Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Random Ramblings at 2 in the morning

It is 2:50 am. This is the second time this week that I have woke up way before 3:00 am. Ugh...insomnia drives me crazy. This morning it was my back hurting, ugh I have felt just awful for days, headache, achy I don't know what the problem is.

Yesterday we had a quick girl scout meeting that was so fun. We had sponsored a soldier that was in Iraq, because on his profile he had advised he wanted girl scout cookies. We sent him several packages during his stay, and found out his home was only 10 minutes from us. So he returned from Iraq and wanted to present the girls with a flag and certificate. He brought a video to watch on the computer that we all found fasinating. Brae had the most fun with the real army man in our house. The guy stripped off all his patches (he is now out of the army) and gave them to Braden, and told him he would bring him his army sleeping bag and a brand new uniform. I took pics to send in to our local paper.

The kids are going to vacation bible school this week at a new church in town, it was a last minute thing but they came home absolutely loving it.

I am having so much fun participating in the Dog Days of Summer Giveaway at Rocks In My Dryer there are 400 contests over there, I spent a good chunk of time entering things yesterday. So easy just enter a comment. All the drawings seem to be being held on Friday. I know I will draw my winner Friday. There are giveaways for giftcards, homeade items, free blog desings, homeade gift cards and so so so much more.

On a very sad note as I was entering contests I noticed that several of them mentioned a tragedy of a little girl named Hannah, I clicked over to the site, I began reading and cryng at 3 in the morning for this beautiful little girl who died so quickly without warning and for the family and friends left behind. I didn't know her had never even read the blog before but now after reading all the posts and posts from friends I felt close and I physically hurt for the family. Life is so precious and you never know.

Hubby mentioned pizza at 11:00 last night. I had to stay up to watch Jay Leno because of the Lyndsey Lohan saga, I just knew he would be funny, not that the situation should be funny, but you know what I mean. Anyway, hubby mentioned pizza and now that is all I am thinking about. So I am thinking tonight after speech picking up pizza will be on the to do list.

Tommorow my good friend is going to have an ultrasound. I feel so priveleged I was the first person to know. She was very nervous about telling her husband, as he is 11 years older and than her and they had NO plans to have any more children as they have 3 among them (1 hers, 2 his). I talked her off the ledge so to speak and she told him and he took it just as I predicted he would. They haven't told her daughter or his son that live with them full time yet (13 and 14) and I do not think they will take it well, the littest one that visits a lot his daughter who is 8 I think will be thrilled with the idea. I am already planning the baby shower in my head. They are talking about not finding out the sex, which for me sounds like the craziest thing in the world I am and was way too impatient for that. Of course I told them to have the ultrasound tech put it in an envelope and give it to me. So maybe I can find out what she is having...I have to know how to shop!

So those are my ramblings from not being able to sleep. I am thinking of trying to head back to bed for at least an hour or so before the kiddos get up. Luckily they both like to snuggle and watch TV in bed in the mornings so I can catch a few more winks that away.


Grace said...

Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for coming by and entering the drawing on my blog. I read your post about your childhood home--isn't it great how kids kind find SOME kind of common bond, even when there's a language barrier? :)

Heather/SHTEZQ said...

I went to hannahs blog and OMG I am so sad for them but what an amazing way to celebrate her life

but still waiting for pics from the new camera

noname said...

Tagged you on my blog today. If you do it, I'd love to read it.

I, too, went to Hannah's blog. Wow. That's 2 kids that young who have died recently (to fellow bloggers). How can you not cry? Makes me want to hug my kids all the more.

TxMomof2Girls said...

I too went to visit Hannah's story. I really was reminded that life is a gift that can be taken from us so quickly..

Maybe we should all hug our kids a lot more often and a little tighter huh?