You'll be happy to know that I finally got around to updating my "About Me" page since two of my children have had birthdays so their ages were wrong, and oh yeah, it still said something about "hoping to be able to bring her home soon" for our 4th child, who has now been home exactly 5 months. I know. I am blowing your mind with how on top of things I am, right?
The sad thing is, it only took about 2 minutes to update, and so could have been tackled long ago. But, really that's a typical theme in my life, letting millions and millions of 2 minute tasks pile up, until it all makes me so crazy that I just stop keeping a to-do list altogether because I don't want to know!
And, yes, speaking of blog maintenance, I am aware that we need another cereal bowl added to the blog header picture. Can I let you in on a little secret? That hasn't been our morning cereal bowl and cup set-up in probably over 3 years! Do you feel misled? It was what our counter looked like in the mornings when I started this blog. And there are times I wish my 5 year old still drank out of that sippy cup and had the suction bowl!
So, the blog header picture update? Is on the to-do list.
Well it would be, if you know, I actually were able to stick to the discipline of writing down or typing a to-do list and updating it regularly. I recently tried anew with an iPhone app to keep track of my to-do list. It lasted a whopping 2 weeks, the habit of checking it daily, doing things on the list, and adding new things! But the whole cycle of crossing off 2 things and adding 7 more each day just made my head want to explode! Am I more productive with a to-do list? Probably, but much happier not knowing all that I have to do! Turns out ignorance is bliss!
Love this time of year with fresh black-eyed peas from our garden! They cook up so yummy; all the kids ate them and asked for seconds, doesn't hurt that I use bacon in the recipe!
I also harvested some lettuce from the garden for a salad a few days ago and found a small snail on one of the leaves (good thing for that thorough washing, wouldn't have wanted to bite into that!). But, now we have a new pet. One that is on his (her?) way out. I have to talk the kids into setting it free tomorrow (just far from the garden so he doesn't eat any more of our lettuce); he keeps crawling all the way up to the top of the jar and trying to escape and really I just can't stand it any more, feels too cruel.
Last Friday was the last day of pre-school, but my elementary kids don't get out until next Thursday, so I've enjoyed hanging out with just my 2 little ones during the day this week! I definitely haven't missed pre-school drop-off and pick-up - two less car trips each day- horray, horray!
We had not yet tackled the mound of stuff my 5 year old brought home from his last days of preschool and now the 2 oldest kids are bringing home tons of stuff every day -- school workbooks they are done with, rulers, journals, summer reading logs, projects, artwork, other random school supplies! I'm ashamed to say it's all just piled up on the breakfast room table (the one we don't eat meals on since it's not big enough for our whole family). The pile has become like an end-of-the-school-year centerpiece!
Sometimes I really wish I was one of those moms who could just throw it all away without giving it a second thought. I have a friend who does that. As soon as it comes home, into the trash bag it goes. But, no, I have to involve the kids in a whole sorting process - some trash, some keepsake, some kept to work on over the summer for fun or pass on to a younger sibling. The problem is none of us has had any energy for the sorting process, hence the piles of clutter. My friend needs to come over and do an intervention with her trash bags!
We could tackle the school stuff clutter over the long weekend and probably still have time to update the blog header, but a day trip to the beach is calling!
Happy weekend, Friends!