Wednesday, January 6, 2016

De-cluttering in 2016

Last year I participated in a 34 week home de-clutting/cleaning.  The weekly challenges were just what we needed to make some great progress around the house.  I wasn't able to finish the challenges, but knew decluttering is a process that needs to be done regularly.  This year I am going to attempt joining a 91 Day Declutter Challenge.  While I don't plan to blog about it each week I am looking forward to seeing how much I am able to tackle just by doing a little bit everyday.  I'd encourage you to tackle the clutter in your home and free up some space that you've been finding annoying.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year! -2016

A new year, with new things to do.  So far my calendar for the year is pretty empty and I'm happy to keep it that way.  I like to stay home and do stuff with my family.  Trying to get out for outside activities can be quite overwhelming by the time we've managed to gather everything we need and get buckled into seat belts.  I'm hoping for another fun year.

Here's a funny story from December.

Two of the kids had dentist appointments one morning at 10:00.  I worked really hard despite several things that wanted to attempt delaying us and managed to get out the door and we pulled into the parking lot two minutes before ten.  Everyone lined up next to the van as I got the twins into their stroller.  We bustled into the busy dentist office and I started to sign the kids in when the receptionist said, your appointment is at 1:00 this afternoon.  Talk about being frustrated, but I smiled said something about practicing a trial run and we loaded back into the van and went home where I fixed my breakfast and then hurridly got lunch on the table for the children so that we could be back at the dentist by 1:00.  We made it on time to the 1:00 appointment, and the receptionist jokingly asked if we could move our appointment to 3:00.  I laughed, but am so glad she was joking, because if she wasn't I probably would have gone home and cried.