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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Home Again, Home Again

Well, I daresay, we miss Sayulita somethin' fierce.

Dave's ready to sell everything and move there full time. I'm ready to rent out our house and spend 6 months there next school year. Either way, we're both feeling the need to shake things up.

It's good to be home, too. Don't get me wrong. What, with all the laundry and the baseball and the dreary, rainy weather. What's not to love? (I really do love it all, even though I feel a bit like I'm drowning in baseball at the moment - whose idea was it to let all three of the older kids play this year?? Honestly.)

The kids went back to school on Friday (I couldn't bear to send them on Thursday even though we got home late Wednesday night - I just wasn't ready).

The good news is that being gone for that length of time makes it clear to me the things that need to be changed in our house. For example, our filing system needs to be completely cleared out and rebooted, if you know what I mean. Do I really need piles of receipts from 10 years ago? I think not... The living room needs a little splash of color, the dvd's need a more permanent home, and I think some flowering branches would be lovely in my Gramma's vase on the buffet in the dining room. Oh, and that magazine rack with all those old magazines that I think someday I'd like to read...the whole thing's gotta go...including the rack. Want it?

On the agenda for tomorrow? Purge, Baby, purge. Wish me luck - it's not easy for me to get rid of STUFF...even if it is all C*R*A*P.

P.S. Check out my refreshed bloglist in the margin. I added some of my new favorite blogs. These women are AMAZING, I tell you. Truly inspiring. As in, "grind-my-own-peanut-butter-and-make-all-my-kids'-toys-Waldorf-style-while-homeschooling-and-running-a-ranch-oh-and-taking-perfect-pictures-of-my-amazingly-beautiful-children-while-grilling-the-perfect-steak-and-keeping-up-my-blog" inspiring. Ya know?? I just wanna get rid of some magazines...

3 comments:

Tina said...

You are pretty incredible yourself! Your kids are healthy and happy and you work hard to maintain a marriage that is a cut above! I used to be an earth mother i.e. cloth diapers, we juiced, etc. but I have kind of reached what I hope is a happy medium (although our diet could stand improvement right now) I never made my own felt food though - that is so clever and I might just try it!!!! My dear blog friend, Gloria, is amazing with her 10 kids! You should check out her blog.

dave.heather said...

Is that the Gloria who fostered in Antigua for a while with her ten kids? I talked to her before I went down there. She was a wealth of knowledge and even gave me advice on our attorney/handler...

I would love to check out her blog!

Thanks for your sweet comments, Tina.

Hugs,
Heather

Pineapple Princess said...

So enjoy your blog!
I know what you mean by "drowning in baseball"!