I have big plans for this weekend.
Not plans that others would consider big, though.
Maybe more like big goals for this weekend.
Goal #1: Organization.
This house is making me crazy.
It's time for some serious organization.
Between this house and school, I'm still feeling overwhelmed.
But I'm past the "this makes me so overwhelmed, I just want to cry" feeling.
Now I'm at the "this makes me so overwhelmed, it just gives me a headache to look at" feeling.
So I'm hoping to use this weekend to conquer the chaos.
As soon as I finish this post, I'm starting by making myself a list.
It's been a couple weeks since I made a list on my cute little clipboard.
That's crazy, right?! You know how I love my lists.
I have a new system for school lists, though.
It's been a life changing thing for me. Seriously.
Check out my Stickies...
If you have a Mac, you must discover these. Different colors... you can make them just little strips and stack them up... and they are always right there on your desktop. No little pieces of paper to keep track of. I love them. Love, love, love.
But I still need my cute clipboard list at home with my weekly to-do-list.
I have started a few Stickies on my Mac at home, but it slows me down and distracts me to open my computer to look at a list. But I do have a few lists going... a random to-do-list (things that I need to add to my clipboard list), a Walmart list and a blog post ideas list. (Obviously not doing too well on that list lately.)
In other randomness... (because that is how my brain is working right now)...
* Corey caved and subscribed to Netflix through the Wii. We were trying to save $$ by only getting basic cable. We went ahead and got a DVR so that I could record the shows that I like to watch. (I hardly ever watch anything live.) I also figured I could have several kids shows saved so that they could always have something to watch (Arthur, Kratt's Kreatures, Super Why, Little House on the Prairie, etc.)
Lawson loves it. (He's our techie kid. I have no idea how he figure out some of the things he knows how to do.) His favorite things to watch are "Phineas and Ferb" (which Gretchie says as all one word), Billy the Exterminator and the old school Power Rangers tv shows. (Wow. Some of those special effects are... I don't even know the word I'm looking for. Pretty special, that's for sure.) =)
The Wii remotes were never getting put away though, because they were out so much more often. Happy I kept this cute little box from my favorite 1st grade teacher next door to me. (Who just had a baby yesterday!!) (fyi... Abby was my favorite, too. Just she wasn't next door. She was my favorite 1st grade teacher 2 doors down.) =)
Isn't this just what you want to see when you first walk in the door? Ugh.
(fyi... that used to be a fountain under the stairs. Isn't it pretty? We're hoping to figure out a fairly easy and inexpensive way to make it look a little nicer and use it for storage.)
Some of these pictures found a home last weekend. Others got packed into a Rubbermaid container for the basement. (Which has never made it to the basement and is still sitting in the exact same spot it was a week ago.) Ugh.
Then there's the craft room...
and the playroom... (which quite honestly will probably never look much better than this. It's pretty much completely off on it's own in the house, so I'm okay with it staying somewhat messy. I'll do some work in here, but I won't expect this room to be organized all the time.)
Ok... off to make my list!
And feed these darn kids.