Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Sunday with No Plans...

It's 10pm and I'm sitting down for the first time today, even though we had no plans. When I was in college I worked in a biology lab. One Monday morning my (adult) boss came in and we exchanged "how was your weekend?" We both said, "Great!" But she followed up with "I got so much done around the house," and I said, "I had so much fun!" We commented on the difference between being 19 and 30-something - our definitions of a great weekend.

It's true that these days I enjoy a weekend in which I accomplish many tasks. Of course it's great to throw a little fun in there, too (we had a bunch of friends over for dinner tonight - which is both fun and motivating to get the house clean).

So we cleaned, played outside, clipped coupons, practiced reading, ran an errand, and baked for our dinner. That's the day!

I cleaned out a closet that has been a dumping ground for the 2+ years that we've lived here. It was desperate for a re-org. (If you've stayed in our guest room lately, you may have noticed that the closet door wouldn't shut all the way - the situation has been remedied.)

Part of what is stored in that closet is "memory stuff" for the kids. You know - hospital bracelets and scrapbooks and baby curls. It's nostalgic, even though it wasn't all that long ago. But I want to publicly apologize to my sons: PLEASE know that the amount of baby memorabilia in your box does not correlate to how much I treasure your sweet faces! It is unbeLIEVABLE how much STUFF I have for Katy. It seems that not a week went by that I didn't document something. But each of the boys? I could store their stuff in a padded envelope. I'm so sorry, boys!! I'm thankful for this blog and the documentation that it provides.

Anyway, it was a good weekend.


Pam said...

Good for you on the re-org!! I'm reading The Happiness Project at the moment and she takes on clutter control one month because it really does help.

And Jack's pregnancy to birth journal is a 300-page book filled with bits of paper, notes from expectant dad, song lyrics etc. and Danny's is a 50-page notepad of quickly written text. I feel SO BAD!!!

Glad you had a good weekend! :-)

Mom said...

I was just trying to remember if I made Luke a pottery piece with his name on it. I think I didn't because I monogrammed his blanket. However, that may not survive since he is attached to it. NOTE TO SELF: Go to Mud Pies for Luke!