Week 2

Well, we survived our first week back to school. It didn’t really count as a week, however, since we started on Wednesday. This, of course, left my mama brain dazed and confused for the rest of the week. By the time I felt back in the swing of things it was Friday, and the weekend had begun. Oh, I love a weekend, but getting into a routine again is nice, too.

On to week 2, this isn’t even a full week, technically. Kids have a half day on Friday, which means no school for the Kinder boy, Madelyn’s “half” day of school gets her out at 10:20, and Christopher is out at noon. And it’s a three-day weekend. So by the time we actually get a whole, full-on week of school? It will be nearly February. Routine, schmoutine.

But, I did manage to get some stuff done. Tree is down. I think it’s a record for me. Maybe I said that last year. Anyway. Even with the crazy week I got three gym days in and was back to my weekly WW meeting on Sunday. Don’t ask about that. It actually wan’t horrible. Nothing a couple of weeks away from the damn cookies of clean eating can’t fix.

One thing that I am excited about, besides all of my no crap eating healtified routine, is that I have started scrapbooking again. I was a big time, spend a ton of money on supplies and buy every magazine and book written, kind of scrapbooker. I started shortly after I got married, and had another burst right after the kids were born. I had couple of good friends that would gather together, mostly at my dining room table, and we would work on scrapbooks, and chat about life and the kids, and eat way too many M&Ms and pretzels. After kid #3 we kept going, but it slowed down a bit. I barely touched a scrap of paper all of last year. Recently, my little guy discovered my scrapbooks, and started reading them. He spent a load of time looking at pictures and asking me questions. I realized how valuable these books really are. So I decided to get back to the scrapping table.

Enter Project Life. It’s an easy to use scrapbook “kit” that helps to document an entire year. I’ve actually thought about doing this for the past two years, but I think I’ve finally figured out how to make it work. So many other scrapbookers are doing it, and it’s been fun to follow their blogs and check them for ideas on how to work it into a busy life. I’m excited to get going and will try to post some pictures as I go along.

I know this is a long post but I’ll just end with some pictures from our week…

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