Friday, April 25, 2014

Laundry Instruction Sheets

Two years ago I put my back out and was down for almost a month.  It was a long hard month (especially because my hubby was working out of town).  Luckily for me I had a teenage driver that ran everyone around and kept milk in the fridge, teenage girls that kept the house going and watched the younger ones, and meals in the freezer so we didn't have to eat Mac and Cheese every night.  My family and friends were also great to help out!  During this time I realized that there were some areas I hadn't taught my kids enough.  One of these areas was doing laundry.  I'm kind of fanatical about my laundry and up until hurting my back, I was the only one allowed to do laundry.  I know....dumb!  My hubby had ruined too many of my clothes at the first of our marriage won thru incompetence  and I had banned him from the laundry (there are many things he does GREAT in the house - laundry just isn't one of them).    In order to help them, I made detailed instruction sheets for the different loads of laundry they would be doing.  I later framed these and hung them by the washer.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How do you spend your time?

Do you ever have those days where you think you couldn't possibly slam one more thing in, and then you end up having to do three more things!  At the end of the day you wonder #1 How you ever survived the day? #2 If you missed anything because you were so busy running around doing everything you're not really sure what you even did?   #3 If all of your kids are ok, because you were so busy you didn't even notice? #4 If you had eaten anything all day? and #5 What you can do to make sure you never have a day like this EVER again!!!  I feel like my month has been like this!  Luckily I've had a couple breaks that have kept me out of the looney bin.  When I do have a break and should be cleaning like mad, I'm usually laying in bed feeling guilty that I'm not up cleaning enjoying the silence, or reading a book.  I was talking to my hubby about it the other day asking him what we can do to slow down a little bit because this is seriously killing me.  He suggested we get rid of one or two of our kids and that should help out some.  But, since we couldn't agree on which two to get rid of.....Hahaha.

How we see ourselves