Sunday, September 7, 2008

On a Lighter Note

I realize that this blog can sometimes be heavy, but I don't want it to be depressing! I have enjoyed blogging and using it to express my emotions and the things I have been thinking about or working through. It's been very therapeutic. And I must thank my lovely friend Kim for exposing me to the wonderful world of blogging!

So, I thought I would take the time today to look back on this crazy week!

First, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong on Friday. I have been having terrible back problems for over 2 weeks. I can hardly walk and just try to scoot through the house. I totally need a cane! That has affected everything. I have to beg Eveley to come to me since I cannot pick her up or chase after her. I have to pick up toys with my toes (which, as some of my closer friends know, is not too difficult for me). I have been in pretty constant pain but can't take anything because of my pregnancy. So, it has been a frustrating week and, I'll admit, I have been a beast!

With that in mind, I had been working all day Friday on a project for work. Eveley had taken a nice, long nap and I was almost finished with the project. I fed Eveley her lunch and settled her down to watch Baby Einstein for a moment while I put on the finishing touches and emailed it to my boss. As I was getting behind my desk to sit down, my ever-growing belly knocked over my freshly filled tall glass of water. It spilled right into my laptop and the screen went blank! To make a long story short, I almost hyperventilated and hurriedly called our IT guys to figure out what to do. They told me to remove a few components, turn it on its side, and let it dry out in front of a fan for a few days. A few days! I don't have a few days! Oh well. Once again, life threw on the brakes, and I was not prepared. So, I took the rest of the day off and turned to another of my 5 million projects that could be done without the laptop.

Sunday afternoon, I had waited long enough. I looked at the computer and prayed! God, you can heal people. So surely you can heal computers. Pleeeeaease heal this computer! I prayed this as I closed my eyes and pushed the power button. Voila! Here I am. The computer is perfect. My work was all saved and recovered. And my blood pressure has returned to normal. Hallelujah!

So, enough of the week's cruddy memories. Here are some of the best!

Eveley has started singing. It's the cutest thing I've ever heard. We have a VeggieTales worship CD that stays in the car. In fact, I bought it for Robbie for Christmas and it has been in the car since then. He loved it and Eveley is obsessed. As soon as we get into the car, she points up front and says "music, music." Yesterday, I noticed that she was actually singing along. The first song is, "Come, Now is the Time to Worship." Eveley only knows one word of the song - come - but that's not bad since it's a very important word in the song. She tries to sing it at the right time but, usually a beat too early or a few beats later, you'll hear her say "Come."

But don't let her sweet singing fool you. She is our little tornado. Thank goodness she is a good sleeper. Because when she is awake, you better be on your toes!

We have a finished basement that houses our exercise equipment, guest bed, toys, and all of the baby storage. There are numerous rubbermaid tubs that are storing all of Eveley and Robbie's baby clothes and gear. On top of those is Eveley's safari bouncy seat. It's being stored awaiting the new baby. Sunday morning, we were getting ready to leave for church. I let Eveley play in the basement with her toys while I was packing her diaper bag upstairs in the kitchen. I called for her to come and she didn't respond. I could hear the toys making noise but could not get her to come to me. I walked down the stairs and could hear the toys but could not find her. Then, I looked up. And there she was -- sitting in her bouncy seat and flicking the jungle animals. I'm telling you. She is a mess! I have no idea how she climbed up there and wiggled her big self into the seat.

Well, to conclude this week's post, I must tell you of a new website I was introduced to. This will definitely provide a good laugh when you've got a little time to experiment. It is Here is Bob's 1976 yearbook picture (which, I must add, looks a little like Eveley!)

And my 1980 yearbook picture.

These are hilarious, although they're not much funnier than our original yearbook pictures. (Not going to share those at this time!)


Clare said...

oh my gosh that is hilarious!!! bob looks great, and your hair is awesome:) Must say I probably actually had a style similar to that:) XO, clare`

myboysrock said...

See? Your toes are very useful :)

Anonymous said...

Regarding the photos...............................there really are no words...........really.

Ryan and Marty said...

No need to post those pics for my benefit, I was there! And oh yes, gotta love the finger toe! Oh man...the memories.


Canadian Girl said...

I did the yearbook picture thingy..HILARIOUS...actually i forwarded pictures of my friends as for you thinking that your blog could possibly be depressing...DONT YOU DARE THINK THAT...your blog is inspiring and your honesty has helped more people than you know. God Bless.

Allie Carpenter said...

I can also pick up things with my toes, but I must say that the finger toe does a better job! Love the hair...we all had that do! Remember how you would get up and hour and a half before me and get ready! It took you FOREVER to get ready! That's why we got all the good guys our freshman year:) JK!! We won't mention names, k?!?!

Kristen said...

Can I just out! How I remember the big glad that is not the style now:-)

3 Peanuts said...

Lauren, you gave me a much needed laugh!!!!!!

I miss you friend... are you still coming next week?