Friday, August 6, 2010

Super Saturday

Life is just extremely busy right now. Well, that's not entirely true. Life is extremely busy for one member of our family right now...Sam. Since we only have one car and Sam has to take it each day to work (a 1 to 1 1/2 hour commute one way), Talmage and I just sit at home enjoying ourselves with almost nothing pressing we have to do. Meanwhile, Sam leaves early in the morning, works at a mad dash all day, gets home late, shovels down a few bites of food, runs to some Church obligation or another, and comes home to fall exhausted into bed. That's how it seems these days, anyway! The other day he didn't get home until after 3:00 in the morning! I wish I could take some of his burden for him, but most of the time the most I can do (outwardly, anyway) is just make sure his clothes are clean, food is available, and the house is tidy.
I certainly don't mean to complain. I just illustrate this fact to emphasize my point that any time we get to be together, as a family or as a couple, is absolutely treasured. Last Saturday we woke up bright and early, got ready, and went to IHOP for breakfast! Here is Talmage concentrating extremely hard on waving. :) I love his mouth.
Then at about 8:30 am, Sam dropped us off at the Stake Center, where the Relief Society was having a Humanitarian Aid activity. He then went to help a family in our ward move, and about 6 hours later came to pick us up. I didn't realize we would be there that long, and I wasn't as prepared as I should have been, so poor Talmage didn't even get a blanket on the gym floor to sleep on--I shoved his extra outfit under his head as a pillow! The looks the other women there gave me clearly showed they thought I should get the mother-of-the-year award. :)
The rest of the day was every bit as crazy...we were home for a few minutes, and then Sam left for his lab, stopping at the grocery store to pick up a few essentials, getting out at 11:57 pm, and arriving home after midnight. Given the opportunity, I'm sure he could crash every bit as hard as Talmage did, even on a wooden gym floor!

6 comments:

  1. CUTE concentration face!

    Sorry about never seeing Sam; hopefully you're getting lots of blessing for it, though.

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  2. Maybe if we weren't so close to the Second Coming, we could get more rest. I remember reading about Joseph Smith's many post-mortal appearances to Wilford Woodruff. On one occasion, (I'm paraphrasing) Wilford asked Joseph why he (Joseph) was always in such a hurry. Joseph told Wilford that in other dispensations, men have had ample time to do all that the Lord has asked them to do, but that in our dispensation, we have so much to do in the limited time alloted.

    I hope you can somehow find renewal and rest during these exceedingly hectic times.

    -Grandpa Brady-

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  3. I guess you can be grateful you aren't crossing the plains with an ox cart and are pregnant and have little Talmage and your husband gets called on a mission...
    Right? :)

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  4. Talmage is learning the life-style; devouring the books and sleeping on whatever is available.

    -Grandpa Brady-

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  5. Um, hello! Don't think that just because you moved you can avoid posting. We better see something soon!

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  6. Ok, ok, I literally JUST got off the phone after getting our Internet set up. We ran into some issues with the lines in our area and they were just able to do it. I logged into my e-mail and your comment was the first thing I saw! :) I'll work on posting soon!

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