Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm A Mormon Now!!

I think now I am able to claim to be a real member of the LDS church. I have food storage under my bed. But since I still have a box spring and not sleeping directly on the cans, I am not sure. I will have to let you readers decide. I would have preferred the food going in the garage, but with this heat, no way. I had always thought that we had a lot of food storage, but when under the bed still has room, I think we need more. I guess it also would have been a great time to write down what and how much we have of everything, but I didn't. We actually have more food but it could still fit in the closet without be to disruptive.
We had put shelves in our master closet a long while ago to keep our food storage. It got to the point where there was little room for our clothes and you couldn't open the door all the way. I was also thinking that if we by chance have to move, we should probably start putting the house in sell able condition. So that will be occupying me for the next little while. Going room to room touching up paint, and putting the finishing touches on unfinished projects. It also gives me the chance to throw things out. I love that.
I should probably slow down a bit otherwise Shanell will have nothing to help me with. We decided last year to help each other organize our homes. Since that didn't happen, we rededicated ourselves to this year. We started in her house and have accomplished a lot. She has even allowed me to rearrange furniture. I have inherited this gene from my mother. It isn't truly clean and organized unless furniture has been moved. I think I need help most in the decorating department. Shanell has the creative mind where I am lacking. It is a great partnership.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Happiest Day in this Mother's Life is.......

The first day of the school year. I know this may make me sound cruel, but after 2 1/2 months of being stuck in the house because of the heat with 2 fighting boys, I was more than happy to see them off. But my boys love and thrive at school. They need to have a break from me and I am so lucky that they can go to a good school with teachers that I know love them. Max is now in 2nd grade and Ian is now a 1st grader. I can't believe it. I won't say time has flown by because it hasn't but every once in awhile when they are talking to me I wonder I came to have kids that are old enough to go to school and read and write. After all, I am only 23 years old. Shocking!!

But in getting rid of 2 all day, I have gained one. As most of you know, Walt was laid off of his job this week. So now I have both him and Van during the day. But since he can take pretty much care of himself and is not asking me to get him food and drink, I think I will survive. It wasn't a complete shock that he was laid off but it is still not a comforting thought that we don't have a job. He had starting looking around at jobs weeks ago and contemplating a new direction so who knows what will happen. Luckily, his job was still offering severance packages so we have some time before the money runs out. And I still have my job. So we are good.