Monday, May 16, 2011

Yes, I am that random...

This song popped into my mind this morning, why you ask? I have no idea. Maybe it was because I saw the book "Pokey Little Puppy" as I was packing the kids' bookshelf. Why that has any relevance, I don't know. I had to chuckle a little because I remembered my grandma teaching me this song at about 5 years old. I remember singing it and being so proud- poor little dog.

As usual, things around here are moving at lightning speed. I finished up my semester classes last Friday and also got an email from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper that I am being published today. I sent in a letter to the editor as part of an extra credit assignment in my Eng Comp class & now they're publishing my letter. I actually find this funny, who'd a thunk it?

The kids are done a tad early with their homeschooling- thanks to all the moving mess we've got going on. They're happy to be outside- because spring has finally showed up- and not stuck inside doing BORING schoolwork. I wonder how excited they'll be to start all the BORING stuff again in August? LOL

Guess what I've been doing? Packing. Is this only the second time I've told you about it? Or maybe the third. Just in case you forgot- I feel the need to tell you again that I LOATHE MOVING. Yes, I loathe it. We're getting good at it though. And this time, I'm going through E.V.E.R.Y S.I.N.G.L.E T.H.I.N.G. because I'm just sick and tired of so many boxes. I think living in a small home will do that to a person. I wonder what it would feel like to give away TOO much. Maybe that's not possible with 7 people. I'm trying to find out. Goodwill loves me right now.

I started a summer reading group through Good Morning Girls. You should check them out, fall groups will be forming at the end of summer. It's been an awesome thing for me to be part of a bible study online. So, so good!

My sister-in-law & I are in the beginning stages of planning an Above Rubies Retreat near the Chicago area ( in 2012). I toured the retreat center (awesome!), now I just have to decide on a date and book Nancy Campbell! I'm totally excited about this, it's been about 6 years in the making.

I've been using FlyLady's moving tips. She is helping me stay sane- so far anyway. I keep a copy of the tips right next to my chair so after my devotion each morning I can remind myself not to freak out- BABY STEPS she says. I'm trying.

I am not a fan of road construction. Here, there or anywhere. It is not my friend.

My Tom-Tom is my friend.

The kids are with grandma doing a little spring shopping trip. I am sitting here, still in my pajamas, looking at my CHAOS. Ok, it's been nice but I gotta go before I lose the ambition I barely have. Did I mention I loathe moving? Oh yea, I think I did.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Knowing my limits...

It's no secret that I tend to bite off more than I can chew- jump in with both feet- and then expect not to choke or sink. Most times, I admit, I'm just down right unrealistic. I'm actually chuckling as I write this because in print I sound pretty crazy! Do you know many people who admit they're quirky or crazy? If not, allow me to be the first! Happy Monday!

This is just one of the things I've been staring at for the past 4 Jan. I returned back to school.

There's 2 weeks left to this semester so my brain is feeling quite mushy & I'm sure my eyes have that glazed over look...

Now I've begun adding this into the mix:

Talk about a recipe for complete mayhem! But in the midst of the madness I've had a revelation, the revelation that I too, have limits. Really? Seriously? I'm not Wonder Woman? This is a hard concept for me to grasp cause I want to do everything (I know my family is falling out of their chairs laughing right now)! My original plan was to take classes over the summer (and move). It kind of dawned on me yesterday that is going to be a bit much. So, with the realization of my human-ness I withdrew from my summer courses (but then added another for the fall!). Yes, yes I did- I can't help myself...

I've also reacquainted myself with FlyLady. I don't know why I ever 'forgot' about her-she's been a lifesaver lately! I'm following her moving tips...I really want to survive this! Go figure.
Am I getting more wise in my 'old' age? Probably not...