Mike and I were the speakers in church today. Are Mormons the only ones who have their congregation members give the sermon each week? That probably would be weird, but kind of nice for a person-not-of-our-faith to experience. I’m glad I won’t have to do that for a few more months at least! I read my favorite faith promoting story about THE FILE ROOM and talked a bit about food storage. I love those things!
On Sat. I’m hosting a Grocery Smarts class to teach people how to use a free website to help them buy groceries at the lowest price possible! I love this kind of stuff. And I’ve had a few people already RSVP which really settles my nerves as to whether people will show up or not. Why would you not show up? You learn how to shop smarter and save money!
My mom is making the boys matching St. Patty’s Day ties and Hannah will have a matching St. Patty’s Day dress made from the same material. I’m excited that she’s excited to do those kind of projects, because I’m just so not in the mood. I did however finally finish the rag quilt I’ve been working on for 3 years! It’s washed and delivered to my sis-in-law with a note stating: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas for the rest of your life! So glad that big ole pile is out of my closet.
Oh, got diapers B1G1 Free yesterday at Walgreens! Can I even write a post, have a regular conversation, speak to a stranger without mentioning shopping and getting a good deal? I’ll get back to you on that question once I finish my shopping trip =o)
We need to do our taxes still! Pretty sure we’ll owe money, since we prefer to have money collect interest in our bank acct every year rather than someone else’s, but maybe just maybe this will be the year we get a nice hefty check from jolly ole Uncle Sam! I’m pretty sure I’m dreaming, but it’s a good dream at least.
I need to collect moving boxes this week. There’s a chance we will be moving an entire house full of furniture/ belongings out this weekend and it falls on us to do it. We are not moving, someone else already has and left everything behind. Packing up someone else’s treasures actually sounds like fun to me except that we can’t have any of their stuff. So basically we’re the free packers and movers. We should be really good at this by now!
Hannah Bear is scooting. Not crawling or pushing up off her stomach, but sitting (you have to sit her up) and stretching out and somehow moving across the room. She really is such a good baby. I’ve decided that babies at 7 and 8 months are finally wonderful and exciting and worth keeping. Oh, she can sleep through the night too! That’s totally worth mentioning, because the other 2 kiddos were closer to 18 months before we finally saw eye to eye on the whole sleeping at night issue. She’s done it all by herself. And she only sleeps in her carrier. I mention this, because I’m sure there’s some new mom in blogger land who’s fretting over her child never seeing the slats of a real crib. This one’s for you dear fretting mother! My kid sleeps in a carrier and not a crib either and I’m going to keep on doing it until she’s too big or I really see signs of flat head and require a baby helmet to shape it back to normal. She seems fine to me!
Mikey has informed us what he wants for Christmas already! The kid just had a birthday last month, but I guess when you become aware of holidays and months and stuff then you start planning early for the next big present receiving celebration! He has covered our entire house in art work from preschool, primary, and his own original creations. It was bothering me, but now I just embrace this arts and crafts movement and proudly display his creations. Well, actually he is well versed in tape dispensing so he tapes his work where ever he wants! And he somehow knows if I’ve removed piece 217 from his ongoing collection spanning in the six hundreds, so I’ve just given up. They are pretty cute and I’m sure it won’t last forever so if you’re ever visiting our museum, make sure to check out the train tracks that span all over the house and view the art work, hung appropriately at a preschoolers eye level!
Josh supposedly has asthma and now has a nebulizer and does a breathing treatment every morning and night. He’s fine in front of the tv, but starts hacking up almost phlegm as soon as he takes off to see who rang the door bell, who moved his train, or what Mikey is doing to tease him from the other room. We’re trying to get a grasp on things, but it’s hard! You want your kid to be active, but when they cough till they hurt from doing so, and the only thing that keeps them calm is being stagnant, then you start to wonder and worry. He’s started defying nap time and I have unfortunately caved in and agreed. Must do better this week…
Well there’s some little amusing tidbits from our life this week. That reminds me that I need pineapple since I’m down to 2 cans and the whole talk of produce prices rising 50-90% in the upcoming weeks has me nervous.