Friday, August 28, 2009

Are all your eggs in one basket?

So, over the course of the last several weeks, I have been concerned that my husband and I have 'put all our eggs in one basket' so to speak.

Wikipedia says ... "'Don't put all your eggs in one basket' is an idiomatic phrase meaning that one should not focus all one's resources on one hope, possibility or avenue of success."

I realized this morning that indeed, our 'eggs are all in one basket', but that basket belongs to God!! If 'all our eggs' are in HIS basket, what do we have to be concerned about!? Oh yeah ... I am focusing all my resources on one Hope, Possiblity and Avenue of Success!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Technology is Precious ....

Very early in 2009, during a phone conversation with my sister, I noticed some apprehension in her voice. When I questioned her, she just said she was scared. I questioned her further until I answered my own question, "You think you're pregant?" ... "No." ... "You KNOW you're pregnant!" ... "Yes."

Because of her medical history, getting pregnant for her was very risky. She had been warned that there could be problems with the baby or with her own body. She had been told that miscarriage was a very real possibility.

I was the first person she told that she was pregnant and together we began to believe for a healthy pregnancy resulting in a healthy baby. We held our breath as the first 3 months passed with no sign of miscarriage. Then we waited patiently for the ultrasound to show that the baby was perfect in every way!

Although she was scheduled for a C-section in 3 days, Charlene went into labour early yesterday morning. My mom called me and let me know that Charlene had been admitted into the hospital. I e-mailed my brother-in-law knowing he would get his e-mails on his blackberry. He replied with 2 words ... "in surgery". Just a few moments later, my mom called on her way to the hospital. She had her cell phone up to one ear talking to my brother-in-law and my dad's cell phone up to her other ear talking to me! The message was passed to me ... 7lb 7oz ... 21 inches long ... lots of black hair ... and then ... my mom put the two phones together so I could hear THIS ...
the beautiful cry of a newborn baby from 1400km away. What can I say except in situations like this, "Technology is Precious!"

Alexander L. Kloster (aka Xander)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

To Do List ...

For July and August ...
Things that are done:

-Finish schoolwork with my kids - didn't finish until the end of July, but they both are Honour Students!
-Make appointment for MacKenzie to get her wisdom teeth out
-Do some sewing ... mostly mending
-Go to Canada's Wonderland with our kids and their friends
-Clean the carpets in the school/playroom and the dining room
-Paint the school/play room
-Load in the school/playroom with only things the girls will need for highschool (gasp!)
-Sign Savannah up for a 3 week course in "Advanced Theatre and Acting for Teens"
-List old homeschooling materials on eBay
-Spend 4 days in Niagara Falls with our family, Andrew's sister's family and Andrew's mom and dad camping at the KOA (swimming, campfires, a few local activities and lots of good food)
-Organize my kitchen cupboards and drawers and give away anything I don't need
-Lose the last couple of pounds to make it 20 lbs lost and keep a regular work-out routine
-Freecycle old homeschooling stuff not worth selling on eBay
-Organize schoolwork for 2009/2010
-Read some good books
-Watch some favourite movies
-Give my blog a new look, update it and get back to writing on it ... even my DAD mentioned that I hadn't posted anything since April!

Things not yet done:

-Paint the downstairs bathroom
-Go to the Toronto Zoo
-Spend some time at Andrew's gramma's cottage
-Frame some photos
-Clean the family room carpet
-Go to the beach
So, what have YOU been up to??