Tuesday, May 5, 2009

proverbs 31

---- yaaawn..

Babies are sleeping well. Alina goes to bed says "night night" with a ton of enthusiasm and seems to be excited to go to bed. Raziel, bless his growing body, downs 8 oz and wakes up around 6am for another bottle, then at 8:30 or 9 for another 4 or 5 oz. He sleeps well as long as he has eaten well. 

Brent and I are not sleeping well. I don't know why really. I guess part of it is that I saw a teeny little mouse underneath my sofa and freaked out. I've never really gotten over how bad it used to be whenever the mice took over my house. So, we bought 4 boxes of poisen and I'm sure he'll be dead before I can say "where'd he go." But... we weren't sleeping well even before that. I'm going to bed fed, showered and tired, at a decent hour. Sleeping is possible from about 10:30pm (after babies go down, I have about an hour of quality time with Brent) till 8am.... so that's like 9 1/2 hours of sleep... but I'm not sleeping. Both Brent and myself keep waking up througout the night. Brent hardly is able to fall asleep until about 3 or 4 most days. I fall asleep and then wake back up. We aren't sure why, really. 

I've been reading Proverbs 31 to make myself get up in the morning. There's a verse in it that says that a virtuous woman rises before the dawn to start her day. Well, before the dawn or not, she gets up and so must I. I am determined to model my life after this example but it's been quite a challange. 
Husband trusts her? check. Had to work very hard to earn and keep that. 
She brings him good? okay, I do my best. 
Works with her hands? check. I work very hard to keep my job. 

Gets food from afar? lol okay so I drive to walmart which is an extra ten minutes from my house but it saves us alot of money and I think that's the point here. 

Gets up before the dawn? okay, before noon. I'm really trying to get better about this. I actually get up when the alarm goes off now. Maybe I'd have more sucess at this if I slept better. 

Provides food for her family? check. I make meals more than go out, and I am very proud of this because me and Brent have come a very long way. 

Trading profitable? Yup, I always make sure that we're getting the best price on things. 

Grasps the spindle with her fingers? So I'm not sure how this manifests into current life yet.

Opens her arms to the poor? check. Even though I think we're sorta poor, I still make it a point
to give away things that we aren't using anymore. 

Clothes her family? Yes. It may not be the most expensive "scarlet robes" like the proverbs lady
but it's a work in progress. The point is that if it snows the kids are okay, and if its hot they're okay too. 

She makes covering for her bed? I'm working on sewing more and more of the things that are in my house. So far I haven't had any sucess but it takes money to be able to buy fabric so... that's on the back burner

Husband respected? Check. 

Selling linen garments? I'm thinking about getting a table at the flea market and selling things
that I make... but I have to look into it. Again, it's an investment. Clothed with Strength and Dignity? I'm hoping to start going to the gym with Brent. 

Speaks wisdom? I'm trying really hard.

Watches over the affairs of her household? Check. I think I'm pretty good at that. 

Don't eat bread of idleness? Okay, so I try... I guess I could  improve on this point. 

That's my thoughts for the day. 


  1. Could it be sleep apnea? It would be odd for you both to have it tough. Proverbs 31 is a good lesson to take, and I should probably look into that:) Hope you and Brent are able to get some sleep.

  2. that is supposed to say "it would be odd for you both to have it though" not "tough." its been one of those days.