Now if I can just figure out how to reduce the clutter of viruses running through my house at the moment...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Granny's bookcase is now used has an actual bookcase. The dining room table became my desk, and the chairs were put in storage to pull out when we entertain.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Another snowy day. We're going on Day 4 of this winter storm, and the snow is still falling at my house. It is actually starting to come down harder as I type.
There haven't been many times in my life that I could look out my office window and see this view. I can count them on one hand.
This winter weather has caused the city to come to a screeching halt. Schools closed, universities closed, businesses closed...you name it and it is probably closed. I had already had plans to work from home this week. There was a hiccup in my schedule which meant juggling the boys and the office for a week.
This unusual event didn't throw off my plans too much.
Yes, I am going nuts like most moms who have been stuck inside with their darlings all week. Little ones need to roam, run, play. They need to burn off that youthful energy that we would like to bottle and save. Several inches of ice and snow and below freezing temps make that difficult to do with toddlers.
My nerves are wearing thin...
But as I think about the rarity of this storm, I realize it is just as rare that I get to enjoy an entire week in the presence of my little ones. Most days I yearn to be home with them, but can't. Many weeks I anticipate the weekend knowing I get to enjoy time with them....just time. I am always searching for time...more time.
I am not going to lie. There are many days I am so very happy that I get to jump in my car and get away for the day...even if it is just to the office. There are weekends that I dream of childless vacations to all those un-family-friendly destinations. Hey, I am normal!
But today I am going to soak up this rare event. I am going to enjoy the snow, even though I despise the cold. I am going to enjoy this blessing of time.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
More like ice day. This is the view from my front door. I won't be venturing out any further than that today. What you see is about an inch of snow on top of an inch of ice. In Texas that means all schools and many businesses are closed for the day. For the Rodens that means we are going to snuggle up and enjoy our time together.
I really hadn't planned on doing much decorating for Valentine's Day...HA...clearly I am obsessed. Once I started posting my projects, questions started coming in asking when I was posting my Dollar Store decorating for Valentine's Day. I kept it really simple this time...
I purchased: red doilies, heart table scatter, plastic heart boxes, cardboard heart boxes, and conversation heart candy.
I used the white tulle ribbon, white card stock, candles, and candle holders from my stash.
With this I made a simple heart garland and a cute table decoration.
For the garland...
I simply stapled the red doilies to the white tulle ribbon.
Cut out hearts from the white card stock and attached them to the doilies with a glue stick.
Attached the heart table scatter to the white hearts with craft glue.
And hung it on the stairs.
For the table decoration...
I filled the candle holders with the conversation heart candy. I basically just repeated my candy corn idea. I filled the cardboard hearts with the candy also, and arranged it all in the center of the table. Now if I can keep my little people from swiping the candy! I guess it is time to start the rumor that the candy is covered in glue.
These two projects were super easy and dollar store cheap!