Wednesday, November 9, 2011

fall transitions

Yikes, this fall is doing a number on me, fo' sho'! I totally know how a hamster feels right about now... always running but not getting anywhere! I swear I just cannot "catch up" on my chores and duties.

I really feel like I need a week vacation. Here is my ideal vacation right now: a week in my home, alone (well, the baby can stay!) to clean, reorganize, prioritize, purge, bake, take stock, just basically piddle around. (My mom always says that, "piddle around." I'm not sure what the exact definition is but I take it to mean, all that stuff I like to do but no one else would notice or care about.) I think I would be totally rejuvenated after a week of taking care of the house. Then I would want to hit the beach for a real vacation!

So since it is now Wednesday and I usually post my things to do on Monday, I'll just call it "things I am working on" this week.

things I am working on:
  • getting out the next biggest size clothes for Tanner and Asher
  • switching the kids' closets from warm clothes to cold clothes
  • washing bed linens and getting out winter blankets, etc.
  • taking stock of mittens, gloves, scarves, etc. What do I need to get?
  • if time, purging from Zoe's closet, it is a jungle in there I tell ya! Scary.
my menus:
um, really, not sure, kind of using some from last week, finding stuff in the freezer to use, flying by the seat of my pants, not a good scenario, but it is going to have to work this week
  • I am for sure making my kale and gnocci recipe (kids will probably have spaghetti because they will not be liking this one), my kale is about to be icky so I am motivated to use it now
  • Tacos (request)
  • salmon and chicken tenders with sweet potato casserole
  • chili and sub sandwiches

Not everything is all hectic, crazy, helter skelter... see
Oh how I love those cheeks. MMMMMMMwack! (Big kiss to him)


Karen said...

He is a doll baby! Holy cuteness! I have the same fantasy about a week at home by myself to catch up and do what I want. Hmmm. Not happening anytime soon though. Your meals for this week sound fab as usual!

Kristin said...

Holy cheeks batman! Oh how I wish I could snuggle his cuteness.
I've been thinking about a house catch up too. Not sure when that will happen for me though...I just have a ton of "little" finish up projects. You know the ones. Hanging pictures, painting trim, etc. I'm giving myself until January 1.

Beloved's Bride said...

So adorable! I like his cheeks too. So delicious.

Oh, changing the closets are such a chore for me when everyone is in the house. But, when everyone is out for a few hours it is one of my favorite things to do!

On my to do list is "Thinking" about Christmas! It seems to have snuck up on me. I need to get busy when it comes to hashing out the gift shopping.

Sarah said...

Wow! I could survive on those cheeks for weeks. Yummers

Jill said...

He is so adorable and I just love his cheeks! Reminds me of my nephew when he was a baby. :-) I think the time is just flying by too fast and there's so much to get done! Good luck with your list, mine seems to be growing instead of shrinking! LOL
Have a great weekend!!