But it will have to wait until tomorrow or Thursday! I'm sure you all know I/we've been working during all waking hours to get our to do list done. I'd like to just burn it, but that won't do! I only have a couple of windows and doors left to paint, and a couple of holes in the wall to patch (from our old Nutone system, not any bad tempers!) , and a couple of other small things. I think we're actually coming to the end of it all so we can just LIVE! I know my kids are ready to have their Mommy back!
I'm ready to just school, read books, and play with them for a few days. I'm ready to bury myself in a novel just because I CAN! And I'm ready to get back to walking and rowing, reading my Bible while I can still keep my eyes open, and spending time in prayer. God has been giving me such a desire to just spend time with Him, which is an answer to prayer for me. I am looking forward to indulging myself!
And all the things I want to share some pictures of...my bathtub I tiled (and enjoyed!!), Mattie helping me plant petunias, Mattie and Jacob reading books together, Mattie and Jacob having fun together outside, the front of our house after landscaping and painting (woohoo!!), our mini botany unit things we've grown together, the shelf Robert built in the hole from an old window in the bathroom, Mattie's first haircut, and Mattie in her Easter + two weeks dress.
And all the things I want to share...all the new fun things Mattie is doing all of a sudden, our food allergy/sensitivity journey (not new for you guys, but I want to write it all down in one place because a lot of moms have been asking about it lately), a link to our listing on Realtor.com (in a week or so...
We have our appraisal Wednesday at 1:00. I feel really good about it at this point. With the exception of a few small things to do over the next couple of days, I feel really good about the house. We're not trying to sell something that will be a headache for someone else. It's a beautiful home on beautiful property; God just needs to bring the right buyer.
Oh, I guess I should add that we gave up on the thumb sucking breaking. It was making Jacob way too anxious at night and we decide we have too many other things to be anxious about right now. I certainly don't expect to let Mattie have a pacifier until after she's five, which is a bit tough to reconcile in my brain, but the pacifier doesn't grow on her body so I think it will be easier to control. (I certainly don't think it's any easier to break, just easier to do a parent-directed breaking rather than a five year old breaking.) Anyway, he was fully cooperating at bedtime, but in his sleep, he was taking off everything we tried, which is what I've heard happens all the time. So for now, he's sucking his thumb, and said, "It's good to be a kid again, Mom, so I can suck my thumb."
Well, off to bed for now. Up tomorrow to wash windows inside, plant flowers in the front, and finish painting a door on my back porch.