September 12, 2014


Genius: Meredith goes through phases where she has these daily screaming meltdowns, and we were in one this week. I am never sure what is the answer to these, because sometimes she’s done something that needs punishing, and other times she just flips out. One day this week we were trying to get out the door to head to daycare/work and she was screaming and crying. Thank God for the extra dose of patience and optimism that I had prayed for that morning, because I picked her up and started singing “This is the day the Lord has made…” and she immediately calmed down and asked me to sing it several more times. She even asked what it meant and we talked about having a happy day. Now this might never work again, but for that morning I felt pretty awesome.

Fail: two money-wasting incidents that were completely my fault here. 1) I had a doctor’s appointment in the medical center where parking is super expensive. I got my smart chip when I entered the parking garage and put it in my pocket to keep it safe. When I got back to my car I couldn’t find the chip anywhere so I had to pay $20 to get out. The next day, I found the chip in my pocket. Ugh.

2) I’m scrambling to complete all my continuing education hours to renew my oncology certification by Monday, and I needed about 75 (which is a LOT). So I paid $35 for unlimited courses at, only to realize once I signed up that the courses offered are the exact same ones that my hospital offers for free. Double ugh.


planning my autumn goals, including lots of ideas from the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (I really want to get serious about natural health remedies one of these days)

stressing about all those CEU’s

trying not to let this week get the best of me

struggling with how to discipline (the worst part of parenting, am I right?)

concerned about my dwindling freezer stash of breastmilk

drinking more cafe mochas than I should

attending a van tour with this organization tomorrow

running on the treadmill most days, since it’s been breaking 100 degrees here lately

loving my new craft room – the smaller, more organized space is so inspiring

almost halfway through the binding on my quilt

looking forward to finishing for so many reasons

missing cross stitch lately

relieved that the weekend is here


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Comments on currently

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    It’s so rewarding when you find a parenting breakthrough, isn’t it? I had a few the past summer and I’m hoping I remember what worked (and what didn’t) when they come back next year. Disciplining IS so hard + being consistent with it.

    I hope that you have a good weekend!

  2. 2

    From rachieannie:

    So crazy you are breaking 100! We apparently skipped late summer/early fall and went straight to late fall as it’s been getting down into the 30s at night and only into the 50s in the day.

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    From Holly:

    I can’t believe it’s been over 100 where you are, we had three days of snow this week. SNOW. In the summer. I was so mad … The other day Topher was throwing a tantrum and he made this weird snorting sound – I couldn’t help it, I burst out laughing. Then he did too … The tantrum was instantly diffused :) But I’m positive that will never work again!!! Discipline is tough!

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    From jenna @ dearest love:

    I so wish I could sew! Maybe one day…I’m so impressed by you, though! I want to see the final product!

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