Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Things That Happen When Daddy Is In Charge...

...but I am so thankful that he let me rest and get better. The stomach flu is horrible - there are only two positive things...
1. I didn't have to pay to see a doctor or for a prescription
2. I lost 5 lbs.
However, It sees that the 5 lbs that I lost was all brain matter since I apparently wrote the exact same thing yesterday! Oh well, at least you know I'm not making stuff up! Now, I need to go clean my kitchen and take care of my husband, who I apparently shared the stomach flu with. He's hoping to be happy about some weight loss too!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Those three words are used too much in the vocabulary of my mind. I could've cleaned the kitchen instead of..., I should've called..., I would've written that in the checkbook..., and I've used all three when it come to blogging. How can I blog almost every day in November and then disappear in January? I have no answer for that. So what have we been doing for the last month? Making lists. Lists of things to do for the year. Lists of things I want to accomplish with my kids. Lists of things I want my kids to do for me :-). Lists of things to do at church, bible study, MOPS, school, and home. So, no more lists, just some random thoughts.

Right now, aside from blogging, I am watching Miss America 2009 (dvr'd) with Mikalah who is home today with the beginning of the stomach flu. She will be family member #4 to come down with it. I had it the last two days and It was awful! I don't remember ever feeling quite that bad. However, looking at the bright side, it is not an illness that requires a drs. visit or a prescription, and I lost 5 lbs.

As I sit here, I start thinking of how much I really should be dusting my house, and mopping the floors. But I really dislike mopping the floors. I might however warm me up to be working instead of sitting. It has been sooo cold here lately. I am just done with the cold. My mother-in-law put a sign up in our dining room before Christmas that said, "Let it snow!" It was a project that she did with the kids and they thought it was tons of fun! However, I'm now done with snow! So this past week, I changed it to say, "Let it sun!" Thankfully, it is sunny outside, but it is also only 10 degrees! Maybe if I did my Spring cleaning now it would encourage Spring to come.

With all of my list making I have come to one conclusion. It will take me years to accomplish everything I have on my list. And yet, every day I have that hope that I can accomplish it that day! I sound old when I say I wish Miss America required one-piece bathing suits? And is it bad that I still think of Mario Lopez as Slater?

One of my goals this year was to use the treadmill that I begged for. I have walked on it 3 times a week for the last month. It is my mini-getaway. I watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 and walk away the conversation hearts that I ate the day before! That woman is amazing! A little OCD, but sometimes I wish I had a bit more of that. Don't get me wrong, I have things that I am very OCD about, but I wish I was more so kitchen and my bathrooms. I like them clean, I just don't like getting them there! And then there is the paperwork. I really try to take care of each thing as it enters the house, but somehow it multiplies. And I picked up many good things from my mother, but I also picked up something not so good. When someone is coming over, I pile all of the papers off the kitchen counter into a bag and put them into my bedroom to take care of later...does later ever come?

Okay, I am soooo distracted with the goofy talent part of the Miss America Competition, that I will just say, that I am alive and I am planning on blogging more often than once every four weeks.