Insert Grace Here…

…finding grace to help in the time of need…


This is what’s slowed me down today and kept me from doing some of those last minute things that STILL aren’t done.  Oh, the Lord works in mysterious ways.  We DID need some rest.
Not happy!

Not happy!


That would be the look of a toddler with a bit of a stomach bug and an old man’s limp due to a scraped knee.  The child literally limped around, holding her knee after she scraped it.  This after half a day in the bed.  Just when I thought she was ready to bounce back, her injury knocked her back down.  This is serious stuff, people!  Pottying is a challenge!  She wants NOTHING to touch her boo-boo except her Hello Kitty bandaid.  NOTHING else… you try taking her to the potty.  Oh…that would be the Courtney in the background…texting.  What else would she be doing? 😉

And now at the risk of having my husband cringe, I’m going to share…



… the reason that I “should” be limping around and laid up in bed.  No, no, no!  Not the desperate need for a pedicure…not that!  The ginormous bruise!  With an interesting story…  So, I’m standing on my bathroom counter unscrewing the globes from my lighting fixture to clean them.  This was late one evening last week after a long day of cleaning my house.  The Cox guys were here fixing my landline.  AGAIN!  This time, there were two of them.  One was in the attic entrance in my closet.  He asked me a question.  I practically jumped off of the counter so that I could hear him better.  I landed on this:


Beauty has a price!

Beauty has a price!

What are the odds?  I landed on one of the handles of this tray.  And NOTHING broke!  But I’m left with that nasty bruise on my foot.  And yes it HURT!  But it looks much worse than it feels now.  In hindsight, I’m thinking I should’ve milked this all along.  I could’ve been limping around like Sophie, moaning and whining and making faces and no one would’ve blamed me.  Oh, the beauty of hindsight.
Random driving pic

Random driving pic

And there’s some more randomness for ya’!  Cammie had a bit of difficulty settling back into driving after three plus months.  She drove like a Paw-Paw!
Okay…I’m through rambling.  Sophie just tried to get off of my bed and fell into her throw-up bucket while holding her knee.  Where’s the camera when you need it?  Oh, there wasn’t any throw up in the bucket, of course.  In case you were wondering…  Aren’t you glad you tuned in today?


  Enjoyer of the Journey wrote @

Much love and many blessings to you Rena!! These are the moments you’ll crack up about with your children in the years to come 🙂

  Annie wrote @

oh my goodness that is a nasty bruise… even worse than the one on my knee where I fell on my sister’s front porch last week. We have so much in common! 🙂

  insertgracehere wrote @

And I just love that about you, Annie! We can relate to each other…

  Ginger wrote @

Ouch Nanny! And, poor lil’ Sophie too!

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