As a recap, here is my "to achieve a happy Sunday" list:
1. Have a great worship experience at church (journeychattanooga.com)
2. Go to lunch with family/friends OR get home before kids fall asleep to feed them lunch
3. Put all three kids down for a nap which lasts for a full two hours
4. Take a nap myself
5. Have all laundry that is clean, folded and put away. I would say all laundry done, but ha! Yeah right.
6. House all picked up and everything in its place
7. Do something fun
8. Plan menu for the upcoming week
9. Grocery shopping complete
10. All marketing caught up for Yarn Therapy, any work i brought home for DivCo complete, and a couple of yarn therapy orders to work on
11. See family at any point during the day
This Sunday I got to accomplish #7, and that is it. One little thing off my list. In fact, I did a few things that weren't even on my list that should actually be deductions, like go in to the office. That is like a -5. So that puts me at a total of -4 for this Sunday. Next week will better. I am cooking up a good idea for next week. It of course will only accomplish #7 again, but I think it may be worth it.
|Lyla and Nana, Happy Birthday!|
|ice cream face!|
|ice cream face part two!|
I have had the laziest most unproductive weekend. For most, that is a relaxing weekend but for me it is not. I can't stand either being lazy or not getting anything done. The lazier I was, the less motivation I had. And it lasted alllll weekend. We did get out of the house last night. It was my beautiful mother's birthday. We took her out to Sweet Frog's, a yummy frozen yogurt place. Definitely a new family favorite.
This morning, everyone slept so late, kids included, that we missed church. I know it is selfish, and I always regret it, but it is so hard to wake them up when they sleep that late. We make these poor kids get up so early at the butt crack of dawn during the week. It isn't often an issue on Sunday, so when they do sleep...I let them. After lunch, I had to go into the office while the kids napped to catch up on some work I missed last week due to sick kids and concerts. I was dreading it. Not the actual work part, I was excited to get some stuff done so I could have a smooth upcoming week. I was dreading the fact that I would be alone in the building, with a mouse. Yes, a mouse. One was spotted running into my office on Tuesday while I was at lunch. We put two traps out. One in my closet and one in a corner. I was terrified to check them. Terrified. If I saw a dead mouse, I would probably leave and never go back. I was so relieved when I saw that one of the press operators were there. Before I went into my office, I asked him to please please please go check my mouse traps. He so kindly did. And yup, a dead mouse in the closet. He took care of it, and I was so grateful! I had a good two productive hours of work. I only jumped, flinched or got startled a few times from strange noises. I know there must be more of these little unwelcomed rodents somewhere. I thought they were coming to get me.
|Lyla was pouting because she couldn't sit sideways|
I guess they have seen me in their store numerous times struggling, and decided to help me out. Not that I needed a reason to go to Target anymore than I already do, but at least now I know I can handle all three on my own so I am more likely to go more often. Yay!
I all of the sudden got motivation to do #5, 6 and 8. I better get on that....
Happy Sunday! Enjoy some pictures from our day at the Zoo
|we love our wagon for the twins! Best twin purchase yet.|
|waiting to get a glimpse of the jaguar|
|we love butterflies!|
|"we got fun and games!!!" The zoo is so rock n roll :)|
|she is getting so good at walking|
|loading up and headed out|