I’ve been a little busy
and haven’t been blogging much
Remember I told you I had the urge to purge? Well, it’s working!
And to think I just bought a new package of hangers in early January! Now I have hangers to spare!
I have daughter Jamie to thank Big Time for being my # One Assistant! She is the organized one. Poor me just agreed when she told me it was time to discard so many clothes. She made me consider the rule we’ve all heard numerous times….”Have you worn this in the past year?” I threw in a couple of other rules before we began such as ~~~
“Does it look flattering on”
“Is it pilled”
“Do I really feel good in this?”
Those questions plus Jamie’s one year rule truly helped me in getting rid of so much. I took about 14 bags to the thrift store. How liberating!
She also goes by the color coordinating closet. How in the world is she MY daughter? I disposed of numerous shoes as well. She made me take every pair out to the living room and line them all up. You want to know her question?
“How many pairs of brown sandals does Donna need?”
Oh my! It worked and out went the ugliest of the bunch!
She would not be happy with me if she knew I am placing a pic of her in her pj’s, but she still looks cute I think. She had two snow days from her work while she stayed with us last week. That’s how we got so much done. The fun continued in the kitchen as snowy weather and cookie baking just seem to go hand in hand.
Never fear, we exercised to Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred a few times.
The tears flowed as I knew at the end of the week she was meeting up with her husband to begin life in a new city. Dan had to go on ahead as his new job started while Jamie had to finish up her two week notice back in our town.
Another happening was little Sammy’s 5th Birthday. This Grammie always makes the Birthday Cake. It was a bit of a challenge when Cute Boy wanted Batman. It was hard to come up with something creative with a Batman theme. Luckily after much searching I found the small plastic overlay and a package of twelve Batman rings. I chose to just bake one round layer cake for the overlay and surrounded the cake with cupcakes using the rings and the other half of the cake batter.
You know what I learned? It doesn’t take much at all to make a young child happy. He grinned so big when he saw I pulled through with his request for Batman. This couldn’t have been simpler and he was a happy little boy.
We went bowling as a family and he invited two little friends. Angie said it was the easiest party she ever threw. They had so much fun playing Bumper Bowling. We adults had the lane next to them. First time I’ve bowled in probably 15 years. I need a little practice…
After bowling we went back to their home and had a family meal together. Good memories…
Yes, I’ve been busy and haven’t shared much lately about what’s going on. You want to know the real reason I’ve been scarce? We got a new computer and it has taken me awhile to figure out how to download pictures and load Window’s Live Writer. Why is something new so difficult?
It’s that love/hate thing again with technology.
Hopefully, I’ll get back into the blogging grove now that I am figuring some of this out. Hope you’ll keep coming back to see what’s going on in my part of the world!