While Ivan and Asher were away this past weekend, I finally had time to tackle a big, nagging to do item: CLEAN OUT MY CLOSET. The problem: I haven't been feeling super awesome about my wardrobe this past year. Not 100% sure why. I am now suspecting, after doing some closer surveying of the situation,… Continue reading OMG- my closet
Kids, Chores and Allowances
I did some actual CARDIO at the gym yesterday (the stairmill) after my shoulders/triceps workout. Crazy, I know, because I'm not usually big on traditional cardio. While I climbed stairs, I listened to this recent The Mom Hour episode about household chores. It got me thinking about a couple of things: #1- It would be… Continue reading Kids, Chores and Allowances
A burning dinner question + 2 gratitude quotes
Part A: Why does it always seem to take 3 hours to clean up from dinner? Seriously, is this just me? It doesn't matter what we have, it seems like it always takes forever to fully clean up the kitchen!! And I do generally recruit help- it's not like everyone just ditches me. (Though, I'll… Continue reading A burning dinner question + 2 gratitude quotes
1- Weather We had very mild temperatures this weekend, including a big thunderstorm on Saturday with some downpouring rain. It was nice, actually- felt like spring!! But then I walked out of my room this morning and saw this view out of the sunroom window: Wait, what?! I usually watch local weather report most days,… Continue reading Monday list
Pick. Up. Your. Stuff.
The kids have been home fulltime again for over 4 weeks now. (They went virtual Monday of Thanksgiving week.) I am feeling READY for them to go back to school. With the colder weather and no sports happening AND now no school (winter break) to keep them occupied, I am just feeling like there is… Continue reading Pick. Up. Your. Stuff.