October 30, 2007

You know, I'm always pondering things.

Life is going it's own way. I'm in a good place right now though. I need to get to bed earlier than I have been, but it looks like I'm going to be going to bed really soon. I just have to take a shower. I read my last chapter of The Purpose Driven Life this evening, already. Now I have to work on my life statement :-) I try to base my life on Proverbs 31:10-31, so that will somehow be included. Because my position as wife and mommy is very important to me. I also plan on going through key chapters of the book again, and adding more to my thoughts on each, based on the text of the chapters not just the question at the end. Also, we are wondering if there's not something...developing for us. I've been wondering with how I've felt here and there....but that's enough said for now. I'm not going to try to jinx it either way.

October 24, 2007

Feeling a bit more comfortable

Things are starting to look up somewhat. In reference to my emotional dump last week....

The dishes are now halfway wrapped up. I have about half of the dishes that had been sitting on the counter unwashed done. It constitutes the majority of our dishes, really----if nothing else, at least half. I worked on those today. The cheesecake he made was good. I only ate 2 or 3 pieces---and it didn't keep me from losing weight this week, either. In fact, I lost a whopping 2.4 pounds! It helps a lot that I walked at least 2 times other than delivering the Penny Savers. As for the empty boxes, I'm down to the big one still being empty. I put some old baby clothes in the smallest one after sorting through them to find some onesies, etc, to give to my first recruit for her sister's new baby, and that box has to go upstairs. I swapped out my fabric into one of the boxes under the futon and put my writing resources into the next larger one. That goes under my desk (as opposed to the large box of computer stuff that's presently under the computer desk). I'm hoping to start opening it soon as I'd like to start writing again. I found 3 afghans in one of the boxes I brought down when B and J were here earlier this month. Those are now at the Home. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the towels I've put toppers on that were in the other box, though I could give them as gifts, etc. There are also a few hats for kids, and I have some smaller baby hats that I had made and just never got a chance to send back when the crochet group did the Save the Children charity. I went through all of my books on the shelves in the living room. The library book is still missing, but I did find my cell phone and my jump drive. Within about an hour or two of finding each, I had a flash that I would....and I ended up just looking somewhere and boom there they were. I said each time I wish the same would happen with the book(s)!

Well, other than that I have to wrap up my computer time here, read where I am in TPDL, and then take a shower and go to bed. :-)

Take care!

October 19, 2007

It's been one of those days.....

That I definitely feel like my life is living up to my flippant blog title....I figured, when I revised the title for the blog, that since I was a bit "fancy" shall we say with the title for my crochet blog (AngelGal's Crochet Antics, if you didn't already know), so that it wasn't just "Allison's Crochet" in the webring I joined, I should make the title here just as....unique. Because, hey, I'm unique. So, here I sit, with my 2 year old running around, even though I'd like to get him to bed, I have been trying for the last....I'll be honest, half an hour, as soon as we were back home, and I had given him a bath. I think part of the problem is that he's at that stage where sometimes he works well going to bed at a decent hour (namely, 8pm) if he gets a nap, is horrendously horrible and cranky if he doesn't get a nap, and just is too happy to stay up and play a ton if he does get the nap. So tonight is another night that he will be falling asleep after 10, despite my biggest desires and best efforts, and I won't be to bed until well after midnight :-(

Things started going downhill.....heck, let's face it, things started going down hill when T started his experimenting with pumpkins in pumpkin bread to get it ready to be in cheesecake, and I started going through all my yarn. Because they happened about the same time. I needed to go through my yarn, I'm never going to use all I had, at least not in individual projects. A garbage bag worth will go to D's Girl Scouts, I have a BUNCH in the living room, with intended projects for all of what's in there, stray small balls of yarn are in pull skeins for yo-yos, and I've got it all down to roughly 6 boxes, and I have 3 empty ones, that had had all sorts of different yarn in them. I'm happy :-)

But, then today really spiraled. The dishes haven't been all done for days. I do at least one sink full, but that's about where it stops. Gone are the days when I'd get it all done in one night. It doesn't help Mr. Baker---he just doesn't clean up after himself. It's a good thing that actually goes really quick.

Anyhow.....the dishes aren't done, and he's adding more. Not now, but he did today. 1 or 2 loaves of pumpkin bread (he bought 11 pumpkins last night. I added in one of those, so it's not ALL him). And a cheesecake because the crochet group was supposed to get together tomorrow.

Good thing we aren't now. I've got to go down to where D's girl scout troops it camping. It's a 30 mile trip the other way from where the group was going to be meeting. Oh....and getting him to bed isn't helped at all by the fact that he wants to know where his sister is....he keeps going "DD home?" Too cute. I love that he knows the word home. :-) Anyhow---she left her clothes in the trunk! :-S They were right under the stuff she DID bring!!! :-(

I have to say, it's not so bad as it could be. I sorted the box that I put the Penny Savers in when I've folded them. That went smoothly---most of the stuff was garbage. I did one sink of dishes. And I vaccumed the floor---both the rug and the kitchen floor. It goes quicker that way. I just have to fold the towels and my clothes, and finish the dishes, and the list I have on the white board in the living room will be done. :-) I even called to get a copy of D's immunization records so I have them, namely for girl scouts.

And, oh yeah, another library book is missing. :-(

T is leaving for work, I'm going to once again drag this guy to bed so he can fall asleep now that daddy's going to be gone, and then I'm going to go in, work on a kid sweater for donation at church, take a shower, read day 32 or 33 in The Purpose Driven Life, and then go to bed myself!!!!! I'll do the Penny Savers tomorrow---fold them I mean, I'll deliver them Sunday. After we bring D her clothes.

Now a rude surprise for the little guy!

Added on: I'm ready for bed. I can't wait to get a faster computer, the speed of this thing and how often IT freezes just drive me batty. That's why this isn't getting posted until like 4 hours after I wrote most of it!!! :-( In the mean time I've....taken my shower, read more of The Purpose Driven Life, responded to some questions in the bulk of chapter 32, read and responded a bit to chapter 33, read some of the Bible (I'm reading from the very beginning. No better place to start, huh? That's where God started...), worked on the sweater for donation, cleaned up my kitchen a little, found my cell (that was a bit of a surprise, especially since I had a flash of an idea that I would find it by just looking at something this evening. I hope the same would happen and soon for the library book. Maybe for both...) and decided I'm going to fold D's clothes with the rest of the pile I now have on the futon. Oh yeah, and I took 2 pictures, of afghans I have made recently, too. Now I have to go collapse in bed. :-( I don't like being up so late!

October 06, 2007

Haven't left yet

We're still existing on the slow computer tower from my grandpa through my dad, which has Windows 98 on it. I only try to get on once or twice a day, down far far from my multiple times a day like before. I get on only to check my inbox, plus the folders for WNY_C and anything from Scent-Sations. I have no idea when we will get a new computer. I'm hoping for a fundraiser around here soon, but I have to deal with the money situation until then. I wish it were better, but all in God's time. I have to pray hard, often, but I know I will get through. Still bound and determined not to get myself a real J.O.B. At the very least not until P is old enough for daycare or school. Which won't be any time soon to my satisfaction.

Most of this week I have made an effort to get out and walk more often than just for the Penny Saver route. I didn't walk really really far, but I got out and that's what counts!

Otherwise----Thy Will Be Done.......