has been what's really bothering me. I am hoping it lets up. When (and if ever) it quits raining..I am wanting to take Sam and Maci for walks every day. Maci is sure growing! Just like those cute little chicks...cute little Maci is getting bigger every day too! She sure loves the dogs! They are entertainment for her :) Now that her hand and eye coordination are improving she's able to reach out and grab things. Including her Grandpa's moustache..She reaches for the dogs too..they are her favorite thing to go after.
Homeschooling with a baby in the house is quite interesting. Especially when they are fussy! There's a lot of this going on at my house..So naturally when I have moments like this...they are to treasure. I thought the view from my lap was quite lovely :) If you notice, the dogs (babysitters) are all sleeping too. Even Teddy in the background...Ahh...the sound of silence :) Speaking of Teddy...he is getting his haircut today. He's needed it for a while..and I can't wait to see how cute he looks! I guess that's about if for now..
I want to end this with a wonderful quote I found on a friend's facebook page...

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. there is nothing enlightnened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."-Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural address. Written by Maryanne Williamson
Until next time, With Love and Blessings, Jerelene

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Babies :)

Today we did something we've wanted to do for a LONG time :) We got some chickens :) Yay!!!
Sam is very excited about it. We got a few different kinds..4 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Barred Rocks, 3 Brahma's and 3 Isa Browns..We might get a couple more..I want to see how we do with these :) One of our Reds is kind of sickly looking..I hope she doesn't die..I guess this will be a definite learning experience for us.
We've been having to be creative with getting our school work done with Maci here. She's been a fussy little girl...busy cutting teeth. Sam is reading "Our Island Story" for History. He's also doing a Progeny Press literature study guide on "Redwall." We just finished our latest read aloud, "The Door in the Wall." It was a good book. We are now moving on to "Swiss Family Robinson." Along with it he will be study Oceans and Sea Creatures. He is looking forward to it. He is studying about the platypus right now. It was something he wanted to learn about just for fun!
Our garden has been started..but it's been storming and raining so much that we haven't really been able to get as many things out there as we would like. I say we...but Mark is the one doing it :) I'm busy being a busy Grandma :) Miss Maci is growing like a little weed :) She is 5 1/2 months now..And her Grandma loves her SO much!! In case you can't tell.
I guess I'll end it here for now... I do hope everyone is doing well and that God's blessings are showering down on you :)
Until next time...(Hopefully soon:)