Feb 25, 2017

Figuring It Out

Well I am feeling so much better today.  I have things figured out.  A lovely friend offered to help me get a washer from the city and when I couldn't work that out, I came up with a plan B.  I will have a brand new washer in about 3 weeks and I  can make do until then.


It is such a beautiful, warm, sunny, day that it just makes everything seems a little better.


Feb 24, 2017

Oh brother!

Today was a stressful one.  My washing machine stopped working!!  Let's recap, shall we?  I am a mommy to four lovely, messy children.  One of these children is a non-potty-trained, sloppy eating, autistic boy who goes through several outfits a day.I REQUIRE a washing machine!  I  have been stress-baking and stress caffeinated.


Feb 23, 2017

So Happy!!

Prince Charming and I drove into a new (to us) area of the Annapolis Valley today.  He had a job interview.  The job didn't pan out but I am so thrilled to have gone down there and I foresee many more trips back there in the future.  I was so happy to see the many awesome shops and places to eat.


But best of all, I discovered a wonderful mall.  It was like the Tardis . . . so much bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.  It just kept going and going and every wonderful store in the mall was the same, once we entered the store, it seemed ten times larger than it appeared from the front.  There were all sorts of places that I can't wait to explore with the kids.  

Instead of a long drive to a wasted job interview, today felt like a mini-vacation and just what I needed.

Feb 21, 2017

I Actually Did It!

For the first time in all my weight loss journey, I actually paid and joined a weight loss program!!!  I am surprised at how excited I am!  I like the accountability of Wight Watchers!  I am completely motivated and ready.  I have been stalled on my weight loss for months and even gained a little bit over Christmas and I am confident that this is just what I  need!

Here are some pictures of how I looked when I started



And here I am now, part way through:


And who knows how I will end up, but I am excited to find out!

Feb 20, 2017

Trying New Things

The girls LOVED their curriculum.  They thoroughly enjoyed the artistic part and we're thrilled to be doing school together again.  I have to say, it was an awesome day doing homeschool.  (And I had that lovely burst of energy early in the morning that allowed me to get some things done!!)


Feb 19, 2017

Great

I had a surprising amount of energy today.  It is probably due to my healthier diet but whatever it is, I am happy.  I got a lot done and that felt good too.


The girls enjoyed the waterfront, sunny weather by playing outside and getting thoroughly soaked.  I don't mind, at least they had fun.


Feb 18, 2017

I Love That.

I love the bond between my little girls and their big sister.  I often hear them all giggling together in her room after bedtime.  They look up to her.  They adore everything that she shares with them.  When she put her dresses on them and tied them so that they fit, they felt completely beautiful.  I love that.

Feb 17, 2017

Good Changes

There are some fun changes happening here.

First, I got the new books for the little girls homeschooling.  I am excited to be schooling them together again and to be returning to the way we schooled Princess Belle when she was younger.

Secondly, I have decided to return to eating the foods I react to (in an effort to get a proper diagnosis from the doctor).  I know that in order for some of these tests to work, I need to have had them in my system.

Thirdly, I am starting weight watchers.  I am finding it eye-opening to realize how many calories  (points) I wasted on food that didn't fill me up.  I was eating more than my daily allotment in PEANUT BUTTER alone!!!! I am happy to have a way to get my diet more balanced.

On a totally different note, my silly boy took his fuzzy pillow, his teddy bear, and his blanket and curled up on the floor to sleep . . . right next to his bed!  So silly.

Feb 16, 2017

Again!!!

We are having yet ANOTHER winter storm.  I am getting a little tired of winter and being in the house.  We are lucky though!  We have a guy who will plow our driveway after each storm and we just pay him for it all in the spring!  We have another guy who will deliver firewood and let us pay him when we get paid!  Our neighborhood is truly lovely.  

Feb 15, 2017

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Feb 14, 2017

Be My Valentine

We had a fun Valentine's Day here. It was quiet fun as we are recovering from one storm and awaiting another.

It started off with pancakes bites:


The girls decorated muffins:





We made the breakfast table look festive:




I took some pics of the kids:





We decorated the dining room table:



And the kids enjoyed a nice saucy spaghetti supper (the most romantic food they could think of)

From My House to Yours

Happy Valentine's Day!


Feb 13, 2017

Wow What A Mess!!

It is a crazy, windy, blizzardy day here today.




So we had fun, baking, cleaning, and crafting.






Feb 12, 2017

Storm Ahead

It is calling for another storm here so we loaded up our wood stores again (we still had lots, but better safe than sorry).  The cats are loving the warmth from the woodstove.


The girls and I did more Valentine's Day crafts and put them up in the classroom.  I love how festive it looks and I love how much fun the kids are having with it all.




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