The kids and I had fun at a fellow homeschooler's home yesterday. The kids did a castle building art class which to be truthful included me helping my son 90% of the time (and trust me I am so far away from being artistic or crafty it's not funny) create his. My daughter of course was in her element and had a great time. She takes after my husband in that regard.
It's amazing how little it takes (cardboard boxes and other recycled items) to make kids happy, even my teenagers. I wouldn't say my son was thrilled with doing some type of crafty class, but he enjoyed getting out with others and socializing.
I brought my friend 2 grocery bags of pasta that I had stockpiled (she's Italian so she told me that they go through tons of pasta and she couldn't find good sales on any) and in return she gave me a dozen of her chicken's eggs that she raises free-range at her home.
Now that's my kind of bartering! LOL
It was horribly hot though as were outside on her patio with no air conditioning and it has been unbearably hot here in North Carolina lately.
Today I seriously need to do something with the ever growing pile of "stockpiled" stuff on my bathroom counter. It is embarrassing and no one even sees it but my husband and I! Do you ever get those moments of wondering if something happened, like you were immobilized and a friend had to come and help you, what they would do if they saw a particular area of your home? No? I guess I'm the only neurotic person who thinks that way, but I would seriously not even worry about being immobilized at that point, I'd be embarrassed to death, LOL.
So I am going to take a quick run to Ross Dress for Less to see if they have some sweet woven baskets that I can put on my bathroom counter (because I have way too much toiletry items between my husband and I) to make it look a little nicer in there.
I keep trying to figure out where all the "stuff" is coming from since the only things I buy anymore are groceries and organizing items from IKEA and Mighty Dollar (and sometimes Ross). To be truthful, some of it comes from my daughter's room as she decides she wants to get rid of things and it ends up in a pile for me to sell, which I haven't had time to do the last week. I do plan to do that next week though to see how it goes and to see if it's a waste of my time or not.
I have a large bag of IKEA stuff that needs to be put to use, but I need my husband to help with most of that as it is stuff that goes on the wall (shelves, etc.). Did I mention that I'm not crafty or good at measuring? I'm really good at saving money, organizing, etc. but stink when it comes to other areas that my husband is thankfully good at. I guess we make a good team in that regard because he pretty much stinks in the patience department when it comes to coupons/saving money at the grocery store, etc.