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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

One More Thing....

Jeff has been taking a CISCO class every Monday and Wednesday and is pretty much gone all day until midnight. I have missed him, but he is learning and... I have had time to read! Yeah! I just recently finished The Kite Runner. It was an amazing book. I loved it! I cannot wait to read Khaled Hosseini's other book about Afghanistan A Thousand Splendid Suns. I highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to watching the movie, I heard it is great!


So my sink has been spic and span, beautiful and full of shine for a week now....I guess I should move onto something new to clean. As clean as my sink is, the rest of the house could use a major overhaul. I have been a little blah this week...I think I have had some kind of bug and hopefully I will feel more energetic soon. I have noticed that a clean sink is a really nice thing to have. It is this one little spot of perfectness in my house and it makes me happy.

This weekend I was able to go to my sister Cyndi's house for a much needed get away. Jeff kept all the kids (except baby of course) and it was soooooo nice to have a little break. I went with my mom and Kym and we helped Cyndi get some stuff ready for her baby. She is due in 2 weeks! It was a lot of fun. I am so grateful that I am so close to my sisters and my mom. They are AWESOME!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sparkling Sink

Apparently, in my quest for perfection...(have I ever mentioned that I have an inexplicable desire to be perfect?) the most important first step is to clean your sink.

I read about this website called "FLYLady" in a magazine called "Organize." Cyndi gave me a subscription for my b-day last year. The magazine is totally cool and I am officially addicted to the flylady website. You have to check it out!

Monday, May 19, 2008

I Smell Summer

22 Days, 2 Hours, 15 Minutes, and 33 Seconds. This is officially the amount of time I have until the last day of school. Am I?? Excited...maybe. Terrified...a little. Stressed out...definitely!

Summer Break is one of those things I always have mixed emotions about. I love the thought of having no where to be, wearing flip flops and not having to give baths until the night before church. I love going to the beach with the kids, and being able to make dinner as late as I want. No one complaining about a lost back-pack or that they don't want turkey sandwiches in their lunch box again will be a welcome reprieve. I will be able to sleep in a little. And best of all I won't be driving all over creation. They say gas prices are supposed to get even worse this summer, but for me, my gas cost should practically disappear.

On the other hand, the thought of having to keep five crazy kids occupied all summer long makes me feel completely inadequate. It is almost like summer vacation is the final exam of being a stay at home mom. I break out in a sweat just thinking of how many times I'm going to hear..."I"m telling on you." I have nightmares about how much more mess there will be to clean up. I cringe at the thought of rainy days. And I practically tear up at the thought of hearing the dreaded words... "I'm bored mom." AHHHHH!!!!!!

I want to be ready this year. I want this summer to be organized and fun. I want to feel like I have control. I want the kids to be happy and I want to be happy. So... I am doing some research. I love the internet! Free ideas are just a click away... So far, It looks like I need to start with my house. I need to get some organizing and cleaning done so I can finally feel all moved in. (We still have boxes tucked in corners of practically every room). I will keep everyone posted on my progress. After all, I only have 22 Days, 1 Hours 45 Minutes, and 15 Seconds until chaos ensues.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

To all my friends that are moms, to all my family members that are mom's, to all the beautiful women in my life...Thank You. Because of you all I am the mom I am today. Happy Mother's Day.