Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I broke it

Seriously? I eff u cee kayed up!! (stole that spelling from a blog I just read recently :D )

My poor digital camera!! It is in about 500 pieces at the bottom of the garbage can.

We 5 went kayaking yesterday at a lake about 30 west of here. DH and I were loading the double kayak onto the van and I put the camera on the edge of his truck bumper to give me a free hand. got it, I left it there and when I realized where I had left it we were at home unloading!

I flew back out there and found it on the road outside of the parking lot..runneth over :'(

The good news? 127 pics were still salvaged on the removable memory card, along with 3 rechargeable batteries!! phewwww...not all was lost.

I was lost today without a camera. I was out at a different lake with the kids and thought I was going to go into withdrawl shakes and cold sweats. It was beautiful and all the kids had so much fun...i wanted to capture it on film forever!

Silver lining...I get to go shopping for a new camera!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How much tape?

ds#2 and ds#3 couldn't wait to play on the wall ;)

I took ds#3's room and have gutted it.

installed closet organizer
patched a millions holes
sanded a million patches
painted ceiling
ripped up carpet
torn off trim
painted 3 coats of white paint
painted chalkboard "road"
yellow line down center of said road
taped off top ten 24x24" squares
painted said squares
taped off 10 bottoms square
painted those too ;)

Still to do...lay flooring, cut trim for doors and floor, install trim, set nails, fill holes, sand and paint trim, paint bed and move all furniture back into room.

oh wait, install curtain rod and make duvet cover...Does it ever end?

Monday, July 14, 2008

New approach

I have been caught up in numbers and stats with regards to running, in the past. I believe I get stuck for that reason. I just can't wrap my brain around some of it and use it as an excuse.

I therefor am going to use time alone to manage my running.

I am working my way up to one hour and then taking it from there.

I have always just done a 5km and left it at that..never much more. Maybe a 6km thrown in there ever once in a while but not much :p

Yesterday I did 36min on the dreadmill...I think I embarassed #1 a bit. HA He and his buddy entered the house while I was running and singin my heart out in between breathes. ROFLMAO! Just what you want at 13. Having your friends see your mom jiggle on the treadmil while singing Miley Syrus at the top of her lungs.

Oh well, they got a good laugh and something to talk about for 10 minutes :D

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I ♥ organizing!

Well, not the entire process, but the end results are worth it!

Take for example...Getting rid of DS#3's dresser and toybox

The toys are still in my living room in bins

and his room is still not painted fully...but I feel so much better with the clothes organized on the new system.

I also made a new system for my ribbons :P Not very fancy like
Jenns but it holds the same purpose and clears up some space.

Now onto some chalkboard painting :D

Monday, July 7, 2008


That sucked!

Painting and pushups

I will be covering a few rooms with paint over the next few weeks as well as laying flooring, installing closet organizers, new doors, trim...blah blah blah!

What else is new??? We always seem to be renovating. Oh well, keeps me outta trouble!

I also ran into a link for
100 pushups program and thought to myself "I need all the help I can get in the chest area, the arms are a bit *COUGHCOUGHFLABBYCOUGHCOUGH* unfirm, what can I loose?"

The intial test ensued and I'm raring to go with my first workout tonight!

I hope I can lift my arms by next weekend ;)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Bigger boys, bigger toys!

Over the last few hours I have been in bin heaven and found that the youngest sons room is about 1/2 way done.

Big trucks? Not a clue. I have put them into three big Rubbermaid containers but alas, they are still overflowing :-/

So far I have bins for
Ninja turtles and accessories
CARS (the movie) stuff
plastic food
toy pots'n'pans
mini cars and tracks
Spider man Lego
Pirates of the Caribbean Lego
army men
hand tools (plastic)
plastic animals (how did we get so many???)
Big bin for Duplos sets

I have picked old fashion Lego pieces out of every drawer, corner of the room and crevasse you can imagine.

These all found homes yesterday:
Play dough
pencil crayons
glue, scissor, rulers, erasers (school supplies)
learning books
coloring books
Pokemon cards

I have cleaned out (a.k.a. garbaged) most of the papers from school last year (2 kiddos worth)

ALL this and I'm still not done even one childs room! No wonder I was feeling like it was a mess here.

We have always kept the books in track/order and the puzzles/games have had their own spots together. So there is hope they can stay organized.

I have sat down with the two youngest and explained (told) them that they can take a bin to play with the contents but I would like the contents put back in said bin(with labels to show what goes in there) before playing with others toys.

Here's to a more productive weekend! Oh and to Walmart carrying enough bins to get it all done :p

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


LOL..that is about the way the amount of jobs seem to be here. I was working at 3 places at once a few months back. 2 were overlaping full time positions and now I just hold 2...BUT

I have an interview coming up for a government job. I'm not sure if I want to stay casual at the hospital and take a shift every few weeks on the weekend or just drop it all together. I'm getting ahead of myself but those are the things that run through my head. The $$ is good..really it would be a rainy day fund have a lot of that kind of stuff rumbling around.

I am on a mission to sort this house out by the end of the month. Toys, books, closets, clothing, games, sporting equipment of all kinds, gardening get the idea.

I want to know what you do to keep your kids toys organized. Where do you keep them? In their bedrooms or in a playroom? living room?family room?

Do you rotate toys?

Lets hear your ideas or see them!