Year of Mornings 13
I love this drawing. I drew the pumpkin and asked if he wanted to put a face on it. It was the week of Halloween i think. He drew the circle for the face and then added the face, arms and legs. I love the concreteness of the circle to make a face on. He is so orderly/structured about certain things.
And here is his detail oriented side coming out. "Needing" to make a train switch while playing play doh because the trains won't work right otherwise...
"A Year of Mornings" you should. Inspirational. Qalballah started a group with this idea in mind and I've decided to participate. I'll post a picture every day in my Flickr set and sometimes here with the same rules as the book had - picture must be taken that day by noon and posted. I hope to find little bits of inspiration in my own home. This is my first one.
24, addictive show that it is. We don't really watch tv much besides CNN so it's unusual for us to get hooked on one. Well except for me and the latest World Poker Series but that's another story.
We're finally feeling better. This cough is just horrible. Contractions have been coming too probably from lack of sleep but doctor said everything is good. It looks like we may not induce so that's good too. We'll see after the 37 week ultrasound. I can't believe my little babe will be here in a little over a month! I'm so excited, so anxious (just want everything to be done and ready - organized mostly because that is something i am not). I can't wait to hold the little one. It's been so long since i had a baby in these arms. Little Dude is starting to get a little jealous i think. He's going around talking like a baby and acting like a baby but he's also super excited for her. He keeps talking about her while i don't really mention it anymore because i don't want him to be jealous.
This is an exciting year for elections. The two are so distinctly different. I don't think there's any question to who I'm voting for since I don't like McCain and especially don't like Palin. I'm actually excited for Obama. He's so different than anyone else we've had run for president. The other years, I was voting to avoid Bush but this year I actually WANT the Democrat. I think it's cool too that this is a historical election and something I'll be able to discuss with my kids when they are older. It is really big and for the first time I'm actually emotional about the election and hopeful for this country. I'm ready for peace which i think we have more of a chance with Obama. My vote is for nonviolence and understanding - that war and stubborness is not the solution. I'm ready for a grown up to run this country and no more hotheads with tempers. I want to be proud of my country again. I'm ashamed of how we've treated the rest of the world. Yeah, Obama won't fix it all but it'll be the start of a movement i hope towards peace and understanding.
I took little dude to the pediatrician on Friday because he's had a cough for over two weeks. They said a week ago that it was just allergies. I let it go because there were no other symptoms and so that indeed seemed to be the culprit. Until i started coughing and wheezing too. Bronchitis for both of us, a touch of pneumonia for him. Insh'Allah i won't get that because that's very dangerous for pregnant women although i think i'm headed that way. My lungs ache from coughing and i've been contracting all weekend - i hope from lack of sleep. They gave little dude some medicine, a nebulizer, etc. He spent much of the weekend throwing up. Every quilt, blanket and sheet in this house have been in rotation, within 8 hours. Took him back yesterday and they said it was a reaction to the medicine. Lovely. He's not used to medication. We use homeopathic for almost everything. He's finally a bit better. I'm miserable. Lots to clean today. Send some good thoughts this way today please. We're all feeling worn out and a bit miserable between this nasty stuff and lack of sleep.