Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Early to bed, early to rise.....

Makes a momma fall behind. I have so much to do and its already 10:15. I got a lot done today while I was home. But there is always more to be done. And with Alexis' friends party on Saturday, our bbq on Sunday and a meeting with the pastor about the church, I am beginning to wonder when I'm going to have a moment to breathe.

Or go to bed early.

I need to clean up my kitchen. Every time I walk thru it I get more and more irritated with myself. It just needs done but when? I'm working on birthday stuff. And putting stuff away. I suppose when I go in I'll just make myself do it. I hate to leave it for Jaime when he has his own list of things he's trying to accomplish. Like hanging a clothes line in our back yard.

Oh yeah I forgot to update that piece of information. Our dryer died yesterday. And while we have a back up dryer in the basement, it is buried behind several stacks of boxes of his moms stuff. The most I could do to help is move stuff around so we can get to it. But in the meantime, being it is summer and I prefer to save electricity anyway, I have told him to hang my clothes line. That I purchased before the dryer broke.

And so my list for tonight is far from finished, even with it being after 10 and me having to be up and getting ready for work by 6 in the morning. There is nothing to be done about it. I have things to do and so little time to accomplish them.

Now this is starting to sound like a woe as me blog....

I made macaroni and cheese with broccoli and chicken for dinner tonight. And cherry cheesecake for dessert. What a good woman am I.

Tomorrow I am making baked chicken (because if I don't Jaime might go mad with impatience). And Friday is homemade pizza and a movie with Jaime and Alexis. It'll be the first night we're all home and awake together. I hate him working nights. I can hardly wait for him to get switched to days....

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stranger things have happened

I have always told people that when they have questioned things. And I have found a story that collaborates that view point. Please, feel free to read this story, this story that has made me scratch my head and wonder where the line between freedom to raise our children the way we feel best and making sure the children in our country are being taken care of, mentally as well as physically.

But that's not really a major part of my day.

I'm still not use to having a camera to use. I had to buy a memory card after Alexis' godfather bought her a vreader and forgot to buy her a memory card to download games. You guessed it, I gave Alexis the memory card out of my camera and put off buying one. I finally bought one yesterday and did get a few pictures.

However today I had some good photo ops that I totally missed. My sisters came over, along with my nieces and nephews, and had dinner with me. Nothing fancy, salad with fresh spinach, and radishes from my sister's garden, tomatoes and chicken for the adults and hot dogs and chips for the kids. Nothing extraordinary at all. But the kids were being so cute I should have snapped some shots of them. Sigh.

Also I got my order in from the thirty-one catalog. And I LOVE IT. I'm seriously considering buying another item, since another friend of mine is hosting another thirty-one party. But what to get. If you have never heard of them, check them out. They have a lot of amazing organizing solutions.

I didn't get anything done tonight. And on one hand that really bothers me. There is so much to do right now that I should not have a whole lot of down time. On the other hand I have to take time sometime. And I'm not asleep yet. There is still time for me to get something done. In fact as I sit here I keep thinking of things I should be doing.

In fact, I think I will postpone the rest of this post....

Until something is accomplished....

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Brand New Day

It was my first week day in my new home, my own home. Up until this point mornings have included talking to my dad, making sure we had milk, and getting my daughter and I out the door without waking up the dogs which would wake up the entire household. Today I got to wake up, get Alexis dressed and walk out the door.

No worrying about who should be awake. Jaime works 2nd shift.

No worrying about milk. Jaime and I are the only ones who pour it, and there is a list on the fridge for groceries we need. Plus the gas station is across the street.

No worrying about dogs. The only pet we have right now is the fish and they get fed at night. When we get a kitten in the next few weeks we can worry about does it have food and water. Not until then. And cats sleep much better than dogs.

I also didn't have to worry about did it rain last night. Are the gravel roads sloppy? Can I drive a normal speed or do I have to make like a turtle and crawl?

Then I came home from work. The only people I had to worry about feeding were Alexis and myself. The only tastes I have to cater to are Alexis' and my own. Jaime will try anything.

We went to the bowling alley to say hi to Alexis' uncle and papa. We went to the library, her on her bike, me walking, and enjoyed the sounds of the night. We came home and she played on the computer while mom put stuff away and picked up the house.

And what am I doing now? Other than blogging of course. I am planning her birthday party.

I am thinking old fashioned garden party.

I am going to serve apple juice (tea) with mini cakes and sandwiches.

We are going to set up the croquet and badmitton sets.

I'm going to have coloring pages with flowers.

I'm going to make flower cookies to take home.

I'm going to make a sign of flowers that says happy birthday Alexis.

I'm excited. This is her first friends party which will be followed by...her first sleepover in her new house.

Her cousins are going to stay the night and I'm going to put them all to sleep on the floor in the living room. We are going to watch movies and eat popcorn. We are going to play outside until the sun goes down. We are going to make something fun and easy for supper (just not sure what quite yet). We are going to have FUN.

The next day will be our housewarming BBQ. Everyone is going to bring something to grill, a side dish to share and lots of fun. It will be friends and family. I will take lots of pictures!

And what are we going to do on Monday after all this fun and excitement? RELAX. Well....maybe.

We still have a wedding to finish planning....

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A busy weekend, and it's not over...

I have moved my mother-in-law-to-be out of her old house. This also happens to be my new house. Oh, yeah, and I moved my daughter and I into the new house.

We also have rearranged the house. Jaime's bedroom is now Alexis' bedroom. We still have to finish unpacking her room but I think that is a good task for in the morning, you know when the 5 year old is in a better mood and  Mommy isn't quite so exhausted.

Jenny (Jaime's mom's) bedroom is now Jaime and my bedroom.

The living room is the still the living room but it got a few new additions today and tomorrow we go pick up our couch and love seat.

The kitchen and dining room are all one room. We have consolidated items that were all over the kitchen. I grocery shopped to get the stuff for meals for the week.

I still need to scrub the walls, but that may wait until tomorrow evening or Monday evening.

Tomorrow is busy in the afternoon. At 11 Sam will be here to go with me to pick up the couch and love seat. After we get that put in we are going to head out to my parents house. I have a few things I need to finish up there. Getting some breakable items and sweeping where furniture had been. I'm hoping to be back home by around 4 or 4:30 to start supper.

I need to make a list of items I want to accomplish. I have so many things that I just don't know where to start. Luckily it's getting on in the evening and I need to be getting Alexis into bed so I don't have to worry about it tonight. But tomorrow is another day and I want to have the house put together and ready for life here within a week or two.

I do have one thing I HAVE to get done tonight. There are boxes in the location I plan on putting my couch. And I need to find a place to put the love seat. So I need to arrange the living room accordingly. Hopefully Jaime will get home before I start moving furniture. Otherwise, oh well I suppose.

It has been a very fulfilling day today. And I am so happy to be home.