it’s a holiday, right?
so, i’m sure we’re all in holiday mode.
definitely not here.
it’s a(nother) day of working and getting things wrapped up around the house.
it was a weekend of that too, really.
work, work, work.
but, that’s okay, because i’m really thankful for the ability and good health that allows me the privilege to do so.
thoughts on saying things to people that are what you think you’ve observed and ‘know’ about them:
if you want to ask caring questions, go for it.
if you want to just extend a smile, or a handshake, or a hug; have at it.
but, to say things that are your opinion of them; save it.
i’m guessing we can all think of times where people have said things to us that were nothing more than their opinions of us, and they were so wrong, and it was painful to receive.
i tend to think there’s very few times when we will regret NOT saying something that could cause harm.
thoughts on parades:
now, that’s a lot of candy!!!
took our kids to their first parade last week, and came home with more candy than we need.
but, it was 2 hours well spent.
thoughts on how much food we eat:
it is crazy how much food we can go through as a family of 6.
and, we’ve not even hit the teenager stage yet!
later today, we have to make a run to Costco and stock up.
it’s crazy how much of my life is spent making, and serving and cleaning up food in some manner or another.
thoughts on websites like Zulily:
love their deals!
but, when you order a new pair of boots, it is kind of disheartening to wait 3 weeks for them to ship.
so, if the deal is good enough, and you can wait for the item to ship, it’s worthwhile to shop places like this.
if it’s a ‘must have now’ kind of item, go for your local retailer and be instantly ‘happy’. or ‘satisfied’. or, whatever it does for you. =)
thoughts on photo-a-day-challenges:
i love them.
i hate them.
i’m doing one on Instagram (you can see it along my sidebar on the left side) right now and it’s fun.
i’ve always told myself i’m going to start something like this, and last month i tried for about 2 1/2 weeks and then i was all kinds of busy and it was far from my list of top priorities.
i’m pretty determined to finish out this month though.
and, then, maybe next month i’ll do a different one on Instagram, or maybe here.
thoughts on family pictures:
(long, deep sigh)
thoughts on multiplication tables:
when you’re a kid.
actually, when you’re an adult (at least for me) it’s still work to bring them to mind.
but, when you’re a kid and your mom MAKES you listen to them on cd, and then write them out, over and over and over, it’s a drag.
for the kid and the mom in this case.
thoughts on fall cleanup in the the flowerbeds:
i have the cutest little helper.
thoughts on tablecloths on my kitchen table:
i pretty much always have one on the table.
and, i love them.
mostly the cloth kind.
but, when you have messy meals and spilled milk, you’re changing them all the time.
which, gets sort of old.
so, right now, i’m doing this little thing where i see how long i can stand to have a vinyl one on my table.
i really don’t like the look of it.
but, wiping them vs. washing the whole thing every meal, is a no-brainer.
we are on day 8, and that’s worth mentioning for this housewife!
have a great start to your week, friends!