When did I last write a report card? Weeks and weeks ago…so here’s a quick explaination incase you forgot (or are new here). “Report Cards” are supposed to be my weekly reporting on how I’m doing with my Housewife Challenges which are my goals for myself, whether parenting, personal, or household related, and my attempts to make the reality of life with a toddler fit into the ideal that is those goals.
Because it’s not every day you can get dressed to the nines just to go to the beach.
Even if you really want to…or at least think you want to…or think you should want to…
So what are the challenges and how am I doing? Read on… Continue reading
I love Sundays, I really do. But then, it’s hard not to love a day that starts out with Chris letting me sleep in.Saturdays and Sundays, Chris gets up early with Nora and I get to enjoy a bed to myself for a few hours. He has to put a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs to keep her from coming up to find me, but I am able to sleep uninterrupted past 7am. This morning when I got out of bed around 9, Nora was running around the living room munching on a waffle and wearing her bathing suit cover up.He said that she picked it out all by herself – she kept saying no to the clothes he got out until he held this up and she said, “Uh-huh, uh-huh!” It was pretty cute and some how appropriate since it was 50F out today! I know my friends and family in Texas are probably laughing that I’m excited by 50 degrees, but it really felt like spring. In fact, it was perfect for a long walk in only a sweatshirt and light jacket. Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of a Saturday Surfing post yesterday. I was pretty busy this week with my father-in-law’s visit on top of, well, life:I also spent quite a bit more time trying to figure out the grocery budget. Chris and I collaborated on a list of all of our staples and I went out to do price comparisons at Grand Union and Stop & Shop.Which we are going to use to analyze and set a better budget. I made some VERY interesting discoveries in the three hours I spent at the grocery stores and will have a post about it all tomorrow. Also in thinking about our food budget, I spent some time researching dietary guidelines. Continue reading
Even though it seems like all we do is play and wear toddlers around here, I actually have been pretty good about keeping up with my housewife challenges. Continue reading