my life is like a box of assorted chocolates right now. some moments milk chocolate with gooey caramel (mmm), or toffee covered in chocolate. other moments dark chocolate with coconut or cherry filling (ick), or my least favorite -chocolate ruined by NUTS!
the boy's first week of school has gone well. the day before school something occurred to me that brought me tremendous peace; (is that good use of a semi-colon? i never know) i'm not worried about noah going to school because i KNOW God wants noah to go, and i KNOW God is going to be glorified through him. the only reason i'm sad is because i am going to miss him.
when i have felt concern at all this week regarding school i've just gone back to this God-assurance.
i picked noah up from school that first day, and as we walked back to the van i said, "you know i really want to hug you right now, but i'm being cool." he looked at me and smiled an appreciative smile. then, right there in the parking lot with his classmates nearby he moved towards me and hugged me!
as we were in the car on the way home, noah shared that another letting-her-kids-go-to-traditional-school-for-the-first-time mom had stayed on campus all day. i commented on my jealousy, and how i'd mentioned to his teachers that i'd like to be a jr. high room mother (i was encouraged to loosen the apron strings). noah, whose not use to a class filled with jr. highers said to me, "NO, YOU DON'T! those kids would drive you NUTS! no, they would drive you banana bread with nuts!" he's very witty, and probably right.
in other non-noah related news (because my life is not just about noah) something HUGE (for us) is happening in our lives right now. i really, REALLY, want to tell you about it because it is coolawesome, and God is making it happen, and it is another something that i would typically not be okay with, but i KNOW God wants it to happen so i have peace about it, and i have peace about all that it entails (and was that the longest run-on sentence ever?). however, i have to wait to tell you. don't you hate it when somebody tells you they want to tell you something, but then they don't.
and in even more news (because i'm just going to spew a lot of the happenings around here on you now) a few weeks ago i had an mri. have you ever had an mri? yikes! the mri machine that i was in is transported by truck trailer back and forth across california. weird. if you haven't had an mri, and may need to in the future i feel compelled to give you a warning; it sounds/feels like you are lying flat on your back in an x-wing (think luke skywalker) shooting at the death star, while listening to the drummer from def leopard (who had one arm, and played amazingly) lay down a track. it was FRREEEAAAKKKYYY!! the reason i needed an mri is that i hurt my back a year ago. the mri showed that the discs (which i learned are jelly like) are worn, and are wearing on my nerves (and i thought it was just the kids getting on my nerves). i've had numbness down my leg and left arm for some time now, as well as pain in my back. i begin physical therapy next week. i'm getting an epidural/cortisone injection in my back in a few weeks. do you have any experience with this? i have so many questions.
in funny news i used an anti-aging face-mask last week (from LUSH). after i removed it i asked if i looked younger. josie said i looked "20 minuets younger." she is a funny girl. just in case she was serious i put it on everyday last week. now i look 2 hours younger.
the tooth-fairy came to our house last week (i should write an entire post about the tooth-fairy happenings around here. she is a little odd). noah had lost a tooth, but after he pulled the tooth, the tooth broke in half. anyways, as usual he put the broke-in-half tooth under his pillow in hopes of a cash prize. the tooth-fairy did not come the first night because it was a sunday (this has happened before). she came monday night, left 50 cents (they usually get $1) and 1/2 a candy bar. guess that is the going rate for two halves of a tooth (i'll tell you some other time what happens if you swallow your tooth. i'll give you a hint- extraction fee!).
after going camping i thought i was fat (this is how you feel if you eat two s'mores a day for 5 days. you also feel this way if you hurt your back and haven't been able to exercise for a year). i came home and started counting calories using a weight watcher's points book i got from my sister. i have lost 4lbs! i'm now wondering how many points are in a s'more?
i'm considering buying a pair of skinny jeans (key word being"considering" ). i'm wondering does one have to be skinny to wear skinny jeans? if your not skinny are they still called skinny jeans? i'm confused by skinny jeans. maybe i shouldn't buy any. i'm thinking the whole process could be equally as painful as going swimsuit shopping (last time i went swimsuit shopping i was on painkillers- for my back. if i wasn't a moral person i would sell vicodin to fellow moms who must endure the pain of swimsuit shopping).
finally (because your sick of hearing me ramble on about everything and nothing, and wondering why i posted about "life being like a box of chocolates," because at this point in my post it makes no sense, and all i did was make you want chocolate), josie and i were playing a game called "table talk" today. table talk is actually a set of cards that ask questions in order to spark conversation (i know what your thinking, i don't need help striking up a conversation. see this for example). one question i was given to ask josie was, "what is your favorite family memory?" josie paused, thought, then gave her answer, "every day is my favorite." :-)
and now you can see blog friend that this post has been "like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get."