Tag Archives: MOPS

Let’s Talk Laundry Detergent

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About 2 weeks ago I started making my own laundry detergent. I had seen recipes for it before but it always seemed like so much work. Then at my MOPS group I was given an easy recipe. I added some essential oil for added scent and I have to say I love it!! With 6 kids I do quite a bit of laundry. I haven’t had to make more in the 2 weeks since I made my own. I’d say I have enough to last maybe a week more!!! So what’s my easy recipe??

Here it is:

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I Don’t Have A Witty Title For This Post!

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So it’s been quite a while since I last posted. Some nights I lay in bed and compose an entry…only to forget it once I wake up. I have been pleasantly busy since school has started. I started going to MOPS again. I was a bit nervous because I knew the moms that I had problems with while I was in the hospital on bedrest would be there. But being stronger now then I was then I did it. It was a bit awkward a few times but all in all I had a great time. I also went to another MOPS group a few towns over. My friend around the corner from me invited us. So now I have 2 MOPS families 😉 Jo-Jo loves his MOPS-school as he says it.

Busy Bee’s cheer season is coming to an end. I believe we only have 2 or 3 games left 😦 We both have thoroughly enjoyed this. Next year I think I may volunteer to be a coach. She is also busy with her Daisy Scout troop. My Busy Bee truly is very busy!!

I have also been quite busy with Goober and football. Picking up from practice, dropping off at practices and games and attending what games I can. He has worked very hard at this. I feel bad that our school doesn’t have a better team. He comes home so disappointed when we don’t win 😦

Gus has been growing in leaps and bounds. He continues to amaze and amuse us. He still enjoys being worn and sleeping with mommy. It’s like he must be close enough to touch me at all times. I am not complaining tho….he very well may be our last blessing 😦 We have been busy enjoying our time at MOPS and our playgroups. There are 2 Christian playgroups we go to. It is good for Gus to play with other children while I am close by as he has a very difficult time separating from me!!!

Ry-Guy is my “slug” kid. If you look at him it seems like he is barely moving lol! He is pretty much doing the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. He is still dating the same girl since February. They mostly text and talk on the phone. He has adjusted as well as he can for high school. He is doing good in school….just not doing well in the waking-up-on-time department 😆

Let’s see who is left??? Chip!!! Well I guess he is my other “slug” kid 😆 As of now he is not doing any activities. We may start boy scouts soon? I just have to see when they meet. Hubby’s job is moving to a new location an hour away from home in the next few weeks and I’m not sure he will be home to take him to the meetings.

As for me…..I have sold a few of my carriers!! I may re-open my Etsy store soon. I’m taking my time on deciding…don’t want to stress myself out. We have also started going back to church.The time was right for us. It feels good to be back. Right now I am in a very good place. I am enjoying each moment as best as I can. I know that at any moment it can all come crashing down (not that I am wishing for that!!)

Once, Twice….

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A few weeks ago while Christmas shopping with my mom I ran into an old “friend”. (This was the person that I had many problems with while I was on bedrest in the hospital after my water broke.) It caught me off guard and kinda made my stomach do a little flip and my heart race. We didn’t talk. We just locked eyes, did a tight smile and kept on walking.

Flash forward……I’m dashing through Target with Gus, Busy Bee, JoJo and Goober looking for some ink for our printer. I was feeling a bit rushed because football was going to be starting and we wanted to get back in time for the game. So here I am flying through the store and who do I see???? Yup my “friend”. I wasn’t caught off guard like last time. It was sort of like “Oh it’s you” and that was it. We finished our shopping and hurried home to watch the game. But I just couldn’t get this second run-in out of my head. Yes we live near each other and it’s bound to happen. But for almost a year I didn’t see or hear from her. Then twice in the span of a few weeks and there she is.

I keep wondering if it’s coincidence or God’s plan?

I must say the pain and hurt she caused was huge! Because of this situation I stopped going to church and MOPS because she was involved and going too.  But after all I’ve been through with Gus it just isn’t worth it to hold onto that hurt. When I saw her both times my first feeling wasn’t anger…..it was surprise!

So now what??

Emotional Meeting

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Today was the last MOPS meeting until we start up again in September. I didn’t expect to be so emotional. I was in tears for most of the meeting. Hmmm….it could be residual emotions from my last miscarriage?? It wasn’t as full as the first meeting back in September. It was all the “regulars” This MOPS group has been such a blessing for me. I found them last year when I was at the height of my PPD. I am thankful to the moms who were there for me in my dark moments. I’m looking forward to next year already!!

My First Time Out

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Today was the first time I’ve left the house since coming home from the hospital. I was so scared I didn’t think I could do it at first. We went to MOPS. Walking through the door was so hard. Just looking at all the people in one room was almost too much. I kept my eyes down and kept going. Then “it” happened. The first “How are you?” – thankfully it was from my pastor. I cried, we hugged. It was like taking a band-aid off quickly. Once it was over it wasn’t so bad. Yes it still hurt but it wasn’t as bad as I had built it up to be. I’m so glad I got it “done and over with”

My dear sweet husband has been so good to me….God knows I’ve been a mess. But thanks to his strength and many prayers I was able to pick myself up and get out of the house. Maybe I’m ready for minute by minute??

Play-Date

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Today I hosted a play-date for MOPS. After I said yes a week or so ago I panicked. What if no one shows up? What if everyone shows up? I was so close to canceling it lol! Then I just stepped back and let it go. Only a few moms showed up but it was just the right amount 😉 My new friend Jen was able to come and meet some MOPS moms. The kids played wonderfully. It was loud, busy, messy & FUN!! 🙂 I’m looking forward to next time – at someone else’s house LOL!!