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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Updates Galore.

I wish I had a really great adventurous story and reason for not updating all week. But I don't.

The week just really got away from me. Busy days, even busier evenings. A couple days a way with J and the littles and now it's Saturday.
I've been on an organizing frenzy all week. I'm doing everything. I seriously don't know when I last did this. And am even possibly thinking some of it I've never gone through. I started in the kitchen and got rid of a lot stuff. How many travel coffee mugs and water bottles does one family need? Next I tackled upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. The hardest was E's closet, which most days I simply avoid since there is so much stuff in there I can't usually open the door without a few things falling down and hitting me on the head.

I'm happy to report the upstairs is about 95% finished. Starting the basement closets, laundry room and the bedrooms today. I'm saving photos and paperwork and thinking of a new way to keep track of that stuff before it gets put away in packaway bins. A trip to Ikea is in the works for tomorrow.

In my mind, organizing and Ikea go hand in hand. Though I've committed that I need no more bins or boxes or shelves, it's nice to look at ideas and also see what else they've got. It's been years since my last visit.
The littles and I went on a little work getaway with J and it was so fun. Did I mention we stayed at a waterpark resort? So much fun. I'll save all those pictures for my next post.


The winner of my contest from last week is: Adrianne, who's comment just plain made sense and made me giggle "Economy's effect on suburban families."

I had hoped that someone would make a comment about H bringing an organ in his cooler to the doctor, just cause I thought that was funny, but no one did. Funny how different perspectives we can all have about the same photo.

Been thinking, thinking, thinking about the H1N1 vaccine. It just became available in Minnesota in the nasal mist form this past week which we will NOT be doing. I am not sure if we should have the kids get the actual shot or not. I also feel like I am ill prepared and slightly un-informed about it. I feel like there is conflicting information everywhere. The news, the doctor's, do you have any insight or are you having your kids vaccinated for H1N1?

There is this thing called NaBloPoMo and it stands for National Blog Posting Month.

November is going to be MY NaBloPoMo, meaning I am setting the goal for myself to post something every single day.

I really need to get back in the habit of writing and journalling our days and my thoughts on life here and I felt that this would help me.

Are you interested in joining me? Perhaps we can form a group and have a weekly theme for posting on Wednesday, or Sundays, or something?

Finally, this is the most precious 10 1/2 month old beauty I've ever laid eyes on and I thought you might like to see her.

And as you can see, she's climbing up my leg as I type this so that means it's time for me to go now.


Blogger The Bishops said...

Samara -
I LOVED the pic of Evelyn - she gets cuter every day!
Also, I would love to join your group for Blogging! I need to get better about keeping up with my blog, so this should be the perfect way to get me back on track!
Count me in!!
Debbie :)

October 24, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Jill Davis Doughtie said...

Welcome back!

October 24, 2009 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you are back, I missed you.
now E is the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen..
She is growing so fast can't believe she is almost 11 months !!!

Love You all
Auntie Laurie

October 24, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I'll join you in posting every day in November!

October 25, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger The Petersons said...

Hi--I sent you an invite to view my blog, to your gmail address that is listed on facebook. I made my blog private after the robbery (feeling a little vulnerable), and since you've commented before I figured you might want access. It also shouldn't really be hassle for you since you have a blogger login already and probably stay signed there you go! :)

October 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I'll join you in the blogging fun for November!

I hear you on the organizing too - we just cleaned closets and it's amazing how much stuff we have with just TWO of us. Crazy!

October 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

November is also National Novel Writing Month-
I think I'm going to give that a try! (I've been wanting to do it for 2 years now, but Grad school/life got in the way). I'm sure that will also mean more blog time for me :)

October 26, 2009 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Rodman Life said...

The vaccine.. well obviously I don't have children, but I have read up on some of it for myself. I'm not getting it, it seems to soon and I've heard some scary things about it as well and it's just not worth the risks. Although, as you read, I maybe have already been exposed to the virus and it didn't hit me very hard. Just lasted forever, it seems!
As far me joining you in November for any scheduled postings! I think it would be fun..if I can join in I will!

October 26, 2009 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I love Evelyn's big smile. I would love to participate in the November blogging adventure.

October 27, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

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