Saturday, August 30, 2008

Let There Be Light

Today would be considered an excellent day! We did wake up tired from Caleb being awake a lot through the night. But we overcame that and plowed through the day and accomplished a lot!

The highlight of the day was just that, LIGHT! Leif installed three fluorescent lights throughout the house and it feels like a whole new home. I wonder if that is what helped me feel so good through the day. I was able to get the whole house straightened and organized. I;m so glad! This is the weekend before Jakob and I start school. So I really wanted to feel like the house is in order.

Leif also figured out what we're going to do for a ceiling. We are going to staple white flat sheets to the ceiling. We'll order them bulk online. It will be better then plastic. We also bought a sea foam paint roller. I am going to paint the walls next week. Leif said that he will put up the rest of the walls on Monday. So that means no more curtains breaking up the walls. We're going to put hinges on some of the panels so we can still use the space behind the walls as storage space.

We've saved a lot of money using these ideas. I'm really happy!!! Yesterday was a full day of running errands in SG and shopping. The highlight of the shopping "goods" was a memory foam mattress pad. When we purchased it I was worried that it was too frivolous of a purchase. But I think it might be heaven sent. I woke up last morning and this afternoon without any body aches. I usually feel pretty sore after sleeping. Especially after a night of getting in and out of bed all night. So maybe it was worth it. We got it at Costco for a pretty good deal... The other seal that we got was at the DI. We found the perfect office chair for me. It is completely cushioned (no bumped head for baby) It's height adjustable, and it's on wheels $3.50:)

Well, I got my school manuals, books, and supplies today in the mail. Honestly, when I opened the box I had a fear that maybe I was making a mistake. But as I started going through the box I began to feel like a little girl on Christmas who was getting exactly what she had hoped for! I am really excited!!!

Things are good. The kids have been sick and that isn't easy. But we're surviving!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My New Kitchen Tool

Leif and I are looking into making an investment financially, and into our family health. We want a Vita-Mix! I'll let them tell you why: "The Vita-Mix 5200 makes juice from whole foods in a minute, cooks soup from scratch without a stove, makes delicious, healthy ice-cream in 30 seconds and even grinds grain and kneads the dough for you..." This will be my new do-it-all kitchen appliance. I have very little kitchen space, and we try to eat a wide variety of healthy foods. So this will be great!

I'm really excited for the basic uses of the vita-mix like smoothies and ice cream. But I'm also excited to use it to make soups, nut butters, grinding grains and flax seed, grinding meats, canning, etc. AND IT CLEANS ITSELF! It has a million uses and I'm looking forward to it!
I'm not sure when we'll get it, hopefully soon! But I thought I'd share anyway.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY August 25, 2008...

Outside My Window I can see the morning sunlight peaking under the curtain letting me know that the rest of the world is waking up and I hope the rest of my world stays asleep for a while.

I am thinking about all of the things that I hope to accomplish today. Today is a day of organizing our upcoming daily schedules so we cam maximize our little time with all of our many things to do.
I am thankful for my husband's willingness to work hard, and a good nights sleep.

From the kitchen I am thrilled to say I only have clean dishes beckoning to me to be put away from the drainer.

I am wearing my sleeping attire:)

I am creating a list of all that I hope to accomplish this week.

I am going to stay home today and accomplish a lot, and tomorrow will be our getting out day.

I am reading many nutritional health articles and my lessons for the upcoming weeks for my LDS Young Women's class that I serve in church.

I am hoping that my strength holds up today, that my liquid iron arrives soon, and that the kids allow me the time to do all that I need to with them as well as for myself today.

I am hearing the tick of Caleb's swing in the distance.

Around the house things are tidy thanks to all of our willingness to clean things up last night.

One of my favorite things is when I truly learn something new that I can apply to my life or another persons life.

Family Home Evening tonight will most likely be short and sweet. I think we'll talk about how we can be a leader who chooses the right. We're trying to help Jakob be more of a leader instead of a follower.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Calender upcoming events, outline Caleb's upcoming immunizations, Make eye exam appointments, laundry, and plan our family schedule during the school months.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... My Precious World!

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