A new month.
A fresh start.
30 days in which to......
Find a new wine.
Try a new flavor of creamer.
Read a book off my ever growing list.
Read a leadership book.
Find a new show on Netflix to binge on.
Plan our next road trip.
Lose 3 pounds.
Get 16,000 steps in each day on my FitBit.
Find a new podcast to listen to.
Develop a new discipline.
Make something new for dinner.
Try a pin or two off one of my Pinterest boards.
Get caught up on Call The Midwife.
Walk to get an ice cream treat from the gas station in our neighborhood.
Treat myself to a new summer outfit.
Invite a friend out for coffee.
Sign up for golf lessons.
Download some new music for my car.
Get a much needed pedicure.
Read a book in my bible.
Talk to someone new.
Start a prayer journal.
Go get a lemonade from Wendy's.
Send someone a text and tell them I'm thinking of them.
Kick a bad habit.
Find a new route for my daily walks.
And finally......clean out a closet!
Thursday, December 17, 2015
We have named our Christmas season this year. And we have named it: The Disorganized Christmas. It's a very fitting name because, well, we have been extremely disorganized. And overwhelmed. And pressed for time. And very tired. But mostly, we've been disorganized.
I didn't get my Christmas notebook made till this past Monday.
We have only done half the stuff on our Advent Cards.
We have misplaced gifts.
We have lost receipts.
We didn't get the house decorated until last weekend.
We have only watched three Christmas movies.
We have forgotten about concerts.
We aren't even close to being done with our shopping.
We haven't wrapped a single gift.
We haven't picked up our pictures that we had taken at Target yet.
We haven't picked up our Christmas card pictures from Walgreens yet, either.
We haven't even read any Christmas books with Addie at night.
What's worse is that we haven't even kept on top of our regular life stuff either!
We have been buying toilet paper from the gas station on the corner.
We have been buying our groceries there, too.
We're using bars of travel size soap because I keep forgetting to buy soap.
We've been using travel size toothpaste and shampoo as well for the same reason.
We have been having pizza for dinner 4 nights a week.
We have been eating out the other 3 nights.
We are behind on laundry.
We are behind on cleaning.
We have forgotten to send hats and gloves with the kids for school.
We have forgotten to wake kids for school. Not once--but THREE times.
We are a walking disaster.
At this point I'm thinking we're better off just buying everyone gas station gift cards, wrapping everything in Target bags and calling it good.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
The Eleventh Day Of Christmas we were supposed to go see a somewhat local production of "A Christmas Carol" but that fell through, so we stayed home. Which actually worked out fine, because three of the five of us had colds. And two of the five of us had been out Christmas shopping all day long. So, we stayed home and recuperated while we ate buffalo wings for dinner. Sad but true? We had our pj's on by 6:00pm and vegged the rest of the night in front of the TV. But our pajamas were our Christmas themed ones, so that counts! :)
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Tenth Day Of Christmas. For the Tenth Day Of Christmas we ate dinner in front of the TV and planned our Christmas Eve dinner and our Christmas Day dishes that we'll bring to my mom's while we watched Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Simple. Low key. Yet cozy and fun all the same.