3.04.2008

the sound of silence...

i feel a song coming on...

both my children are asleep right now and i am knocking on some kind of wood that i just typed that "out loud." i am actually not a superstitious person in general but when it comes to my kids and sleeping, i totally am. really weird. don't talk about it if they are asleep because they WILL wake up. from deep in thier subconscious they hear us typing and talking about it right now....very scary:)

so my house looks like it blew up still. i am finding that the recovery of my brain and cleaning abilities (and my on-timeness, as anyone will tell you who has waited for me to get somewhere)after the second blessed child, is lacking. i cannot seem to get or keep my house straight, although to my credit we did just move and there is always a window of time after that where it looks like hud. but really, i just had to do some numbers for my calling at church (my job for those of you who may not be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and i had to call a lot of people and have them calling me and emailing me and i seriously had an email from someone right in my inbox that said the answer to my question and i still called them and bugged them AGAIN! why, jen, why do you do it?

because i may have lost my memory when avery was born. that is the only thing i can come up with. i do feel, though, that i *might* finally be getting the hang of two children, getting them fed, dressed, diapers changed, out the door etc. but as soon as i say that i will be struck down, i know it:) (my superstitiousness again) i'm just saying, it seems to me to be a little bit more difficult for me to "get my act together" as it were. i am getting a shower most days, a vast improvement i am sure for anyone having to sit near me:) and i guess the rest will come with time and shouldn't be hard on myself. after all we did just move...right???? right??? right.

i really enjoyed this post on the virtues of savers and other such stores, because i am actually a thrift store addict. my sister erin actually has that gift that Mariley was talking about. hers is not just thrift store knowledge though, it is a gift that is supremely honed and very precise. she can actually feel it when a store in her vicinity is going to have a sale. she calls it the "shopping spirit," and i believe in that gift she has. it is uncanny. the things she finds at her DI in Utah are RIDICULOUS! seriously, very expensive clothes and shoes for not much. it's amazing. i like to think i have my own little understanding with Savers but sometimes i go there and NOTHING. but sometimes....i find way cute stuff...books, clothes...etc. it is so satisfying. it is like unearthing a treasure. i am by no means a shopper in the traditional sense of the word, but "treasure hunting" now that's something different!

on a related note, kendall recently discovered the world of Craigslist. we had gotten a couple of really nice things off there, avery's carseat and two bases, a double stroller that looks new..etc. but now we were in the market for a car because kendall has to drive to work everyday in the summer and i need a car with the kids so the plan was to find something 4 door for me and offspring and for kendall to drive Alice (our honda...yes she has a name. she's been a treasured friend of our family for a while now), to Phoenix and back everyday. Bless her, because if she makes it, she will receive blessings in car heaven! so today, we bought a toyota corolla..pictures to come. i am excited. new to us, but not new, it's a 98, white, but very clean and well-taken care of. this opens up so many possibilities, namely not having to bend myself in half when i put my children into their carseats. i'm stoked.

10 comments:

Lacey said...

Congrats on the new car!!! Post on our car troubles to come later tonight!

Erika said...

you made it through a long post and they were still sleeping! YAY
PS-Craigs list is awesome!!!

Hatsuho said...

life just never sits still, does it? how exciting to have a new home and car! love you! thanks for the postcard!

Brooke said...

I am glad you found a new car. Craigslist is great. We sold tons of stuff when we were trying to move. I am getting ready to sell some more.

So where did you guys move? Are you liking it?

Kendra said...

Oh man, I'm scared to have two kids! :)

Audrey said...

You'll continue to get it down--your schedule and the rhythm of the kids. I hope the car is wonderful!!! I love craigslist too, but I am a skeptic deep down as well (lawyer's wife).

erin t.s. said...

While I would like to give you amazing amounts of hope I would have to tell you that I don't have any hope of getting my brian back (which was once quite an asset.) oh, they're dressed and I look like I'm fine but the inside is a shambles.
Thank you for sighting me as a shopper. I've said before though, it's not me, it's the spirit(the shopping one).
We just SOLD a car on craig's list and bought a white four door but not from CL....very strange...so similar and yet, not...love love love you

Emily said...

We got your cute card in the mail! You are more on top of things than you think if you could get a card in the mail! I totally relate to bending over to put kids in the car. I hate it.

rachel said...

LUCKY!! A second car and a nice one no doubt. we are doing the second car/ just get a van debate. We will see how it turns out. A toyota even... let me know I hear good things.

Cuddlydoll said...

Congrats on the new car! That is so exciting. It is so nice to have a car you finally fit into. That's how we feel with our new car.

Marielle