Thursday, January 5, 2012

God, is that you? And 2012 goals. :)

Baha. Cracks me up every time. Moving on...

So. What a day we had yesterday! Before Christmas we started the ball rolling on Evelyn's possible foot surgery, and we went to see the doctor at Children's that we were referred to by our family doctor. While there we were told that this very nice lady we were referred to would not in fact be the person who would be doing Evie's surgery, so we should make a follow up appointment with the actual surgeon to get more of our questions answered. (Thank you for charging us bookoo bucks for x-rays and doing a whole lot of nothing else.)

So they made the appointment for us, and we went on our way. Fast-forward to yesterday. Eric took a half day off of work for this very important meeting. We got the girls all dressed and ready, drove to St. Louis, chased the girls around the waiting room while filling out paperwork, and finally we were called back to see the doc. Only we were greeted by two women mere seconds after being escorted into a room and asked what we were doing there.

When we explained that we were inquiring about Evelyn's syndactly surgery their eyes widened a bit and then we heard, "That's what we thought, and that's why we're confused. Doctor so-and-so doesn't do syndactly surgery. He does polydactly surgery." (When a baby is born with EXTRA digits.) "Sometimes people get the names mixed up."

Um. Okay. Soooo....nothing. Big fat nothing. We were given the number of a plastic surgeon and told to have a nice day. We've now seen three doctors, two of whom we were referred to, and none of them have been able to help us.  

I don't know what to think, but I'm starting to draw some conclusions that the Good Lord above might be whacking us upside the head with a big, "Warning. Warning. Not making this easy for you guys." Sometimes God speaks in whispers, and sometimes he gets in your face, and right about now I'm feeling that my personal space is being encroached upon by a higher power. I can take a hint.

So we went on our merry way and spent the rest of the afternoon doing a little shopping. The Gymboree RBS sale started yesterday - whoop! Only it's kind of a bust in our area this time around - boo. Looks like I'll be internet hunting for the girl's summer wardrobe. What was supposed to be an informative and productive day turned out to be kind of a dud all around. And now here we are.

I don't have any fun pictures to show you, but I'm giggling at what could have happened had I taken my camera along with us yesterday to document the day. "Hey, nurse! You just informed me that your people have totally wasted my time - smile!" "Hey Gymboree checker outer - this sale sucks! Say cheese!" Yeah, maybe not. :)

Instead, I thought I'd just share a few of my goals for this year and call it good. I don't know if I'd call these resolutions, just stuff I'd like to get done. We're short-term goal setters in this family, and I'm gonna throw this quote atcha once again, because I like it. "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." So let's see what we're aiming for in 2012.

1.) First and foremost - to be DEBT FREE. I think we can I think we can....

2.) To have AT LEAST one child out of diapers all of the time. Boy are we in trouble if this one doesn't happen. :)

3.) To spend more hours of the day playing with my girls than I spend doing housework. Sometimes making sure the sink is free of dishes is at the expense of an afternoon of fun and adventure. Tisk, tisk.

4.) To spend more time helping others and telling no one about it. This is the first and last you will hear of this goal. :)

5.) To write some fiction, because that's my fave.

6.) To learn more about how my camera works and use it properly. We may even upgrade our camera this year...eee!

7.) To make at least five new friends. At least.

8.) To begin really, truly, for real this time, planning our first Disney vacation. See goal #1.

9.) To someway, somehow see the ocean this year. This is the loftiest of all of my goals, because with no real vacation budget I have no clue how it could happen, but I'll be interested to see if I can pull this one off.

10.) And finally, to never hesitate to share my faith...because sometimes I DO hesitate, and that's dumb. "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." 1 Peter 3:15

And with that said, I give an open invitation to any one at any time who honestly has a question about anything I believe to just ask. I won't be offended by any serious questions - in fact, I'm commanded to answer, so fire away.

I have a desire burning in my belly to bust out the magic carpet and do lots of fun things with the girls. Now that the season of a million family traditions has come to a close I feel like we're busting free and ready to adventure it up a little bit. I love me a good family tradition, but I'm more than just a little excited about doing whatever we please whenever we please. Wahoo!

Now excuse me while I let my imagination out of her cage. She's been contained for far too long.

Peace out.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

i'd say big man is telling you something momma.

debt free, girl DO IT!!!

i never have resolutions. never. oh well.

and honey share it, spread it, say what you want. this is YOUR place, what's going to happen someone won't read it anymore? their loss. they weren't someone who cared in the first place anyways.


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