Saturday, March 7, 2009

nice work, if you can get it


The little ones are all napping on this beautiful Spring-y afternoon. I napped too and I have that lovely foggy just-after-a-nap feeling. After this, I'm going to have a cup of tea and a little bit of chocolate.

I smiled to myself when I set this little guy to work shoveling frosting on a {fake} cupcake and I thought you might like it too.

I think this afternoon I'll start work on a top-secret project...something pretty exciting and new for me. I have a lot of quiet lapwork to do, something easily done while watching the little ones play all around me.

I'm feeling pretty good...even though there were lots of episodes, I kept it together and managed to solve problems with such finesse it was as if I were holding a magic wand.
Now where's that lovely cup of tea?
p.s. I have the best news ever. I can't wait to tell you.

29 comments:

Wifey Dessert said...

that is so cute!!! i can't wait to hear your news!!! I hope you enjoy your tea...

Naija said...

i can't wait to hear your news!!!

tinkerverve said...

Although I've never met you, I've been following you for several months now and I just had a "WOW" moment for you regarding these wee ones that you're caring for. It's going to be a tough road but I think you have what it takes to put some positive stuff into those young lives - for however much time you have them for. You certainly are surrounded by 'well-wishers' and 'way-to-goers'! Consider me one of them! :-) On my Facebook I just mentioned that, although the book title "Parenting Isn't for Cowards" isn't a new one, this week it feels like a fresh, raw truth for me & that's after 22+ years of it. It's the toughest, most wonderful adventure that there is.

Anonymous said...

I'm checking in on you and holding you in prayer each and every day...just not leaving comments all the time because I don't want you to think I'm stalking you! ;) can't wait to hear your news! xo corinne

Lorrie said...

I hope you enjoyed your tea and chocolate. I've been reading your blog and praying for you as you make a loving home for these tiny precious wounded souls.

Lorrie

Sonya said...

Cmon, cmon, cmon...TELL!

sassy studio said...

Hi Amy,
I am Saucy's cousin and read your blog as often as I can. Your last post about watching for a shadow of Baby brought tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart....if only more people could be like you. You new family is so lucky to have you...each day a child has with you is worth a blessing. Can't wait for the news!

The French Bear said...

You are such a sweet, loving, and wonderful person! I have never met you but just reading all your blogs, I can feel your spirit and connect with all those emotions you are feeling. I just want to give you a big hug and tell you that I am truly inspired by you. You deserve to have a rest and a cuppa tea!!! Can't wait to hear your news!!! ......
Cheers,
Margaret B

Niki said...

I am a committed reader of your blog. I wait anxiously & eagerly for a post every day. More so now the little ones are here. I cried with you when baby left & felt sad for days. You are amazing. I can't wait for your news.

Love Niki all the way from Western Australia.

Sue said...

Amy- I adore you, and want to be you when I grow up! Can't wait to hear your news. You have never disappointed me in the "good news" category!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hear your news! You seem to do everything with such finesse- of course it will carry over to parenting!

Amy said...

So so excited to hear your news! I'll be watching your blog like a hawk!

-Amy from Petaluma

http://craftingbycandlelight.blogspot.com

becky said...

Ahhh leaving me hanging! And I thought you couldn't keep a secret! :0)

Teresa said...

Oh man.....spill it! Can't wait to hear!!

Cristie said...

I just read your Baby story in one read. Going to have a good cry now. You have signed up for a big job with your three toddlers. I adopted two toddlers seven years ago. Three...Oy! Maybe some day when my nest is empty, I will think about fostering...if my heart can take it. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I adore your pink chair from Target, what is the exact name of it? Did you buy it just recently?
Thank you so much.
Mary
jeitotheworld@yahoo.com

MaryL said...

The peep into your kitchen with the cupcake and Mr. Shovel Man made me ever so more curious about the new kitchen plans...Of course, with all the doings in Pinkie's room, I'm sure you haven't even touched the kitchen....Goodness knows you're only one person! Never the less, you did peak my curiosity!

God bless you with your new little trio...

MaryL

Wanda said...

Oh...I bet it's going to be so cool. I can't wait....the suspense will kill us all. You are such a good Mommy. Her room is looking great.

Laura said...

You are remarkable,really.

May I borrow your wand???

Kelly said...

I'm so glad things are going better for you now, not feeling so overwhelmed and all. You'll transition just fine to your new life. The little ones are so very fortunate to have you, and you are very BRAVE to open up your heart again, when the pain from baby is still so fresh. I really admire what you are doing, and how you are doing it.
Lots of love to you, Amy

Whosyergurl said...

Isn't it wonderful when your tea is so deliecious? I need a little tea and chocolate EVERY DAY. :-)
love to you & the little ones.

now, where can the rest of us get one of those wands?

Cheryl in IN

Jo said...

Hi Amy! I love your little dude shoveling frosting - it made me think of Minimiam - http://www.minimiam.com/en/goen.html you have to see their pictures! (You'll love them!)
I can't wait to hear your news, don't keep us waiting too long, okay? ;-)
Jo xxx

holistic_earthmama said...

Can't wait to read your great news! I am checking in daily!

bari said...

Love the pink chair!
Now, spill! What's the great news. I'm dying here!

Claudia said...

Dear Amy,
As a faithful follower of your wonderful blog, I love hearing about you and the little ones that are starting to heal under your loving care. Can't wait to hear your news!!!!

jenny said...

Dear Amy,

I wait for your latest blog like its the next episode of "24".....even when your words are filled with worry or uncertainty-- i feel happy starting my day looking at your latest creations and just listening to whats unfolding in your life. We're all cheering you on and we cant wait to hear the news!!

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

OH more kiddos! The rooms and decor are wonderful... You've got to be oh so busy! Sure can't wait to here the good news!
With prayers, thoughts and hugs,
Shannon;)

Lily White said...

OH MY!! I'm a new reader, and I've been checking back daily, faithfully, in anticipation of your news! C'mon! Give over!! :)

Stacy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your life with all of us! I very much enjoy your stories and your beautiful pictures...I can't wait for the good news~