2015 Maifesto

Well, 2015 has begun! I do have to admit that New Year’s Eve was difficult because the people around here were shooting off fireworks and guns at midnight which kept Jeff up. Did not exactly do anything for my PTSD either. All in all, it was a quiet night, no count down shows for us. I got to kiss my boys at midnight so I was a happy girl!

I have talked about the Read the Bible in 100 days challenge I am a part of and so far it has been wonderful! I learned so much! Like, did you guys know that rainbows are proof of God’s covenant with Man? I did not and now I will never look at them the same way again!

I am so amazed at all the things I did not know. Since we started on the 1st and chronologically it is now the 3rd, when I say last night I am talking about Thursday night (for the purposes of this story anyway). I was beginning my reading and I was having a difficult time with the way the Bible lays out the families and such. I had been told a long time ago that serves as a time line, but I discovered that it did not. So, that honestly helped me a great deal, that and when I realized that only the important people are mentioned in this part as well. Meaning those that were important to the story, like Noah and Lot.

Michael actually helped me Thursday night figure it all out. I could tell that he was pleased to see my eyes light up with understanding when I got a troublesome area. I read out loud and then we would discuss what I had read to be sure that I was understanding it in the right manner. Also, as I was doing this Jeff fell asleep! So, we are all enriching our day with a little religion!

Today ( Friday) I read out loud to Jeff as Michael was at work and at some parts he was calm and quiet and when I was reading about God destroying Sodom and Gomorrah he was upset! It was definitely nice to be able to read the Bible and do my study today while Michael was at work.

I am actually enjoying this so much more than I thought I would! The picture in the entry is what I am using as my 2015 Manifesto. I found it on Facebook and it spoke to me. Volumes! So, I put it on the desk top of my computer where I can see it every single day to remind me. I have a day planner sheet I found for free that I am going to try out and see if it will work for me. It is a simple one and when I get a chance I will post a screen shot of it here. Well, that is all for my update so far, hope your 2015 is enjoyable so far!


Happy New Year!

Well, to say that 2014 has been a rollercoaster ride would be an understatement! I am still honestly wondering where the time went! It seems like last week Jeff had been born and we were just starting our new adventure in parenting! Now he is 9 months old and his own little person! Whew!

I want to wish you all a very happy new year! If you are celebrating someplace outside of home please be safe out there. Do not drink and drive because we need you here! My hope for your 2015 is that it is as wonderful, hopeful, joy filled, and prosperous as can be!

I will tell you that I am not sad to see 2014 leaving. I am ever so hopeful for 2015 though. Living life with Jeff is never boring! He is teething so much more. Fussy does not even begin to cover it with him. I feel for him and I wish I could do more than what I am doing, which is orajel on his gums. Many have asked why I don’t give him Tylenol, mostly because he HATES it and fights it. He will spit it out and when he does that it is not going to help. So, I am saving Tylenol for things like after immunization pain, fevers, etc… So far, he has not run a fever that I can tell. He is naturally warm like his dad is, so it is hard to tell.

He has a doctor appointment coming up on January 6th. Boy will they be surprised by the teeth! He is continuing to teeth, I can feel another tooth on the top trying to make it’s way in. So the next few months will be busy! He loves all his new toys!

I am tired but my body is getting used to it I think. Michael is doing well, he is working today and will be off for New Year’s which is nice. I am starting a read the Bible in 100 days challenge tomorrow. I can not wait! I need to start making time for myself and that will be a goal for 2015.

Well, I need to run. I have to figure dinner out. Something with ham.