My Inspiration

My Inspiration

Thursday, 6 December 2012

A Thursday Full Of Thanks...

No introduction today. Just getting straight to the praise...

1. I am so thankful for our health. You know the first day after you're sick, how you're all, "I'm never going to take being healthy for granted again!" Well, this time I'm serious.

2. How much Cuinn does around here. This guy. I did not fully appreciate or realize how much he helps me, until he got sick and couldn't help as much anymore. You all deserve a husband like mine. Except, not mine. Because he's mine.


3. Aislynn saying one word all day long for the last week. Momma? Momma? Momma! Momma! Momma? Yes, it gets a bit annoying when she says it litterally all. Day. Long. I kinda like being a big deal around here.

4. Every single kick and turn this baby is doing. I really missed those kicks after Aislynn was born, and I am revelling in all the movement.


5. Christmas oranges. I don't care what they are "really" called. They are, and always will be, Christmas oranges to me.

6. Candy Canes. For real. Candy Canes are my weakness. None of those crazy different flavors though. (except cherry. I love cherry) Give me a plain, old Candy Cane and I will be your best friend for life.


7. Epicure's Mac and Cheese seasoning. It kicks KD's ass every single time. Don't believe me? Just try it, I promise, you will not want KD ever again.

8. Vinegar. 'nuff said.

9. This Santa picture. Aislynn... I love you.


10. That Aislynn slept for TWO HOURS yesterday during nap. I did not enjoy that she then didn't go to sleep until midnight last night, but getting an unexpected 2 hours in the quiet was kinda awesome.

11. Driving with my husband. Seriously. I love just driving with Cuinn. Which is kinda weird, because as a kid I hated the car. But now I really enjoy sitting in the passenger seat while Cuinn is driving us somewhere.

12. That I have 13 pregnant friends right now. Yep. I know 13 people who are pregnant. Wait, actually I only know 12, since I am the 13th. Still. That's a lotta new babies! Plus, I just love our friends.


13. Re-reading the Potter series. I haven't done it since I was pregnant with Aislynn, and since I'm pregnant again, seemed like a good time to do it for the 1000th time. I get new enjoyment each time I read them. Plus, I like "geeking out" since my hubby gets to do it all the time. I get to be a geek too!


14. Right now, my wedding rings fit. In the evenings, not so much. During the day though? I get to wear them again. Which is always lovely.

15. Movie night being spread over two nights. I know, that's a weird one, but Cuinn and I started watching Dark Knight Rises last night, Aislynn had a fitful sleep because of her two hour nap, so I had to go to bed and sleep with her. So we watched the first part last night, and now I get another cuddle night with Cuinn on the couch to watch the second half. Yay!

16. Hearing Cuinn read to Aislynn in her bed. So sweet.


17. That Aislynn tells us when it is nap time and bed time. At nap time she just goes to her room and at night she says, "Tub? Tub time? Tub daddy?" Love it.

18. Cuinn's staff party was on Sunday. I'm thankful that J and S watched Aislynn for us. I'm also thankful that their son C is such a big part of Aislynn's life. Those two kids really love each other. Good thing we love his parents!

19. Also, I'm thankful for the staff party. We had such a blast. Cuinn's employees are really awesome, it's a small store, so there aren't a lot of people. There was only 9 of us at the party, but because it's small, everyone knows each other and it's really great.

20. Our friend Bekka. She has been watching Aislynn every Tuesday for the last 7 weeks so Cuinn and I could go on this marriage course. I'm really sad it's over because no weekly date night. BUT, we are soooooo grateful that Bekka watched Aislynn for us. Bekka, we need to set up our dinner date soon!


Jade usually does the Thursday posts, so I'm sending you there. Hopefully she does one this week since I've missed the last couple!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A time to blog...

I have been absent from the blogging world. And I miss it. I feel like I say that every time I blog now, which probably means I need to try to blog more. So here's a little update for you who are nosey  want to know what's up in the Simpson world...

- My laptop is still broken. Sad face. Well, not broken really. We just need a new power cord, but they are more money than I originally thought. So since we're a little tight right now, it's just going to have to wait. We do still have Cuinn's gaming computer (which I am using right now), but it's kind of sucko and old. I can't download Itunes onto it, so I can't get my Christmas music onto my phone. I can't download Skype on it, so I can't talk to my parents. It only has the internet and Cuinn's game on it. And since it's Cuinn's computer, I have to ask if I can use it. Which is annoying because I am feeling like a child again. (I don't really have to ask, but I feel like I should. Plus, this is how Cuinn unwinds from his day, so I don't like using it when he's home and during Aislynn's nap I am needing to rest so...)

- Our home is finally starting to be bug free. Cuinn has been sick for the last month, which is very weird for him. He usually gets sick once a year for a day and then he's fine. But for the last month he's been tired, worn out, coughing, tired. And I've not been very nice. Every time he said, "I'm tired." I would make a snarky comment like, "Yep, it's Christmas time. We're all tired babe." then last week he started getting a fever. Then on Wednesday (daycare day), I dropped Aislynn off and then came home to go lay down again to get a bit more sleep. I crawled into bed, and said, "YUCK!" Cuinn was drenched in sweat, shivering and felt like fire. He still insisted he was fine, but I called the dr and made an appointment for him. Lucky I did, because the dr told him he should be have gone to the hospital because it had gotten so bad. So he got some drugs, came home and has been resting for the last week and I've been feeling guilty for being so uncaring about his for real sickness. BUT, he is feeling lots better! Went to work yesterday even! So now Aislynn just needs to get rid of this cough she's had for a while and we'll all be good! (This section was a lot longer than I thought it would be)

- Can I just say, thank God for universal health care? I am so happy to live in a country that we don't pay out of pocket or pay very little for dr visits or medication. Cuinn's prescription would have cost us $70! Know what we paid? $11. Know how much our dr visit would have cost if we didn't have our OHIP card? $65. (our dr has a little price list thingy at the front desk) We are so thankful to live in this country.  

- I have nothing done for Christmas yet. I'm feeling very grinch like this year and I don't want to talk about it.

- I have entered the uncomfortable stage of pregnancy. And it happened all of a sudden. Cuinn and I had to run to Walmart to get Aislynn her Advent calendar (3 days late) and while we were walking around I said, "Can we go home now? My hips hurt from walking." We had walked from the door, to the Christmas section then to the cash register. And I've been uncomfortable every since. Just when I got rid of the pesky morning sickness. 

- My brother is going to England for Christmas this year! I am very excited for him and my parents and the rest of the family. Neither Simon or I has ever spent a Christmas with our extended family since they are all in the UK and we are in Canada, so it's very exciting for all of them to be able to celebrate together. I'm also excited for Simon to get to see our mum and dad and do loads of fun things with them. Although, Simon's trip to England will be VERY different from ours in January. Mostly because Simon and I are VERY different and our ideas of fun are so vastly different. I'm so excited for him all the same. Hopefully he has taken his Cuba pictures of his camera and will be able to take lots of new pictures. 

- With Simon being gone, we have no more family here in Ontario, so it's just us for Christmas this year. For the first time since we've been together. I have to say, I'm really looking forward to it. Plus, with my parents coming home next year, this is the year Cuinn and I can start OUR family traditions which will, hopefully, carry over when my side of the family is back together again. PLUS, Cuinn actually has Christmas eve off this year. This is also a first for our relationship. I'm not even sure what normal people do who don't need to work on Christmas eve. Share your family traditions with me! I might steal them!

- Our new pastor is finally here! We missed church this week because of all the sickness, but we are so looking forward to where our new pastor and his family will be taking our church. It is such an exciting time and we can't wait to see what God has in his plan for us! We've heard him speak twice before during visits, so we are so ready to be filled!

- I'm singing in the worship team in my church now. Obviously my church knows this, and those who go to my church know, but I've kinda been keeping it to myself from friends and family. I can't really explain why right now. But I've been holding it close. Cuinn and I have been getting some major pushes and whacks on the head from the Big Guy lately and we're trying to figure out what that means for us and our family and our life. It's hard. It was so much easier when we were calling the shots, now that we are trying to listen and obey, it's so much more stressful and scary. 

- Aislynn is not happy about the baby anymore so we haven't been pushing it a lot lately. When we ask her if she loves the baby she says, "No." When we ask if she will play with the baby she says, "No." Basically, anything about the baby is met with a No and a firm shake of the head. She won't kiss the baby anymore, when Cuinn is rubbing my belly she gets upset, when the baby kicks her while we're cuddling she says, "No baby. Bad." We're not surprised in the least, and we know it'll be a big change. But we also know that Aislynn has such a kind heart and she is going to be a fantastic big sister. It'll be one step at a time.

There is more, but I'm thinking you don't want to read a novel. So that's it for now. Until tomorrow. I've complained a lot today, so Thankful Thursday is happening this week. 

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

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