Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

An ordinary day...

Today was pretty much an ordinary day, which is just fine by me. Now, by ordinary, I don't mean boring, just nothing extraordinary, astounding, or spectacular!

We spent the morning at home, just playing around the house. This, in itself, can have it's ups and downs. Sometimes the girls play so nice together, it brings me such joy to watch them. Other times, it's pure pandemonium. Sage is at the age right now where everything is a melt-down if she is not getting her way. She is becoming the little girl who cried wolf. One of these days, she is going to be really hurt and not get the attention she needs right away.

We picked up Mima and headed to Panera for lunch, before bringing her to the hospital to be with Paul's dad. Papa is back in the hospital with breathing problems. They pretty much have never got to the bottom of the problems he has been having all summer. Mom went up today to stay while he had a biopsy taken of his lung and they ended up draining lots of fluid off his lungs as well. It is very difficult to get a grasp on the situation and what the severity of it is.

Sage was in rare form while we were at the hospital. She must have given Papa at least 6-7 kisses. She is usually very stingy about giving them, so I know this was a nice thing for Papa before heading into surgery.

We headed home for afternoon naps, which didn't quite go as planned for Sage and I. I have stopped giving her a cup of milk to take to bed at nap and bedtime, so she is having to learn some new habits for falling asleep. After about 90 minutes, she finally slept for about an hour. I managed to sneak a little 'rest' in during the crying, but it just didn't fit the bill. It will definitely be early to bed tonight, for both of us.

With the warm weather and humidity setting in, the pool provided some nice afternoon playtime for the girls. You never have to ask either of them twice if they want to get nudey!

After dinner, I decided it was time to do some baking again. I have been somewhat neglectful in this area lately (too absorbed in digi-scrapping!). Regan and daddy were out mowing the lawn, so Sage and I made a couple of treats, cookie bars and granola bars. Cooking with a small child around always proves interesting. I often end up messing up the recipe, as well as the kitchen. Tonight wasn't too bad. I only had to clean up a handful of chocolate chips off the floor after Sage dumped them out on the counter. I don't think she even had a chance to eat any before she was busted!

The night is winding down for everyone. There are lots of giggles coming from up in the bathroom, where the girls are, once again, nudey - for bathtime!

I cherish these 'ordinary' days, it's what being at home is all about.