I am addicted to many things- from chocolate licorice, planning curriculum, kissing my daughter, and binders. I feel such a sense of power as I organize my life into sheet protectors. . . I just FINALLY finished updating our home & learning binders and I thought I would take you on a journey of our past binders.
my sweet husband, and our two dogs. I thought I would be creative and do a silhouette pic of our faces- I swear the cover is the most important part of the binder!
planner and a not so great executor.
little red folder. Problems- too little- there were pages of grocery ideas, food storage
expiration dates, cleaning schedules, menus, etc all stuffed inside a two pocket folder.
This system did not last long! Besides, there was no cute cover!
cover by my creative sister-in-law. I am happy with how it looks
on the outside!
to do with her- from art, to baby massage and yoga. . . it was all right here. This was the ultimate baby binder that unfortunately got lost in a cupboard for awhile. Not so effective!
I have quite a bit to catch up on….
First, the winners of the giveaways are Paige and Julie- I notified them already about their prizes and they are both really excited! Thanks to all who entered!
Secondly, as most of you know I have been really sick. The kind of sick where you puke your guts out, can’t sit up, living on saltines….. My wonderful husband took me to the doctor (with a 2 year old, keep in mind) where we sat and waited for 3 hours. I was so nauseous I couldn’t even sit up in a chair- instead I was sprawled out on the floor. And my little Boo was just crying to go home- she was a trooper though and finally we were sent home knowing that some labwork had been ordered and I should know the extent of my suffering in a few days. A few days went by and I hadn’t heard anything (and was still sick) so I called them… they said they were backed up and to call again tomorrow. I did just that and got the same response. Only this time, I got a phone call a few hours later to hear this piece of cheery news:
Your labwork wasn’t ordered. If you are still sick, come back in and we will do it again.
I was kind on the phone, but in my head I was thinking how the heck do you FORGET to order labwork! Don’t you remember me- the patient that was lying in a heap on your office floor! Didn’t you think it would be some type of priority? When all is said and done, and i am back to my healthy ways, I will sit back and get a good chuckle from this story and think that Canadian health care really isn’t that bad after all 🙂 And I also got to thinking- we need some “Mommy’s Sick Survival Kits”. Anyone want to help make ’em?
Anyway, in the midst of my suffering, I received this wonderful gift from Katey Jades. Isn’t it the cutest basket ever?? My husband opened up the box and showed it to me and I was overcome with emotion. It made me feel like although I haven’t been the best party planner and teacher to my daughter due to my illness, that she will at least have an adorable trick or treating basket. And sometimes these small things can make a world of difference. Thanks Katey Jades- for giving me something that my daughter will love!
Not sure what our week in posting will be- please understand that I have to take one day at a time and can’t run faster than i have strength!
Not your usual blog post material, but I figure if I am open about these 2 habits I need to change I will be more conscious of being better! One is stealing away my time and the other is stealing away my health. These are 2 habits that I want to start changing NOW!
- picking my split ends– this is my stress outlet- whenever I feel any anxiety I reach for my hair as a security and then pick away. It is SO gross I know! I really can’t believe I am typing this, but it is very freeing to let this out in the open. Do any of you struggle with this? I am to the point that I just want to chop off my hair to remove the distraction completely. Time is precious and wasting that on picking hair is ridiculous!
- late night snacking– I shouldn’t even use the word snacking. It’s becoming more of a fourth meal. As soon as little Boo goes down to sleep, I get this renewed energy to hurry and accomplish everything I need or want to do and that somehow includes eating!
So now you know my two crazy addictions. I am pledging to myself right now to put my tummy to bed at 8 and find a new outlet when I get stressed!