Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Can I Blame This Rambly Post on the Cord Too?

It's been 3 days since I was all, "Hey! I'm gonna share frugal recipes with you!" and now I have been missing the cord to the camera and cannot upload the photos in order to write the next post in that series.

And then Sweetheart woke me up at 2:30 am to tell me she didn't feel well. Like 101 degrees of not well.

But I did get a lot of housework done today.

And I finished my chair for my new black and white homeschool room. Hey! Wouldn't you like to see a picture of that too?

Stupid cord.

Now on to some cushions for the girls' chairs and then I want to start planning for the school year. Right now I'm just in the "thinking about things" stage. Such as how I realized that we fell into a very bad habit of eating our lunch in front of the TV last spring and how I don't want to do that this year. It isn't that my kids watch bad things on TV, because I'm actually very picky and careful about what they watch. It's more about all the things that TV prevents from happening. If we ate together at the dining room table we could, I don't know....TALK or READ. Those would be good things. We'll reserve lunch in front of the TV for Fridays. I can usually find a video or something from the library to go along with what we've been studying.

In other news, I am loving At first I thought it was kind of a bother because you never know when someone is going to request one of your books and running to the post office is a bother. (You don't have to do it that way, you can purchase postage online and just drop it in your mailbox but I haven't done it yet.) But now that school is almost here and I have ordered school books with my credit points for FREE---I'm loving it! All for getting rid of some books my kids didn't want anymore.

Really, I'm ready for the schedule that the school year gives us. Oh my word, I just looked at a calendar and realized that there are only 2 weeks until I plan to start the year!!!!! I better get going on that planning and SOON!

Also, I've been doing my Motivated Moms planner pretty well for a while now. However, I have noticed that some things are not coming up on the to do list like I need them to. For example, where is "wash inside pocket of denim skirt with peanut butter and scrub with nail brush to remove gum that was washed in pocket"? I haven't seen that on on the list, and yet I found that very thing in need of doing today.

But I did clean the oven like the list said to the other day. I know that I did because when I turned on the oven to make empanadas and smelled something funny it was THEN that I remembered how my organized self had sprayed oven cleaner the day before and forgot to wipe it off.

Come to think of it, I haven't looked for that cord in the oven yet....

How's your week going?


  1. homemade empanadas? MMMMM...... yummy!
    that reminds me, I still have to clean my oven too

    I can't believe they didn't have clean peanut butter out of pocket
    that just seems ridiculous to me, I guess that means they don't have clean cheese out of bath tub either? Are you sure your list was made by real moms? : )

  2. You mean I'm supposed to clean the oven? Oops... *sheepish grin*

    And, my kids eat lunch in front of the t.v. more often than I would like. I like your Friday as a treat idea!

    Looking forward to hearing about your school planning, even if there aren't any pictures. Maybe I will become more motivated! :)

  3. This week...hmmmm....spackle, caulk, paint, repeat...

    Oven????What's that???? Mine is pretty darn clean, but only because I haven't cooked in it for months. Will this moving in experience ever end?

  4. You can blame the cord, but they are notorious for passing the buck. It's their nature I guess.

    We got our homeschool stuff brought to us last night a Snow White was ready to get going today! I am in need of a little breathing room. Ack! But they're excited about it, which is what matters. :0)


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