Tuesday, 25 November 2014

One month until Christmas!!!!

I can't believe how quickly time is flying by these days!!!  We will be in our new house before we know it!  Time to start dehoarding my cluttered, crazy home!  One room at a time, one room at a time...

Kids are all great, Hubster is fine and so am I.  I am still maintaining my weight and still completely sugar and grain free.  I have a little more carbs now (a potato or a fruit here and there) but am a Wheat Belly Lifer now!

Work is ramping up and will become very busy in a couple of weeks right through the end of February due to year end.

Rosie is getting old.  She's very quiet and pretty much keeps to herself these days.  Dudley is the cutest little guy ever.  A couple of months ago, we decided to let him sleep with Threepeat in an effort to get our boy out of our bed.  And it worked.  Like a charm!  He's been sleeping all night in his bed for the whole time, however still going to bed at our bedtime.  For the first time in 7.5 years, Julian was tucked into his own bed by 9:30 last night!  I actually had an hour and a half of Threepeat-free time!!!  It was amazing!  I could get used to this baby!

Christmas shopping has begun.  I've bought Threepeat's Skylanders Trap Team Starter Kit along with a character.  I got Mom's gift.  Next week, I will really get cracking and hope to have it all done by week's end.  Then the dreaded wrapping begins.

Tyler, our Elf on the Shelf will arrive on Monday, December 1st.  Time to start researching Pinterest for some great antics for him to pull this year!  Threepeat LOVES him!

I got snow tires on my van and feel very confident in bad weather now...what a difference!

I think that's all for now!

Happy "One Month Before Christmas Day"!! Pin It

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

First cold of the season...


  • sore throat - check
  • stuffy nose - check
  • headache - check
  • sinus pain - check
  • fatigue - check
  • nausea - check
  • chills - check
  • dry lips - check
Yep.  I've got a cold.  :(  I just hope I keep it to myself and don't share my cooties with the rest of the family.
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Friday, 7 November 2014

Rat Race

When my (older) kids were little, I thought we were crazy busy.  Now that the older two are 18 and 15 and Threepeat is 7, I find us busier now than ever!  It's ridiculous!  And the kicker is that the only one who does an extracurricular activity is Middleman with his soccer.

Perhaps the biggest reason we are busier is that we have, for all intents and purposes, become a single car family.  Boy Oneder uses the Jeep to get to and from University every day.  He drops Hubster off at the train station and then drives to school.  It's pretty much his.  Even on weekends, he is out and about with friends or at work, so the Jeep is rarely in the driveway.  That leaves me in the van, driving people here and there and making sure I am home (or have someone available) to get Threepeat from school when Middleman has school soccer.

Thankfully, school soccer ended yesterday.  This means that Middleman will be around after school every day to pick up Threepeat and take care of him until I get home.  That will be a load off for sure!

I am using my last week of vacation from November 24th to 28th.  A time to chill out and start some packing for our move.  Yes, the move is still 21 months away, but that time will fly and, well, I am a borderline hoarder.  So, suffice it to say, there is A LOT of work to be done around here.  I can at least clean up some of the junk in the basement!

Winter tires are being installed on my van as I type and she is having an oil change and new front brakes.  Bring on winter!  This is the first time I have ever had snow tires, so I am hoping I will be as pleased with them as everyone says I will!  Last winter was a DISASTER...how I made it through without an accident is a miracle!  Snow is forecasted for next week, so, considering that it's only November 7th, I think I may just get my money's worth on these babies!!

As busy as life is, I wouldn't have it any other way.  Being busy means that I have people who love and rely on me.  Being busy means we have places to go and people to see!  Being busy means that we are alive!

I hope you're busy too!
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Monday, 3 November 2014

Wow, time flies

I am such a bad blogger.  Does anyone actually blog anymore anyway?

Still down 25 lbs since July and maintaining nicely.

Boys are all thriving at school.

Work is great.

Hubster is great.

Home renovations are in full swing (and it's very, very stressful).

Our new home is going to be beautiful.

Rosie and Dudley are wonderful.

Days are shorter and colder.  I hate that.

Halloween was a great success, although it was cold and rainy.

Here's photo of my Threepeat:



Winter is on its way.

Tyler, our Elf on the Shelf, will arrive on December 1st.  I can't wait.

I'm having snow tires installed on the van on Friday.  They will be my first ever winter tires.  I'm a little excited about not having to skate my way through the streets all winter.

I am on vacation for the last week of November.  I plan on doing ALL of my Christmas shopping.

I have a headache right now.

I'm not sure what I am making for dinner.

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