Thursday, January 22, 2009

In Desperate Need of Organization

I try and keep my house clean and tidy, and considering that I have a two year old running around, I think I do a pretty good job of it. However, there are definitely a couple of areas in my house that could definitely benefit from some attention.

The Hall Closet
Full of coats and winter gear, this closet still has summer items mingling with the winter ones. I never seem to get around to putting the out of season items away and now there's just one big mess in the closet. It's all topped off with a bunch of the hubby's damn ball caps. What is it with men and ball caps anyway?

Bedroom Closets
Yes, all of them. The spare bedroom closet is full of scrap booking supplies, a box that I still haven't unpacked, a box of clothes that's too small for the little guy and just about anything else I need to shove out of sight.

The little guy's closet has clothes, of course, either too big, just right and too small. I really need to get that sorted through again. And, it also holds lots of stuffed animals - too many stuffed animals.

The master bedroom closet is the absolute worst. I cringe at the thought of trying to do something with it....but it has to be done. Clothes that just has to go, personal papers in disarray, books, cosmetics, shoes....Yes, my closet is in complete chaos.

The Junk Cupboard
Most kitchens have a junk drawer, well I have a whole cupboard dedicated to the junk I absently collect. It's not that I have so much cabinet space that the junk can have a whole cubbie all to its own, I'm just lazy and don't really want to deal with it.

So that's it, I've put my housekeeping horror out there and I'm hoping that this is the motivation I need to get my ass in gear and straighten it out.

Quote of the Day:
"I'm not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on." Roseanne Barr

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Unemployed - Week 4

Holy crap! I'm officially into my fourth week of not working and to be quite honest, I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I go through moments of extreme joy because I'm able to spend my days with the little guy, to moments of extreme stress when thinking about the future economy, and that leads to feelings of deep regret for being stupid enough to leave Iqaluit and the job security we had there..., and then there are the times when I feel really lonely - at least during the weeks that the hubby is at work. But hey, who am I to complain, at least he has a job right now.

There's not a whole lot happening here during the weeks that the hubby is away. I usually stay holed up in the house, only going out if I really have to. I haven't been feeling especially sociable these past few weeks and figure if people really want to see me, well they know where I am. Besides I hate the questions that come with living in a small town - most people have heard that I have been recently laid off and tend to question why or those who haven't heard are simply curious as to why I'm not at work - both scenarios require me to give some sort of explanation and to be quite frank, I just don't have the patience left in me to be polite about it anymore.

My days are now filled with lots of children's television programming (Playhouse Disney is the channel of choice in our house), toy cars, lots and lots of children's books (the current favourite is one about a little boy named Michael whose learning to use the potty), trying to get little guy to sit on his own potty and part with his beloved "ba" (bottle), and the best part of all - lots of hugs from the little guy. Add the challenge of trying to get a two year old toddler to eat, keep his clothes on, keep him from climbing up on the counter, and so on....Well, my days are kept pretty busy.

Quote of the Day:
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." Catherine Aird

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hello New Year

Wow! I can barely believe that it's been two weeks since I've posted anything. Things have been very different for me these days. I've been somewhat busy with the holidays and I'm readjusting to being a stay at home mom once again. Hopefully, now that the holidays have passed, I can start getting everything back to normal (whatever that is.)

My holidays were pretty good and fairly quiet. Santa made it to our house this year and left lots of presents for the little guy. So much that it was impossible to keep the living room clean for a week. It wasn't until I finally took down the tree that it felt like my house was fit to inhabit again.

Along with New Year's, the little guy turned two this past week. We didn't have a huge party or anything, just family. I feel that he's still too young to really understand what's actually going on and I am determined to avoid birthday parties until he does develop an understanding. Call me cruel but I absolutely HATE birthday parties, I have always hated them. Even when I was a little kid, I didn't like going to them and I didn't like having them....and it's probably borderline cruelity for me to hope that the little guy turns out like me.

Since the hubby had to head back to work on December 29, New Year's Eve was pretty uneventful for the little guy and me. We were actually in bed long before everyone rung in the New Year. And, since I don't believe in whole New Year's Resolution b.s, I didn't make any. I see no reason to make silly promises to change myself in someway that I will probably never keep.

Anyway, here's hoping that you all had a great holiday and a happy new year so far.

Quote of the Day:
" New Year's Day - Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual." Mark Twain