Wednesday, August 26, 2009 turned upside down

Life is....exhausting right now. I'm not sure how those of you with school-aged kids ever get back into a routine, b/c this girl is worn out.

Summer went by WAY to quickly. Started back to work in August and it's been a constant up-hill battle every since. I, however, have started planninng our meals and only using what we have here at the house. I'm proud to say in the last two weeks, the only thing I've bought is eggs and milk. Now, tonight we cheated and had Buddy's b/c we were out at the farm, but other than that it's been freezer, pantry, and garden cooking for us. Which has saved us a lot of money, but also a lot of stress. Trenton is working from home now, which is also nice b/c he can help with laundry, dishes, etc. If I get off work late, he can preheat the oven and stick whatever I have ready in the oven. Also, I've been making sure all the dishes are washed or put in the dishwasher before we got to bed. This makes prep work in the morning easier, and I feel less guilty about how late I've had to work these past few weeks.

At school.......where to start! It's getting easier and harder at the same time. Yesterday, I only left my office, other than just stepping across to the main office, once. That was to pee on my way out the door to go home at 6:00. Things are getting crossed off my list and I've been extremely productive. BUT my door is like a revolving door and more stuff gets added to the list every DAY! We've had 10 new special ed kids enroll this year. Many just showing up on our doorstep wanting to start that day. I hate putting more kids on the teachers, but it's just part of it I guess. I've got a lot better grasp on how things work this year and have a TON of ideas for next summer to make my back to school transition go smoother.

My husband is working extremely hard to get his business up and running. They should be starting the dirt work for the building tomorrow. He picked up his weigh wagon in Chillicothe today. He has a meet & greet with customers on Friday. He's really found his niche with this position I think, and I couldn't be prouder of him! I know it's going to be stressful on us as a couple, but I think we'll make a great team!

We're going to be able to move after September 16th. My goal is to start packing this weekend and be all moved by the end of September and have our house ready to rent out Oct. 1st. That's my plan...we'll see what God has in store.

Miss Myra, my neice, turns 1 on Sept. 15th. I can't believe it's been almost a year! I can't imagine life without her. She just makes my life complete and she's not even mine! She's hilarious, sassy, adorable, and just a joy! She changes everytime I see her. She is absolutely my most favorite kid in the whole world!!

Other than that, all is quiet on the home front.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What a fabulous giveaway!!

Head on over to Amy Honestly and check out her great giveaway for a Longaberger breast cancer awareness basket! It's fantastic and looks beautiful!