So, what have I learned from my 20 days of flying solo? The simplest way to put it is: Life is easier, more fun, louder, and less stressful with Mr. John home. I can't wait for Saturday!
While he's been away some things that haven't happened... besides the uh... well, the obvious. (blush) ahem.
- I haven't gone to bed before midnight. (sometimes not until 3:00)
- The television hasn't been turned on, except to play the occasional movie or video game.
- We haven't been reading the scriptures every morning (boo).
- And the mail hasn't been collected. Actually, it has, but I really really have to make a serious effort to remember it every couple of days or so. That's Mr. John's job! Don't judge me.
Me: "Awwww, shoot!"
Sage: "What???! Mom, WHAT?!" (hysterical crying)
Me: calmly walking into the kitchen cupping/hiding my profusely bleeding thumb, "Nothing. It's OK." I take a peek and see blood dripping down my arm rhythmically with my heartbeat. crap
Did I mention that Sage is super freaked out by blood and when she saw me cutting into the pumpkin she was already dreading the worst? Did I also mention that the last time I saw a lot of blood (coming out of Sage's crushed finger) I threw up? I've never been known to get grossed out by blood before, but something about the ripe old age of 32 has changed that for me.
There I am trying to wrap my finger while simultaneously hide it from Sage, while trying not to faint. I sound like such a wuss! Bailey brings me gauze and I quickly wrap it up tight, breathe deeply for a minute to ward off the naseau and off the 4 of us go to gymnastics.
Now, here we are on Thursday. My thumb is healing nicely, my pumpkins are painted, Sage has a fever, I have a nice migraine forming, it's almost 6:30 and I don't know what's for dinner. So many adventures and experiences while Mr. John is away! Did I mention that I can't wait for SATURDAY!?
|Sage, my 6 year old, a couple of days ago|
|My pumpkin creations and cause for a near-fainting spell ha!|