*I am making the kids pay me a dollar for every clothing item that is in their dirty clothes hamper that isn't dirty. So far I have made a buck.
*Chad and I are venturing to Ikea once again this weekend. We have to return one shelf and pick up another that was out of stock last weekend. It is in stock now. It came back in stock 2 days after we got home.
*I should be getting the office/school room ready for the new shelf and desk but can't seem to find the motivation to get it done but it is only 9:30am....the day is still young.
*Ticonderoga pencils are the best.
*Do you think spending $180 on living room curtains is too much? Keep in mind I have been scouring the web and in person for curtains for months and I finally found what I want. I need 3 sets at $59 a set. They are lined. And would be PERFECT!
*Read a book to Eli yesterday called "Three Samurai Cats" and I loved it. It is a story from Japan. Got it at Half Price books for 50cents. Man, I love that store.
*I wish we had HBO so I could watch "Big Love." I love that show and am completely intrigued by polygamy. Not intrigued in a "I want to try that out" way but more like a "seriously? people actually believe that this is a way to get favor in heaven" way.
*I read "The 19th Wife." It is a book about...you guessed it...polygamy. Or celestial marriage, as they call it. It is an interesting book in that it is half fiction and half non-fiction. I really enjoyed it. And you don't have to worry...no sister wives coming into this house.
*Peanut M&Ms are the best. Here is a tip for you: Always buy the seasonal packages...they are the freshest.
*I want to paint the ceiling fan in the office/school room white and silver. I haven't said anything to Chad yet, but I know his reaction will not be favorable.
*I am reading a book that a friend wanted me (or us-it will be me picking out the good points and sharing them with Chad) to read. He saw it and thought it looked interesting. He wants to know what we think. I think I am going to like it. It is "Parenting is Your Highest Calling and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt" by Leslie Leyland Fields. Here is an excerpt from the back: "Why am I not a more joyful parent? Why aren't my kids turning out as I expected? Who do I always feel as if I'm not doing enough for my children? Is parenting supposed to be this difficult?" This totally sounds like a book I need to read. I'll let you know when I finish it!