Actually carrying them out and getting done what's on the list however.....
I had some medical issues this past month... so I've pretty much been struggling to keep up with everything. The blog got put on the back burner.. ok ok, I forgot. But hopefully my body is in the healing process now..
But I have a plan in place to keep up with the blog-the calenders on a computer can be good for something lol-like constant annoying reminders until you complete a task.
The weather is cold up here now. There was no "getting" cold.. One day it was 50, the next day it was 20 and the wind hasn't stopped since. Now if only we could get snow, I'd be a happy camper. The cold weather meant putting plastic and blankets over windows for extra insulation. In our house, once it stays below freezing, it's useless to try because the sills freeze and the tape won't stick. If you've never used the plastic insulation, you can find it at Walmart or a hardware store.. I usually get the patio door size as our windows are HUGE. One of those will do me 3 to 4 windows (depending my ability to cut straight that day) with some leftover...usually used for patches because.. well... kids. The girls' bedroom window plastic is now duct taped on. :/ We'll see how long THAT lasts.
We took out our kitchen island and replaced it with a rolling cart that has drawers for produce. I'm loving it... until Hannah takes a drawer out and plays in the produce. :/ lol Although the look on her face when she bit into a clove of garlic was priceless.
|The green laminate has to come up. I have a plan. I just have to feel better to be able to get it done.|
|That's my new cart.. The work space is roughly 1/3 of the old island. It's been a challenge to get used to the smaller space, but I'm getting there.|
That was $80 with free shipping on Amazon prime. One baskets fits about a ten pound bag of potatoes, plus you can label the baskets-which I have yet to do. It was super easy to put together (even with kids helping). Two of the wheels lock. The only thing I'm realizing-other than the baskets have no stops when you are pulling them out (they do have a stop in the back so they can't go all the way through)-is that I should have put a water proof coating on the top board. That might get refinished after awhile as you can see discoloration from warm dishes or water not getting wiped off right away.
The cart is the first step to redoing the kitchen. It's nice to be able to walk through the kitchen without running into a huge ol' island. We have many plans for the kitchen that doesn't require a full remodel. But we'll do one thing at a time.
Also in my plans is re-figuring what we use for homeschool. I LOVE Abeka. I LOVE how it's laid out and how it keeps reviewing so you know the child understands everything... But my guy is already bored in the science and the math is way too easy for him... So we are going to rethink before we buy next year's curriculum. The only thing I do know is that we are going to keep using their phonics and their cursive. We'll see how math minded each of the girls gets as we move along in their education.. I'll share those plans when I know. Grace is already almost done with her preschool curriculum, so we are moving onto the kindergarten already. I kind of figured she'd breeze through it... She listens as I teach the older kids and has been caught helping Eva with the vowel sounds. If that's not motivation for Eva, I don't know what is.
So it seems that my well laid plans keep getting unraveled. Somebody once said that when we plan, God laughs. I feel like it must be a barrel of laughs up there.
Have a great week!