My command central

First let me say, I couldn't get the pics to post any where but on top. Grrr. Anyway, One my favorite blogs is http://www.orgjunkie.com/. I always learn something over there, or get a great idea to do something with my own house. Like making a command central. This is where I will keep track of my families life. So above you'll see the calendar we use, it's on my fridge. Also is my grocery list, menu for the week and shopping list for stores other than the grocery store.

The next picture has my cookbooks, a file folder holder which has file folders (to be used for stuff the kids bring home from school, but have to go back like school picture forms etc, I also have a non spiral notebook in there for notes that I will need to write. Behind the file folder holder is my Family binder, that holds all kinds of info I want to keep on hand.

This is only part of command central. I have another area, it's a little cabinet that has some cubby spots that I keep phone books, coupons, extra blank envelopes. I also have in there a box with school stuff that the kids might need to do homework like: markers, pencil sharpner, calculator, ruler, dictionary, tape. I didn't post the pics because I didn't want them up on top too. :o)


It's September

And I’m still on vacation. We went to Delaware for a few days that was nice except for the trip to the ER, clumsy me managed to whack my foot into the step I was going up and it ripped most of my toe nail off, the ER took it the rest of the way off. Of course I just bought a pair of cowboy boots and cute pair of sketcher shoes that I can’t wear right now because it puts pressure on my toe. Went to my doctor today, she said it was starting to get an infection, she cleaned it all out. I have to go get my antibiotic and then go back next week.
Before we went to Delaware we saw Jimmy Wayne, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley in concert. They were awesome. I think Brad Paisley’s shows are the best. It’s so much more than music. He always has these cool little animation things going on. And I’m pretty sure that he does that himself.
School starts in 6 days and I got a message from the school last night, saying that school would be starting earlier, so that the kids should be ready 10 minutes earlier than last year. That means they will be getting on the bus at 7am. Yuck for me, we are so not the morning people. Guess I better rework my morning/night routines.


It's been awhile....

blogging is harder then I thought. Plus I think the holidays were just plain hard and I have a short attention span!

It's the end of August, 22 days until school starts. In the next 22 days we have 2 concerts to go to Allman Brothers and Brad Paisley.

We are going to Delaware on our annual trip to Rehobeth Beach. And my new first ever laptop will be delivered. That's very exciting to me.


2008 is finally over

This christmas was very hard for me. The first one without my mom. There have been past years where she didn't come because she was worried she might catch a cold and for someone with emphysema she had to try and stay healthy. But at least I could have talked to her about the preparations and reactions etc. I can't call her anymore. And I can't tell you how many times I still start to pick up the phone and then remember I can't call her.

I broke down on Christmas morning, while getting ready. I'm glad the kids didn't see. It took me a bit but I finally got myself together.

And then again the next day at my inlaws. Everyone there was family, but not mine ya know. Know one saw that one either. I just didn't want to bring down any one else's holiday.

The picture above is from Christmas day, that's my dad, my 2 very tall nephews, one is 19 and the other is 14. And my kiddos.


It's Christmas Eve Eve. The kids are very excited, Julia I believe is on the fence about Christmas. She keeps asking me, so I believe this is my last Santa year with her. I've been debating whether to have the talk with her before Christmas or after. Since she seems to believe I think I'll wait, maybe just talk to her about the magic of Christmas. I have 3 presents left to wrap. My husbands, one of Julia's and one that finally came in yesterday.I have gift things to finish, which is mostly just cutting and gluing really. So not a big deal. I'm going to now post the Christmas getting to know you game, feel free to play it yourself:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real is always best
3. When do you put up the tree? usually 2 weeks before
4. When do you take the tree down? whenever the needles get really badabout falling off
5. Do you like eggnog? yes
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie House and RV
7. Hardest person to buy for? the parents
8. Easiest person to buy for? Julia
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes-one for the kids to play with anda snowbaby one
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? will not answer
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually in November but if I see something good I grab it
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Kevin's aunt makes Krumkake -Norwegian dessert
16. color of Lights on the tree? white lights
17. Favorite Christmas songs?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? stay home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yup
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? retail push of itall
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love Hallmark ornaments
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham and corn casserole
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Everyone to be happy and get alongIn case I don't get to blog again before Thursday Merry Christmas!


Busy Busy!

Things I'll be cooking over the next week:
Beer Bread - baked but need to cut it up
Spiral Ham
Corn Casserole
a pie - not sure which one yet -bought need to bake

things I need to do:
Make a menu for the holidays - done
buy groceries for Christmas dinner -done
finish the 12x12 pages of the kids for gifts
finish the ornaments I'm making
wrap all the presents -half way there

Six things on my Christmas wish list:
a camera case
ipod cord for the car
Wii remote charger
new Franklin Covey Planner

places I need to go this weekend
nail appointment -done
grocery store done
Sunday School/church-done

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

that's because we are in the middle of a snowstorm, but then again it is Dec. 19th. I still have things to do, like wrap presents and finish some of the ones I am making up, but I think I have it under control. I'll probably start panicking on Monday night. lol

The kids didn't have school today because of the storm so I get a 3 day weekend and the kids don't go back to school until January 5th. Greg can't wait for Santa this year, he's been excited all month. The countdown is definately on.


I've been busy...

First if this is all out of whack I apologize. I know these cards aren't in any kind of order but the card above, the ornament card, the cirlce one and reindeer one all came from Dawn http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/

The card below with the deer I got from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/

The card with the rocket and the hippo are my ideas. And the the rest are patterned paper put on cards and I stamped a phrase and attached it. I found that on another blog. I'm making
a lot of notecards for the grandparents christmas gift this year.

Some people just don't think...

Aren't they cute? They are the creation of my department at work. And last week the cleaning person took it all away everything, including the wig on the left, the blonde one, that was my daughter's Sharpay wig from High School Musical.

It all went into the garbage.