Family, Hunker Down, Organization

It’s that time again…!

Time for a new schedule. ;)  I love schedules and planning.  Which is amusing, because once I have them in place, I sometimes hate “being ran by the clock,” so…oh well.  LOL  Imma enjoy whatever I can right now, though, ok??  And we’re flexible with all of this, anyway, this is just a guideline.  AND it’s for MonTues/ThursFri–we’re having Weekend Wednesdays.  LOL

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8:00 Morning routine

9:00 Outdoor recess/exercise

9:30 Morning shareout/Handwriting/Spelling/Snack/Centers

11:30 Chores, then free time

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Quiet reading (Mama works)

1:00 Prodigy (Mama works)

1:30 Painting the interior of the house!  Kids are required to help for part of the time.

(Free time whenever we finish what we need to that day until dinner.)

5:30 Dinner

6:00 Baths

7:00 Free time

8:30 Snack

9:00 Bedtime reading (We take turns reading them a chapter a night of a book we want to share with them. Thomas read The Neverending Story, and now I am reading My Side of the Mountain.  We each have a list we are excited about!)

10:00 Lights out!  <3

This schedule won’t really take effect until next week–this week is vacation week for us.  (I do still have to work about 3-4 hours a day right now, but even that is less than I was, so this counts as vacation week!  This summer I am working summer school, and as of right now,  I will be trying to keep it to Wednesday mornings and quiet time.) I personally am looking forward to a refreshed house and plenty of time to scrap. :)

Organization, Scrapbooking

Scrappy Space


I finally was able to dig my scrapbook room/our guest room out from under the debris leftover from spring break, when I last got my scrap on…  So I snapped some pics with my phone and uploaded them to 2Peas.  Practically everything fits on the Expedit–this is as close as I’ve ever been, anyway.  I’m considering making a video walkthrough this summer, I’ll post if I do.  But if you’d like to see my tiny but mighty scrap space, then click here!

Organization, Scrapbooking, YAWYK

Going, Going (but not gone yet!)

Some more de-stashing for YAWYK. Tomorrow I will have some scrappage, too, but for today, here’s what I have to add to the list:

YAWYK Count: 729/2010
644-695) 52 non-playing and non-decorative and non-interesting extra cards from a bunch of T’s playing card decks. No clue what I thought I would do with them!
696) dead inkpad
697) busted set of chalks
698) dead adhesive runner–I HATE IT when these break!
699) another broken bucket
700-722) 23 Christmas card envies–I am excited to get the house decorated next weekend so I can begin addressing cards. :-)
723-729) 7 cases worth of stamp sets!

Organization, Scrapbooking, YAWYK

Holy Guacamole!

I just found another 43 things to pull out of my scrap room.  Craziness!!!  I’d been working on the previous 45 items (previous post) for weeks, then practically doubled it in 5 minutes!!!

YAWYK Count:  589/2010

547) 1 pack of Christmas confetti put with Christmas decorations, can’t wait for the day after Thanksgiving!!!

548-550) 3 Christmas-y mailing labels that I’ll use with cards

551) 1 postcard that I wrote years ago for a friend; think I’ll mail it to her anyway and give her a laugh

552-589) 38 Christmas cards!!!  (These are from BEFORE my scrapbooking days, but I don’t mind using non-handmade this year, especially because I won’t have to buy anything but postage!!!)



Organization, Scrapbooking, YAWYK

I’m still working on YAWYK 2010…

YAWYK means “You Are What You Keep.”  I first talked about it here.  I’m still plugging away at it, and wanted to add to the list:

YAWYK Count:  546/2010

502) lemonade container I meant to alter but was never really going to

503-505) horrible Hello Kitty card, oogly card, and a bent card I wouldn’t give to anyone

506-7) two non-working gel pens

508) tweezers with melted embossing powder all over them (Why did I think holding a metal object while directing an overheated heat source at it would PROTECT my fingers???)

509) pack of flashcards…  missing a state…

510) broken bucket that, again, I would never get around to altering

511) broken adhesive runner

512) box that some mini albums came in–I used the albums years ago and held on to the box for???

513) dried up white inkpad

514) UGLY fiber

515-526) dozen straight pins (I prefer to use the beaded head pins for pinning ribbon, straight pins tend to rust, are impossible for me to get out, and hurt to push in!)

527-537) 11 Christmas cards that I moved to my Christmas launch pad, will use in a few weeks!

538) oogly border

539) Priority box I was using for storage, moved to my giveaway area to truck all that stuff to school

540-542) 3 post-it packs, taking to work

543-546) 4 coin wrappers (Hubby recently wrapped all the change in our change jar, and we put an extra $144.50 towards our student loans!)