Saturday, January 29, 2011

Join Us!

My friend Liz and I were texting the other day, and she came upon a great idea.  Why not make a website about the crazy messes our kids create?  I thought it was an excellent plan, and in no time she had the site created.  Our friend Danielle is doing the art.   I, along with several other friends, am a contributor on a new blog titled Mess Is My Life.  I invite you to stop on by and enjoy our crazy lives!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Call Me Crazy

I have ranted, and I have raved about how we have too many animals in our house.  We live in a zoo with all the kids and pets underfoot.  Did that stop me from rescuing a kitten that was hiding out under the Suburban last night?  No. Did that stop me from becoming attached and naming her?  No.

And I do see the irony of leaving an event to help the homeless and bringing a homeless kitten home with me.  I thought she was just scared, and that's why she'd taken refuge under my vehicle.  But, we soon found out, she was injured.  Today the vet confirmed that Alice has a broken pelvis.  It's not a pretty x-ray, but treatment is easy.  She will be confined to her carrier for at least a week, closer to two.  Then she can be allowed out, to walk as she desires, but don't force her.  Because she's young the prognosis is good.  Her growth plates will likely ensure that she has nicely healed hips by the time she's full grown.

The biggest blessing is the person that helped me rescue the kitten, loves animals.  She loves them enough to have a fund set up to help pay for spay/neuter and shots.  When I told her about the kitten, she called and said she'd pay for the vet visit.  So Alice will be joining our home.  I'm a firm believer that some of the best pets find you, not the other way around.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday Fun

This is our idea of going for a drive.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Ugly Truth

That is a photo of our front room.  No matter how often we pick up, it always ends up looking just like that.

 These are two of the cutest culprits, I've ever seen. 
I'll leave what the floor underneath them looks like to your imagination.
Our home is a work in progress.  Lots and lots of work, for just a little progress.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Vision

I've thought about making a vision board for a long time, but never knew what to put on it.  This year, I finally have some ideas.  Some are this year visions, others long term.  But I want them all.  Here are a few things going on my board.

In the center of my board is a cross.  I am trying to be more dedicated to my faith this year, and will soon be taking part in a 21 day Daniel Fast (recipes to come).  I expect during that time to really find some direction, so I no longer feel like I'm just going through the motions of life.  I want to live life.

Boobs.  Yes, you read that correctly, I want boobs.  Once upon a time, I had boobs.  That was 7 years ago.  I've only seen them again during pregnancy and nursing.  The rest of the time, they are just loose skin.  But, I'm picky.  I don't just want a boob job.  I don't like the idea of putting some foreign objects there and hoping they look natural for years to come.  I also want them to feel natural.  So I want fat transplants.  I don't know when it will happen, but it is a goal of mine.  One that I would love to scratch off my list this year.

Fitness.  This is something I've been working on more recently.  I've been hitting the treadmill in the mornings and reading a book while I put in 15 minutes or more at 3.5 miles per hour.  I feel great for doing it, and have more energy to make it through the day.

Sex.  Who doesn't want sex?  Unfortunately with four kids, it's not always easy to find a moment to escape with Dana.  I am really enjoying the ideas and thoughts found on this christian blog though.

Beach House.  This is one that has been a long term goal for me, for a long time.  It's also one I know Dana would love as well.  I've decided that while I do not want to move to the Oregon Coast any time soon, I want to own a home there.  A home that we could rent out when we aren't using, and a home that we could pack up and head to for long weekends and vacations.  I even found this one, just a few houses away from where we stayed in 2008.

Clean Home.  Yes, I always hope for order.  I dream of being able to keep up on housework while still spending time with my family.  I'm getting there, little by little, day by day.

Healthy Diet.  I'd like for us as a family to eat more fruits and vegetables, fresh meat and unprocessed foods.  While I can't force that, I can at least make sure I serve healthier meals.

I hope to have a jpeg version of my vision board soon, and I will share it with you.  What are your visions for your future?