Saturday, April 17, 2010
puddles...muddy foot prints....mop buckets
The Lord sent the rain....right after I got two loads of clothes on the line. I really don't mind. I love the cool breezes during the rainstorms. It has been raining off and on since yesterday. I let the girls...and the dog run around and splash in it a little before their bath last night. This is becoming one of their favorite things about Jamaica .....the "ever perfect" temperature for splashing in puddles! Squeals filled the air as they chased the dog...and the dog chased them. Then I let out a few squeals of my own as muddy Drago ran through my house!
Eden must take it for granted, now, that it's perfectly ok to play in the rain without asking. On one side of our home, there is a long hallway that stretches from front to back. It works really well because there is a door at each end and the breeze passes right thorough. Today I was all the way at the back of the house, I looked toward the front of the house..out the open door...to see my 2 year old running around in the front yard..in her birthday suit! I took off running and hollering (yes...I try not to holler...to be a meek and mild mama...but sometimes... things need to be hollered at....like nudity...and lizards!) Eden had squeezed through the bars on the porch to go enjoy nature to the fullest. She didn't understand why I was upset with her....(whisper) it was kinda cute. My poor neighbors.
I've mopped the white tile floors 3 times today...and Josh did them once! I can't help myself...and I can't forbid the dog from going outside to take care of things. He's still not big enough that he can be left outside without the possibility of someone stealing him. He's getting bigger though, we weighed him a few days ago and he was 32 lbs. at he's not 5 months yet.
I've felt a lot more sick with this baby, then the last two. I'm nauseous most all the time, and my body is so drained and tired. I've got in the routine of taking a cold shower with Eden after lunch and we take a nap together. I'm not sure if this really helps me because I'm still exhausted when I get up. I hope this will pass soon. The cold showers are so nice though, and then we sleep in front of a fan...heavenly.
p.s. My lizard is almost always in the breaker box, when I turn the hot water on now.....maybe I should name him. Any suggestions?