Friday, January 04, 2008

Things I've been doing in my spare time:

  • Re-reading Holly Pierlot's A Mother's Rule of Life, and Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover. I hate feeling out of control...of our finances, of our home, of my life...

  • Clearing clutter (an entire grocery sack full of junk from under the kids' bathroom sink, for example.)

  • Replenishing my supply of counter top notebook planner pages and filling them in to the greatest extent possible.

  • Compiling a master list of easily prepared meals to refer to when planning my grocery list...some familiar favorites made too infrequently out of laziness on my part, and some new ones I've yet to try, from sources such as this thread, a number of great food blogs, and this wonderful website introduced to me by my amazing sister-in-law. (Jennifer, I love you. Do I say that often enough?)

  • Completely re-evaluating my plans for this next term of homeschooling, deciding I really like the sound of Mater Amabilis, and determining how to best combine aspects of the Prep and 1B levels.

  • Brainstorming possible baby names with an increasing sense of urgency. One would think this process would become easier with each consecutive pregnancy, right? I mean, we've had a list of top contenders every why am I never happy with them the next time around?

  • Laundry, laundry...and more laundry. Doesn't it ever end? :)


Laura W. said...

I'm busy doing some of the same things, except picking out baby names...:(

Cheryl said...

I'm doing the same things too. And no, the laundry never ends.

Margaret in Minnesota said...

The space under my children's bathroom scares me... ;)

You're not alone in this list, Hon. You're so not alone.

Jill said...

Tell your husband I liked his comment! And ask if he thinks I could pass for a 70-year-old farm wife so I could solve all my fashion problems. ;)
By the way...I can't believe there was even a tiny chance you could have been my German 'neighbor'!!! What fun we could have had. Oh well, we'll remain virtual friends until I come back and visit you in person.

Jen said...

I'm right there with you in terms of the homeschooling plans. We are using Seaton right now, and I've realized it just does not fit. I want to go with Mater Amabilis, because it's honestly they way we've been learning and just applying what we've learned to paper to submit for grading, but I think an overall is our school would throw me for a loop. And I'm there with the laundry too. It never ends. Hope you are feeling well!