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Thursday, April 29, 2010

And then there was Caleb...

Well, as any good parent, I force my kids to eat their meals. Maybe not all of it, but they at least have to try a bite.  Like it or not, my mom made me do it and therefore, so will my kids.  I definitely am not as strict as my mom was about dinnertime. I had to clean my plate, I mean it had better have been shining when I finished...and of course now I have a complex if I don't finish my meal...even at a restaurant when they give you like a triple portion!!

Hmmm, maybe that is why these last 17 pounds are hanging on!


And then there is Caleb.  Caleb was born with a gag reflex like you would not believe...he could smell something gross, look at something gross, merely think of something gross and BAM, we had puke!  I would be changing Carter's diaper and if Caleb walked in, I had two messes to clean.  And, quite honestly, nearly three, because I am right on Caleb's trail when it comes to that gag reflex! We were at a friend's house and she was cooking sauerkraut and when he walked in and smelled it he started gagging and headed straight back downstairs!  Good thing she was a good friend or we wouldn't have been invited back!

So I decided that we hadn't had an incident in awhile with Caleb and it would be a good time to try to get him to eat some normal food with the rest of the family.  I made my yummy little meatloaf muffins that I was telling you about and they turned out so yummy, I just knew he'd love them....wrong.

He was actually doing fine until he saw a teeny tiny little carrot on his plate.  He said, 'what's that?' and I of course told him which was immediately followed by him spewing all over the table...and then everyone was done with dinner...just like that! They all just stood up, picked up their plates and left...so much for that yummy dinner.

I guess we will try again...a long time from now!

Another little side note about my sweet little middle child.  Caleb is quiet and has always been able to flash those big brown eyes at me and get pretty much whatever he wants. I feel terrible because sometimes, he is so quiet and good, I do actually forget that he is in the house!  I am bad about remembering to send show n tell with him, because he isn't one that gets really worked up about it, and quite honestly is very forgiving if I forget to remind him...still doesn't stop the guilt trip that I am sure to give myself though!

Caleb is also finishing up his Kindergarten year and has learned to read quite well.  He has a sense of humor that pops out every once in awhile that surprises even himself.  He was reading his list of words to me the other day and gets to the word 'but' and quickly points to his rear and says, 'not this kind mom, it's like, "I want to play my DS, but you won't let me!"' I was trying so hard not to laugh, but just couldn't help it.

The kids just got home so I had better go start getting dinner on the table. Caleb just informed me that today was the very special "Qu" show and tell, and he was the only one that forgot their item from home to give as a gift to the "queen". Really? The only one, no one else forgot..."nope, but it's okay mom...it's okay that you forgot my snack too, because we had brownies!!" ...sigh...

I don't know if I will ever get this parenting thing right, but I will sure keep trying!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Monday, April 26, 2010

Summer is coming...36 Days to June 1

Well, although we have been bombarded once again with cool rain and fog here in the Poconos, my mind is still set on Spring and the much anticipated Summer break!  With that comes the overwhelming fear of...shorts and swimsuits!  (If only we could all look cute with our fat rolls like miss Abigail!)




Let's face it, after five kids I just don't feel like the glowing picture of athleticism that I would like to.  I try to keep in shape...one trip up the stairs for dirty laundry and then back down, forgot my phone upstairs so up I go and then back down, someone is crying upstairs so up I go, again, and then back down...not exactly the ideal workout routine, but I will take what I can get!  (And when the Dr. asks if I exercise  regularly...well, of course I do!)


That being said, I am stuck at somewhat of a plateau.  (Yeah, been there awhile, I remember mentioning it a month or so ago...) So here I am stuck, 15 pounds over my "ideal" weight. (well actually according to the scales 17 pounds...but it changes daily...maybe the scale is broken)

Who decided ideal anyway? Some non-exercising, unhealthy scientist in a lab? Hmmm, well regardless, being the perfectionist that I am, I want to be at my "ideal" weight.  Soooo, beginning today I will be tracking for the world to see, my journey to taking off those last, frustrating, post-baby pounds, and really more correctly my overall body health.  (I will NOT be posting pictures!)

Pounds to Lose: 17
Pounds Lost: 0 (Yep a big goose egg)
BMI: 24.6 (Just barely in the top end of the normal range by .3) Aaaah

I exercised (actual real exercise) for 15 minutes today.
I ate...like a horse!  This may be more difficult than I thought!

One more thing, I realize to some of you I may not look overweight, but the doctor says I am; and yes, I have checked with my doctor before beginning this exercise regiment and you should do the same!

If you want to join with me, than post your status in the comment section as we work our way toward summer time! (Pounds to Lose...Pounds Lost...BMI) I am doing a 12 week plan, with the intention of losing a pound a week.  So I won't actually reach my "ideal" weight by summer, but I know I will be feeling better!  (June 1 will mark just over 5 weeks so I should have lost 1/3 of my weight by then).

In other exciting news, I will be making low-fat meatloaf muffins for dinner. http://dineanddish.net/2010/04/too-old-for-comfort-recipe-diner-meat-loaf-muffins/ I know, sounds amazingly not fun...but I pulled it from a friend of mine's blog and she is a fabulous cook, so I am going to give it a try.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Off to make a Tooshie Tote, and take care of a very whiney 2-year-old!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life (Really Crazy today)

Wendy Jo

      

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tooshie Totes

I thought I would take just a minute to update you today about my business, Tooshie Totes. I know, kind of a funny name, so let me explain.

When I started making totes several years ago, I actually started making diaper bags...out of necessity, because I wasn't really into Pooh Bear and I needed something stylish to tote all of my baby things in! And I couldn't afford the cute bags I saw at the local boutique, so being the creative do-it-myself kind of girl, I decided that I could just make one. Thus the beginning of my business, that has been kind of on-again, off-again for the last 15 years. Since I carried things to clean a baby hiney, I wanted to name the bags accordingly...and since I didn't figure that Butt Bags would really catch on, I went with Tooshie Totes instead!


My true passion is design. I love to decorate anything and everything. I just don't have the money to actually decorate the way I really want to! (Something about needing to feed five children and put clothing on them tends to take priority over my design fetish!)

I can talk myself out of just about any purchase when I stand in the store aisle long enough debating..."Shoes for the baby...fabric for new pillows...shoes for the baby...fabric for new pillows...shoes for the baby"...you get the picture! And of course, being a bit on the creative side, I tend to think I can do any task, be it big or small, so I have a really hard time buying ANYTHING because, after all, I could do that!! (Yes, you can roll your eyes here, because that is exactly what my husband would be doing!) I am the insane friend who tells my friend, 'Sure, we can strip that table and chairs down and repaint the entire thing in one weekend...with 8 children and no husbands to help...piece o' cake!'

Ok, so I have gone completely off track here, but what I am trying to get to is that designing totes has been an outlet for me to release my inner-designer without putting the family into bankruptcy! The totes have been on hold the last month or so because I needed to take care of some family stuff, get my life back in order a bit. But...I can feel the design bug creeping up on me, so new totes will be emerging soon!

Crying babies and a night at the baseball field await me so I have to go for now. Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo


Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Best Laid Plans...

I awoke this morning, once again to the sound of a frantic child, much earlier than I had planned. We have already established that I am NOT a morning person! Far from it. However, I have been doing better. Waking up before anyone else has helped, as well as faithfully following my flylady routines so that when I go to bed my sink is shining and my laundry is caught up.

But...today...today was kind of an accumulation of several long days that started in a similar fashion to this morning and I had pretty much had it. I had made plans for the day and they did not include two sick children!


So my alarm was still waiting to go off, but I was up, cleaning up yet another child covered in vomit and wishing that somehow we could just start this day again...in about two hours! What I don't understand is how you can throw up and then act fine the rest of the day, having more energy than 10 grown men!!

So Carter is bouncing off the walls and Abigail, who is also sick, simply walks around and whines and moans and cries and complains! Not a good or easy combination. Add to that the fact that I also have come down with something and just want someone to take care of me! Just for a day! But, no, I must do as all mothers across the world must do...put aside my own exhaustion and sickness and take care of my children.

I don't say this to sound pitiful, although I probably do sound quite pitiful...I am just stating the simple fact that every mother at some point or other reaches this milestone (I don't know that that is the right word...but you know what I mean)! I am really good at just plugging away and doing what has to be done.

Day after day after day...

I might drop an occasional hint that I am nearing the point of no return...

you know that point when your head spins 360 degrees and then flies off?! But I just keep bottling it up, until...

...about 6 am on a Thursday morning when I am awoke by the frantic yells....yeah you get the picture. My poor husband doesn't get it. After all, I've really said nothing clearly to him that would make him think that I was reaching that point of no return...I mean, in my mind I suppose I have with the little hints, but let's face it, men's minds do NOT operate that way!!

Nope, he has been completely blindsided, hit out of nowhere with my head spinning antics and he knows nothing but to run!! (Actually to be fair, he did take the sheets off the bed and get them to the laundry room).

So it is now time to try to get these sickly children to lay down and take a second short nap so that I can catch a cup of Chai Tea and an episode of something on HGTV to inspire me. (Not exactly my big plans that I had for the day, but at this point it will do!) Here is to all the mom's out there who need a day at the spa, but instead will settle for a lukewarm shower with children beating at the door! Try to find a little "me time" in the chaos of your day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just another Davis day...

We have a saying in our house when things seem to go a little crazy...which seems to be quite often! We will say, 'It's been a "Davis Day"' or something along those lines when everything that could go wrong, does!

I had one of those days last week. Actually it was two in a row...but I will spare you the pain and just tell you about the first one for now. I am driving down the highway, minding my own business when I hear a strange noise coming from under the car. (I was driving Matthew's car because he had mine) Low and behold one of the front tires that we were going to replace the next day was flat as a pancake!


So I get out the jack and start working on raising the car to change the tire. I get the car up high enough to get the tire off when I remember that you have to keep the weight of the car on the rim in order to loosen the lug nuts! (My dad taught me how to change a tire, but that was a long time ago!) So, back down I crank the little jack, which takes almost as long to crank down as it does to crank it back up!

I finally get it low enough to start tugging on the lug nuts. I get one very stubborn nut off and am working on the second one when a nice, big, muscular man stops to help me. (I'm pretty sure he could have just lifted the car with one hand and changed the tire with the other...) Anyway, I am pretty independent, pretty stubborn, pretty bull-headed, but I was wearing my new sweater, good jeans and my great black boots...so I was not complaining when he took over!

Long story short he got the tire changed, replaced it with the donut, only to find that the donut was flat! (At which point I am really thankful that he is there, because I am pretty sure that my attitude would not have been very good if it was me changing that tire!) So he took the donut back off, took it to the gas station, put air in it, then came back and put it on the car!

A side note here, when I was telling the kids what happened when I got home, Carter was soooo excited, because he thought that I had brought home donuts for him to eat! The boy never stops thinking about food!

Back on track...

Well, as if this weren't enough, I go to start the car...and the battery is dead from running my hazard lights! Thank goodness Matthew had showed up by this point so he gave me a jump...

Oh, no, it's not over yet!! I take the little car and go to pick up my daughter. All goes well until I pull back into the driveway at our house only to hear the air hissing out of the OTHER front tire! Are you kidding me?! Remember, we were getting the tires replaced the next day!!!

I guess I should be glad that I made it back home instead of getting stranded and having to tow the little car. But it still qualifies as a Davis Day, hands down! Thank goodness the kids weren't with me, and the rain had stopped, and, and, and!!! (Next time maybe we won't wait quite so long to get those tires changed either!)

Well, surprise, surprise, Carter is streaking through the house naked, playing a harmonica! Nap time must be over, so I have to go...

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I have to poop...

Well, we all know that I could write stories about Mr. Carter every day and we would all get a laugh. The boy is destined to be a comedian or something... I try to spread the love amongst the kids when I tell my stories, but today Carter takes the cake. Here are a few of his funny moments over the past week!

Okay, this one was too funny not to post. How many times have you been in the middle of nowhere and one of the kids has to...go, not just number one either! Well, the other day at baseball practice my little Carter announces from the back seat, 'I have to poop!!'. He sounded quite desperate, but there was nowhere to take him so I tell him to hold on a minute... The next thing I know I hear him grunt and then announce, 'I pooped.'


Fabulous!

Just what I needed!

Of course then I discovered there was a lovely little outhouse/port-o-potty on the other side of the fields so we walked across the field to take care of business...not an easy task in a 3x3 foot space, while holding your breath and trying not to touch ANYTHING!!! Wow!

Then there is the ongoing complaint that his tummy hurts...is he telling the truth? Is he sick? I'm thinking the answer is no since he then proceeds to tell me that, 'It's pwobly the poporn and tittles from the movie theatow!' The kid doesn't forget anything! I had told him the night after we went to the movies when he complained about his tummy hurting that it was probably the popcorn and skittles...enough said. Now of course, he thinks that the solution to his upset tummy is...chocolate! I don't think so!

Then there was the trip to Kmart this week, looking for shoes for Caleb. Of course the shoe department happens to be right next to the lingerie department! Carter announces in his NOT inside voice...'Look mommy, BOOBIES!' Oh yes..such a proud moment for me as I duck into the shoe aisle!

And, last, but not least, I am sending you over to my husbands blog to see what Carter's teacher caught him reading in Sunday School class last week! Not sure what this book is doing in the preschool class, but of course Carter found it...boy do we have our hands full! Click below to check this one out!

http://matthinx.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-talk-to-girls.html

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Buddy System

When you start having children, you are overwhelmed at the thought of bringing home that precious bundle of joy from the hospital. You wonder how you will remember to feed it, how you will know when it is hungry, when will you sleep...the questions go on. Those first few days and even weeks seem to fly by as you try to adjust to life with this third little person in your house.

I remember finding it difficult to find time to grab a shower, eat, do the dishes...I was completely overwhelmed! Little did I know that a few years down the road I would be trying to figure out how to juggle FIVE of these precious little kiddos! Wow! Never did I imagine...

Now I mentioned Baby Wise was a lifesaver for me when it came to getting my kids on a schedule. I can't imagine trying to make it through those early years without that book...and a lot of prayer!

But, the kids are getting older now, ranging in age from 12 down to 1 and so I have found that in order to get everything done that needs to get done, we needed something to help us a little. Let's face it, if you want me to be happy, do not make me try to cook dinner for 7 with 2-3 youngsters clinging to my legs, fighting, screaming, crying, begging...you get the picture, and it's not pretty.

Just like when I am talking on the phone, cooking time also seems to be the time that EVERYONE needs something from me!

I want to teach my kids to cook...

I want them to be able to do these things...

but I am pretty sure that dinnertime is NOT the time to do that!

No, my kids prefer to play a game of, 'Who can knock whom off the couch with a pillow first?', or another household favorite is, 'I am older than you and I can make you think that I will actually run over you with this battery powered four-wheeler'!

So...we have instituted the 'buddy system' in our house. Any time I need to be focused on a task at hand, or if we are preparing to go somewhere, or even at bedtime, each child is responsible for another.

The kids seem to be really grasping the idea and learning to, not only help each other, but also love each other a little more along the way! It isn't always perfect, but it is certainly making things go much smoother! I find that I am not constantly yelling up the stairs at my one very willing child to do everything! Instead things are more balanced and fun!

Cooper feels a little stressed about his job, because, quite frankly, it is the hardest...he is in charge of Carter! Even at that, Carter, after a week or so is finally learning that punching his 'buddy' in the face does not help him get ready to go out to play, it only gets him in a whole lot of trouble! He actually knows that Cooper is his buddy and looks for him to help him with his shoes, etc. So cute!

Ashton is in charge of helping Caleb and then Caleb, who is a big 5-year-old now, is in charge of Abigail. (Of course most of the time she is with me, or Ashton helps him with his 'buddy', but it gives Caleb that sense of responsibility...he likes to make her happy!

I will keep you posted on how this goes, but so far so good! I feel like I may just be able to get dinner on the table tonight without having to lock everyone in their bedrooms!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A little spring spruce up...

Well, it is Saturday afternoon and I have had a busy morning with the kids. Cooper and Caleb have baseball practice today and we have church tonight and we have church tomorrow and and and!!! Lots to do, always. It doesn't seem to stop! I am thankful it is sunny today, although a crisp 55 degrees with a strong northwesterly wind makes it feel much colder than it looks outside. The children are very confused because it was 80 last week and we lived outside, now they can't go out because it rained and it's too cold! Summer is coming!


I thought I would share with you one of my favorite money-saving tips to spruce up your house for spring. I have had to come up with inexpensive ways to cover the 30+ windows in my house because we rent and I refuse to spend the money on curtains that may not work at my next house.

You can purchase twin size flat sheets at any of the 'superstores' for around $5-$6. One twin sheet will nicely cover one window. You can get white or any other fresh, spring-like color. You then have two choices for hanging them. You can get some of those lightweight little curtain clips to hang them from a curtain rod over the window or you can put a small slit in each side of the top end of the curtain and you have a curtain pocket. Using the clips allows you to adjust the length, creating a small over-hang along the top if you need to shorten it. (Or you can hide the over hang on the inside if you don't like that ruffled look.)

No sewing, super cheap, and very easy to do this little trick will make your house feel a little fresher after the long winter and give you some inspiration to do some spring cleaning too!

Off to the next baseball practice! Enjoy your Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The bathtub is green...and not the earth-friendly kind!

Okay, I said that we were going to talk about organization, so here we go!

Now with me, my five kids and my beloved husband, we have a LOT of stuff.  Some is necessary, some I suppose is not, but regardless I get so overwhelmed I just want to escape sometimes! Seriously, I just pack up and leave for the day! Then I come back, and it's all still there and I'm even more depressed than I was before, because unfortunately, ignoring the clutter and the filth does not make it go away!

So about a week ago I went up to take a quick shower and I looked in the tub only to discover that the tub is green...again.

We have a very high amount of minerals in our water...


I know, if I washed it when I should it probably would not get to the shade of green that it had arrived at on this particular day.  Now the kids love it because they think I have put special coloring in their bath water to make it pretty!  HA!  That one always makes me laugh!

So I start to look around and realize that my whole house is in chaos and therefore, so am I.  There is a thin coat of dust on everything...has it been a month since I dusted? There are dust bunnies peaking out from under the couch and spider webs hanging from the ceiling corners...I am being very real with you here so don't use this against me later, okay? :0)  There are at least 5 loads of laundry on the floor from when I started it a week ago and I smell a load souring in the wash, and of course there is one in the dryer...not to mention the clothes that actually got folded, but never put away!! I realize that I am stressed and never feel like I have accomplished a thing at the end of the day, but somehow I am exhausted!

I suppose on this particular day, I was ready to receive any kind of help I could get to figure out my chaos.  I couldn't go another day like this.  I believe I was living out the definition of insanity...doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results.  Yeah, not working!

So I was actually goofing around on the computer,avoiding looking at the laundry, when I stumbled across my lifesaver!  Now, trust me, I was a skeptic when I first saw it...that is my nature!  (I actually have a personality test to prove it!)

So I decided to quietly give it a try for a week, just to see.  (Of course thinking in the back of my mind that this will fail like every other thing I've tried to get myself organized with...always so optimistic, I know!) And, not wanting anyone to know that I had failed at my attempt at getting organized, I decided not to tell anyone that I was doing it.

I was scared.

How hard was this going to be?

If I failed at this, this thing that claimed to be so easy, could I ever get organized...ever!

Well after the first day I was afraid to look at what I had to do the second day because the first day was much too easy and I thought that at this rate my house would NEVER be in order so they must be starting me off easy and then gonna hit me with a ton of bricks...WAM! Fooled ya! You just thought it would be easy!

But, no, the second day was easy too, and the third, fourth, fifth...and my house is becoming very clean...I mean very, to the point that my husband has even noticed! So of course I couldn't keep my mouth shut for a whole week (also my nature) and told a couple of friends who are now getting organized right along with me!

Before you think I am trying to sell you something...I'm not!  This is totally free and I encourage all of you who are feeling overwhelmed with the insanity of life...Crazy Life as I like to call it, to go check out flylady.net.  You can google it right over there to the right in my google search bar.

This site will walk you through, step by step (baby steps) on how to get your house and yourself in order and you can actually start enjoying life!! No more spring cleaning, because you have kept up with it all year long, just a little at a time...

I know, I know, I will be quiet and you go google it...right now...don't put it off...flylady.net

To my fellow flyladies...go shine your sink!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, (Not quite as)Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Monday, April 5, 2010

This is like a roller coaster

Yesterday was Easter Sunday.  I love Easter. I think that there was great purpose in God's timing.  His Son raised from the dead at the same time that are earth is coming out of its winter 'death' and 'springing' to life!

Of course, my Easter Sunday was not without it's own share of fun!

What did you expect?

My husband has to be at the church much earlier than me, which means me getting 5 children plus myself ready for church.  Our church is fairly casual so most Sundays it is not a huge deal to get the kids ready, but today...I'm really not sure what I was thinking, I decided to get all of the boys into button-down shirts that I had failed to iron the night before and the girls in dresses, also needing ironing!


We have started the 'buddy system' in our house (which I will talk more about later) to try to help keep the chaos to a minimum.  Caleb's buddy is Abigail, Ashton's buddy is Caleb and Cooper's buddy is...Carter.  I know, it hardly seems fair, but no one else could even come close to controlling Carter!!

So, amidst the screams of Cooper chasing Carter trying to get him dressed against his will, Caleb chasing Abigail trying to keep her from climbing the stairs again, and Ashton chasing Caleb trying to fix his hair, let's just say I was not feeling all peaceful and thankful...it was more like where is my motrin and 'could this possibly get any more insane?'...

...a question I should have learned by now to never ask!

So we finally got everyone loaded and ready to go, 20 minutes behind schedule.  It is imperative that with five children I arrive at the children's check-in station at least 20 minutes before service starts because of how long it takes to get them all registered and where they need to go!

So we are on our merry little way, all of the children's bellies full of cereal and...what else but Easter candy!  So I am zooming along, slightly faster than I should be on our shortcut road to the church and the kids are giggling, 'This is like a roller coaster!' I'm actually having fun too!

Then I hear from the very back in a small voice, the sentence every mother dreads to hear... 'mom, I threw up'...

Oh yes, all over that beautifully ironed button-down shirt and those handsome slacks.  It was everywhere! Again, never ask 'that question' because inevitably it can and will get worse!! I guess, in hindsight it was not a smart choice to pump the children full of sweet cereal and Easter candy before heading down that road...but at least they were fed!!

So, we arrive at the church slightly behind schedule, but just in time to rush everyone into their classes, get Caleb cleaned up and sprayed down with the body mist that someone has so graciously left in the women's bathroom!  Another 'blessed' morning with 5 children!!  I am now realizing that I have forgotten to turn down the heat at the house and I left the camera sitting on the shelf.  Another Easter picture with my iphone.

The caption will read something like, "Happy Easter, sorry we are covered in throw up, our hair is a mess and our clothes are somehow wrinkled again.  Hope you had a great day!"

Tomorrow...we talk about getting organized...no, really, tomorrow is the day!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I should be grocery shopping...


Well, today will be just a short note to let you all know that I should be grocery shopping, but instead I am going to brace myself for the complaints.

'Guess what kids? Today we are having...Peanut Butter Sandwiches!!'

I can hear the chorus of cheers and praise that I know will come from all of the children! (Well actually it will be more like, 'I don't like peanut butter!' and 'Is there anything else we can have?') Yep, it is going to be great!

I am just too tired to shop today.

I haven't made a list.

I haven't made a meal plan.

I would go and spend at least double my budget!

So, in my exhaustion (which is when I feel particularly overwhelmed) I have made a plan to get organized, but not today. Today I just covered the basics. The bed is made, I am dressed, my makeup is on and that's about it! I find if I tell myself that I am making a plan to get organized, it makes me feel better, and there is that slight glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, I will actually do it!

There are all kinds of self-help and how-to-get organized sites out there, and I love them, but today I am telling you it's okay to just do the basics sometimes and take a day off!  So here's to getting organized...
just not today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo