It’s All Good

Did you pray really hard for me or something?  Well thanks, because it worked!  My days have been significantly better. 

My baby slept for like 3 hours straight during the day and I got some cleaning done.  There are no longer big colorful cereal chunks under the table. 

And the endless assortment of crayons/markers/colored pencils/ coloring books/ manuscript practice books/activity books/ construction paper/ journal paper/ arts n craft supplies has been neatly sorted and organized in bins, containers, and boxes and neatly placed within 2 cupboards. 

 I got my coupons organized into 2 Trapper Keeper binders and have too many!  (Any one need Red Plums, bc I’ve got connections.  I seriously get 10+ each week!). 

I busted out the Janine Brady cassette tapes and played them for my kids.  They loved it!  We marched around in the big parade and played animal charades.  Fun mom times!  Naptime was welcomed with a smile (which took less than 5 minutes to turn into a tired sleeping drooly face).

I got some much needed me time with the gals at sewing lessons on Thurs night.  I love just chatting it up with the girls and catching up on the happenings of dating, news in the former ward, projects we wished we could sew.

And today I took the kiddos to the Lied Children’s Museum AND the Berenstain Bear exhibit was still there!  How lucky is that? (We were the Berenstain Bears for Halloween this year).

So, the bad days happen, but they make the good days so much more enjoyable and appreciated.  Thank you bad day, you really don’t happen as often as you used to, but it’s all good.  Glad we can get back on track and enjoy the better moments in life.

A Year to Declutter

I’m learning to make goals more attainable by giving myself plenty of time to fulfill the requirements.  This year, I have divided the house in 12 zones/rooms/ sections whatever.  Each month I will work really hard on each area to clean it out and declutter and leave myself feeling great. 

So for January we worked in the boys’ room AKA the Cozy Cone as Mikey calls it.   What’s funny is I didn’t start until the last weekend of the month to clear out the clutter and clean really well.  We did rearrange furniture, go through clothes, donate toys, and all that’s left is to figure out where to hang a cute picture arrangement… Yeah, it’s March, but oh well!

February- not so impressive.  It was the master bedroom, bathroom, closet, and retreat (little extra room with no closet off of our masterbedroom).  I sort of started on the last weekend of the month again and managed to make a bigger mess than when I started.  Oh, and I successfully added quite afew new pieces of clothes to the closet without getting rid of any.  Eek.  I’m hoping to get caught up with this project, but still start into March’s part of the house.

March!  We will march right in to hubby’s home office, attack the overflowing pile of receipts that are laying on top of the file box, we shall move the furniture around and maybe, just maybe add my office/craft room in the mix.  I’m a little nervous about sharing a home office with my hubs.  Go from full room to 1/2 room??  I’m going to be optimistic though and I think I will take the plunge to move my stuff in.  Crafts and computer repair all in one room!  Cricut personal cutting system meet the OKI color printer.  And sewing machine, this is your new bunkmate- the server on the floor next to the automated phone system that shares floorspace with those 2 computer towers.  They can’t talk right now, because they need to be fixed.  Don’t you complain sewing machine.  I could put you in the garage with 10 broken computers and all their misc. parts!  What do you think?  I would be embarrassed to show before/ after pics, but maybe it’s what I need to stay motivated.