Lots of changes this week for me! My classes start again tonight, my son starts preschool tomorrow (twice a week, for speech therapy), and we are just BUSY! I am interviewing a new sitter in an hour. I’ve had terrible luck keeping the same sitter consistently. The sitter I have this week is taking off for a couple months so we are on the hunt. I have high hopes for the one we are talking to today.
Someone asked about SocialBliss Style Box yesterday. I do not have a review of it yet because I don’t think they’ve sent their first one? I’ve dutifully ordered it. I had to wait a few days for my invitation. I’m pretty excited to see inside of it.
Besides boxes, I’ve been working on a few of my resolutions (while trying to hold everything together while we are all sick! So glad I bought case of Puffs Plus at the beginning of the season!). I spent some time the other day filling in my¬†Erin Condren¬†planner. The little piece of paper is from a “tag pad.” and that is to keep my list of boxes I need to review and so I can move it around, it’s stuck on there with washi tape. This thing will look insane by the end of the week. This was just the basics and I think since I took this picture it has twice as much on there!
I have also been trying to step up my child-feeding game. I feel like I failed. They eat fish sticks, mac & cheese, and grilled cheese very happily. And fruit. Everything else? Not so much. ¬†I ordered a voucher from Plum District for a year of Momables. I’ve been eyeing them for a while now and when I saw the voucher, I figured why not. I think I’ll end up making one or two of the lunches a week – baby steps! The truth is I have no experience with packing lunches for littles – except my own which I started doing in 5th grade and did ever since. But I always ate everything (besides my usual no-nos of mushrooms, stinky cheese, fish, and anything that tastes like dirt – I’m not a huge fan of raw veggies). ¬†My kids just refuse to eat what normal kids eat. I think they need more consistent exposure and less of the old fall-backs. I’m trying anyways. I just want to provide them with more variety and not spend 50 years on pinterest to do it.
Another issue I have – the kids (and this happens every time we visit the grandparents) think that dessert happens EVERY DAY. ¬†Ugh. It does not. It is a treat. I’m not talking about fruit for dessert, I mean they think they get an ice cream sundae every day!
As for organizing, I set up a 3 bucket system – 1) put back in kids’ room, 2) donate and 3) consign. And of course I have a giant mess on my bed of stuff I have to put away in my room, but that’s my own fault.
Oh and the other thing I need to do – my “year in review” yearbook of all our photos! Do you do one? I do, but I’m terribly behind on it (as in I haven’t started). ¬†As soon as I finish with 2013, I want to make sure that I’m doing each month as it ends, because it really is too much to do at once.
How are your new year’s resolutions going?