While I am on the subject of Frog and Toad… (kinda)
since I have not posted in 3 days?
Jenn ~ hello ~ where are you?
what is wrong with me? =)
let me tell you.
This man was brilliant! I LOVE his books.
I have read them to my kids since they were too young to remember!
I am not distracted
Today and Yesterday and the day before~
I woke up feeling like Toad.
Toad is grumpy. and lazy.
and well ~ I was tired too.
My husbands sister and her clan are on their way to our house right now ~
from BC, Canada…a 4-5 hour drive…
they are planning to have a fun rainy day in Seattle on their way down.
which buys me at least 3 more hours =)
anyway TODAY ~ I don’t have time to be tired, grumpy, lazy etc.
All week I have had this mental list ~
of a billion things I need to do
in order to host a family of five for the whole weekend
especially since my “guest room” is my one and only family~ living room! =)
So I have had this list in my head…
but I did not really tap into much this week
Since I was being Toad-ish all week…
So this morning…
I had to do this
Jenn sat in bed… and wrote a list
just like toad’s
he is so smart to write wake up on his list
and then cross it off…
smart Toad ~ that is why I like him so much =)
Toad’s list was way more fun than mine
I have one or two of those things on my list
I DID wake up
and cross it off =)
I forgot to write a few things
*write a funny blog post*
or eat breakfast
I left off the simple things
what is wrong with me?! =)
maybe because I wrote my list after only having ONE mug of coffee!
maybe I should drink a gallon! =) (yikes)
I am crossing things off my list
wake up kid
wake up other kid
mommy is making your ovaltine milk
don’t judge me …
it has vitamins in it =)
hang on I am crossing this off my list
now the real fun begins
i forgot a few things on my list
but my mental list is kicking in now
*crack open this book
do you recognize it?
I have this thing about book sleeves
i hate them
my daughter has requested I make a few things from this sweet book
for the cousins and their parents while they are here
I think she wants them for herself too
since she asks for this recipe EVERY DAY
not kidding folks. every day. its true. ask Mr. McFunny.
the scones are my idea.
I need them. really.
and little requested these
I guess I need sour cream
LOTS of sour cream
put it on the list =)
and she really wants these
what do you think I am kid?
a cooking baking machine?
I can do it
never mind the cousins will ask for Uncle Wally’s nutella crepes
better buy more Nutella! and eggs!
Wally is mr. mcfunny’s other nick name
My mental list DOES include grocery shopping
since my fridge is bare
really bare =)
AND there are no bones in the cupboard either
Thank you Mother Hubburd for giving your dog the last bone! rude.
I guess I need to add a roast, butter, flour, butter, flour,
butter and flour to my shopping list!
never mind we are almost out of TP!
you can’t have 9 people in your house with no TP!!
What I am trying to say is
I am sorry I have been neglecting my blog
and well your blogs too
very unlike me to go 3 days without posting or reading much!
I have been so busy
no small affair when you REALLY let your house go recently..
what is wrong with me??
just call me Toad.
anyway Sammy’s room needed to be cleaned
2 cousins sleep in there with him
you couldn’t even walk in there!!
these pictures are about 2 hours into the process ~ darn!!
why did I forget to take pictures earlier?!
on our way into the sorting room
seriously he has more little tiny things than his sister
reptiles, lego, tinker toys, kinex, cars, marbles, animals, playmobile, did I say LEGO?
at what age shall I expect Sammy to be able to sort all by himself??
so many tiny toys
keep in mind the kid’s vision is 20/200 ~
we also FINALLY talked the kids into letting us remove slides from the their beds
WAY more room to roam!!
and we spent a couple hours cleaning their rooms with them
well… mostly I just vacuumed Abby’s room
and she “cleaned”
well… she really didn’t clean
she piled everything onto shelves, toy boxes, and tables…
she picked things up off the floor =)
getting closer to independent cleaning!!
at least her and the girly cousin can sleep on a clean floor!
I neglected your blogs so I could clean 3 of these as well
we have one living area and 3 bathrooms??
what is wrong with builders these days?
how much time does one spend in each of those rooms
you do the math.
So honestly ~
I love ya all ~
I don’t mean to neglect ya all!
while I was sorting, cleaning and scrubbing…
I just have this g-i-norm-ous list that I have been tackling
so that I am not TOO embarrassed when my husbands family arrive later today!
*hey do you think I should tell my in-laws that I blog? =)
5 months later?
wow ~ I have been blogging 5 months!!
time flys when you are having fun! eh?! =)
please forgive me =)
I have been busy
tackling my real list
OK ~ it is 10 am
I need to say goodbye for the weekend ~
I am about to tackle the worst part ~
the counter! ugh!
why can I not keep THIS COUNTER clear of clutter?!!
I need this counter with 9 people in my house!!!
The counter mess ….
onto 3 ~ yes 3 ~ book shelves just to the left of THE counter ~
and then ~ I must go buy my butter and TP
the smell of baking
makes up for any dust bunnies that I probably left behind
see y’all on Monday
unless I sneak a few minutes to check in
in between shopping, chopping, cooking, baking, baking and baking.
i am done