~ Sometimes, I play on the computer for almost half the day, just do little things for my kids here and there, then do a quick 30 minute cleanup before the hubby gets home (of course I don't do this too often). Shhh...
~ I am the friggin' queen of 30 minute meals! Forget Rachael Ray! Only difference is, mine is for a few valid reasons...lack of money. I just can't afford to buy all the stuff it would take to make the meals that I would LOVE to make! Time. Who has hours everyday to cook? Not me. And then there's my kitchen. Not such a pleasant place. I want a light, airy, spacious kitchen to cook in...I don't have the counter space, a dishwasher, or the appliances to do what I'd like (I know that I could make due, but I don't wanna!). I love cooking, trying new things. I hope that someday we get to a place financially that I can indulge in making amazing, time consuming meals and goodies! I do have to say, though, most of my meals kick butt. They are pretty darn scrumptious.
~ Some days I stay in my pajamas. All. Day. Long. Actually, I guess that's not so true now that Emily started school. But I will come back home and take the jeans off and put those comfy Victoria's Secret pants right back on! What can I say? I like to be
~ I think having happy kids is more important that a perfect house. My mom taught me this. And I kinda live by it. Don't get me wrong...my house is clean, just not always in perfect order (who am I kidding, it's never in "perfect order").
~ I let me kids jump on the furniture. The couches, the beds, whatever...and they LOVE it!
~ Sometimes, when my hubby is out of underwear and I know he'll expect to find some in his drawer but I haven't yet folder that laundry that's still sitting in the dryer getting all wrinkled, I'll get out of bed while he's in the shower, get a couple pairs out of the dryer, fold them and put them in his drawer then get back into bed...thus giving the illusion that laundry has been folded and put away. ;-) Good one, huh?
~ I L.O.V.E. vacuuming! I don't know what it is about it, but I truly enjoy doing it.
~ I'm letting my little girl sit and cut a bunch of paper as I type simply because it's keeping her entertained while I'm writing this. Hey, she's learning some mad cutting skills, too. Practice, people...this skill takes practice.
~ I am a memory hoarder. I am. SMH...I hang on to WAY too much stuff. But it's all sentimental! So far this year I have kept all of Emily's school work that she's brought home. *sigh* How will I decide what to throw away and what to keep? I throw away TONS of pictures and little things that my girls make for me...but I still have SO MUCH! Again, how will I decide what to throw away and what to keep forever? These are hard mommy decisions, people! Pictures. I have them from my childhood all the way up until now (though most of mine from recent years are now on the computer or my memory drive thingy). I can't throw those away! No way, no how. I have them from Nigeria, Bible camp, family trips...and I actually sit down and look through them every once in awhile. Ditto with home videos. From the time I was a kid in Nigeria, Bible camps, family trips and holidays, us just being us (my siblings and I were pretty weird kids), all the way up until I went to college. And again, I will go through phases where I watch them all (the girls like them, too). Memories are special. I treasure them. But at what point do I need to throw (or give) my favorite outfits that the girls wore as babies away? If I just had more space I could put these things in boxes and store them until I had an answer! Or until I just don't care anymore (IF that time ever comes). Anyway...I can get rid of purses and shoes and clothes and toys (unless they were my babies faves and then I hang on, silly right?), I could care less about "stuff". It the memories that I *ahem* hoard. Sheesh. I sound like a crazy woman!
Alrighty...the fun of cutting has worn off, the child is bored, and I need to step up and do the opposite of everything I just wrote in this post! We are about to do some laundry and clean (I do get to watch, for the second time, The Vampire Diaries on the computer while I fold..so that's some motivation for me). Oh, and just so ya know...I got dressed this morning and stayed dressed. So there! :-)