Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chaos at Night

Yesterday, about the time I would normally post chaos broke out in my house. Our kitchen sink backed up and overflowed. Katelyn and I cleaned up the mess. It's nice to have a daughter that helps out as soon as she realizes help would be nice. I took a look under the sink and quickly realized I would need to call a plumber. It was pretty cool because I didn't know if a plumber would come so late at night-- but they do and the sink is fixed now. Food had gotten stuck in the pipe after it left the garbage disposal and it expanded until the seals burst. In the midst of this Bryn couldn't find her basketball uniform and had a major meltdown. The kind where she becomes an immovable, crying rock. She finally left her "gluey spot" and went to bed. She found it this morning right away. The nice thing about yesterday is only last night was hard-- it was actually a really good day. The kids liked another meal I liked even though it had a crazy name: goulash. I got a lot done at school-- I was even able to squeeze in some tutoring during my conference period. I got a normal pay check again this month. I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day. I'm taking the two single girls in my life, Jadyn and Bryn to two dances. The first one is the weekend before Valentine's and is a daddy-daughter dance at the Arlington Convention Center. Tomorrow I'm going to a friend's house to pick out dresses that their daughters have outgrown. Then I will take them both to the Valentine's Day Dance at my school which is an annual tradition. Jadyn will even have a Valentine at the dance. There is a guy and girl teacher at my school who are married and have a son named Cody that is in the same grade at Jadyn's school. Jadyn and Cody love being with each other and his parents and I have joked about them getting married some day. Yes, I will post pictures of both dances.


Al Rearick said...

More prayers for you all, especially for a stress-free evening (and seeing it's already midnight, hopefully that prayer was answered before it was prayed!)

I'm glad you and the little ones are going to the Daddy-Daughter Dance, and I have to confess to being jealous that I can't take my daughter, seeing as she lives in Virginia!

In Him and around the corner (and missing my little girl),


Anonymous said...

What a night! The only good that comes out of a stopped up, over flowing sink for me is that it forces me to clean out UNDER the sink so the plumber can get to the yuck. I bet that Jesus took into account yucky plumbling issues when He promised, "Weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes for the morning!" Psalm 30:5 He covers us in all ways and circumstances. Have a great day, guys. It is a beautiful one!

Aunt Sandy