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.