(We'll just keep the poem private for now so you're not jealous of my poem-writing capabilities! Let's just say you can always write a silly poem and sign The Muffin's name to it!)We were a little disappointed that we would be missing Saturday's "Hallelujah Harvest" at our church. It's a special little fall thing that the church has for everyone and to reach out to families and children who do not attend church regularly. We were pleasantly surprised to find out they decided to postpone it until Sunday because of the rain on Saturday morning! Big Daddy put aside his studies after lunch so that we could go as a family...and we were NOT disappointed! The Muffin understood that we were going to church, but was shocked when she saw her friends and teachers from church there. She would say, "That's my Sunday school teacher" and "I know them". It was nice to see her friends with their parents and our Sunday school class members with their children. They had popcorn, funnel cakes, pony rides, fun carnival games, a magician, a puppet show and of course, a bounce house. The Muffin rode the same pony three times!
On Monday, we had Kindermusik and then attended our last Gymnastics class. I'm a little undecided on when we'll attend again, but Gymnastics is definitely something that we want to encourage The Muffin to pursue.
On Wednesday one of my childhood friends, Lisa, gave birth to a baby boy named Adam. He was born at 32 weeks and 5 days, so he is spending time in the NICU at a local children's hospital. Matt, Lisa, big brother Cody and Adam all need your prayers. Hopefully, Adam will get stronger and grow really fast and be home in time for Christmas!
Today, The Muffin and I are having a "Girls Day". (As if everyday around here isn't a girls day!?) She prefers to spend every waking moment in the present of both of her parents, but with Mike trying to finish five papers so that he can start studying for finals, he needs some quiet time. We have had a trying week, because Little Miss Muffin has missed her Daddy something awful! He leaves for work around 6:30 in the morning and most days he goes to the local college's library to study afterwards. Some nights he doesn't get home until 8:00 which makes for a long day of "I want my Daddy to come home right now!" and "I don't like you, I want my Daddy!". We have breakfast, lunch and dinner as a family of two and The Muffin misses Daddy every other minute of the day. Anyway...us girls are going to T.arget, Mich.ael's and Chick-Fil-A. These just happen to be a few of Maggie's favorite places because the closest one's are 30+ minutes away.
I've been having gotta-have-it cravings (and excessive nausea???) this week, but it's been way too cold for me to venture out for a Cook-Out sweet tea or to B.ojangle's for chicken or to the Japanese restaurant for rice and clear soup. I've been remembering the day that I told my friend Fran that a blue ribbon brownie from A.pplebee's would taste so good only to have one delivered to me a few minutes later by my fellow real estate broker, J.P.. He told me that I shouldn't want for anything. He also once told me that it was a good thing that I didn't wear glasses because I would get ired of my long eyelashes bumping them when I blinked. He was the kind of friend always ready to offer flattery and food when it was needed. I wish he would hang out at my house all day, everyday.
So here's to shopping and trying out a new sweet tea at lunch today with my favorite girl.