Monday, October 31, 2011

through the fire

Here's what we've been up to:

Michael is waiting on an interview with the City of Charlotte for a job that would help our family A TON. And it would be doing what he enjoys and is good at (well, he's good at pretty much anything he does... besides putting up his clothes in his closet.. :) .. besides that... )  But he seems to be enjoying his new and improved "steady" job batching together chemicals to make creams and lotions at a lab close-by. I say "steady" because he gets 40+ hours a week which is GOOD, a vast improvement from the other contractor type job. But he's been pulling 12 hour days a lot lately. It's a good job... but it would be really nice to get that job in Charlotte. Pray that he'll hear something this week.

 I have been hanging out with John-John and I've also been reading Lord of the Rings in my spare time. And yes, with just one child, I still have some time to spare :) I was always daunted by the size of the LOTR, but I'm totally hooked now.  It's a reeeaallllyy good read! Puts Twilight to shame, even though I have to admit that I really enjoyed reading those books too. It was like Teenie-bopper soap opera in book form. But LOTR is infinitely better written. I'm kinda at a good pausing point in the book though. I think this week I will spend more time going over "The Healing Path" by Robin Pasley. Isn't that a grand idea?? Inner healing vs. leisure reading... I know, it's a no-brainer.

Lastly, John burnt his hand on Saturday!! We built a fire. (photos below)  I was making breakfast when we heard a scream that I would rather not hear again. He had climbed up on the hearth and placed his hand on the glass. Thankfully, we had only just closed the doors so the glass wasn't hot enough to cause more than a minor burn, probably less than the heat of an iron. He only has a couple red spots on his hand. I freaked out though (in a not good way, at Michael, who said he would watch him... we have two slightly different parenting styles, we are finding out.... this whole parenting thing is a hard learning process. It has definitely put our marriage through the fire) So anyway, John is fine. He took a nap later that morning and he woke up and seemed to not even remember anything.

So that's the scoop! Later Taters!

1 comment:

  1. oh, darin would be jealous of the fire... he's a big fire-making-and chopping-his-own-wood kind of guy. it's been killing him these past two winters not to have a fireplace (we had one in kansas city, he built a fire every day even though it barely did anything in our apartment due to placement of the stinking hearth. he's so cute...

    sorry the little man burned his hand, though! i remember when ransom burned the fool out of his hand in darin's coffee sample at trader joe's last winter. oh, it made us all cry. we had to take him out of the store and sit outside in the cold awhile until he could calm down enough to even let us see his burn. he didn't blister, but it was rather red and sensitive for a few days. poor little inquistive dudes. :(

    we miss your faces! hope this baby comes soon so i can stop being such a dang recluse! i almost came to see you a few days ago but realized that if i went into labor, it would be not so great a drive back. soon, though! we'll definitely see y'all soon!