Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love that guy!

Daddy paid me the nicest compliment last night. We were married very young - we were both only 20.  Obviously over the last 10 years we have grown and changed as people.  In some good ways and some bad ways.  We were cleaning up from supper last night and he grabbed me and said that he loves the person I have become. :) I love that guy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Purging, purging, purging

So even though we have no date for our move - not even a real projected month - I am attempting to prepare.  First off purging the heck out of my house. 

Daddy and I tackled the kid's rooms a couple weeks ago.  I know from past experience however it will require a multiple prong attack.  We did the preliminary purge.  In a few weeks we will need to do another one to narrow it down further.

Today I started on my books.  Sigh.  I am a proud bibliophile and I own about 4 large bookshelves worth of books - not counting the small bookshelves that Claire and Chandler have in each of their rooms.  However, I know that in a big move like this I'm going to have to pare down.  I packed 6 boxes of books and found one box and a grocery bag worth to sell/donate.  Some of those were doubles and others were ones I got a long time ago and am just not as interested in anymore.  That still leaves me with a LOT of books to sort through.  It's so hard and sad.  Which are my most important friends?  Which books do I definitely need to keep for the children even though they are years away from understanding them?  Are these two books of Hans Christian Anderson's tales different?

My clothes and kitchen goods are also on the list of sort and purge.  I will tell you this - when we have our yard sale it will be an awesome one!  ;)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What's for Dinner?

I felt even though we don't watch football I should serve something Superbowly (yes, I just made up a word) for dinner on Sunday.  So this week's menu ...

Sunday:  Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Chips

Monday:  Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits and Veggies

Tuesday:  Oyaku Donburi and Rice

Wednesday:  Homemade Pesto Pizza

Thursday:  Chicken Nuggets, Mac and Cheese and Veggies (sometimes you just need to have a quick, easy, kid friendly meal!)

Friday:  Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes and Bacon

Saturday:  Whole Roast Chicken, Egg Noodles with gravy, Biscuits and Veggies

Monday, February 6, 2012

Drama, Drama, Drama

I thought I had time before these drama-filled weekends.

First of all, the entire family was recovering from colds.  This apparently meant I should have expected the meltdowns every time I asked someone to do anything.  Cleaning their rooms what a major accomplishment and wiping a sore nose?  Ugh.  I felt like I needed superhero back up to handle the Rampaging Toddler.  Of course, lets not leave out my 5 year old Drama Queen.  If I hear one more "That's not FAIR!" or "I am NOT going to do that!" I will snap.  Oh wait .... I did. 

Add in a grumpy Daddy also recovering from a cold and I am very happy for it to be Monday. 

My house looked looks like a bomb went off - one that had toys and laundry as shrapnel.  I overwhelmed myself looking at the list that needed to be completed this morning, but I'm pleased with my progress so far. 

1.  Do schoolwork with Claire - check!

2.  Start the many loads of laundry - check!

3.  Make more laundry detergent - check!

4.  Wash dishes - check!

5.  Reorganize and sort the homeschool/craft/game/kitchen shelf - BIG CHECK!!!

6. Fold laundry

7.  Sweep and mop kitchen

8.  Clean and vacuum living room

Over half way there - I guess I should get back to work!