Archive for March, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

My own personal Easter Bunny!

Today was GO’s Easter Egg Hunt at school.  This is one of those times when I love being a Room Mum, so I can be the one to hide the eggs (and I use the term “hide” loosely – for 3 year olds you “scatter”  the Easter Eggs about).  The only hard part is that I’m the one who had to TAKE their Easter Baskets and count eggs after they picked them up!  (We made sure each kid went home with the same number of eggs, and I tried to divide them pretty evenly with what size/prize they each had.)

To start with, however, when the parents arrived, the kids sat in a circle and went through the Resurrection Eggs.  It was so cool to hear a group of 2 and 3 year olds tell the entire Easter Story, with very little help from their teachers.  Each student made their own set of eggs to bring home with them, and practice/remind them off this important Biblical Story.

Then we herded the kids outside, and let them loose on the field of scattered eggs (180 of them).  It was hilarious to watch the try to decide which ones they wanted.  GO found a pair of Bunny Ears when she picked out her basket, and wore them for the entire hunt.  Quite a feat, even if the hunt only lasted 4 minutes.

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After the hunt, we had picnic lunches.  We won’t discuss these pictures – taken by Boo Sheep, who kindly opened my child’s lunch AND took pictures of her eating it, yet never seemed to notice that GO had bypassed the chicken nuggets and was simply licking the filling out of the double stuffed Oreos.  GO did NOT like it when I sat down and took the rest of her cookies away.

Wonderful last day of school before Spring Break!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

 

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NEW COMPUTER!

I’m blogging from my new computer!  Her name is Edith, and even if she dies in a year, she’s the cheapest computer I could have gotten.  (Plus, she’s pretty and fast…  It’s amazing what you get if you don’t care about running the lastest games on your laptop.)

I’m thrilled!  And to celebrate, expect lots of catchup blog posts! 🙂

As for the doctor, still waiting.  And waiting…  And waiting………

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Called to Controversy – Book Review

I finished Called to Controversy and was quite impressed with this biography.  This is the story of Moishe Rosen, a Jewish born and raised man who was called to Christ and formed Jews for Jesus.

The book follows a standard biographical format, but the tone is one that speaks to the true humanness of the subject.  Written by his daughter (a professional writer with Jews for Jesus), one would almost expect an imposing book that borders on propaganda.  Instead, Ruth Rosen embraces her father’s faults, along with his triumphs, and shows a whole picture of a whole man.  It makes for a fascinating read that explains eloquently the struggle to not only reject a heritage, but to embrace and proselytize to the world he left.

Ruth has a difficult job, as a daughter, to paint a fair and truthful picture of a man she loves and respects.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys biographies and also to anyone who is trying to better understand their own calling in life.  It was a wonderful picture of doing, simply, what you think God is calling you to do.

The truth in Moishe’s story reminds me of the truth in Scripture – those imperfect men and women that God used to change the world (think King David the adulterous murder and Paul, who as Saul killed Christians) – and that even now God can use imperfect people to make a difference.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Force Football

Meet the newest Blue Knight!

Today, B10 had his football registration and first get-together with his new football team.  It was AMAZING.  He was the smallest kid there (which is actually kind of cool), but the older boys (especially the Juniors and Seniors) really took the younger ones under their wing.  The coaches and kids played flag football scrimmages to get them use to playing together and break the ice.

Spring Training begins in a few weeks, and ends in a big Spring Jamboree.  Then he returns in July for summer practice, before his August games start.  He will have Middle School games every Saturday morning, but he will dress out on Friday nights with the Varsity football team, and be there for Friday night pep rallies (complete with Force Cheerleaders).

I LOVE this group.  It was one of the best environments I have ever walked in to, the people were great and honestly had the best interests of the kids at heart.  I hope B10 loves it as much as I did, so we can look forward to years of football.  I’m so thankful that there is a homeschool alternative for kids in Georgia.

YAY for playgrounds!

Loving the covered playground in this heat!

Meanwhile, GO enjoyed the playground.  🙂

Playground!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

A Friend? REALLY?

Yesterday I had another appointment, this one lasting 2 hours.  I would love to say that Penelope has disappeared, but that wouldn’t be true.

Nope, she brought a friend…

They did a measurement on Penelope (she’s 7cm across) and then did a routine check on the left side.  They found another lump.  This one is already 2cm in diameter (not great, when you figure it didn’t exist 4 weeks ago).  I refuse to give this one a name, since apparently that is encouraging them to stay and make my body their home…

I’m not sure what to say or where to go from here.  I have (yet another) doctors appointment within the next week and a half, this one with a breast specialist.  I can’t make the appointment, though.  The OBGYN Patient Access Person has to call the Specialist’s Secretary and THEY make the appointment, then I get a phone call telling me when to show up.

On a better note, finally someone is giving me something to help with my constant nausea (since last October), so that’s a huge positive!

Please keep praying, for those of you out there who pray.

Thanks,

Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Dead Computer

For the 3rd time in 4 years, I have managed to totally kill a computer.  This one, we aren’t even sure if the pictures/data will be recoverable.  I truly am a Computer Serial Killer.

On another note, my doctor’s appointment on Thursday didn’t go well, and wasn’t what I had hoped for.  I have another appointment on Tuesday (at 2:30 pm) to have more discussions (and hopefully more tests) done on Penelope.  I am done and ready to evict her, but this is one of those things that requires – you know – a surgeon.  Preferably a good one.  So, on Tuesday, we’ll poke and prod and hopefully find some more answers.  Penelope is growing.  She is so large now that she can be seen through my skin with any prodding at all.

Right now I don’t have ANY answers, and for me that is the most frustrating part.

Also, there is precious little accurate information about what a mammogram is like out there on the web.  Most of the sites I went to for information seemed hesitant to actually describe what happens, as if they didn’t want to scare any patients off.  Personally, I wish I had been told exactly what to expect.  I’m pretty sure when I have a good 45 minutes to sit at a computer, I’ll be posting specifically on that.  Fear of the unknown is what stops people from getting these things done.  And it wasn’t anything to be afraid of!

I sort of feel like I am rambling, I have so many emotions inside right now, and it’s hard to edit those into a pretty little blog post.  Just keep praying (if you’re the praying type), and especially ask that God gives wisdom to the doctor on Tuesday.  I hope to update soon.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

 

What I Love Wednesday

What I Love Wednesday – (for other “WILW” posts visit Jamie at This Kind of Love).

Oh, what do I love???  It hasn’t been easy to look on the bright side this week, so taking a moment to think about what I love is good for me.  🙂

This week I am loving food.  My top few restaurants/bakeries:

1) The Lemon Tree Bakery – holy cow, this place is AMAZING!  They make everything by hand, and the buttercream frosting is to die for.  My favorite cupcake is the Lemon Raspberry, but they are all delicious.  Plus, the people who run The Lemon Tree are just about the nicest people on the face of the planet.  I have had a chance to talk to them more than once, and I cannot say enough about their work ethic, their people skills, their customer service and their general “niceness”.  They are truly here to serve the community, and it’s a joy to be able to patronize such establishments.

2) Nagano’s – my favorite Japanese Steakhouse for over 15 years.  This is the one place in America that I can walk in, sit down and have food brought to me without asking.  And it’s cooked perfectly.  (They even know to “hold the dressing”.)  I love Japanese food, anyway, but this is my “home”.

3) Krystal – I don’t know what to say to people who don’t like the tiny little greasy burger.  I feel sorry for you.  I do.

4) Provino’s – They serve meat ravioli without cheese.  Since ravioli is my favorite type of pasta, and this is the only place I can get it – it was an easy choice for the list!

5) Popeye’s – it must be the Cajun in me, but no other fast food chicken tastes this good.  And the red beans and rice make it a PERFECT meal!

6) Finally, Panda Express – Orange Chicken and white rice… YUM!

What’s your favorite restaurants?