Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring cleaning

We are in the process of selling our house, so the idea of clutter has been bandied about a lot lately. I also hope that at soem point this year the snow will melt, and I will be able to open the windows. All of this puts me in a sparse place of mind. I wan tto stream line our meals and work out more (to hopefully stream line my body too). Some of my favorite simple recipes include: baked chicken the hubby's favorite Shepherd's Pie and amazing Mac and Cheese Cups And I plan to try this beet salad and Chinese Chicken Balls. I saw this on Food in Jars, and it fits perfectly into my current mind set. Why not Take the Pledge yourself. And while you're at it check out this post.

Friday, March 08, 2013

A Mommy High

I am riding a Mommy High! Zoe asked if she coudl be a speck for "Dress up as your favorite Dr. Suess character Day." I said "a speck?" And she said "You know the world that Horton saves." Well how coudl I say no to that? So I did a little web surfing and found a great idea for a wig..... And now she is the cutest speck ever. It's official, her Daddy said so.

And the best part is that she said I did the bestest job ever. So yeah I'm riding the Mommy High. I win the day!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Oh My!

Really that's all I've got. Oh My! and maybe a big sigh tossed in for drama. So much has happened since I last posted. The biggest.... We are moving. This may seem counterintuative to my Pinterest friends. No we didn't buy the little farm of my dreams. We put an offer in on a cute old house in the city. Yes. It's offical. We are moving in to the city, such as it is. But this is a good thing, really. The kiddo has offically started Black Belt training which means extra long sessions twice a week. And Brownies has started meeting twice a month. And we are getting to the point where there's no point to drive home in between school and activities. So we've been eating out (a lot of junk) and acting like Gypsies. Also this semester the DH has had an influx of meetings, which hasn't helped any of this either. I've been perusing the realestate listings for awhile now, looking for the perfect little farmette with a building that could become the DH's woodshop. We ended up looking at a property in the city that had his dream workroom in the basement. It was in a nice neighborhood, if a little crowded, but the workroom was really the highlight. The rest of the house left me cold. So on a lark we stopped by an Open House at another listing that had great pictures but seemed to good to be true at the price point. And Bam! We fell in love with it and I am now looking up vertical gardening tips. Of course it's not all that easy. We cleared our house to get it "staged" in a week. (Thanks Honey!) And now we're holding our breath hoping that it sells fast so we don't have manage two mortgages. We've had a lot of interest, so that's a good sign. But it's still nerve racking. Add in all the usual activites a couple bad cold and a business trip and you can understand why I'm a little stressed. And next weekend we're off to Arizona for a big family trip. Grandpa Joe turns 90! So even though I have much more interesting things to talk about liek book reviews and the First Communion dress I'm sewing.... this is in the forfront of my mind. Hopefully now that I've speewed it forth I'll be able to focus on the little things. And by the way.... Here's my little black belt Ninja princess.....