Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trying to stay positive

So the word today on the van is maybe it will be ready to go on Monday or Tuesday . . . uhhh, what? That's not what I expected or wanted to hear. That will make it 2 whole weeks without a vehicle. That means besides school, the kids haven't gone anywhere. I went to the grocery story and Shopko a week ago. I've been to the post office, I walked to school in the rain and cold more times than I care to count . . . oh, wait I forgot the title of this post . . . what good things have come out of this? There are some.

*We've spent less money which is really good because a few months ago the recession hit us hard and we are at the bottom of the bucket (I think our bucket may have a hole in it). So no impulse buying, no eating out, no buying groceries on sale because they are on sale.

*Our pantry, freezer, and refrigerator has been cleaned out. I mean there's space to add things usually there's not. Aaron stops at the grocery store when we NEED something usually bread, of course, and my diet mountain dew.

*There's a chance I may have lost weight. There's no food, there's no stopping through a drive through because I'm in town. I had cheese and crackers for lunch yesterday. Today I had an egg sandwich. I haven't actually gotten on the scale but I'm sure hoping it's a smaller number.

*I can keep on laundry.

*I'm not having a problem doing my LOAD project. Usually have it done during Reese's nap. Here's yesterday's project:

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*I've caught up on my blog reading. I was way behind with more than 500+ posts. Now I'm under 200 (still a ways to go).

*I've got some Christmas ideas stirring around in my head just need to write it down on paper.

*I've got Reese's birthday party planned out and ordered a couple of little things for it.

*We haven't bought any gas for over a week. Aaron's driving the work van so NO gas purchased at all!

*The highlight of my day is the post office and this week has been especially good when I received 2 packages of happy mail. One from May Flaum who I discovered a couple months ago. I really like her scrapbook pages and her blog is fun. I took an online class from her at BPS and am thinking of taking her kit class next month too. My sis, Keely, sent me this package of fun goodies today.
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Of course I've ate half the package of those cookies today. They are so good probably won't be seeing a lower number on the scale now (see above). I wish everyday there would be fun stuff at the post office!

Don't ask about the condition of my house, I've never quite seen it this bad but I had all 4 kids home on Tuesday (low grade fevers) and then Ethan threw up first thing this morning so I kept him home today. I can't quite get ahead of them on the cleaning/picking up front.

So when you're out and about shopping and running errands and buying gas think of me . . . you know where I am: at home!

1 comment:

mayflaum said...

I hope you do join me - and what a great mail day you had! :) Way to focus on the positive - have a great day. :)