Archive | April 2012

Going to the Temple

So far this week has been fairly productive. Honestly I’ve probably done more in a day and a half around the house than I usually do in a week. The weather is beautiful, now that the storms are gone and so I have the doors open and there’s fresh air inside. I think that makes a huge difference on my energy. Yesterday I cleaned the kitchen, plus made cake mix cookies (those will be my downfall in the weight loss department I’m sure) and got caught up on laundry from working over the weekend. So far today I’ve swept and mopped the downstairs, more thoroughly than usual, cleaned out the van, then went and filled it up with gas and washed the outside followed by vacuuming the inside. I don’t think I’d done that since before our trip to Utah last August. I always like driving it better after it’s been cleaned up, almost feels like a new van! I wanted to get that done because later this month our Youth get to go to the Oklahoma City Temple to do baptisms for the dead and I volunteered to drive (it’s a good 3-4 hour drive). I figured Shaun has to work and it’s our weekend with the kids and it will be my 12 year old daughter’s first time going so I wanted to go with her. Shaun was able to go with my son the first time he went and they really enjoyed sharing that experience and I was sad I wasn’t able to share it with them. So, I don’t want to miss out on this time. I’m really excited. It’s been way too long since I’ve been to the Temple. I think the last time Shaun and I went was for our first anniversary. I remember thinking that I wanted to try to go each year for our anniversary, but it just hasn’t worked out. But I plan on making going to the Temple a priority for us as a family. We’re coming up on our fourth anniversary this year, so that’s almost 3 years in between. Like I said, way too long! We’re thinking about trying to make it up to Kansas City for the Temple open house, but it’s hard trying to find a time when he works 6 days a week and it’s not open on Sundays. Anyway, guess I’ve been thinking about the Temple a lot lately. My activity for the girls this week is going to be about the Temple. I hope it goes well. They’ll probably get bored fast, but then when we start making sugar cube temples I bet they’ll enjoy it more.

You’d think I’d have more to talk about when I don’t write very often. But when your life doesn’t change much I guess it doesn’t leave much to talk about. My goal for the rest of this month is to work on getting our computer room organized. That is by far the worst looking room clutter wise in our house. Probably because it’s the room I throw everything in when I don’t have a specific place for it. So, I need to come up with a plan. Perhaps start at my desk since that’s usually about the easiest place to declutter. Mostly it’s just papers that get stuck there to wait for me to pay bills or do whatever else needs to be done with them. The bad area is the file area. My pile on there is so heavy it’s weighing the shelf it’s on down so it sags, lol. I’ll try to remember to do some before and after pics since those are always fun to look at and see what’s been accomplished.

I haven’t had much success with my weight loss. I just enjoy eating way too much. I don’t know why I struggle with food soo much. Shaun and I were exercising, but due to scheduling and all the things we had to do last week we missed it each day. So far this week isn’t looking much better. On the bright side, I haven’t been watching as much TV and have been doing more things around the house so at least I haven’t gained any weight. Now if I could just get it to start going down I’d be ok. That would probably actually happen if I stopped baking and avoided chocolate. I was craving it something fierce last week and tore up the kitchen trying to find any hidden stashes I might have forgotten about. So, I think I need to have some on hand for emergencies like that, but try to keep it small. Not bake whole batches of cookies for me to eat when everyone’s gone!

Well, I’m gonna go finish watching Smash from last night then see what other chores I can get accomplished today. I plan on mowing the back yard once the kids get home from their dad’s this evening so at least I’ll get some exercise then.