I’m battling a gross cold right now and found myself whining to Andy on the phone yesterday about how moms don’t get sick days.
That phrase always made me cringe before, but now I get it. As much as I’d like to lay in bed all day long to sleep off this dang bug, I don’t get to. I have to wipe bottoms, feed mouths and keep up with two little girls even when I’m sick.
I’m sorry to all of you that I used to judge for uttering that phrase.
It’s amazing how mothering humbles me every time I turn around.
Last night before bed I was putzing around on my phone. Somehow I ended up “Twitter stalking” a few teenagers that I know. One of them retweeted something that another one said and before I knew it I was stalking somebody’s girlfriend. Lame, I know.
But honestly, it all made me sad. So sad that these teens that I know one side of are totally different online. The language they use, the attitudes they have, their perspective on life and work and school all makes me really sad. It’s definitely not how I know them to be in real life, but perhaps I really don’t know them.
I was by no means a perfect teenager. Far from it! And maybe I would have been the same way if smartphones and the internet had been so pervasive in my adolescence. But thinking back on that time in my life (high school specifically) I know that I really wasn’t like that. I didn’t want to swear behind my parents’ back. Or at all for that matter. I worked hard and tried to be an all-star at my part-time retail job. I had a pretty optimistic view on life and really wanted to be a good Christian girl.
Maybe they are all just growing up faster now. Maybe the crap I dealt with in college has been fast forwarded into their early teenage years.
Even so, it makes me sad. It makes me think about my girls and how they will be as teenagers. It makes me want to cling even harder to God and keep pressing forward with helping to shape their hearts not just their behavior.
What a daunting task!
In more positive news…we bought a juicer!
An Omega 8003 Nutrition Center to be exact!
Besides juicing, this bad boy makes nut butters, baby food, frozen treats, pasta and bread sticks!
To say I’m in love would be an understatement.
Although I was a little intimidated by my new friend at first…
Fortunately my sister came over to lend moral support for my maiden voyage. She’s a veteran juicer, so she knows the ropes. She also provided the produce for my first batch of juice which was super sweet of her :)
We made a cucumber, spinach, parsley, apple, kiwi concoction and it was delicious and vibrantly green!
Grace drank a big glass and loved the novelty of making our own juice. I loved it too and felt really nourished after only my first glass. Later that evening I found myself craving more!
Needless to say, we are hooked. Grace and I have fun making each batch of juice and she can hardly wait to drink it up once it’s ready!
Andy has yet to get a taste of our awesome juice creations because Grace and I can’t help but drink them all up immediately. Poor guy! :(
Don’t worry…I have plans to make a big batch tonight and he’ll be home to try it out!
Here’s the juice Grace and I made this morning…
So that’s some of the randomness I’ve been up to lately….I’ll spare you from any more ramblings today!