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August 2015

Daily Thoughts
The countdown to back to school….. excited or not?!??!?!
August 25, 2015 at 3:57 pm 0
It is that happy but dreaded time of the year. The countdown to back to school is upon us. In just over a week my kids are headed back to school. On one hand I am so excited that they are going back. They have lounged around all summer, slept in and mastered the art of doing nothing! While they had activities every night the days were very laid back. Working from home I didn't mind that they kind of hung out and did nothing but now they are making me nuts! They are on each others nerves and just loud and really just giving me a headache. So in that perspective, yes, school can not come soon enough. Sometimes kids just need a routine and at this point I think they need to get to it. On the flip side, back to school means chaos for me. It means getting up at 6 am (no more sleeping in - whah), driving the 25 minutes to school and then back home to work everyday, twice a day. It means the bar chart of after school activities, times, locations and again more driving. It means my work day is back to being interrupted. It means I have to be organized and laundry has to get done. Dinners have to be timed just right to get to the next activity. And so mom becomes more scheduled too. And once again it means I am a little depressed that summer came and went and I didn't get to do anything fun and exciting with the girls. My busy time just ended and of course now they go back to school. I always say that I am going to make time to do more during the summer and here another summer flew right by. The one thing I can say is I got to spend countless hours day in and day out with the girls and if not anything we laughed a lot! So with a little slack in my walk we prepare for the venture of a new school year. Uniforms are ordered, supplies are bought, the checkbook is ready for the countless things you need to purchase and tuition is already getting paid. Yup back to school we go.
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Weekend Fives
August 24, 2015 at 12:58 pm 0
So I spent little time at my computer which was a great weekend treat! Yeh!! Here is my weekend list of fives. These are all things I like to remind myself: 1. Remember that your life is a blessing: This weekend I got to spend a day watching my daughter and her friend, who have their own non profit, participate in an event. The event was run by a foundation that helps families with a child who has cancer. They help in a bunch of different ways. The event was like a festival, celebrating them. The kids got toys, there was a petting zoo, bouncy things, games, and my daughter brought their special cupcakes. It was truly a reminder of how precious life is and it was a blessing to see these children smile and laugh. 2. Be happy with the little things. This weekend was the end of the consignment sale. I put in 127 items, and a lot of them had tags on them and or were coats. I was really expecting to do really well this sale. I thought I might even hit the $400 profit mark but sadly I only made $211. Now if you take out the $12 to consign and the $50 I am giving to my daughter for helping me my profit kind of stinks. At first I was really disappointed but I reminded myself, hey it is still $150. Be happy. And the stuff that sold is out of my house!! 3. Have patience. Need I say more. 4. There is only a week and a half until school starts. Need I say more. 5. Be who you want to be. My oldest daughter reminds me of this all the time. She really just follows her footsteps the way she wants to and I love that so much about her. Hope you had a good weekend. I would love for me to share some of your five thoughts from the weekend!
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Five of my favorite things……
August 21, 2015 at 11:07 pm 0
Keeping up with my commitment for the week, here are some of my favorite things. 1. I love the nights that the girls and I lay together in their beds and just giggle and laugh. There is nothing better than hearing them laughing. 2. I love my zebra furry blanket. What can I say, it is truly such a comfy, cuddly blanket. 3. I love a good fountain soda. 4. I love when my kids actually listen to me and do what I tell them. 5. I love pinterest. **And the Bonus.... I love reality tv.... guilty pleasure. Happy I could end the week on my favorite things and not my cranky things!! And my last bonus... I would love for you to share my blog with someone. Happy Friday! XO- Glittery Chaos
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A week of fives……
August 21, 2015 at 2:14 am 0
So I guess you could say I am not the best blogger. My posts don't happen everyday and sometimes I really do have a lot to say but I don't make the time to blog it out. Part of this is the nature of my job. For 6 - 8 weeks we work nonstop and I barely can get up to go to the bathroom let alone write on my blog. In reality, I need to make it a part of my day. And if you read my earlier blogs about remote working you know that one of the biggest challenges is that your job never seems to end. So any way, I decided the way to motivate myself to write this week is that every day I am going to give a list of fives. I will decide the topic of the fives each day (guess it depends on what side of the bed I wake up on huh!). Today's list are the five things that are annoying me today! 1. I hate that I can't say "NO". I have variations of trying to get to the answer of No but I just am too nice and always cave in. Am I alone here???? 2. I hate that people don't respect that I work. I understand that it is deceiving because I am at home and occasionally I do shift my schedule to accommodate things like a doctors appointment, but this isn't a daily thing. I am sick of people assuming I can just drop my work to run and do things. RESPECT, me and my career. 3. It annoys me that I feel like I can't ever catch up. 4. It annoys me that if there is anything remotely blocking my the space in front of my mailbox and the mail lady can't squeeze her truck in that she won't deliver my mail!! 5. It annoys me that I am cranky today :) Bonus: It annoys me that people who I thought were my friends were only there because it fit their need at the time. They are self serving and completely can make themselves believe that they are such a great person yet in reality they are lying non stop to make themselves feel better about the wrong they have done. I hope that I can learn to say NO (reference#1) and stand my ground for what I believe in and for my own dignity. Well tomorrow I will have some happy list of fives but reference # 5 I am a little cranky today. XOXO - Glittery Chaos
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