Another Sunday, we missed church due to Miss Z being the award winning crab apple this morning. She decided to wake up around 11pm the night before and not go back to sleep until around 2am...w/ momma being up w/ her....and then woke up at 4am....getting the idea of the cause of the crab apple award, hmmm?
So, Joe gets up w/ her 4am antics and lets me sleep until it's too late to go to church, and time for Z's nap. yayee. well, at least I got to have coffee w/ only 1 kiddo begging off sips from me...yes Bub and Z love coffee...at least my coffee which has sugar and vanilla Silk in it.
after Z woke up again, Joe took Bub to Lowe's for outside work stuff. Bub's new passion is going outside and helping Daddy w/ anything that needs helping, raking, digging, carrying branches to the burn pile, etc... Now that we have a lawn mower, Joe is trying to clean up the yard so he can mow it without dismembering himself from random flying debris. (member how I mentioned the yard has NOT been kept up very well? Yeah, there's all sorts of sharp edged stuff we're finding). Z and I stayed indoor (allergies) and cleaned out a bunch of boxes, threw stuff away, and put away at least half of the laundry pile. Did I say "we"? Actually it was me doing it all and telling Z to not mess up the different piles of trash, keep, shred, give.
Thankfully, the trash and give piles were the biggest. I always feel better after I go through a box of crap and throw over half of it away. Every time we move I start freaking out cuz in the short time of residency in one location, we have managed to double our supply of crap! I look at these boxes, many of which are still unpacked from 2 moves ago and really start to wonder how much it would take to make me considered a full-blown hoarder! That scares me...but it's not hard to get rid of the stuff, it's hard to get started. I just feel so overwhelmed that I just close the door or shove the crap back into the hidey-hole it was in so I don't have to look at it. I don't want to keep the crap, I just don't want to spend the time on going through it...but I don't want to just toss out the whole thing either, since my organizing skills are "poor" I usually only have a very general idea what is in the boxes...and there is usually at least ONE thing I need to keep, so through the whole box I must go. blah. Like today, one of the boxes had crap and then I found my Henry (my favorite stuffed animal from childhood). I can't toss my Henry dog, even tho he is beat up like nobody's business! Bub found Henry b4 I could figure out where to store him, and started pulling out his stuffing from one of the many badly attempted fix-up jobs of mine when I was still under 10. lol!!!! That was worth pulling him out I guess. :)
Anyhow, Bub and Joe got a bunch of herbs planted in our front tier-thingy...so dill, cilantro, basil, and parsley for me this year! woo hoo! love those men of mine!