Tuesday, May 02, 2006
I Think the Doldrums Finally Have Left
Woke up this morning, turned on computer, answered some email and comments, poured my first cup of coffee, and got Elcie up. So far, a day like any other.
Once the girls were out of here, I was possessed by demons. First, I cleared more closet space and actually bagged up more winter clothes.
Then I decided there was no reason to wait until I had sorted the summer clothes to go shopping for the girls. Nothing from last year will fit Elcie and Rochelle (see photo of Rochelle in previous post). I started replanning my day.
I gathered up all the paperwork that had been accumulating on my printer tray and scanner, sorted, tossed, paid bills, did some filing, and made order out of the chaos. (Note empty, dusty tray and scanner - never said I was perfect)
I set out shopping for groceries and clothing for my naked girls. Came home, rearranged pantry (see photo - forgot to dust cobwebs down), did same to freezer and freezer half of side by side (should have defrosted first - oh well, next time) and then turned my attention to my bargains.
Forgot to mention I dropped by Barnes & Noble to pick up a belated Easter gift for the girls from their Uncle Tim. I allowed him to treat me to a cold macchiatto (vente - stirred) and an Oreo brownie and left with three small stuffed bunnies.
Back to the bargains. I'm cheap when it comes to summer clothes. If they hold out for one more month of school and through the summer and early fall, I'm thrilled. If they hold up longer, so much the better but I don't worry about it. I picked up 3 pairs of capris for Rebecca, and 10 pairs of shorts and at least as many plain tshirts in several colors for the other two to mix and match. Total cost - approximately $40. at Factory 2 U. I'll go back tomorrow for shorts for Rebecca but I wanted to look at her again before guessing on sizes. She'd like the same thing the older girls are wearing in the photo (maybe different colors).
They had about 30 minutes after school to look through it all and change clothes for their field trip to the Heifer International Project Farm about 40 miles away. Once they were dressed, I took their picture (which I hope will appear at the top of the post), kissed them goodby, and hung or put away all their new clothes. (See closet below).
Busy, busy, day but somehow I'm not as tired as on the days when I can't work up the energy to do more than the essentials. Maybe I've turned a corner. Stress, worry, all that stuff builds up and I can't seem to get started on anything.
Now, it's about midnight, I have a load of clothes in the dryer, and I'm relaxing (this is relaxing, honest).
Glad everyone enjoyed the cell phone/computer post. I said in my response to some of the comments that I didn't think I'd ever want a cell phone but I've discovered it's given me much more freedom. With my life, I need to be reachable.
Anyhow, I'm going to try for the snapshot of the girls on their way to the field trip and see if I can get it to come out at the top of the post. Eureka, it worked and there they are in their bright spring clothing. I also need to learn how to write between the photos. I thought I had it figured out but maybe not. (After I looked at the photo again, I realized their shorts weren't visible. I added a pair to the photos.) They were each wearing a pair and I had three folded in the drawer (they fall off hangers). Their soft jersey shorts are hanging in the closet (see photo) along with two pair (flaming orange and pale blue) of Rebecca's capris. She wore her lime green pair.
Mollie - already told you the Giants news - down in flames again.
Talk to you tomorrow sometime.