End-of-March edition: March 31, 2011
Outside my window...partly cloudy, some sun peeking through. Frost, and I mean serious frost, on the ground this morning. But the temps are warming so the day promises to be tolerable.
I am thinking...that no one told March it was supposed to come in like a lion, not out like one. After a week of glorious 70 degree temps, this snow and cold is miserable! I can't take it! I am so ready for spring. Not to mention all of the things that are hinging on good weather in order to get done.
I am thankful for...my husband, who as usual, is working his butt off. Especially since most of the work he's been doing is really just to make me happy. Keep him in your prayers for the next 9 weeks! :)
From the learning rooms...we are trudging through, trying to get done before this baby gets here. Starting a Holy Eucharist lapbook with Patrick this week.
From the kitchen...finishing off the last of the freezer meals. And it is the end of the month so, there isn't much to choose from. Trying to use what we have but that doesn't make for much excitement!
I am wearing...black maternity pants, maroon top, and a hoodie.
I am creating...a baby. And that is pretty much all I have the energy for!
I am going...oh who knows? Piano tomorrow if Nathan gets some more practice in. I really have a half-dozen little errands to run but just don't feel motivated to do it. Partially, it is being tired and partially, it is the weather.
I am reading...the bible. Trying to get caught up on my bible-a-day schedule--I'm way behind. Lots of baby books.
I am hoping...for good weather. The chicken coop depends on it. The garden depends on it. My sanity depends on it!
I am hearing...Thomas the Train on dvd. Nick has a cold and that was the only thing that made him happy.
Around the house...a disaster. Everything is a mess. I have failed in my Project: Simplicity attempts. Two birthdays, 11 chicks, 6 (now) puppies, 5 kids and a big belly pretty much drain me every day. :) I did attempt to deep clean the boys' room. I got halfway through it and bailed. I suppose that is something. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some major nesting to kick in!
One of my favorite things...puppies. They are so darn cute. But I am not going to miss them when they're gone! Feedings three times a day and play time outside and cleaning up after them---whew! We are keeping one, but I hope that is much easier than 6. They are cute. Follow you everywhere, so happy to see you, bouncy little antics.
A few plans for the rest of the week...hopefully, some help with the coop over the weekend. These chicks need out of my basement. Puppies going to their new homes, yay! Actually starting my seeds, maybe getting some garden tilled for the seed potatoes, strawberries and lilac bushes that showed up yesterday!
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I could barely get to my clothes because of the stuff piled on the floor! My closet tends to be a dumping ground for the "I-don't-know-where-it-goes" and then I'm stepping and tripping over everything. And the shelf up top was barely used except for a few hodge-podge items thrown up there.
Now, I don't think that my after picture quite does my redone closet justice! And, it is really hard to get a pic of the closet! Up on the shelf, from left to right--a basket for baby items as I find them, a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child items, on top of that short-sleeve shirts I didn't hang up, sweaters, long-sleeve shirts and shorts/skirts. Hanging I have almost everything else I own. Church clothes, jeans, summer t-shirts (some of them I still wear), fleece jackets (I like layers!), sweaters, and then maternity clothes--winter and summer. I went ahead and got out the short sleeve maternity shirts since I'll be needing them soon (I hope it warms up soon!).
All this re-organizing and de-cluttering gave me ample room on the floor. I can stand there and ponder what to wear with out feeling claustrophobic. And I now have a home for my toolbox (yes, every mom needs her own toolbox).
Of course, I did go through everything in my dresser as well--and what is left in there is nicely folded and stuff I actually wear. But I'm not going to show you a picture of that! :) All in all, I had one bag of trash and almost two full garbage bags of giveaway.
Now, if my husband would do his side of the closet.....