Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Back from Hiatus

I used to be a little better at keeping up with my blogs. I have more of the Home Place story to post as soon as I get some pictures sorted out, and there's lots of things coming up, but since I started my job, which I really like, it's been tough to find any time for all the things I love. I haven't scrapbooked in close to a year, but I actually have a scrapbook to create for someone else! I'm nervous about it, hope I can do a good job, and she likes my style. Plus, her little one is a girl! I get to use pink and flowers and all kind of girlie stuff!

Thinking of selling the house, may be putting it up for sale around the end of April. We don't need a house as large as this one. It costs way too much to heat and cool. I can't keep up with all the cleaning either. I love the idea of simplifying and downsizing, and to prepare, we've started cleaning out and organizing!

I figured we'd start with a small space, and we picked the master bedroom closet/laundry room. I'm not sure I ever want the laundry room inside the closet again. I guess it's nice because all the laundry is hidden, and you just have to toss your dirty stuff in the basket, but it just seemed to stay a mess all the time. It was also kind of weird to have the washer repairman in the closet the other day.

Do I even have to say that small space took all freaking day? I still have to pull the washer and dryer out and clean the floor there, but otherwise, we're done with that. Hopefully, we can keep it clean and not have to start over once we get the rest of the house done.

I didn't take before pictures because that would have shown what a slob I've become, but here are some after shots. LOL!



The laundry area. Can you believe I actually had to call the Maytag Repairman? Washer was just a year old, and the transmission went out.



It's sad how few clothes I have. I definitely need to shop for clothes. Can't wear my PJs to work like I have for the past 8 years. IGNORE the horrible floral border. We never did get that down.

Towels and sheets. I love neatly folded towels!

As I mentioned, I really like my new job. It's so close to home and to Jake's school, that the extra gas isn't too big a factor. My insurance started this month! BIG YAY! I feel more like a real person again instead of someone struggling with everything. AND...look where I got to park the whole month of February!


I'd like to say I earned "employee of the month", but they draw names! : ) I'll take it!

Okay, so the tooth fairy paid her first visit a while back. Jake had one of the baby teeth on the bottom front so loose that I couldn't believe it just didn't fall out. I managed to get him to let his Papa "feel" of the tooth, and Papa just popped it right out! I think the little bit of blood was scary, but Jake got over it pretty quick. Now though, he will not let me wiggle any of the REALLY loose teeth basically hanging out of his mouth. Look!


See that front tooth? It's almost horizontal, it's so loose! He won't let me wiggle it and he won't wiggle it himself. It's driving me nuts! It's the same thing with the other front bottom tooth. The little thing is just dangling, and his permanent teeth are already in! I managed to get him to agree to go to a dentist here in town, a kids' dentist, so that he can get a cleaning, and if I have anything to do with it, have these teeth pulled! Well...the dentist could blow on them and they'll probably come right out. My silly boy!

What else? We had Bella spayed. She was out of it the day of and the day after, but then she was basically back to her wild-girl self. WILD! She's really a sweet girl, has learned to sit for her biscuit, but the potty training sucks! We take her out and she'll do her business. Then, we bring her in, and she does her business again in the dining room! In a few weeks, she's going for some training, and my friend Stephanie recommended a great trainer who specializes in potty training. I can't wait! We need the leash training, too, because Bella runs on the leash likes she pulling an Alaskan sled dog team...as the lead dog of course.

I will leave you with this...


Bella says...Spring is almost here!

6 comments:

Christine said...

yay an update!! sounds like life is going great. =)

scrappygal said...

aww Jan..nice to hear from you! I am glad life is treating you well. You seem sohappy and it does really feel good to ge things in order!

Take care
(((Big Hugs)))

Pinky said...

Glad your back Jan :)

Leah Crowe said...

you sound so much happier!! OMG on the teeth.. guess who just lost her first tooth tonight? Lil Sam.. it seems way too early.. she just turned five! Anyways, it's great to hear from you! Think of you quite often.

latte_grande said...

Whoo-hoo, hooray for Spring cleaning! Isn't it nice to have at least one small space so clean and organized? Proud of you!! :)
Jake is such a stinkin cutie...I can't believe how stubborn those teeth are! Give him an apple...those things make teeth fall out all over the place at our house! lol
Missed you, girl! (((hugs)))

Cara@TheSheetBoutique said...

Hi Jan,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment for me. So glad that you love your new job and trust all works out with selling the house.
Cara