Wednesday, November 18, 2009

a plethora of things...

Wow. I've got a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head to blog about. I think I'll just make one gigantically long entry and let you sort your way through it.

1. Naps.
My boys are both refusing to nap right now but I'm refusing to get them up. They BOTH need a nap I sit. It was quiet for a bit, but now Noah is talking to himself and Jude is crying. We shall see where this leads.

2. Flip.
I'm SO EXCITED about my new Flip Video Camera. My parents got me a gift card to a mall for my birthday but I didn't know what I wanted. I want clothes, but not for this body. Maybe my body about 1 or 2 sizes smaller. But not this one. So...what was it to be? A whack load of little things? Sometimes it's nice to get a whole bunch of little things, but I think it's also nice to have one big thing to look at think - oh yeah, my parents got me this! So I went to the mall with the boys this morning and picked it up from the store that I had called last night to put one on hold for me. I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks to my friend Mel for giving me her thoughts on it and recommendation! It's small, easy to use and makes uploading and sharing videos SUPER easy. It's perfect and I'm excited to use it!

3. This blog.
I've often thought about the hodge-podge that is this blog. A lot of people are really creative and specific when writing their blog entries. They are well crafted works of art. Each entry has a specific topic and is captivating (usually). I am not so sure my blog has ever been like that. But for some reason people keep reading it (mind you, not a LOT of people I don't think *hi Mom!*) but the one thing that's often repeated is, "I'm glad I can stay up to date with what's going on in your life through your blog". And that makes me happy. Because I have a lot of friends that I love dearly but am not able to stay in touch with regularly. But through my blog I'm able to share my life with them. The every day. The mundane. The joys and the pain that happen in my life.
The only thing is I don't get to hear what's going on in THEIR (read: YOUR) life. So maybe you should start a blog too. :D

4. Cleaning & Cooking
Recently I've become determined and found a desire to really be a good Keeper of the Home. I want to serve my family by taking care of my family and our home. The ways this works out is through cleaning and cooking (mainly). So I've given myself one (sometimes two) tasks per day to accomplish. This way I keep myself busy without (hopefully) getting overwhelmed at all there is to do. There are also so many other pros to doing this but I don't think I need to list the obvious ones.
I also want to get into good habits. Like clearing the table, doing the dishes and putting everything away each night. From the very start in my marriage, I've never been good at doing this, but when I DO, the reward of a clean kitchen makes my soul happy.
As for cooking, I'm really striving to continue to make up a meal plan every Sunday afternoon or evening. I've also found this amazing resource which I plan to make use of: which is Canadian and has different plans you can subscribe to (like cooking for kids, cooking for one, cooking on a budget, etc.).
So for those who are interested, here are my tasks and the days I've allotted:
Monday: floors & front door
- vacuum, sweep, swiffer all the floors in the house
- straighten up and tidy the front door area - putting shoes, coats and other items away
Tuesday: bathrooms
- clean both upstairs and downstairs bathrooms
Wednesday: kitchen
- continue to keep up the kitchen, maybe another sweep or mop of the floor
- also can be a catch-up day if I fall behind
Thursday & Friday: laundry

I'd also like to do certain things biweekly or monthly - like changing sheets and towels, cleaning toys, and maybe doing a double or triple batch of food to put in the deep freezer. But we'll get to that after these weekly things start to become a habit and more consistent in my life.

Whew. Long post. Hope you enjoyed catching up with me!


  1. I always love catching up with you:) it is true, i love all parts of your life, the randomness of your blog is what makes it wonderful, myself being a little less random, i still have 4 blogs if you want to catch up in any particular area ;) love ya

  2. I read all your blogs entries. You're very real. It's great!

    Nice housekeeping sched, by the way. I keep re-working the point that I spend more time working on the schedule and the house is falling apart :)

  3. I like your schedule. I'm not too fond of mine, but I've gotten used to it for 2.5 years now.

    It goes like this (One of the weeks, its different the next week)



    Wednesday-Meal plan, groceries, tidy clean (floors, bathrooms, etc)

    Thursday- cook meals for work, laundry, homework for church & course stuff, maybe clean some more if I'm not finished





    Karen H


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