Monday, June 21, 2010


My husband's parents gave us a subscription to Kids Discover magazine.  Each month we receive an issue about a certain topic.  For the next six weeks we are going to go through each issue we've received so far and learn about it.  This week is about money.  One of the things we learned today is that Roman soldiers were paid in salt which is where word salary comes from, because the Latin term for salt is salarius ("of salt").

My husband has a little jar in a kitchen drawer where he throws his spare change when he comes home from work. Today Wendy showed me the jar and said, "Mommy, that's the money that Daddy makes at work." Thank goodness my husband has an annual salary larger than $96.

That was a cute little thing that brightened my Monday.  It's been one month since my mom died.  I thought I would be moving on by now and I am.  I just miss her so much.  I cleaned four of my kitchen drawers today.  I pulled everything out, wiped out the crumbs, and put everything back neatly.  I wanted to tell her about my accomplishment today.  It's such not exciting news, but she always listened and actually cared about the mundane things in my life.  She would've been happy for me that I had clean kitchen drawers.  They do look pretty awesome. 

Now here's a picture of George, one of my sources of joy:

I need to get myself a onsesie that says, "I love my Mommy."

Now off to one of my other sources of joy --- The Bachelorette.


  1. I care about you and I love you Melinda. Melanie

  2. I just stumbled across your blog today. What a sweet post. I understand what an accomplishment your 4 drawers are... with only 3 borrowed blessings myself, I am impressed that you were able to get that done with 7!

  3. I just stumbled across your blog today. This is a sweet post. With "only" 3 borrow blessings myself. I can appreciate 4 drawers being cleaned out!