Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
2. Organization methods: After starting to feel like my world, thoughts, calendars, lists, etc...were spinning out of control, I began a search for some better organization tools.
I found this great color coded notebook and have divided the sections into areas of life, including:
-Important Local Info. (ie. Kid's school phone, Kennel # etc...)
3. Stress free holiday preparation: Oh, how I struggle with this, every. single. year. And of course what better a time to try and reduce the holiday stress in my life then the year that we move into a new house 3 weeks before Christmas! I almost HAVE to get a head start in order to save my sanity!
4. Creating contentment with whatever circumstances life offers me: After what I have started referring to as The Year of Complaining, I am turning over a new leaf...focusing on the positive, the fortunate aspects, the good in my days, the love, friendship, support and gifts that are easily available in my every day.
What's on YOUR plate this week?
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saying goodbye to friends was really difficult, but I know that the friendships we made are strong enough to withstand some distance. Thanks fCarolyn for all of your amazing help last week!
Today marks the kids (second) first day of school this year! We are off to an early start, and hopefully a smooth transition for them. Nate role played last night (without any prompting!) and walked up to me, lunch box in tote, and asked, " excuse me, do you know where my music class is?" I thought it was really sweet that he wanted to practice and prepare for today. When I asked him whether he was scared or just a little nervous about today, I was relieved to hear him reply, "just a little nervous mom..."
Wish us luck today!
Friday, November 13, 2009
I'll be back soon with some more updates!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Finished basement- will be play room/office space
Juliana's new room
Guest bedroom and bath
View of the living room from upstairs hallway
Monday, November 2, 2009
Pete is out of town and I have a cold that just won't go away! Despite feeling crummy, I am working hard to squeeze in visits with friends, pack up what we'll need for the temp. apartment, and all of the other stuff that the movers won't pack and take. You won't believe the list of stuff we'll have to take in our car with us: paint, propane tank, gasoline tanks, cleaning supplies, other chemicals, lighters, matches, all of our plants, any opened pantry food/spices, food from the fridge etc....just to name a few....not to mention ourselves, the kids, and the dogs...should be a fun ride from here to Birmingham, hoping and praying that we don't spontaneously combust!
We had a great weekend visit with my sister, Krista! Saturday we took the kids to the South Carolina State Museum for some special Halloween fun. Later that night, Pete and Krista took the kids out trick or treating while I stayed home to hand out candy. It's hard to believe we only have one more weekend in South Carolina....