This will be brief, since it is my initial entry and it is going on 11:00 PM and my kids are in the process of bathing and heading toward bed (which process this mom should be monitoring instead of experimenting with an internet blog).
Well, thanks to Sherilyn (who encouraged me to do this) I now have a blog. This may prove only to be a mental distraction for me (of which I do not need more) but hopefully will also be a convenient way for our friends and family to keep up with the "doings" at our place.
Today has been one of those almost ordinary, often frustrating, but generally normal days. I took 4 kids grocery shopping (deserve a medal!), folded a basket of laundry (what a domestic I am!) wrote some thank you cards (my manners are still intact!) and treated myself to a cup of chocolate coffee with extra cream at the drive-thru at Dunkin Donuts (which, by the way, is only a couple blocks from my house!)
I have to admit I get melancholy as night draws near -- it seems my most deliciously sentimental thoughts come out of the shadows as the moon rises in the sky. I think of all the things I wish I could be, all the things I should have done better, and all the things I need to do to make my kids turn out to be marvelous adults and to make my husband a happier man. It is comforting to know I actually have these thoughts because it seems that very little progress is made as I will have the same thoughts again tomorrow night :-) So, in the meantime, I'll be thankful that God is gracious, that my family loves me anyway, and that I usually over-dramatize life. But, I'm working on it......