Monday, November 30, 2009

The house closing date has been set!!

Boy, when the ball starts rolling it really picks up speed!

I'm starting to realize that the next few weeks are going to be BUSY! We are scheduled to go in and sign all of the paperwork to finalize the house purchase on Thursday.

Which means we can start moving in anytime after that but I'm considering painting a couple of the bedrooms first.

I'm sure my kids will love to help me with that. :)

So, check back at the end of the week and I (hopefully) will have pictures to show you!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Check out Sarah's giveaway!!

I don't think it's much of a secret that I LOVE coffee and Starbuck's just happens to be a great source for that addiction of mine. :o) Well, Sarah is having her monthly birthday giveaway and this month's prize is a good one....go ahead....check it out....or don't (and then I have a better chance of winning!).

Click on the picture above and it'll take you there.

Good Luck!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Because I'm all about peer pressure....

Or rather, I'm feeling pulled in many different directions and this gives me something to blog about without using much brain power! :)

Thank you Leanne & Emily for this.

You're supposed to do a one word asnwer for each of these questions...uh, I don't think it's possible. (right Leanne?)

1. Cell phone:
I wish I still had my old one, the new one completely confuses me.

2. Hair: yes, I have hair.

3. Father: The Lord is my Father.

4. Favorite food: It's been pizza for a loooong time, but as of late I'm a bit addicted to Pad Thai.

5. Dream from last night: bizarre

6. Favorite drink: Diet Coke

7. Dream/goal: to make it through today...and then tomorrow...and then the next day.

8. What room am I in?: Living room.

9. Hobbies: What? People have time for hobbies?

10. Fear: All kinds involving my children.

11. Where do I want to be in 6 years? settled.

12. Where was I last night? At Awana's with the kids.

13. Something I am not: OCD.

14. Muffins: Peach please.

15. What is on my wish list? I'd love an Ergo carrier.

16. Where did I grow up? Washington

17. Last thing I did: Got the baby off of the dishwasher door, he was standing on it removing all the cups & tossing them on the floor.

18. What am I wearing? Jeans and a grey t-shirt and a purple hoodie.

19. TV? rabbit ears.

20. Pets: Nope.

21. Friends: Some far (too far!) and some near.

22. My life: I love it.

23. My mood: Pleasant.

24. My vehicle: Dodge Ram 15 passenger van, white w/blue stripe...hard to miss, it's huge.

25. What am I NOT wearing? a bikini...never again.

26. Favorite store: I like Target, though I rarely go there.

27. Favorite color: YELLOW.

28. When did I last laugh: I'm sure I chuckled at a few things but my last belly laugh was when my daughter came up with our new family motto.

29. My BFF: so far away *sniff*

30. When did I cry last? I tend to cry often but I had a big cry this weekend.

31. The place I go over and over: Aldi & Wal-mart.

32. Person who emails me regularly: The Library, they're always wanting their books back. What's up with that?

33. Favorite place to eat: Anywhere that I am not required to do the dishes.

Steal this and let me know so I can read YOUR answers.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

In Limbo

Things are still looking like we'll be moving next month, though nothing is finalized yet. I find the whole buying process a bit irritating really. It's like you are supposed to take steps forward assuming the whole thing will go through without any problems. But what if it doesn't and I've put in all this effort? I surely don't want to undo everything, but I also don't want to wait to do anything and have to rush. Err. *sigh*

So, I'm just going along assuming.

In the meantime my basement looks like this:

Most of these are empty, the packed ones are in the back right corner. I still have a lot of work to do!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Possible change is becoming Most Likely Change

In my previous post I listed out our housing options and said we were leaning towards buying. Well, we've made an offer on a house and it was accepted! Now, we are in the waiting period. Waiting for final approval of the loan, inspections on the house and the house appraisal. I'm going with the assumption that things will go through, but also trying to not be too excited as you can never be sure until it's all said and done.

All of that has made me feel a bit anxious about how the next month or so will go. I do not want to fall behind with the kids' schoolwork or let my house get chaotic (more than it already is!). So one thing I think I can do to help things go smoother is to prep more meals. I read several blogs of women who do batch/freezer cooking so they are really my inspiration!

Here's my goal of what to make for today:

2 meatloaves
3 lbs. meatballs
3 lbs. hamburger cooked and portioned in 1 lb. bags for nachos & hamburger stroganoff
1 pan homemade macaroni shells & cheese
4 dozen muffins (1/2 pumpkin butterscotch & 1/2 banana choc. chip)
2 batches waffles
2 batches pancakes
2 loaves pumpkin bread

All total that would be 7 dinners & 7 breakfasts that can be made with minimal thinking!

Hopefully I'll be back later and be able to post a picture of my efforts to prove I accomplished something ;)