Saturday, March 30, 2013

March Madness Kinsey Style

The other day I lay in bed unable to sleep and wondered where the month had gone. I don't feel like I've accomplished much. I KNOW I've had no 'me time'. I can't figure it out ~ until I realize it's just our March Madness setting in.
          Our kind of March Madness isn't the norm. It comes from having two children born nine days shy of two years apart. Every couple of years you can add Easter to the mix and wala ~ Welcome to my world...
          So as the month winds down and the celebrations are close to ending, I can breathe a sigh of relief. Knowing that as spring arrives I can say goodbye to our March Madness ~ as wonderful as it is ~ and look forward to some down time.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Cleaning

You know how it is, the sun starts shining, the weather gets a little nicer, you just want to open the windows and let the stale air out and the fresh air in. Then you notice it - the dirt and dust that has piled up all winter. The tops of the curtains are, dare I say it, dusty? A fine layer of gray is making them look faded. The windows have a sort of glaze on them from the coal dust. It just has to go...

And that is how my weekend upstairs in the boys room started. The curtains came down, sheets were changed, trim was cleaned, windows were washed inside and out (thank heaven for tilt ins!). Ahhh, it looked and smelled so much better. When the kids headed to bed Trevor stubbed his sore toe - again. The agony was clear and my Mommy Heart was aching. Something just had to be done...

So, in the name of preventing more injuries, the three of us stayed up until 11:00, moving, clearing, wiping the carpet and trim, moving some more, debating placement and angles... until we came up with this. It's awesome, it's more open, there is limited toe damaging areas, and I even want to go hang out there! Now if only someone would come over and redo my room!

Friday, March 8, 2013

More Kindness

RAK's Update
More Kindness - Goal 4

Remember that even if it's a little thing - sometimes that can compel someone else to pass on another act of kindness. Together we could make this world a better place, a little at a time!

* Held the door open
* Took a forgotten grocery purchase to someone as they were leaving the store
* Did some chores for the kids just because
* Followed up with someone regarding an appt they had and were worried about just so they knew I really WAS listening
* Vacuumed for someone
* Donated supplies
* Paid the rest of someone's lunch bill when they were short money and didn't tell them
* Gave a movie to someone to watch and just asked that they pass it on
* Mailed some goodies out of the blue to some kids I know
* Shoveled snow for some neighboring businesses before they got to work
* Mailed some 'thinking of you' cards