Thursday, July 31, 2008


I did not get as much done last Friday as I had hoped, but I sacrificed that in order to get a longer massage. It was worth it. Darrin helped me accomplish the rest on Saturday.
What did get accomplished.
Got a stroller for the new baby.
Got my massage!!!
Got a new recliner (I love Kittle's outlet!!)
Did not find the lounge pants at Old Navy. I will have to order them online.
Did not make it to the gym for a workout...oh well.
Kids went to parents night out.
Darrin and I got supplies for organizing the kids toys.

Got the toy closet cleaned out and organized.
Got the boys room cleaned out and organized.
Got the rest of the Salvation Army stuff taken to Salvation Army (about 2 van loads)
Got the linen closets stripped clean of linens not in use. Looks great!
Did grocery shopping and got the house back in order.

Family came over.

My Motherboard came, and then I found out that my hard drive is
(Darrin is working on getting most of the info off of it to put on my new hard drive)
Shredded bills and receipt that were sitting in a basket for years.
Threw a lot of paper away.

Shredded a year and a half of old bills and receipts.
Emptied and refilled the pool (it was pretty bad!)
Filed a box of stuff that has been waiting for years.
Finished organizing the office

Cleaned up the kitchen (took 2 and a half dishwasher loads)
Attended a closing
My mom did laundry for me (thank you Mom!!!!)
Cleaned up the paper mess (filed and shredded) that was on the end of the island.

Taking a breath and getting ready for the boys 6th birthday tomorrow.
I also need to do Darrin's and my laundry.
Fix the leak the kids put in their pool yesterday.

Spend time with the kids outside in their pool.
Happy Birthday Boys!!!

For next week:
Clean out Edy's room.
Prepare for the start of school.
Clean out the front coat closet.
Clean out our room.
Get a Fly Lady schedule put together.
Go through the books.
Dejunk the kitchen.

If you can not tell I am in a "get rid of it" mood. I am tired of having to clean up everyone's junk. We kept what was the "favorite" and got rid of the rest. With the new baby coming here in about 3 months something needed to change in order for our lives to stay in order when he arrived. Part of that process is learning to live with less. It was so easy to keep things up in Florida. We did not have much. So we are taking that concept and using it at home.

I will let you all know what kind of progress is made in the next week.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Day Off

Tomorrow I get a day off. I originally had a closing tomorrow morning and thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to take the rest of the day. I got a babysitter and started planning my day. I got a call yesterday afternoon that the closing was moved to next Tuesday. I then had a decision to make. Do I go ahead and take the day or do I postpone to Tuesday.

After a day of screaming and some over the top behavior due to wheat intake, I decided to take the day.

I need to clear my head and get recharged to finish this last stage of the kids treatment.

So tomorrow I am going to :
Get a stroller for the new baby.
Get a massage with the remaining amount on my gift card.
Drop a van load of junk off at Salvation Army.
Go grocery shopping - We are out of food
Eat a late lunch with Darrin (I am hoping that he can take a short day tomorrow and we can spend some uninterrupted time together.)
Go to Kittle's Outlet Store and look for a recliner.
Get home, get the kids take Esther home and get to the gym.
Leave the kids at the gym for Parents night out. (Pike YMCA. Free for members, $5 per family for non-members. Goes from 6-8 pm)
Go home during Parents Night Out and sort through toys w/o prying eyes and make another run to Salvation Army.
I also plan to throw some shopping in between. I want to get some lounge pants for the hospital and a cute shirt.

The kids start school in a few weeks and I will have some quiet time in the morning with just Edy. We will be starting her second grade year so that we can get into a pattern before the baby gets here.

I also have a fiesta to plan and host before school starts. I am looking forward to this and will do some of that planning tomorrow also.

I hope to post some pictures soon of the kids on the beach. The only problem is that I am in most of them and do not want my beautiful round figure posted. Maybe I can photoshop.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Last night after a wonderful evening with friends, which lifted my spirits, I came home to watch America's Got Talent with Darrin. The very last act was this boy:

This was the perfect end to a wonderful evening. I see so much of Taylor in this little boy and it gives me such hope for his future!
As I watched the mom watch her little boy sing, my heart rejoiced for her. I wait for a moment like this for my Boys.