Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanks giving

This year has been tough; from finding out about monster's medical issues to dealing with my postpartum stuff and hubby's feelings of being overworked and under appreciated. But, I am happy to say we are all healthy, happy, and hopefully on the right track. And for that I am so thankful.

So thankful that monster's gpas are near and can spend time with her, especially so we didn't have to find a daycare while we're working. Thank you.

Thankful that my family and friends are happy and healthy and figuring out the future :-)

What are you thankful for?

Thursday, November 15, 2012


On saturday it was beautiful outside, so i finally spent a little time in the yard.

planting, cross your fingers...


playing in the leaves
with monster

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mission Organization Laundry

Here's a goal for me in the next 10 or so days. By Thanksgiving I want to have all the laundry washed, dried, folded/hung, put away, sorted for giveaways/throwaways, and taken to the salvation army. This includes going through Monster's baby clothes for giveaways, keepers, lending, and throwing away. Think I/we can do it?? God, i hope so. This whole laundry situation has gotten completely out of control.

For Us parental-types
Step 1 -- Sort clean and dirty clothes.
Steps 2,3 -- Wash, dry, and lug clothes back upstairs.
Step 4 -- sort for giveaways, etc.
Step 5 -- fold/hang clothes
Step 6 -- put away keepers and bag up others
Step 7 -- take others out of house -- to garbage, friends, or Salvation Army.
Step 8 -- Stay on top of laundry pile.

For the monster
Step 1 -- Wash, dry, fold all clothes
Step 2 -- Sort by sizes/types (newborn girl vs neutral) and giveaways, etc
Step 3 -- Containerize by size/type
Step 4 -- Put all keepers in storage and take others out of monster's room.

When you type it all out like that, it doesn't seem too bad. I have 10 days to do this (counting today, not counting thanksgiving day). I think I can, I think I can... And get the husband to help with his clothing...

PS Anyone have a good stain remover recommendation? Baby food stains like a b*@$%.

Monday, November 5, 2012


I have the biggest interview of my life in a few hours and needless to say, I'm a bit Faa-reaked out about it. I have been preparing and thinking and compiling and asking advice and stressing out for a week. No more time. It's now I am ready or not. Though, I do have lots of great resources for interviews if needed. Probably could do a whole blog post on it... note to self.