I felt awfully heavy today. There's no news, just really feeling the frustration JB & I have. I KNOW change is coming. That is a fact. When, where, & how, though are totally up in the air. His hours at work are getting worse & worse, and I feel us slipping back into bad Michigan times. Yesterday, Will sighed out of the blue, "Why does Daddy have to go in early now, too???" (Him being home for breakfast has been the saving grace that makes him not coming home until 10 PM every night OK for the kids.) I know this won't last, b/c I know God will deliver us from this situation. We are NOT going around that same mountain, again. But I can't seem to shake the weight of the stress today. I want to want to revel - it's Mardi Gras, people! Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Und froher Faschingsdienstag, Deutschland!)
After school, the kids and I mailed out the KidsLink Downrage card kits my MOPS group put together for children of deployed soldiers. Today was the first day you could mail them in, so I've just been holding them since we finished last month. Ours are going to military children at Fort Riley, Kansas.
I don't know what's gotten into Annelise, but she is off the wall today. She won't.stop.talking. (Which is saying a lot coming from ME! :-P) She serenaded everyone in line at the post office singing to herself, (although it was a song about loving mommy, so that actually rocked,) and I don't think she's taken more than a couple breaths since she got home from school. I was so ecstatic to pick up Will, so he could talk to her!
After the post office, the kids wanted a treat, and I was looking for something to amp up the festivity of the day, so we went to Whole Paycheck* and bought a King Cake!