Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Checking in

It's about 9:30 on Tuesday morning here in North Carolina. I'm sitting on my couch, in the middle of a freshly painted living room, worrying about whether my husband will make it to work safely, and missing my baby boy like crazy.

It has been a wild past few days here, which all started when I took Ethan down to my parents' house on Friday night. I left him there on Saturday to visit for a few days, while I came back to Raleigh to begin a massive painting project with Jeramie.

Y'all, we started painting around noon on Saturday and stopped around 6:00 last night. I hope to never see, or hold, a paintbrush again for a really, really long time.

The plan was for us to paint all weekend, then my mama would bring Ethan back to Raleigh on Monday (only after being surprised by my sister's move home!). Well, the weather had other plans. In between slathering on the four coats of paint it took to cover our kitchen walls, I checked the news stations and weather reports like a mad woman. It was not looking good.

By the time everyone woke up on Monday morning, there were 3 inches of snow on the ground at my parents' house (near Wilmington, NC). After it was all said and done, they got about 5 inches total! And Raleigh? We got sleet. Lots and lots of sleet. As you can imagine, there was no traveling across the state to bring Ethan back home yesterday, and there will be none of that today. In fact, my sister has a meeting here on Thursday, so Ethan will be coming home then.

Thursday?! When I finally see his sweet chubby cheeks that afternoon, it will have been the longest time we've ever been apart and, man, does it feel strange. On one hand, I've really enjoyed the extra time Jeramie and I have had to get the house back in order, have a date night, and sleep in, but... I'm ready to see my son!

A few of you knew that Ethan was supposed to have his 4-month check-up with his cardiologist today. Obviously, that is a no-go now, but I was able to get him in next week. I'll write a more detailed post on that later, but I would love it if y'all would go ahead and start lifting us up in prayer for that one!

As for me, I have an appointment of my own today, and I hope to be able to get some more stuff done around the house. At some point, I'll post pictures of our downstairs transformation. Our iMac has been packed up for about a week now and I'm itching to upload photos!

Y'all stay safe out there and, for those of you who actually got snow, have fun!


4 comments:

Tara said...

Prayers for your appointment next week! The weather was crazy - just glad everyone is safe and warm! My mom almost got snowed in with us =)

Gilda said...

Aw, so sorry your missing that cute son of yours. Sending you my prayer also for next week too!

Carolina Carters said...

Oh I bet you are missing that boy, but how nice to have some time to get things done around the house! I feel like all we ever do is paint, but what instant gratification it brings! We'll be praying for the appointment next week. Enjoy the rest of your big girl time! :)

Jen said...

Joye,
I had to giggle at your comment regarding my music on my blog! First of all, I have often wondered if it was annoying and I should remove it. A couple of people have mentioned that I should change it sometimes, but I never get around to it! :) I'm glad you like it. And thanks for the compliment- I certainly don't feel cute, so that made me feel good! :) Ha!

I can't believe the snow that is keeping you from Ethan! I would be going crazy too! You love the alone time but miss your boy so much- we've been there! Prayers for all the appointments, and that Ethan gets home soon!

Jen

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