Saturday, September 29, 2012

things I can't seem to do

There has just been so much going on these days and I am finding it difficult to steal even a few minutes away to sit down and write. It's horrible really. I really am working on that. There are quite a few things I have on my list of things to do but they just never seem to get done:

- keep the kitchen and house clean
- hang out with the hubs
- go on daily walks with Puppy
- exercise three or so times a week
- fold the laundry and put it away (right after washing it)
- read/quite time (a little bit every night)
- blog (at least a few times a week)

...and these are all the things that have nothing to do with school. That list is endless. Oh my goodness. I cannot figure out how to balance everything I need to and get all of the papers graded and back to my kids in a timely manner and how to do pretty much everything. It's pretty pathetic really.

But apart from that, things are going. We have been traveling a lot lately too, which always seems to make the house a mess... but I'm not going to grip or complain. I'm just saying this is what has been going on (or not been going on) lately. Hopefully some good changes are on the way :)

I hope you all are doing well and have a peachy weekend!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

a happy treat

The weekends are some of the only times during the school year that I feel like I have a life. Mostly what that means is: I sleep in about an hour later than usual, make a yummy breakfast, clean up our house for the first time that week, do laundry, go grocery shopping, and take a nap (if I'm lucky). 

One of the highlights of my weekends is going to Target. Maybe that sounds silly, but I just love that store and just walking around the brightly light and squeaky clean aisles makes my heart happy. I don't get to go every weekend but I try and visit at least once a month when school is in session, to feel normal, you know? 

Anyhow. Today I got to go to Target. It's been a few weeks since I was last there. They had Halloween candy and costumes and decorations out. Last time I was there it was all back to school stuff. That's how long it's been (although, I do know that retail stores can put out new merchandise in a matter of hours, I've done it before). Anyhow. They had some fun new pretty fall stuff out. Oh, how I love Fall. It's my favorite season. But that's something I'll save for another time. If I remember :) 

So today I had a list of things I needed to get while I was there. Usually I don't have a list (or if I do I don't stick to it, kind of like what happened today), but today I did and it guided me through the store. As I was looking for one thing or another on my list I happened to get a glance of one of the most wonderful things in the store. And they had my name written all over it. I am not an impulse purchaser. I am not a decisive person. But when I saw these beauties, I picked them up immediately, put them in my cart, and walked off without a second thought. 

I got my feet a happy treat. 

See? Don't they have my name written all over them? They do. Don't worry, your eyesight just might be failing you at the moment :)

That's right y'all. Slippers. I don't know if you know about my deep love affair with slippers or not, but I have one. Again, that's something for another time, if I can remember :) 

Aren't these little piggies the absolute cutest and most wonderful slippers in the world? I mean, how can you not love slippers after seeing these little guys? I have been enjoying them all afternoon. Puppy is sniffing suspiciously, but I am loving them and forbidding Puppy from making them into his newest toy. 

Anyhow. That's all have for today. I just had to share a happy feet treat. Do you have something that makes you especially happy? Slippers anyone?

I hope you have a happy weekend!