Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Randomness and a little more

This week has been so busy already I want to cry.

Have you ever had a week like that?

I have 3 practices this week alone for our Church's Christmas Program on Sunday. Then the kids have their Christmas program at school on Thursday. Brent and I are splitting up on Friday to go to two different Christmas parties, and it just goes on and on.

In the midst of all this, I've noticed my sweeper has been sitting in the dining room since Saturday with every intention of being used, but hasn't yet.

We got groceries tonight after school because this was my only free night this week. (And I spent it getting groceries????)

I wrapped my Christmas present for my book club party on Friday, and made tomorrow's supper, tonight, because I have to be at the church tomorrow night by 6:00 and it's a 1/2 hour drive there.

We all (except Brent) laid out our clothes for school tomorrow, packed our lunches, signed assignment books, did laundry, and made supper (grilled cheese tonight...pathetic, I know, but necessary under the circumstances.)

I'm getting ready this weekend to make some clipboards for a lady I work with, because she ordered them for Christmas gifts, and I'm helping another teacher I work with to finish a Christmas present for her daughter. It looks like this now....

but will look much greater later....

Every time I remember to take a picture of my Christmas decorations, it's nighttime, and dark in my house, so this is all I could capture.

The kids helped me wrap presents for everyone but themselves this past Saturday, but my to-do list doesn't seem to be diminishing at all.

I did manage to squeak out this project tonight, though. One that's just kinda sat there for awhile.

It stemmed from the fact that I was tired of having a laundry basket sitting on top of my dryer all the time. It would get filled with several loads of laundry for the kids before I would eventually take it upstairs and put it away in their rooms.

I decided to downsize my basket, and instead, "re-found" these that hadn't been used for awhile.

They perfectly matched my aqua laundry room, but they were a little plain.

So, I jazzed them up a little, and made them for each kid to claim as their own. The hope is THEY will take up their own laundry and put it away.

Evan loves hedgehogs (too long of a story to share now...) so I found this among my scrapbooking supplies, and then made a tag with his name on it.

Grace is into a phase of loving woodland animals, so she got a little deer from my stash.

And that's about all for tonight. I would like to sit down and look at a magazine quick, but it's 10:45pm and I really should go to bed. Unfortunately, I wish tomorrow was already the weekend.

Hope your week is smoother than mine!


  1. Super cute laundry basket idea. Your tree looks great too :) Tis the Season :)

  2. Great laundry idea! I've always thought the worst part of laundry is actually putting it away. I don't mind the folding or the washing, but I wish the laundry fairy would put it away for me!

    I love this time of year, but I hate how busy it gets. I have a feeling it's only going to get worse as WeeMan gets older too!

  3. Love the cute launday baskets with a personal touch! Wonder which one Oreo will choose for her nest?? I didn't notice one with Brent's name on it...is it a John Deere green? ha ha. I'm sure your Christmas program will be wonderful! Enjoy!...........


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