Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Busy & Thankful

 What a busy few weeks this has been! 

Thankfully we have had some beautiful weather and have been able to carve out some time to have some fun with our big kid. 

 He got a basketball for his birthday so we've been taking him out to shoot some hoops when we can - he's pretty good.  Me, on the other hand, not so much.  7th grade me is very disappointed.

We also took him to get his City library card!

Talk about an exciting day!  He even checked out a couple of books - one about Louis Armstrong.  My boy is so cultured.  I just need to find a Louis Armstrong record to play at the house when we read it.  You know, for the full effect.

Today, I'm planning my Christmas present shopping list and our Christmas menu.  I'm so excited the season is finally upon us!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Eating the Elephant

(not sure who this photo belongs to,
if you know msg me so I can give credit where it's due)

Great news, friends!  I'm happy to report that thanks to some wonderful medication and the AMAZING (totally being sincere here) Lord above, my headaches are improving and the fatigue I've been experiencing isn't as bad.  Laziness on the other hand, is tempting and fun but, I digress.

Bad news though, my house is INSANE.  The dust bunnies aren't living under the couch anymore - they've taken residence on the ceiling fan, blinds, bookshelves.  The tub needs cleaning.  The Laundry Mountains have risen up in the bedrooms and you can't tell the clean ones from the dirty ones any more.

Needless to say, month after month of feeling "bad" and "out of it" have taken their toll and it's time for me to do my annual "Fall/Winter Cleaning".

Q:  "Where do you start?"
A:  "One bite at a time."

That didn't make sense unless  you know the old idiom - "How do you eat an elephant?"... "One bite at a time"

That's what I'm doing with my house. 

One thing at a time.

Tonight - laundry mountains
Tomorrow night - bathrooms (me), bedrooms (hubby and son)
Wednesday night - organizing books & decor
Thursday night - dusting
Friday night - floors
Saturday - cleaning the church, clean the van
Sunday - get ready for the week

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Ball = DONE!

Fall baseball is finished and boy did these guys have fun!

It's always kinda sad when the season's done.  The boys really become a team, even though most of them only met two months ago, and the parents become friends cheering on each other's kids. 

On the flip side, we have 6 more prime time hours of our week back - including midday on Saturday! 

I couldn't be more excited about sleeping in a little.  Lounging around.  Doing housework on time.  Grocery shopping before lunch.  It's gonna be good.

Still though, we're looking forward to Spring Ball!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Head to Toe

Look at what my poor boy got for his birthday:

What you're looking at here, folks, is the rash of the poison ivy plant.

This kid is COVERED with it.  Head to toe.  Sadly, the head is the part that has been affected the most.  You can't see it here but his ears are huge, red and swollen.

It's everything he can do to keep from scratching his own face off.

So, we've lightened our video game policy at the house and he couldn't be more delighted!

Makes him happy and it keeps his mind and hands off of all the itching.

Hope all this goes away before family photos on the 4th!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I missed the boat on this original piece of artwork by Mary Kate McDevitt.

If you're wondering what to get your favorite me for Christmas, get ahold of her and beg her to make another one!

Here's her shop address:

Thanks guys!!