September 11, 2011
September 9, 2011
List maker make me a list!
It's 5:30 am, and I write this I have been up since 2:30 am unable to sleep. Some of it has to do with the fact that my husband is having issues sleeping, due to a chest cold and a smaller factor is the temp in the room is way to warm. But the third and main reason is because, I am a list maker. Mainly lists in my head of things I need to accomplish, but they are just that "in my head".
I tend to have this habit of making non-paper lists for everything from chores to groceries. What happens to these well thought out paperless lists? Well the ink fades and the items never existed, therefore the item on said list can never be accomplished or purchased. Then in turn I'm unable to be that "super mom". LOL
So this early am, I awoke and put my smart phone to use, by typing out all this things I need to accomplish (not just todays stuff but long term stuff). As I typed out this list I can see that many of these items have been on the "list" for a while and just kept on the back burner. So ahead of me I have a big chore list.
Now that I've made the list I have to remind myself to check the list and do the things on the list. Can I do it? Can I get those things done? I think I can, but as I made that list of family related chores, I realized that I need a second list of things to accomplish around the house. So should these be separated or one big list? Do I make a list with sublists? Oh so many questions, do I make a list of questions on list making? As im ending this post I am going to put together my grocery list for this weekend, know full well that I shop at three different stores, all with it's own list! Ugh!
September 5, 2011
Sure it seems nice to have a generator but at $3.89+ a gallon for gas it is costing us lots of cash to keep the house running. It also comes with some issues of noise and having to wake up to either it on or off and pretty much knowing your pissing off the neighbors. It has not stopped us from using the gas guzzling machine and well at this point I'm happy we bought this a few yearsback. But this storm has offered up many other challenges for all of us in 2011 the last of computers, cable and some are even without their cell phones. But what does all this inconvenience mean to us? To some it is their lifeline to the outside world, to a world that they don't live bout feel they do live. Many lost their homes to flood water, downed trees or fires. We were lucky to have just lost power and To us it meant personal interaction and family time. Limited television and limited computer time. It was a quite five daysdays in total. Im glad it took our power but not glad this storm did so much damage through out the east coast. By taking the power our boys were given a chance to see how lucky they are to have all that they do. Im hoping this natural disaster made a long lasting impression on the boys, as Gloria did on my husband (in 1985).