Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hanging in There

Well, I must admit, that with a sleep over here last night, I didn't get a whole lot done while the friend stayed to play all day. It was definitely a high point of the week for my DD, and that makes it worth it! Accomplishments do include: a load of wash, putting away sleeping bags that had been out since Sunday, emptying the dishwasher, helping the girls make a cake and cleaning up, and dinner clean up. Oops, I almost forgot! I also cleaned both bathrooms. Not so bad after all!! My reward? Didn't have to cook, cause we got a pizza, and I'm now off to book club for an evening of fun with some friends! Hurray!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beautiful Day!

It's a beautiful day, and we have been watching the workmen take down the tree in the neighbor's yard! DD has a friend sleeping over, and she's arriving at 6 pm, so I'd better get some picking up done. I was able to help my DS to clean up his room, especially under the bed, today. Have done 3 loads of laundry, and cleaned the kitchen, even (gasp!) on top of and behind the refrigerator! Yesterday I dropped off 3 bags at the Salvation Army, and took the kids to an arcade DS wanted to visit. DS also wrote most of a book report today, so I am feeling that this break from school has been quite balanced so far. Much better than in years past, when I would just throw in the towel, and not bother with any housework when the kids were home (except for the bathroom and kitchen of course).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Break

We are on Spring Break here in Central NY, and although the weather is cooler than in the last few weeks, it is pretty nice. I'm starting this blog as sort of a journal of this little life of mine. I am a mostly stay at home mom, married 14 years a week from tomorrow. I have two kids, a daughter, who is 11, and a son who is 9. We also have a dog, Copper, who is a rescue dog, and whom we all adore.
If you are wondering about the title of this blog, it comes from a friend of mine, who can never remember where I am from! I moved here from Iowa almost 16 years ago, but she has given up on remembering, and just tells people I am from "Idowa". In her mind, this combines the 3 possibilities of Iowa, Idaho, and Ohio. (Apparently all 3 states are too far west to be bothered with!)
So today is Monday, and I am struggling to make sure we spend some time enjoying the day, and still get the chores done! I have some real clutter issues, due in part to my desire to try every paper craft out there, and in part to my desire to shop for everything I might possibly need to do the craft, especially anything new that's out there! I don't have an unlimited budget, or anything, but I tend to grab every coupon, and shop every sale!
  1. So, expect to see some Before and After shots of my home,, in addition to some of the cards and scrap pages I make! Today I resolve to finish the laundry, and get rid of several bags of clutter from the bedrooms!

Arctic Winter MFT & Lawn Fawn

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I made especially for winter time.  I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that it stays dar...