I simply cannot believe it is the first Friday in August! The boys start school in a week and half! Where has their summer break gone? I have no idea how we’re going to get back into the school routine around here but we do it every year I suppose. That means that although I don’t want to put a back to school task on my list, I simply must. I am going to try to at least add one fun task as well. Am I the only one who has things they really enjoy doing but pushes those things to the back-burner a bit too often? Here are my 3 items for today.
Finish buying school supplies for the boys. We were supposed to do this on Wednesday when I enrolled them in their schools. However, neither child was very in to it. We were also dealing with J being done as soon as he picked up the Lego set that he had been on a mission to buy. He had been earning and saving his money for it. Two hours later he had it completed. It also didn’t help that Toys R Us was out of quite a few back to school items we needed to get. He figured out he had enough money left with earning just a bit extra last night to buy one more small Hero Factory set and has been bugging me since 7a.m. to go to Target. I’m not jumping with enthusiasm over here because it is the tax-free weekend so yes, we’ll save money on school supplies but it will come with the slight cost of crowds and a small piece of my sanity (I’m not sure how many pieces of sanity I have left!)
Clutter, clutter everywhere! I think every surface in our house is covered with stuff. My goal is to clear off one surface in each room and maybe get rid of some clutter in the process or at the very least return some items to their proper homes. I’m talking to you Lego Hero Factory guys as you stand on the desk watching me write this post. Take your space shuttle parked on the printer and go home. The party is over!
A couple of years ago, I started doing family research over on ancestry.com and really surprised myself with how much I enjoyed it. I even made contact with a few distant cousins from both sides of my family. Then, life became super busy and I stopped. I’ve started again in spurts but it’s been too long since I did any research. I even owe a distant cousin an e-mail. I also found more photos in the basement around garage sale time and need to upload them so my family can see.