Friday, September 24, 2010

Potent Potables

I don't have a lot to say myself today, but there are a few quotes from other people that I really like that I think I'll share with you instead. I'm pretty smart, but I think these people are a little smarter. I loved reading their words, and I hope you will, too.
"Deep down inside children are all the same. They want two loving parents and ... a neighborhood they can play in, they want teachers they can like. I don't think children themselves have changed that much, it's the world that has changed." -Beverly Cleary

Something I read in the advice column of the paper: "I've always believed that every woman is beautiful. Every woman. If I don't see the beauty in some woman, that's MY problem, not hers. It's up to me to work harder to see the beauty, and not up to her to make herself live up to whatever my standards might be." -D.

"We don't have to be fast; we simply have to be steady and move in the right direction. We have to do the best we can, one step after another." -Joseph B. Wirthlin

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." —Marilyn Monroe

A proverb I read in Readers Digest at my Grandma's house:
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again BUT... don't beat a dead horse."

Just a few gems that have come up in recent weeks that I felt like sharing. Each one in it's turn made me smile and think for a few minutes and hopefully one of them will at least get a smile out of you.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Chair Is Still A Chair...

I can not sleep. I'd really like to, but it just seems like there is so much for me to do and no time to do it. I want to do everything in a day, get everything accomplished that I set out to do... it's a habit developed from years of skipping stairs and brushing my teeth in the shower to save time.

Why am I in such a hurry? Well, I dunno. Suppose it may have something to do with all the unpleasant things at the top of the list. This weekend was about putting the house in some semblance of order, which is satisfying at the end but a little tiring during the process.

We got the guest bedroom cleaned up AND I finally got the new bed frame spray painted (inspired by one of Lisa's blogs from a while back). Although Jesse insisted on putting the dresser in a spot I don't like, the room is clean and looks nice enough for guests. Now I guess we just need a few to test it out.

Cole's room is cleaned and organized, too. Ask me about it again at the end of the week and we'll see if it stays that way. Ha ha. We moved the extra bed out of there and he has a LOT more room to play and do his boy things. He keeps insisting he's a big boy... but I vote that he can stay little for as long as he sleeps in a race car bed.

My room... clean sheets, clean blankets, no more boxed up shoes, clothes hung and organized by color (and then sub organized by shade, WOW), pillows fluffed... it's such a nice place to be right now! I hate to mess it up with sleeping, but I suppose I have to do that at some point. I bought a bedspread and pillow cases a few years ago that I just LOVE! They're such a pretty shade of green! And it's just homey and comfortable. I like a home that's comfortable.

All this done. Yet so much left to do! The kitchen looks MUCH better (thank you Jesse, best husband ever!) but the living room and dining room are still cluttered and messy. And I can't seem to face dealing with them quite yet. But I won't think about that now, I'll think about it tomorrow. It's satisfying work, it would just be nice to have a little more time to get it all done. Home from work with a sick boy didn't free up a ton of time... although I did get the bathrooms clean other than scrubbing the tub. Not too shabby. I'll soldier on! Eventually I'm sure I'll get caught up. For a day or two, anyway...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

To Be or Not...

Ah, to be young!

Ah, to be a cat!

Ah, to be me!

Eh... could be worse!

Happy September Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Summer!

Rachel and Jesse

Rachel and Jesse

Things Currently Making Me Happy

  • All the warm snuggly quilts Grandma made me
  • I have bangs again!
  • Jesse. He's just the best husband!!
  • Little secrets I get to keep
  • Sunshine

Things Currently Annoying Me

  • Dealing with a stubborn 4-year-old
  • I miss my family
  • Less time to spend with my husband and more time to be alone
  • Trying (unsuccessfully) to make friends with someone in my ward...
  • Will it ever be warm again?