Sunday, April 13, 2014
So, yesterday I decided to go shopping for some new Spring tops. I was actually looking for a red top, but I guess that color really isn't spring. However, i did find a few nice looking tops and some coordinating beige slacks. So, I went into the dressing room to try them on. Ooof! Who is that beached whale? Where did all that blubber come from? How did I manage to let this happen?
Needless to say, I am not a happy camper! Uggghhhh!!! I have a ton of work to do in order to get back into shape...and there's a wedding in August! Well, I really have to "track" EVERYTHING I eat and do! Time to crack the whip! I can do this, I can do this, I CAN DO THIS!
Monday, August 19, 2013
I finally got around to cleaning out the school supply cabinet. Quite a bit of K - 12 type stuff in there!
For example some of the better items that will be packed up:
Folders and filler paper, an eraser, some colored pencils, a couple of glue sticks that are still sticky, and place holder tabs.
Report covers...oops, no side holders...staples will have to do, index cards, the eraser and place holder tabs again!
Used crayons, colored pencils, and markers. Then 2 pencil cases with some used and new pens and unused pencils. Maybe a highlighter or 2!
Some scrap paper from an old spiral notebook and the dividers with some tabs and the some inserts to label the dividers with.
I also found some beat up notebooks, broken pencils or decent pencils with lousy erasers, and dried out markers. Needless to say they got tossed into the trash. I also found some page protectors...those will be great for my choir music...wonder why they are there...and a stenographer's notebook..that will be great to track my food/water/& exercise during the day so that I can enter it all later. Oh yeah! I also found 3 scientific calculator manuals! I didn't realize I had bought that many...and I thought the kids shared! Lol! (A mind is a terrible thing to lose!)
Not sure why every year I would go out and buy supplies that I already had. Why did my kids feel so privileged that they couldn't use last year's stuff! They had no problem wearing last year's clothes that still fit and were in decent condition. They sometimes wanted to wear last year's clothes that didn't fit and had holes in them. But not the school supplies!
It feels great not to have to get the lists and fight the fight of why teachers need all the supplies they think they need to teach. And spend money foolishly! It's also nice to have 3 shelves available again in that cabinet! A benefit of an empty nest! But I still miss and love my kids!
Friday, July 19, 2013
I don't know if it is just me or what, but since they changed the size of mattresses, fitted sheets don't stay fitted as well, but there is compensation with "deep fitted" sheets. However, I'm finding the top sheets do not get the added width. I love having my sheets and blankets tucked in nice and snug when I make my bed, but I can't do that any more when I buy sets. I am thinking I just may have to buy a queen deep fitted sheet and a king top sheet separately. I wonder if that will help...of course I have to get to a store to make sells them separately in order to make that purchase...sheets are not items I purchase online due to I need to feel them...don't want them to rough or too silky. I also wonder how much more that will cost me!
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