Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Keeping It Real!

So, I started this challenge for a few reasons (listed in blog challenge post), but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that one point of this challenge is to prove that it is possible to celebrate the feasts and live according to Biblical principles even amidst the unforeseen circumstances of being a Mom of two elementary aged kids that are homeschooled, a wife who works from home WITH her husband and a cat who thinks she is the one paying the mortgage. Of course, if she offered to pay, I suppose I’d take her up on it and then she could do what she wants, however right now I’d like her to stop sitting in the middle of my desk every time I’m working.

I suppose I can’t complain too much. In the winter, she’d sit across my laptop because the heat emanating from the keyboard kept her furry little self warm. Ahhh….sweet. NO! Try getting cat hair and dander out of your laptop keys. So, as much as I love my kitty (and I do – very much) I would like to see her find another place to lie. You know, like the cat bed we made for her in the office so she wouldn’t have to sit on the desk.

On another note: A couple of days ago, we took a road trip for the purpose of dropping off our two pride and joys with their grandparents for a couple of weeks of fun in the “land of yes” before summer ends.

Plan: drive 4 hours with kids to meet in-laws at restaurant for lunch; eat lunch; drive 4 hours without kids back to the homestead.

The kids live for this time as they adore their grandparents. A blessing I do not take likely. So, the day of the trip they were up, dressed and in the car before our coffee had time to seep into our bloodstreams.

We hit the road running and made it through the first leg of the trip without incident. Get to the restaurant, order food, sit down, look at my son and think “Wow, you don’t look so good.”

About a minute later, son vomits all over table.

Yep, keeping it real!

So, today is Elul 1, 5770 on the Hebrew calendar and at sundown the season of Teshuvah begins. Look for a post this week detailing what this season entails.

PS – our son is fine and the land of yes is in full gear.

Shalom, Spring M Fricks


  1. I'm glad your son is feeling better. Ahhh the land of yes. LOL!

  2. Oh, no fun! At least you were able to hand him off on schedule (and that he's fine)!

  3. I got chills, they're multiplyin', and I'm looooosin' control...

    Can I just say this is so exciting! You have TWO QUIET WEEKS!!! (besides the oh-so-dramatic drop-off moment)

    I feel like I'm embarking on the journey with you. Can't wait to hear more about Teshuvah.