28 bags to go

I know I missed last Monday’s post but I was busy due to the holiday week.  Before I left to visit my parents I went through all the clothes and my large linen closet. I am almost finished putting away all of my clothes, baby’s and Seth’s.  I was able to get rid of 2 bags of garbage, 10 bags of clothes/curtains to donate and made 3 bags of rags. I am very happy to say the least.  The next job will be to go through the books and papers I have and get rid of more things. It makes life so much easier without a lot of extra stuff! I am finally realizing this and I think it will help with the quality of my life immensely.

In other news, we roasted a turkey last night and plan to make turkey pot pie and turkey soup from the leftovers! I can’t wait for turkey pot pie my dh is going to make it with me for the first time 🙂


Baby updates 2 months

Baby E is 10 lbs 10 ozs and 22 1/2 inches long at her 2 month visit! She is tracking and her vision gets better everyday! She is smiling, cooing and almost laughing you can see it in her face that she wants to laugh but hasn’t learned how yet.  She is still sleeping at night and is awake and hungry all day but that gives us more time to read and play together. The dogs love her and protect her no signs of jealously.

We are having a little meet the baby shower for her on Sunday and then Baby and I are going to my parents for most of the Thanksgiving week so she can spend time with her Aunts and Uncles and her cousin! I am very excited!


On another note I won Moonlit hill’s giveaway! I am quite thankful because I have been wanting to read Radical Homemakers for a long time and it is always out at the library.  I hesitate to buy a lot of books only because I usually read books one time and then remember what I read so it is difficult for me to enjoy them again and again.   I am very curious about The Rhythm of Family as well I know Baby E is still small but time flies and it is nice to start thinking about fun things to do together when she gets older.

Fun times are on the way! Baby E already loves to read I can’t wait to see what she likes next!

47 bags challenge update

I am on my way.  I went through my cupboard and got rid of a bag of food and in the process updated my pantry log so I know what I have. I got rid of all my excess cardboard in another bag so that is already 2 bags done.  With the clothes I donated I am up to three bags last week so that I pretty good. 44 Bags to go!

I also organized the baby clothes and put away all the newborn clothes that don’t fit the baby.  This doesn’t count as getting rid of anything but they will be put away for the next kid and out of the nursery so that is still helpful.

DH and I also started cleaning out the garage and putting away all the tools and got rid of a bag of garbage so actually I am down to 43 bags!

It is not easy since lately the baby does not want to be put down at all lately but I will keep at it. I feels good to get rid of things I don’t need!

3 years

Today is my anniversary! Three years of marriage already I feel like we just got married yesterday.  There have been many changes in these three years we got a new dog, we renovated our house (although there is still more we need to do), we planted some fruit trees, we have different jobs, and of course we have a new baby!

We aren’t doing much today except the DH is going to make me his famous linguine and clams! We will enjoy each others company and have a great dinner which is the best gift he could give me.

Baby E giggled  for the first time yesterday for both me and the DH! We also took her to vote yesterday and she liked it. She loves going new places and is very curious about everything. She loves it when we sing to her and knows when we are talking to her.

I have decided to participate in Moon Lit Hill’s     47 bags and 47 days challenge. I don’t know that I have 1 bag full of stuff to get rid of everyday since I did a purge before the baby came but I do have a lot of clutter and I am going to at least get rid of 1 thing everyday that I don’t need. It can be trashed, donated or sold.  I will be posting progress on Mondays but so far I have 1 bag of clothes to donate that is ready to go!


7 weeks old

Baby E on Halloween

Baby E is approximately 7 weeks old. She is big I’m not sure how much she weights but she is 24 inches long now in 3 month clothes and has pretty much grown out of her infant seat. We are taking it out of the pack in play tomorrow. We are reading books everyday, she smiles alot and “talks”. She holds her head up with great skill and is starting to build her muscles to sit up. She likes looking at her toys and is starting to grab a little bit.

I have finished my thank you notes and I am finally feeling human again. I have no idea where to start.

I have to put away the baby stuff, I have to put away and organize our clothes, I have to keep the house clean and that is just the beginning.  I have so many sewing projects and receipes to try but I have to get the other things done first. I also want to finish baby Es crossstich.  Fortunately she is sleeping through the night but that means she is awake most of the day so I don’t have time to do much but keep things clean, wash diapers, and cook dinner. I am hoping we will get in a better routine once she gets bigger and then maybe I can start on the projects I want to do.

I also have a mountain of paperwork to do since I don’t have a job anymore and need to look for new jobs/figure out what I am going to do.  This of course is not something I am excited about. Trying to find a job when you can’t type/mouse with your right hand for more than a few minutes is virtually impossible so we will see how that goes.  If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!