Monday, June 28, 2010

Weekend Recap

Pic of C5 with the sister and brother-in-law

This weekend was a busy one. Sometimes staying home is busier than being out and about. Our weekend busyness began on Thursday night with Worship Lounge and a goodbye dinner with the sister and brother-in-law :-( After spending some time in the states after being in England for four years, we sent them off by eating at where else??? Taco Bueno (it's the sister-in-law's fave). Now they are in Guam for four years. We never really had the opportunity to make to England, so I'm hoping we will have a chance to make it to Guam now that the dude is a little older. I know we will certainly miss having them around since we've gotten to spend quite a bit of time with them over the past two months. Until we can go visit, I'm sure we'll be doing plenty of online chatting to make up for it. In fact, I think I will surprise the hubby with a webcam this week. A belated b-day present.

Friday started with a half day of work. You can never can tell what work is going to be like on a Friday. Some days I'm doing my best not to fall asleep at the computer, and other Fridays the half day goes by quick because I'm running around doing so much. This Friday was kind of busy. I had a friend stop by to chat for awhile (that's the joy of working in a church office), and I finished up some things for Sunday morning. The afternoon was a tad more relaxed. Chas, C5, and I did a little shopping and then came home in time to take a little rest before Movies Under the Stars. During the summer months, our church shows a movie outside on the lawn on the last Friday of the month. This month we watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. It really was a very cute movie. It had the vocal talents of one of my favorite actors, Bruce Campbell.

Does it ever feel like staying home is actually busier than if you were out doing something instead? On Saturday, I decided to tackle some of the clutter in our house. With two pack rats and a semi-pack rat (the hubby will deny this is him), we tend to collect a lot of clutter. I won't lie. I contribute to this clutter collection quite a bit. Mostly with paper. Lets just say, I probably have a rain forest worth of paper in our house...most of it on top of my desk, in boxes under my desk, around my desk...You get the picture. C5 collects his own clutter. As a 5 year-old, everything he finds usually ends up a "treasure" to bring home. This Saturday, I tackled two of the biggest problem areas in our house - my GIGANTIC pile of laundry and C5's room. After 8 hours of cleaning, I managed to get all of my laundry done, weed out a ton of toys that the dude has outgrown, get rid of treasures that really are just junk, and take clothes out of his rotation that don't fit anymore. I had no idea that those two things would take me 8 hours (with a few breaks in there), but at the end I was pretty happy with what I had accomplished. There is so much more to be done. More rooms to go through, more clutter to be tackled, but it was a good start. It has me pumped up to keep going.

We ended the weekend with church (our usual Sunday activity), and by celebrating the 5th birthday of one of C5's friends at a local water park. The water park was fun! The birthday party was fun! The aftermath of spending 4 hours in the sun was not so much fun. Ouch! The hubby says he feels more extra crispy than original recipe. Poor guy :-( He kind of looks like a lobster. C5 just got a little pink but not too bad. Of course, I received my standard sunburn of the forehead, cheeks, chest, and shoulders. In a few days I will be good as new, and people will again be basking in my pastie white glow. Praise the Lord and pass the aloe!

That's my weekend. What did you do? 


  1. I know you don't know me, but I started following your blog awhile back because I find you interesting :) I have a 6-year-old boy and understand the massive amount of junk (I mean really cool special stuff) that they bring home and insist on keeping. A couple of things that I did to help organize his room-- 1) I bought a bunch of plastic "sweater boxes", clear plastic boxes a bit bigger than a shoebox and organized his toys into them. One box for Army men, another for construction toys, two for cars, etc. But we ended up with a bunch of extra little toys, McDonalds toys and whatnot. 2) I bought a hanging over-the-door shoe organizer (you know with all the little compartments, also clear plastic and now he has 32 little pockets to put all those little toys into. Granted, if he doesn't play with something for a long time I sneak it out and get rid of it, but it helps the window sill and top of the dresser stay a lot clearer having a place for everything. Anyway, just thought I would share in case it helps :)

  2. Thanks for the comment! These are all wonderful ideas. I'm glad to know I'm on the right track (aka plastic bins and the shoe organzier). It's nice to hear from a mom who has tried it. "The Great Organize" event is still happening around our house. Now I'm trying to harnass all my junk.