Sunday, 20 January 2008


I really feel a great deal of peace today. We've been going through the pains of waking up spiritually, after 2 weeks of no TV it's like the lights are coming on. But after some ...uh... conversations, things are starting to make sense again the last couple of days.

Saturday was Taryn's Princess Party. She made an invitation for the boys on Friday that was pretty cute, asking them to "dress as hansom as posible" and to be on good behavior since this is a princess party. So after breakfast I made the chili while the boys got dressed and headed out. They bought a tire for the van and tried to pay the phone bill and took some pictures. We cleaned the dining room, made strawberry cupcakes (from a mix), painted our nails with glitter polish, braided our hair, decorated the cupcakes with 10 kinds of sprinkles and 4 tubes of colored gel stuff from the store, changed clothes, set the table and made punch. It was fun, and I got to teach a little about being beautiful inside and out.

When the boys got back they came in and bowed to Taryn and handed her gifts. Bob had also bought flowers for us all. Then we had the most polite dinner ever. We all played at calling each other "sir" and "ma'am" and "lord" and "lady."

After lunch we went for a drive. First into Newmarket to pay the phone bill, then to Cambridge, to Waterbeach, and back through Newmarket to home. If it hadn't been raining the whole time it would have been a beautiful drive.

William is regularly rolling onto his stomach now, but hasn't yet gone from belly to back.

Today we couldn't quite decide where to go to church - we've seen a few online but they all have some reason why we shouldn't go. So we dug out a praise and worship tape from Cabot, Arkansas, and sang along. Then we listened to a tape from The Godly Home II set that we got from Charity. Good stuff.

This afternoon we will go to Lakenheath for milk and cereal.


Anonymous said...

I'm trying to give up TV for today, Sunday. Boy it is hard not to turn it on. I commend you for your efforts in making the birthday party special. Cute. jc

MamaOlive said...

Thanks. Did you see the pictures?

It wasn't choice for us to turn off the TV: our TV doesn't get PAL broadcasts, so we CAN'T watch anything. We may get an adapter thing before long, but in the meantime I'm enjoying it.

Wil said...

Sounds like the "princess party" was a great time for all; I'm glad you got a chance to do it.

Also, congrats on getting your taxes filed (I just updated my Xanga blog about our continuing problems with that).

Apparently, most of the "free" sites that the IRS links to are only for certain income brackets (not us), or certain age groups (not us), or people in the military (again, not us). We're going to try Jackson-Hewitt in Seminole.

MamaOlive said...

Wil, Personally, I'd suggest buying software over going to a place. It is pretty cheap and asks all the same questions Jackson-Hewitt would do. Unless Marline is counted as self-employed or something that would make it more complicated, it's not that hard to do yourself. But I'm a cheapskate anyway.
Good luck.