First on the list is to get this dining room wallpaper peeled, popcorn ceiling scraped off, walls painted, and new wood floor down. This I would like to accomplish by that boys birthday party so we do NOT have to war through the overcrowded pizza parlor for the 4th year in a row!
Then, pretty much the same deal for the kitchen, entry, living room, and hallway.
Ofcourse, the list is going to include my quest for wieght loss. This year though, it is not 70 lbs. to lose, it's 40. I think this is much less intimidating, don't you? 30lb. down, 40 to go.Then I will hopefully be a svelt 125lbs. Did I ever mention I was able to get down to 116 after my first dtr??? Those were the days!
Then, there's also all those unfinished sewing projects looming, stashed away, out of sight to help me feel less obligation to complete them. I think all in all, there are about 10 projects? One, though, I hold most important. A few years ago, and I mean, like 4 or 5 years ago... I had seen a darling quilt that I insisted I must make.
I even have the fabrics to start it up. It was a month by month quilt. If you are unfamiliar, what you do is a block per month, then the 10-12th months you create the edging/binding/back, and put it all together. This particular quilt is called THE MONSTER QUILT. When I saw it, it made me think of the book Where the Wild Things Are . I had planned to line the outer edge of the quilt with a quote from the book. Originally intended to be made for my dtr who was then about 3 I think. Now, that boy is 3, turning 4, and I think it will be his instead. Granted, this resolution surfaces.
Also, I need to be taking the kids, and myself to church. I have gone off and on over the past few years, but I know I should be much more involved. It can only do good things for us.
Last, but not least, tame my temper. Sometimes I just fly off. It is hard to keep up with 4 kids. But, it's not impossible. I think I need to read back over a book that I've had for years...Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with your Family. It's collecting dust when it should be getting some use! I love my children with all my heart, and I do not want them to resent me for being short with them at times. Leah will sometimes say, "Mommy, I sowee for gettin mad at you. I sowee Mommy." Really, I should be the one saying that to her, and I do. Can anyone relate?
Well, I work this evening. Nurses never get a holiday off. I hope you all spend the evening amongst your closest family and friends. Drive safely. And, most of all, have a...