Monday, January 17, 2011

So Sick

I have really been wanting to start the Project 52.  I saw the Project 365 challenge last year and knew there was no way I could keep up.  But 1 picture each week seems attainable.  However we are on week 3 and I have started nothing. 

Our entire family has been sick for about two weeks.  Not a solid week just someone at each point for two weeks.  I have had this crap for about a week and the baby for about a week and a half.  What gives?  I was super sick back in December and now a month later?  I am rarely sick so this is frustrating.

Remember my last post, saying that hubby and I were trying to purge a little each weekend?  Well even though we have been sick we still made our goal.  This weekend we purged a whole carload, we have a Jeep Commander and it holds a lot.  The better news?  That wasn't all that we were willing to get rid of!  Hubby said everytime he has gone to Goodwill all the other cars had a few things but his car was packed, and the workers made a comment about how much he had.  Today we had the day off and I had big ambitions but little energy.  I got the mounds of baby clothes folded and put away.  The master and the girls room cleaned.  I know this may not sound like much, but trust me when I say, this was a huge under taking.

I hope to be feeling better soon and I plan on still doing the Project 52, it will just be in bulk, so prepare yourselves. :)  Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Can Clean the Crap Out of A Closet....

....Literally.  That is what we did this weekend.  We are trying to go through the boxes in our garage while also doing some purging inside our home.  This weekend's task?  To purge linens.  So we cleaned out our very small linen closet and all boxes in the garage marked linens.  Remember we were going to try to sell.  Yeah, well we packed stuff up to thin out the house, got a storage unit and then never listed.  So several months ago hubby cleared out the storage unit and it all ended up in our garage.  Man do we have a lot of junk.  Here is the final result of the linen closet.

To some of you this may still appear messy, but before this weekend you could barley shut the door. Every time we washed towels or sheets, I would feel panicked about where I was going to store them.

We plan to tackle a little each weekend. Soon we will feel good about the progress and the condition of our home.

I also realized that I have two huge boxes of unused Partylite items and yet another box unaccounted for, filled with Partylite candles. I am thinking I need to just sell the Partylite accessories, but I am nervous. Has anyone else sold items on eBay? How was your experience? Any tips and/or tricks you can offer?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Personal Space Extends To the Line At the Grocery Store

Hi friends!  A little bit of a rant for this Friday morning.  I try to be very conscious of personal space and the fact that I may be standing in someone’s way.  Just the way I would like others to behave.  I was at the grocery store the other night, on a week night at 9:00 PM.  I was checking out and because there are no baggers where I shop I was getting all of my groceries together and in my shopping cart for the trip to the car.  I have noticed this happens almost every time.  I go around to the front of my cart to start loading everything and the jerk behind me pulls their cart right up to mine.  PEOPLE, I STILL HAVE TO PAY!!  It just seems so rude to me.  What are your thoughts on this?  Do you have situations like this one that make you wonder "how can they think this is okay"?

So it is Friday and the weekend is here, what are your plans?

Hubby and I are going to tour a gym tonight (we are thinking of switching.)  I am going to get my house clean.  No joke it looks like a bomb went off around here.  Wish me luck and have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Thought For Your Thursday

The only way to coast is downhill.

Discipline is the bridge
goals and accomplishment.

Thought I would share this with everyone.  Hubby sent it to me this morning and I am really chewing on it.  I think I will sit down this weekend and really map out my year and set some goals.  I LOVE a plan!!  But with my post yesterday, I will try to be very realistic about said plan. Will keep you updated!  Happy Thursday!  I get to wear jeans tomorrow!  (I know that excites you :))

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I Wish I Could Be My New Years Self All Year Long

I know that I need to do a Dallas re-cap, but today I am feeling more inspired to talk about the changes I have noticed in myself.  But I will give you this adorable shot as a taster of our fantastic trip!

So I did not have a succesful holiday season in the weight category however you know what the big change in me is?  That I am not beating myself up over it.  Do I need to make changes in my diet?  Um, yes.  Do I have other things I would like to accomplish?  Um, yes.  Am I torturing myself over these things...that would be a big N-O.

I am writing this because remember last year when I resolved to be kinder to myself?  Well I set that goal because I am usually insanely unrealistic about my expectations and this attitude makes it very difficult for me to enjoy a lot of lifes quiet blessings and sometimes, even the loud screaming ones.  (I am not completley speaking of my children here :)) 

As of right now I have not made any goals or "resolutions", I am basking in my current state of mind and loving it.  I do plan on setting some goals, but right now, I am mentally taking a break.

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season.  And wishes to everyone for a fantastic 2011!!

(And if you are having a bad day come back and enjoythe picture of my sweet baby!)