Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

 1.  Just got back from Chick-fil-A...in our pajamas.  They had a "breakfast at night" special and offered the breakfast menu from 5-8pm.  The best part was that it was free if you were in your pajamas. I am cheap, not easily embarrassed, and had nothing to eat, so we went.  Jay sleeps in his underwear so he was in a bit of a quandary about what to wear.  I told him to just wear my robe.  He was OK with that but very concerned that it would come open.  He thought I meant just wear your underwear with the robe over it. No dear.  You can wear your clothes underneath. There were a few people pushing the limit of appropriate pajamas in public.  I had to say REALLY? to myself a few times. (That is one of my favorite phrases and I love that Seth Myers made it a part of the SNL News.)
2.  I have decided that if I think someone doesn't have any problems, then I don't know them very well.  Everyone has something in their life that they are dealing with. Marriage, kids, extended family, food addiction, drug addiction, disease, pain, worry, guilt, anxiety, and on and on and on. If they have absolutely no problems, then they are ignoring something.  God is always bringing us through something.  I have found that people I perceived as "having it all" just didn't know me well enough to share their struggles.  I no longer think anyone is just floating through life.
3.  Jay is in golf camp this week.  Emory is in softball camp this week.  Jay's camp ends at 1 and Emory's camp starts at 1, and they are 20 minutes away from each other.  Do you think this caused me a scheduling headache?  Do you think I tried to find a carpool?  Nope.  I just knew that it would work out.  Someone commented to me that when you have 3 (or more) kids you just don't worry about it.  So, I told Jay (and his coach) that I would be late every day and that he could just stay at the pool until I got there.  No problem.
4.  I felt like we slipped in to our Anne Rivers Siddons summer early this year. This happens when I feel like my life is being lived as if it was written in a book.  Last night I was reading a book (The Other Boleyn Girl) on the back porch chaise, the kids were playing catch with Jason in the yard, and we heard the sound of an ice cream truck.  The kids didn't know what to do.  I told them to run to the front yard and flag it down.  It was not the ice cream truck I remember chasing.  It was more of an ice cream conversion van, but it was clean and the people were very nice.  Watching my kids buy their very first ice cream from a truck took me back to my childhood and the 80's.  I LOVED the ice cream truck.  I loved summer. I still love summer.  Even really hot Macon summers.
5.  If someone handed you a list of all of your Facebook statuses for the past year, what would it say about you?  Just something to think about.
6.  We are reading A Praying Life by Paul Miller at our church this summer.  It is amazing.  He talks about journaling your prayers.  I have done this for a long time, and the other day I was reading my prayer journal from a year or so ago.  I was amazed at so many answered prayers.  So much progress for Jay. (The fact that he is going to golf camp and actually enjoying himself is big and shows lots of progress.)  I think if I didn't write them out I wouldn't appreciate all that God has done for me.  I forget about the small things I pray about.  I might not even realize God has answered a prayer until I go back and read it.  I use plain spiral notebooks.  No fancy journal.  That is just too much pressure for me to make it perfect. It's just a pen and plain paper, me and my God.
7.  The day I change sheets is the night Packy pees through his pull up.  (Yes, he still wears a pull up at night.  He is a drinker, not an eater, and I hate to change sheets.)  The morning Jason and I try to get up extra early is the morning we find 1,000 ants in our kitchen.  Just have to laugh right?
8.  Pinterest makes me so hungry.  Last week it was the Samoas.  This week...homemade Twix bars.  I don't see why not.  When I was in New York for Lolly's birth,  I somehow switched on my caramel button and I am finding it hard to turn off (thanks a lot Trader Joe's delicious caramel!).  (Since I am on a Paleo eating plan, this is only a cheat every now and then.  It's not the free for all, eat butter and brown sugar for lunch that I used to exist on.  I even feel sick if I eat cereal for dinner.  Who knew that my body would really enjoy me giving it good whole food?)
9.  I have eaten more fruit in the last two weeks than I probably have in a year.  No refined sugar makes me crave fruit and it is so good right now.  I think I could live off of watermelon and pineapple.  And apples.  And grapefruit.  And blackberries from Deer Creek Farms.  Yummy. Feels like summer.
10.  This is the face of the little one who was up and dressed at 6:45 on Saturday morning because Saturday is his favorite day.  He is also making this face because he was beating me at checkers due to all of the "jumping" rules that he made up as we went along.  He does not stop talking until he goes to sleep.  At church on Wednesday night, we played Pictionary, boys against the girls.  We alternated between an adult and a kid each round.  Packy wanted to draw so badly so I told Jason to let him (he thought he was too little) and help him draw the picture.  Jason went up to the board and Packy drew his card.  Jason told him what it said and he said, "Daddy, that's an easy one."  He went and got his marker and drew the sweetest little cross on the board and some guessed it immediately.  The joy on that little face was enough to bring his mom to tears.  Enjoy every moment.


Anonymous said...

Even at Disney I keep up with the birdhouse...happy to hear the ice cream van people are nice...the noise sounds laoighis eerie...
See you soon.. Dana

Maddy K. said...

I saw that Ice-cream truck too! I love the joyful music that it plays, making the hot days feel just like summer!! Packy was adorable last Wed when he drew that cross. It was perfect for him! Great pictures :)

Clare said...

Payton, I LOVE your blog! You make the world a better place. I love your honesty about your life and how much you love your kids and your zest for life! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and inspiring this mama in Auckland, New Zealand.

payton said...

Clare-New Zealand? Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words.
Maddy-I love your pictures too.
Dana-So glad you didn't forget about us while you were in Disney. Can't wait to hear all about it.

karijo said...

pj's - killing me. love you so much. xokj