Thursday, December 11, 2008

Crazy right now.

9 Dozen Christmas cookies baked, frosted and packaged by noon. Check
Christmas cards stuffed, labeled, addressed, stamped and sent.
Wrap Christmas presents, and finish shopping.
Clean house! It is a mess.
Uh oh Asher just spilled OJ all over the house. Add mopping to the list.
Wash those cookie dishes.
Dan is out of work shirts...again. Time to do laundry.
The dog is freaking out because we have roofers here. So that is just loads of fun.
BILLS. Yuck.
Lunch time. What should I make? I don't think they should have chicken nuggets...again.
I feel nauseous, but I need to watch what I'm eating. I want egg salad.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Target is my friend.

So the other day I was reading about the Glade candle deal at Target. If you buy $10 worth of Glade products you get a $5 gift card. Well, I had coupons and I am in love with the scented oil candles. They make me I tried it. And guess what! It worked. So I bought 4 refills that came to 6.85 after coupons. Then I was given a $5 GC. I used that to buy Asher some much needed socks (I swear the dryer eats them) and a pack of little debbies snacks (bribes to keep the toddlers in their seats.) My second order after gift card cost $2.98.
So I got:
4 Apple Cinnamon Scented oil refills
10 pairs of socks
1 box of snack cakes

Total OOP: 9.83

Not bad. I like saving money!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stay at home mom

I am a MOM. I am a taxi driver, laundry doer, house keeper, a cook, a child care provider, a teacher, a boo boo kisser, a friend, a disciplinarian, and a financial adviser. I am the giver of the baths, the maker of the lunch, the bedtime story reader. I need to have a clean house, well behaved children who are smart, attractive, and happy. Money is in my hands to pay bills, budget and save. I must plan our meals, grocery shop for the food, and have it on the table for my family. The food needs to be nutritious and inexpensive to fit in the above mentioned budget. I am keeper of the calendar. I must plan and scan that we are never overbooked or miss an obligation. If a birthday card is missed that falls on me. If we lose an invitation, it is my fault. I am responsible for making cookies and goodies to send in with my husband. Teaching my children their ABCs, shapes, colors, numbers, and how to behave. I am a believer in Christ Jesus and I am responsible for making sure my kids see a Godly example.

I was asked to other day if I ever was bored just being a stay at home mom... Don't I miss a career. The answer is no. I'm not bored. I do the world's toughest job. Trying to be super mom isn't easy, but it is all I've ever wanted. I'm not there yet, but I am working toward it.