Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Stress

  So, it's that time of year again!!!!  And this is my first Thanksgiving that Ronnie and I will be hosting!!!  I'm really excited!!  This time of year always gets me excited, however the older I get and the more responsible with finances I get, the more depressed I get.  I try so hard to keep my excitement for my children and for myself, to remember the reason why we even have this season!!! 
  We have Christmas the same time as Thanksgiving with my family because my grandparents take off for the winter.  So even though my husband would prefer to separate the two holidays and enjoy Thanksgiving for what it is, we have to combine them. 
  So this year, I have made a new resolution!  We are doing meaningful gifts this year and perhaps even homemade.  I'm tired of everyone getting caught up in the "rush" of it all.  I want to actually enjoy this time together.
  So, I'm looking for good homemade gift ideas.  Also any homemade receipes are welcome too!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

AAAHHHH!!! Part 2

   So, I've actually came a long way, since my last post!  I actually swept the dining room and living room and mopped!  I tell you though, a houseful of hardwood floors is going to be the death of me!!!  I saw the other day one of those shark mopping systems, I think that's what they are called, and told Ronnie that that's what we needed.  And he response was this....  "Why don't you just take a dust cloth and put it on the end of your swiffer?"  Ok, brillant husband idea!!!  I'm thinking, Great!!!  This is why I married him, he just saved us $50.00!!  (We won't talk about how he's the one that I'm usually having to keep from spending money, right now!)  Well, it seemed like a great idea until I tried it.  Needless to say, Swiffer is much smarter than they look!  It doesn't work, I about broke my back pushing that thing with a dust cloth on it!  It doesn't glide gently across the floor with a dust cloth like it does with their disposable cloths!  So now, I'm in the market for either a really cheap shark or I'm going to start looking for the hardwood floor attachment to go on my rainbow sweeper.  
  However back to my motivation....This is how bad the house has been lately!!
    See that piece of corn in the baby's mouth?  Yeah, I didn't realize it was there until I took the camera down to look at it to make sure the picture wasn't blurry!  How bad am I?!?!?!  You see, when step out of our house all you can see it corn fields, well, my oldest daughter thinks this is great and loves to pick up random pieces of corn, which in turns falls in the floor and I have to pick up.  Needless to say, I don't always get them all!!  And the human vacuum cleaner gets what I've left behind.  And then on top of that when I don't stay motivated, it's even worse!!!  You can also tell how dirty the house as been by looking at the toes of her socks, look how much dirtier they are than the rest of the sock!!! 
  So go ahead and share how you've not been motivated in the past or lately, so that I'll feel better ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Do you ever feel like you could just scream?!  I felt like that for a couple of days now.  No matter how hard I try to stay up on the laundry or dishes (by the way there is no dishwasher in this new house, and it's killing me!!!!!), I can't keep up!  And now, I've gotten sick!!!  Why, me?  I know,  know, I'm just having a pity party, but gosh darn it, can't a woman have one once in awhile?  Do I really have to be strong all the time?  So I think I took 1 teaspoon to much of my benadryl (because I can't swalllow pills, I have to take liquid, I know I'm pathetic!), yesterday and was very loopy, so I got almost nothing done!!! 
  And DH had worked more than 24 hours straight so when he walked in the door he was dead too!  So, because I was so out of it yesterday, my kids didn't have nap time and we were all in bed by 7:30 last night!!!  Who does that?  Tired, sick, overdoesed on benadryl, "loving" moms do, that's who. 
  Well, I'm feeling a little better today, so I'm setting a goal to be better and try to get something done today.  Which, I'm pretty sure I can achieve, since I did asolutely nothing yesterday!!!