RA Guy’s Book Club: “How To Be Sick”

Book 4 of 2012: In case you haven't seen it, there's a discussion over at RA Guy’s Book Club on the book: “How To Be Sick” by Toni Bernhard. Through the magic of Kindle I went from the panic of ACK!  I need to go to the bookstore!  to  AHHHH.... book in hand.  I do so … Continue reading RA Guy’s Book Club: “How To Be Sick”

Don’t Just Talk About It, Days 13,14, & 15

When I first made my list earlier this month, I had no idea that I'd end up having the kind of week I have scheduled ahead of me.  Monday I have a two-hour webinar for scouts, Tuesday I'm going to spend all day driving to and from Dallas with David, getting his back checked for … Continue reading Don’t Just Talk About It, Days 13,14, & 15

Don’t Just Talk About It, Do It; Day 12

Day Twelve on the schedule had me cleaning something messy somewhere in the house.  Very vague.  Sometimes I like vague.  Today was a good day for vague.  Here's how it went: I did some stuff in each room of the house, tidying up here and there various messes that had gone untidied earlier in the … Continue reading Don’t Just Talk About It, Do It; Day 12

Don’t Just Talk About It, Day 11

For Day 11 I tackled the biggest boys bedroom.   BEFORE: oh my (he assures me that he was trying to find something, which led to this mess.  I love how that happens.) the closet full of mostly my stuff and/or empty containers I don’t have any DURING photos.  I was too busy being busy.  … Continue reading Don’t Just Talk About It, Day 11

Don’t Just Talk About It, Days 9 & 10

I’ve spent the last couple days ( #'s 9 & 10 on the challenge) working on the smaller kids room.   BEFORE: Ben’s closet before (at least the top half of it; no idea why I took just the top half, but look, so many clothes, so many piled games, the bottom half was piled … Continue reading Don’t Just Talk About It, Days 9 & 10

Admitting defeat

On Monday I was supposed to work on the biggest boys closet.  Well, I had him clean under his bed that day, thinking that adding an under-the-bed-storage box would help his messy woes under there.  Oh no.  It took him hours and hours and in the end he was frustrated because it wouldn't all fit … Continue reading Admitting defeat

Don’t Just Talk About It, Days 6, 7, 16, & 17

Day 6 I was supposed to clean under the bed. Cleaning under the bed was mostly easy.  I took all the junk out & put it in the holding basket, then put it all away. Dusted under the bed, then slid the already tidy drawers back in.   Here’s where the cleaning bit gets messy. … Continue reading Don’t Just Talk About It, Days 6, 7, 16, & 17

Don’t Just Talk About It, Do It; Day 5

Day Five on the schedule had me cleaning out my reading nook.   Before: See all that stuff around the sides and underneath?  There's only supposed to be three things around the bottom of that chair.   During:  Well, there are no pictures of during.  I was trapped in my bedroom trying out a new … Continue reading Don’t Just Talk About It, Do It; Day 5

Books, 2012

I don't think I'll be able to beat my reading record from last year, but here's what I've been reading the last two weeks.  🙂 Books I've read/am reading: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (David and I are reading this series together - I really liked this one) Point of Honor by Madeleine Robins (I'm … Continue reading Books, 2012

Don’t Just Talk About It, Do It, Day 4

Day Four!  I totally admit to doing this yesterday, as I knew I would not have a moment today to get to it.  Today's goal was to DO SOMETHING about my closet.  The problems: 1) my kid likes to hide in there during hide-n-seek, 2) there's no room for that without pulling down clothes, 3) … Continue reading Don’t Just Talk About It, Do It, Day 4