Thursday, March 19, 2009

Crazy Busy

I am sorry I haven't posted the next giveaway. We've been super busy with week with medical appointments and activities. My daughter is having surgery tomorrow (in another driving involved) and I am trying to get everything ready. We went for a pre-op tour yesterday and it was great. They gave her one these great Josh and Friends dogs for comfort. I feel like we've well prepared her and that things will go smoothly. (As smoothly as they can for a major surgery!) We will be in the hospital through the weekend sometime.

The weather has been glorious lately. It really feels like Spring! We know that a cold blast is still possible, but everyone certainly has a spring in their step. We've been spending lots of time outside and with the windows open. It was such a happy day earlier this week when I took the plastic off the windows!! It seems to be warmer than normal this year. I've had snow over Spring Break before (next week), but the 10 day forecast looks good to me!! I hope you've had nice weather where you are.

I am a list maker. It helps keep me organized. I usually make out a weekly list with to-do on one side and shopping list/meals on the other side. Then I add to it and cross off throughout the week. I've been so busy lately that I just can't keep up with the weekly list, so I've changed to a daily list. Of course I misplace papers or ignore things, but not now. I've started using the dry erase board that is on my computer hutch. My list is out there for the whole family to see (although I doubt they care) and I am able to create a new one each day. I still put some easy things on the list (put something in the mail, return emails, ect), but I feel like I am keeping on top of things. Here is the board. pic taken 4 mos agoI know I've been more organized but I also feel like I am losing things lately. We can't prove it, but we think our oldest might be hiding things from us. Maybe, maybe-not...but things see to appear places we looked. I feel like I've been going crazy at times. I know the stuff is in the house...they've just seemed to grow legs. We are not the most organized, so maybe we are overlooking things. Who knows?

Yesterday we met some friends for lunch and last night Dori told me she wants her hair like her friend. Here is my cute & sassy girl~
She has such a baby face in this pic!

Don't forget~ no Survivor today due to basketball playoffs. I think the Office is new though. I've been missing it lately and haven't paid attention.

Have a great Thursday!!

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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  1. Loosing things, ahhhhh that is my biggest issue in life! I once worked for a guy that had me running to the warehouse, climbing rickety ladders (which I hate) to find something. I'd spend 20 minutes looking for it, go in and tell him we didn't have it. Well he'd go directly to SAME place I was just at and pull it out. I would say a few words and he'd just laugh, his favorite saying was. Well it must have just been in a different time space continuum. Sometimes I wonder if he isn't right!

    It was so nice meeting for lunch yesterday and I'm praying everything goes well tomorrow!

  2. Diana, you sound like me! If I don't write something down, even if it's just "finish laundry," I will TOTALLY forget!! I have a dry-erase board in my kitchen for exactly the same purpose! LOL

    And know that all of us blogger friends will be with you guys in heart and spirit tomorrow!! Keep us posted on how things go, whenever you get the chance!

    BIG hugs,

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  4. OMGosh!! I though I was the only one that loose things. I have not lost my head only because it is attached to my shoulders. My husband get upset with me because I'm slways asking were is this, and this. The main thing is my phone, and my glasses. Let's not talk about the car keys. But my excuse would be so much fricken meds that make me loose my mind.

    Well now I have to do the same. I write things down and make sure I mark them off as I do them.

    Have a great thurday also....

  5. Dori is a beautiful little girl....I hope that the operation gos well...

    I wish that it felt like spring here, but is still -20 in the mornings...ugh....

  6. You certainly have a full plate right now. I am totally with you on losing stuff, I am terrible. Last night I tore the table apart looking for my pink thread that I knew I bought, I finally decided I mush have not taken it out of the bag and thrown it out. then I sat down and at the sewing machine to find it sitting infront of it.
    Glad the weather is treating you great!
    We will be thinking of you all tomorrow.
    Take Care.

  7. One of the sayings I've always gone back to is, "I'm glad my head is fastened on because I'd be sure to lose it otherwise!"
    Hope things go well with your daughter's surgery over the weekend. Be careful driving!

  8. I am the world's worst at misplacing things. Especially keys, shoes, and more things! frustrating.
    Praying for Dori and you as you wait on her! Will be paying attention to FB to followup!

  9. Oh, I love Dori's hair like that. CUTE! I am trying to let Joleigh's bangs grow out and pull all of it away from her face, but it is probably going to get trimmed again when we go get our haircut! She has been wearing her hair like that, too.

  10. Your daughter is in my thoughts and prayers! Hoping everything goes smoothly and you will all be home quickly.

  11. I'm a list writer too. I wish I had room in my tiny house for a dry erase board like yours. That would be nice. I hope your daughter's surgery goes well. I will keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. I will definitely not miss my "office" episodes....instead of Survivor I am opting for the always fun Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo....she completely cracks me up!

  13. Just settled on the couch for Survivor and realized basketball is on instead. Bummer.

  14. Prayers for Dori, here!
    Hoping that everything goes wonderfully well.
    Let us know how she's doing please.

  15. Organization. Pffft. That flew out my window around the same time as cleaning, near the date my third was born. Not sure where either cleaning or organization went - it isn't like I have holes in my schedule to even mark they were ever a part of my life!

    Good luck with surgery - you guys will be in my thoughts and prayers. It's always scary when our babies go through that - but I know she will be fine, and I predict you will need a strong martini about 48 hrs after she's home. ;)

    Hang in there and keep us posted - email me if there is anything I cna do. And the pictures of her? Be still my heart! She is WAY too cute!



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