Saturday Ramblings

In an effort to recap the past week I decided to do a bullet list of what has happened lately. {Ideally one day I will utilize one of those cool sites and have my blog published into a book for my family}
  • Simon and I went and saw How To Train Your Dragon last night. We loved it. Simon loved the fact that there were vikings and flying dragons and a "beautiful" girl. I loved that not everyone was perfect but were all still loved. It was a great movie.
  • I bought my plane tickets for Florida! My sisters and I are taking my mom away for a week in April. There are some "issues" I'll say, with my step-dad. And we all just need to get away. It will be wonderful sitting on the beach all week soaking up the sun. It would be fine with me if we never left her condo.
  • I love spring cleaning. Not the act of cleaning so much as the feeling you get afterwards seeing everything put away, and rearranged so it all fits together better. It is especially nice when Simon tells you that everything looks perfect...even if it was only the laundry room. I hadn't even attempted to straighten/organize that room in the 6+ years I've lived here.
  • I am so excited about our new windows. Now on to the paint and new carpet. Joey makes fun of me but it will be nice to have this house feel more like my ownours. Even though we have gotten rid of most of the evidence of his ex-wife...I can still feel it sometimes. Especially when Joey complains about something that "she wanted".
  • Speaking of the good ol' ex-wife...I can not understand how someone who does not have a job or anything to do during the day can not come pick their kids up until 8 p.m. on their weekend. Just saying. It was nice this week, however, to hear my husband say that he and the girls are very lucky that I am such a good momma to everybody, and that he loves me because of it.
  • I'm reading a very good book right now. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. I don't know what it is about this book, but I love it. It's about twin brothers, one who is schizophrenic the other one not. Just a great book, if you haven't read it you should check it out.
  • Can't wait for our dehumidifier to come. We were confused about the moisture in our house. I always assumed that during the winter when it is dryer outside and the furnace runs non-stop your house would need a humidifier. Guess not always the case, especially when you have a family of 7 who showers (almost) daily and does several loads of dishes and laundry per week. That all puts moisture into your air. With newer homes everything is made airtight, in the name of energy conservation, thus causing the everyday moisture nowhere to escape. After hearing our window guy talk about it I do notice how when you walk into the house it does feel like the middle of August. Plus the basement smells very musty. So bring on the heavy duty dehumidifier!
  • Simon is sad his dad has to work AGAIN all weekend. It's nice to have the extra money but we all miss our daddy.
Well, guess that's it for today. Hope you all have a great weekend.


Brodricks said...

I read that book and loved it. It had sat on my bookshelf for for quite a while before I had the time to read it all. There are a few slow parts but stick with it, it is SOOOOOO worth it! I am glad that everything is moving along and feeling more you home for both of you. New starts are good.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

i love your list....i get dumbfounded by exes too....*shaking my head* .....glad U liked the movie...i wanna see that too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Staci said...

She doesn't have a job again???? I don't get her either...but I do thank God every day that you've been in my brother's life and the girls!!!

Let's hope that Spring Break is gorgeous!