Friday, January 13, 2012

Still here

Just finding a hard time to craft and hold the house together.
During the first week Ryan was away I really tried to do something crafty every night after the kids had gone to bed. I've given up. Staying up that late, night after night, wasn't working.
I felt like I was going to crash and burn.
I have decided that keeping this house together is more important right now.

Since Christmas and the arrival of more toys I have been starting to feel overwhelmed with them all. So we found every toys in the house, brought them into the living room. We made 3 piles: keep in bedroom, put away & donate. I am hoping the keep in bedroom pile still isn't too big. I have found that the kids don't play with all of their toys. They dump to find their few favorites. The goal is to rotate toys out. No boredom here.

Yesterday we made our second trip to the dump. The rates have increased, but not by much. For 100 pounds of trash you pay $6 instead of $5. Not bad. The gentleman honored the other half of my dump coupon with no additional payments since the rates increased after the coupon was printed. Ya hoo! Now that we are in a new year I'm going to keep track of our total savings as a way to keep motivated to bringing it ourselves.

I must be saying "Cuz I'm the mom around here," a lot lately because Nolan the other day countered with... "Well,     I'm the kid around here." Crack me up!

Sounds like my day has officially started. :)

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I need to go through the toys a couple times a year. Its the only way to keep their bedrooms clean! Good luck keeping it all together and finding time for yourself. We can only do so much (even with a hubby home every day!)