Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No Shower Tonight

My second grade son is opposed to showering . . . actually any form of bathing.  Last night we participated in a conference call with about 25 people to say the rosary with a woman undergoing a serious cancer procedure.

By the time we were finished, it was approximately 7:30.  My son in formed my husband and I that he would have taken a shower, but he was too busy saying the rosary. Well, if you need a good excuse . . .

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Productive Vacation

We had fourteen days off of school for Christmas break.  Today will be the only day I actually "work," but I'll be playing catch up for the next two hectic weeks.  Nonetheless, I was somewhat productive.  I LOVE before and after pictures--they are so concrete in showing progress.

Before I started cleaning the kitchen complete with the travel cooler, snacks, garbage, mail, newspapers, etc.:

And after--I even baked yesterday and it is still pretty clean!

Progress.  Maybe a before/after picture of the dining room--the dumping ground when we return from travels.  I cleaned it, but cluttered it again with the school stuff I need to complete today.  If I get a clean "after" picture, that means I was twice as productive.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dating Website?!?!?

Our eight-year-old son informed my husband and I that he will be visiting a dating website before he gets married.  We were a little shocked by this information--he still only has internet access on our computer in the middle of our main floor, right?!?!?

He went on to explain he wanted to view this site to make sure he and his wife had something in common. 

I think some mommy and daddy dropped the ball by allowing their child too much television freedom over break.  Thank goodness school resumes in two days--no television or dating websites on school nights!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Resolutions--Who Needs Them?

I spent the last two days recovering from the holidays before I begin my back-to-work routine in about an hour watching television, internet surfing, napping, and endless errands.  I don't usually do new year's resolutions--I save them for Lent.  However, this year I've discovered I don't need any.  I watched Supersize Me--my food intake is fabulous compared to this documentary.  I also watched numerous episodes of Hoarders--which makes me look like a housekeeping genius.

New Year's Resolutions?  No thanks!  I'm good.