August 30, 2007

So Sorry

I'm sorry that I haven't written in forever. I'm having a hard time finding a purpose for my blog. I really don't know what to write about a lot of times. I don't think I'm a very good writer, either, so my blog isn't really compelling to read. Please bear with me as I try to figure all this out. In the mean time, life is good. Monkey is growing like a weed. I love being a Mom, it pretty much rocks. Kyle's on vacation this week, so we're just hanging out and relaxing, it's pretty great. We drove to Seattle for Mariners game yesterday, we got there and some guy outside the door gave us 2 tickets( we didn't have any), I think it was a God thing, it saved us about $30! Any way, that's just a quick update.

August 9, 2007

Crashing Computers is such a blessing and a curse. Our home computer crashed this afternoon. One of the hard drives went bad (one that I bought Kyle for Christmas in December!), thank the Lord it was the one without all of pictures and everything on it! In the past Kyle has built his own computers but this time we decided to buy one. We got a good deal on a computer that is an upgrade for us, so that was nice. Now, Kyle is trying to save everything off the old computer before it goes completely kaput. I'm thankful that we have Kyle's work laptop, too, so we can use that, too.

August 8, 2007

*Kitchen Update*

It's amazing how much easier it is to keep my kitchen clean now that it's nice and clean and organized. We had 12 people over for dinner tonight and after they all left it took me just 10 min. to unload the dishwasher and getting it spick and span again. How much easier is that then scraping off plates in a few days and spending hours instead of a few simple minutes. I like living in a clean house, it makes me happy!

August 7, 2007

Kitchen: Before and After

Okay, honestly what I'm about to show you is truly embarrassing. But, like sin, it's important to confess and in this case I feel like I need to be real and show you how I've been allowing us to live. Hold onto your seats because it's bad...

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Not to sound arrogant or proud, I must say that I'm quite pleased with the results.

Now, the goal is to keep it this way!!!

August 6, 2007

Cleaning the Kitchen

We are having people over for dinner on Wednesday, so I have no choice but to clean, clean, clean. I've decided to take it one room at a time, one day at a time. Today, I'm tackling the kitchen. It's actually been fun! I've been moving from the right of my kitchen to the left. I took a before picture and then I'll take an after picture and post them later on. I'm not only cleaning (I could clean the kitchen in probably 15 min.), I'm DEEP cleaning the kitchen as well as organizing stuff. Since I'm now making baby food, I need to have my food processor and needed supplies on hand, so I'm working on rearranging some of my cupboards in order to make making baby food easier. Woohoo!

August 2, 2007

Back By Popular Demand: Cleaning Overhaul

Now that our trips are complete, I've been focusing in on getting the house cleaned and decluttered again. I've been really trying to focus on just doing lots of little things each day so that I don't feel so overwhelmed and so far it seems to be going really well. Aug. 1 was my "start again" date. I forgot to shine my sink yesterday, so I'm doing it right now.

For those of you just tuning in, I've been using as a resource to get my tush in gear and get my house cleaned. Since becoming pregnant with Monkey things slowly went down hill around the Monkey household and I've been slowly but surely reclaiming it. It's a lot of work...

I think I forgot to mention in my last post that monkey is teething. I've been suspecting it for awhile (since around the first week of June, actually), but we just saw the first bit of tooth come up as of last Tuesday. I was hoping that the worst of it was over, but it appears that maybe he's getting his second bottom tooth because he's been chomping a lot on that side and has been extremely clingy and fussy the last few days. It makes it quite difficult to get anything done. But, he is my first priority, so I'm trying to fit in cleaning when he and time allows.

On the Baby Food front, I've almost read Super Baby Food. It had a lot of good content but definitely wasn't the best organized book ever. I need to return it to the library in 5 days, so I need to make sure I made enough notes before returning it. The author (can't remember her name) is kind of a health nut and is vegetarian, so there are something things I won't be following as closely as she would recommend. But, it had some very good overall tips and recipes that I will definitely be using.

Onward and happy cleaning to all and to all a good day!