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Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm Tired!

My niece is in high school. She brought home a "baby alive doll" this weekend as part of a homework assignment. It cries. It giggles. It has to be held and rocked and feed and bathed. You have to change its diaper. Her room is next to ours. Guess what I heard every hour on the hour last night? A baby crying! My niece swears she will never have kids now. LOL!

Sorry I have been MIA this past week. Life has been kicking my booty lately. I thought about sharing with you all the details of what is happening around here but I don't want to sound like I am whining. Despite the challenges, I am truly happy and blessed.

As we head into the Thanksgiving season, I realize that what matters most in life are not the material things but the people you surround yourself with. My family life as a child is not a pretty story to share at bedtime but rather something that more resembles a nightmare. My one wish, my one dream my entire life has been to have a family who loves me and whom I love.

I wasn't sure it would ever be possible yet here I sit without a single penny to my name and no belongings with my husband and children and a puppy in heat in the home of my aunt and I feel truly content. It is interesting combing households and has been a learning experience. We are still settling into a routine and trying to figure out how to get everything done.


On a side note... can you believe this?? She has panties and a liner! Which is gross and ya have to change. My sons are learning so much about women! The call these her "piggy pants."

I am around but the juggling of schedules and trying to pick up the pieces and start again has dragged me away from all of you. I am hoping that in another week I will be back to me and here to share with you all the wonders of my grad school experiences.

This week I have to submit my final by Tuesday. My instructor has already seen a major piece of it and it has been approved so I have no worries as I walk into this last assignment with a 98.6%!! What an accomplishment with all that has occurred!

Can you believe my next class actually starts ON Thanksgiving Day? It's true!! But at least they are giving me a break for Christmas. Who knows... maybe I can complete some of my to-do list then. Next class is Social Studies so we will be changing things up around here as I am no longer focusing on literacy.

4 Comments:

At November 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Krista Mehrtens said...

Hi Misty! I've heard horror stories about those dolls.

Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Krista
stellar-students

 
At November 18, 2012 at 5:56 PM , Blogger Angel Read said...

I have kind of a funny story about one of those dolls!
A friend of a friend had a son in high school, as well as an 8-year-old daughter. The son brought home one of those Baby Alives. The boy wasn't particularly interested in the doll, and halfheartedly took care of it. The mother expected to hear the baby crying all night as her son slept through it!
But that night she heard no crying coming from her son's room. She was proud that her son had lived up to his responsibility.
In the morning, the mother was surprised to see that her son looked well-rested. The son explained that the baby had not cried at all during the night.
Then the 8-year-old daughter came downstairs, looking exhausted. When the mom asked her daughter why she looked so tired, the girl replied, "I was up all night with the baby!"
LOL!

 
At November 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Shawna said...

Hi Misty,
I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Shawna
The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

 
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