Saturday, January 23, 2010

So long sunshine…

..hello rain boots and umbrellas!  This has been a crazy week here in San Diego.  I vaguely remember the last el nino season, 10 years ago I believe, but this seems worse for some reason.  I suppose because now, instead of just dealing with getting myself to and from class in one piece I now have to figure out how to dress three children for torrential rain, equip them with umbrellas and boots and rain jackets, drop off and pick them up from school, AND somehow go grocery shopping all without ending up drenched.  It is all trial and error. 

Needless to say, we have been inside for the last week and that has taken its toll.  The kids have been locked in classrooms at school with movies instead of recess, then they are locked in the house when they get home with no outlet for their energy, except for taking out their aggressions on each other.  But we have managed.  I have taken it upon myself to learn knitting and seeing as how we have been housebound for a week have actually finished a couple projects.  It’s not easy, and had it not been for the rain I would have given up and gone on a bike ride or something, but it was almost as if someone was willing me to stay home and stick it out and not give up.  So I did.  Here is what I have to show for my efforts so far.  Some cute neck warmers that are sure to come in handy when the next round of storms hits, which they will, or when my family and I head up to the snow, which we will.  DSC01600DSC01604I am going to attempt a hat next, one that matches.  We shall see.  I am not sure my nerves can handle another bout of fighting with yarn and needles.  But again, I am determined. 

Onto what I have planned for 2010.  I want to lose 10 pounds, potty train my youngest child, run or walk in some sort of race, and get my house organized.  If all I accomplish is the potty training I will be happy.  That will mean an end to 7.5 years of diapers without a break.  Do you know how much money that will save me in a year?  Alot.  I think, in an attempt to keep myself honest, I will document some of these things, so you can actually see my progress, or lack thereof as it may be.  The getting organized is going to be rough.  I LOVE junk drawers and bins and baskets and virtually any kind of storage device.  I love to fill them, with no rhyme or reason.  It is going to take some work, and some tears I am sure, to put my many recepticals to good and proper use.  I think that by taking pictures and letting the world see MY world I will be more motivated to make the changes I need to make.  Primarily, not putting make-up and matchbox cars in the same place anymore.  Ok, off to document my mess. 

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