Monday, October 26, 2009

not quite on track...

Ok so I am not doing my daily posting like I thought I would.

So here is motivational monday

I find that the more I have to do the better I plan my time, but there is a fine line, because if I had one thing to many--I stress out, fall apart, and my poor poor family gets the brunt end of my frustrations!

So my motivation today is--get things done now--don't wait because tomorrow you might have a melt down!

off to do the dishes and thank you cards and halloween invites and talk to work and schedule doctors appointment and and and and .....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

SO I am back and hopefully full force.

Life is TOTALLY calm--when compaired to last week and my house guests have all left--funny pun--Guests--get it? if you don't that is fine.

Anyway back to trying to blog daily in order to help me stay motivated in getting my work done.

I did spend a bit of time looking at other peoples blogs today, but then I kicked it into high gear and got quite a bit done--still have a TO DO list a mile long, but thought this would be a good time to blog.


I am starting on Number 82 because I have told 81 things I am thankful for in my other posts.
I am sure I repeat, but oh well.

82. Primary Kids
83. The words Please and Thank you
84. Pepper's cheeks when she drinks out of pop can--so funny looking!
85. Potty trained kid--Pepper is working on it again--kind of
86. paychecks-both $$ and of the heart
87. Fly Swatters
88. Bishop's
89. really yummy mexican food
90. peoplw who clean up after themselves
91. people who wait to start a movie until everyone is ready--not just them
92. visiting teachers
93. good movies
94. Youtube videos
95. America's funnest home videos--except the ones when people get hurt-not funny!
96. washing machine/Dryer/dishwasher/oven
97. magazines
98. Lists--to do, menu, grocery, and so on
99. My good heater
100. Wood Burning stove
101. Medications for those with illness--physical and mental--
102. $1.00 store
103. Late night talks
104. Naps
105. Creative mind
106. Sharing Times planned in advance
107. Teachers who get substitutes
108. warm coats
109. good socks
110. knowing all bills for the month are covered!
111. a hardworking husband
112. a husband who is willing to grow
113. renewing old friendships
114. Weddings
115. New baby Lettie! (last but NOT LEAST!!!)

or I have a ton of things I could write, but I would just like to take a moment and reflect on how many of the things I am thankful for and just THINGS! I need to work on that--I fill my life with THINGS and then too busy cleaning, organizing, dusting, and messing with THINGS! I am working on it!

Tomorrow--Funny Friday!
I am not feeling very funny, so hopefully by then I can think of some stuff-

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Real Life

so real life totally hit me in the face.

I know many of you have heard this so sorry about the rant AGAIN, but here we go.

A mouse got in the cupboard and since no one was here for a week it had full run of the cupboards! Yuck. Instead of cleaning up all the normal stuff after being gone a month I was pulling everything was out, lots of food was thrown away (What kind of mouse eats flour and not brown sugar?), dishes were washed, and cupboards and counters were washed down in bleach! Still working on it!

We came home to the smell of rotten vegetable's in the mud room. Lucas thinking he was only going to Denver for the weekend and not a whole week had just harvested the garden. Oh well. I did get some plum jam made with plums from someone yard in Utah's --Uncle Jim?? I should be working on Salsa now, or Zucchini bread, both need to be made in the next day or so....or else those foods will be rotten also.

The weather is getting colder so I am trying to get my garden all cleaned up--watering system put away (about 1/3 done), the black plastic pulled up and stored (about 1/8 done), and all my tools put away (about 1/2 done). It is a race to get stuff done before the snow comes!!

I was doing pretty go staying on top of things, but then Pam (my sister in law) went into labor and I had her kids. I don't want to sound like I am complaining, because I am NOT! Her kids and mine played so well together, and other than the toys being a mess--which is already picked up--they were fun to have around. But with 4 kids under the age of 4 not as many things get done as planned. Pam's baby came Saturday afternoon (around 4:30) Lettie Grace. She is SO cute. She is already at home--a little more than 24 hours later--so we were able to go over and see her.

Pepper and Lucas both had birthday's, but to say the least nothing is being done with them this year, yet. Pam & Micah bought Pepper a birthday cake--and we had that tonight! Thank goodness for Pam & Micah. I will do something for their birthday's I am not sure when..because...

Jeff (my father in law) is getting married on Saturday and I told Pam I would help her this week get the house in order, since that is where they are getting married....

And the big Primary Program is next week. We had a practice say the least my organizational skills are not up to par yet so it was very difficult to not completely fall apart and stress out about it. On Thursday we are having another rehearsal--so I gotta get WAY more organized for that!

Monday, Tomorrow, I think I am supposed to start training for a new job, but I have been playing phone tag with my trainer so I have no idea what is going on, and no baby sitter lined up. I am supposed to train ASAP since my training is going out of town soon--I think.

On top of that--I need to schedule Sedona and Pepper doctors appointments, one is scheduled for Tuesday...

so really my life isn't that bad.

I just put A LOT of SHOULDS on my shoulders when really the NEEDS and MUSTS aren't that great. Tomatoes will go bad--and what? Nothing....I will feel bad for a few days then I will get over it.

Oh well--I did get a great nap in today and watched a few movies Saturday night so life is NOT as bad as I make it out to be---I really should have been working instead of TV or Sleeping---but there I go with the SHOULDS again!

Holy Cow--just saw that it is past midnight--guess the nap helped and hindered me a little--tomorrow starts bright and early (for me anyway) so I am off to sleep.

Thanks for the listening ear.