Jan 19, 2018

Back At It

I felt well enough today to get some things done.  I didn't feel good enough to risk my lungs with the playroom again, so I attacked the pantry today and I am SO happy with the results.  I removed two cabinets to use in the kitchen and put I five shelving units.  I can see how amazing our kitchen will be when I am done.

Jan 16, 2018

Well Enough

Well, I was well enough to actually leave the house for a short while today.  I had an appointment and then I got some groceries.  It did take a lot out of me, and I am completely choked up tonight, but it felt good to get out of the house.

Jan 15, 2018


I am very happy my kids have such strong immune systems.  They are feeling a lot better today and it does my heart good to see them coming around.

It makes me still being sick a little more bearable.

Jan 14, 2018

Sad Sight

I have passed my infection on to my two youngest babies.  Princess Magpie has been hovering around her sister all day, snuggling to make her feel better.

And our playroom was about the saddest playroom ever today:

Poor Little Prince about broke my heart.

Jan 13, 2018


Still unable to talk and getting not a lot done.  I did make tacos for the kids for supper and they LOVE  anything remotely tex-mex for supper.

Jan 12, 2018


I have always been allergic to cleaners and dust.  It isn't fun, but I deal.  I have asthma so it can be hard.  Well apparently the amount of dust and cleaners I have been dealing with in my mission to take back my house, has been too hard on me.  I have been suffering pretty bad with an allergic reaction in my lungs.  I have too much to do, I really hope I don't and up with an infection in my lungs as a result.  Oh well, at least I get to spend time with my kids while I am trying to get better.

Jan 11, 2018

Little Prince

Little Prince is definitely a happier boy these days.  He is do glad that I am home.  And, I am enjoying him and the girls more now that I have time.

Jan 10, 2018

Just Saying

Can I just say how good it feels to be home?  Little Prince is doing better, the girls are happier, I am getting more and more of things under control, and I am making everyone's favorite supper one day at a time.  It just feels good to be here again.

Getting Started

I got a start on the playroom today.  The girls helped but we had to stop when Little Prince got grouchy and so I went upstairs and cleaned and organized my bedroom.  Tomorrow, I will get back at the playroom.  I do have to say, my kids are SLOBS!

My plan for the playroom is to completely empty it out.  Then we will turn it into a huge bedroom/playroom for the girls. I have shelves, containers, pillows, and more and I do have some fun plans for the walls for the future but I am getting a good start at it now.


It was finally a nice day outside today, so I went to get the things I need for some of my projects around the house.  I also got groceries in preparation for the storm that is coming later this week.

We also got the girls a few things that they were very excited about.  Princess Snifflefritz declared it the best day ever and that is always a good sign. All in all, it was a very productive day.

Jan 8, 2018

Putting it Away

Today I continued on my mission to get the house under control.

The girls and I put Christmas away and cleaned up all the needles.  Princess Magpie asked if she could help vacuum.  She was so cute and proud.

Princess Snifflefritz just enjoyed the wind on the back of the vacuum.  She let it blow into her mouth and laughed.


Afterwards, I cleaned the living room and the bathrooms.  The house really a starting to look better.  And everyone enjoyed it when I made Princess Magpie'  favorite for supper.

Jan 7, 2018

I Guess So

I had a very productive day today.  I got a great start on my list of rooms I want to clean and organize.

I was feeling like I wasn't making progress when Princess Belle told me that she was so happy with how much better everything looks since I have been home.  And later, Princess Magpie told me that the food was so much better too.  So it has only been a few days but things are better.

Jan 6, 2018


I had a lovely first day home from work.  Today was for my kids.  Over the course of the day, I:

  • made muffins for breakfast, which the girls had with peaches,
  • spent time with the kids, 
  • got kisses from Little Prince, 
  • watched a movie with popcorn, 
  • did some cleaning,
  • and made Princess Snifflefritz's favorite supper, spaghetti. 

It was a great day.

Jan 5, 2018

Last One

Today was my last day of work.  And, while I am glad to be staying home taking care of my babies and bringing Little Prince back to the way he used to be, it was hard to say goodbye.  They treated me so well, and really appreciated me.  I made friends there and that was nice.

I brought little gifts to everyone I worked with on my last day and brought a giant gift bag of snacks for all the staff to share.  I also included four pairs of scissors as a joke because they are always losing scissors.  It was a nice last day.  I got lots of hugs.

I WILL not miss driving a half hour to work in the storm weather though!  As I look out my window I am reminded that this is another reason that I am doing the right thing.

They Arrived!

The little girls' Little Passport and Science Expeditions packages arrived today before the storm hit.  The girls were so excited.  It was by far the best Christmas present of the year.

Jan 2, 2018

Goals for the New Year

I have several goals for the new year.  I like taking stock in the beginning of a new year, it feels like a fresh page, time for a new start.  Here is my planned goals:

  1. Get homeschool back on schedule, including improvement to the little girls reading.
  2. Get my house cleaned, rearranged, and organized.
  3. Get my eating back under control.  Lose the weight I gained while working and get to my ultimate goal of 100 lbs lost. 

Braved It.

I braved the bad weather and drove the 32 Kilometers into town to get to work.  When I got to town, my boss called and told me to stay home out of the storm.  So, I ran two errands and drove right back home.  I am so glad to be out of the weather.  It is awful out there.   I just wish, the weather would back off long enough for me to work out my notice.  But . . . there is another storm coming!

Jan 1, 2018


It was such a lovely day today.  I was on Facebook and the Mayor's invitation to the New Year's Levee and spontaneously decided to attend with Prince Charming.  My idea was that it was a good step towards being a part of the community (in the same way that buying all our presents at local small stores was).  It was wonderful.

We were greeted by the mayor and others.

The new year was welcomed in by a junior town cried instead of the official town cried.  It was so cute!

There was a large crowd and the music was wonderful.

After we got home I set to work making our party snacks for the family.

Then we enjoyed our snacks and watched "The Polar Express" with kids.