Well, I've recently learned some valuable things.
1st My mother brought me a late birthday present of a sewing machine!
I have been wanting to do several projects but it's hard to get going when I have to pack up the kids and go to Mom's and try to entertain the children while I finish my project (or not feel guilty while someone else entertains the children). So, the first thing I did was buy fabric to fix our futon cover. The giraffe fabric is very sturdy but the black is very worn, the whole front piece ripped away from the other fabric. Kind of tacky, but I really like the giraffes. So, I sewed a new piece on to the front. Of course, the whole time I was thinking about the parable of sewing new fabric on the old. I knew it wasn't the best idea, but we're looking for a quick fix. When I was putting the cover back on, the cover ripped in a couple of places in the back. So, I guess the scriptures are true. However, you can't REALLY tell, at least it will last for a little while. Yay, I'm actually a homemaker!
2nd When I was younger I would get sick to my stomach on the first day of school, when anything exciting or different was happening really. I'd been feeling very proud of myself that I haven't had that problem since high school. But, I'm not as over it as I thought. Ben is in Turkey for two more weeks and the old friendly stomach ache is back. I'm doing much better than I was at first, at least I'm not constantly on the verge of a breakdown. No thank you to being a single parent, that's all. However, I'm very glad that he's only gone for two weeks, he's not gone for months on end, and he doesn't leave very often. I am learning to be very grateful for the time I do have with him. And learning how to have more sympathy for people who are depressed all of the time.
Incidentally, I'm pretty sure my mother was divinely inspired to bring me the sewing machine when she did, I needed more things to do to fill my time. She brought it the morning Ben left and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have made it through that first day if it hadn't been for some project to try and keep me occupied.
Oh boy, I'm so glad I get to do hard things because it helps me learn. (That was only partially sarcastic too)
Also I'm learning how the heck to put the pictures where I want them in my blog posts.