Monday, September 24, 2007

Eating Starburst

So how many pieces are in a pack of Starburst? If they're old, enough to make your jaw hurt before you finish them. LOL Did you know you can buy a big bag of Starburst at Walmart in the US for $1.97 but in Canada you get about 1/3 the same bag for $1.37??? What gives? If I'd realized that I'd have stocked up.

So here I am, school's done for the day. Gabs is still napping. The big girls are watching tv waiting for Gabs to wake up so we can go to the park, which needs to happen soon. There's laundry waiting in the dryer and the washer, but there's no empty clothes basket!!! So I shut the dryer door and flicked the light off. :p

I'm sorting out the Pampered Chef supplies in my office. They're getting boxed up so I can ship them out to my Director in Alberta. That's gonna make some space. I'll also need to list on E-bay or something the bags and carrying containers I've accumulated. Who needs all these Pampered Chef totes??? Me apparently. :p

One couch and chair are gone from my living room. My favorite couch is still here. It needs a new home but part of me doesn't want it to go. The reality is there is no place to store it so it's foolish to keep it. We have two new-to-us couches coming today and tomorrow. Tim's bringing them home after work.

That means the toy room needs cleaned out so the futon can move to the office. Hence the reason I'm cleaning in the office. No way a futon will fit at the moment. :P We're gonna have a busy week. If we actually get it all done! The girls computer may be moving back to the open room. I'm considering moving our home schooling things downstairs as well.

What I really want is to move. LOL Maybe we'll drive by that house two towns over sometime this week. 2500 sq ft of living space. Whooooooaaaaaa! :) And a fireplace. *swoon* I'm still working on that "being content whatever my circumstances." :)

Hope you're having a candy sweet day~


Saturday, September 22, 2007

What if?

It's that time of life. Our youngest, is turning three. She's passing milestones so fast I can't keep track of them. There's very little of the baby she was left in the child she is now. So Baby Fever is at a peak. We love our girls. We've been so blessed with sweet, fun, beautiful girls. So watching Gabs gain independence and grow into an amazing girl has my heart panging for another baby to hold and cuddle. My baby won't hardly sit still!

My mind is drifting to the what if's. What if we were expecting another one. Hypothetically what would happen now? Let's say it's a go and the due date is around June 10th. What now?

Well, first. . . .we have about six weeks before I feel sick and can't cook anything. So I should stock up on cereal for Tim and the girls now. Then we have some serious decluttering to do because if you've seen our house you know there just isn't room for a baby at this moment. Let alone all the paraphernalia that goes with caring for a baby. Where are we going to put the girls? We either need to move or make another room in the basement somehow.

Let's say we're going to move. . .before the baby. That means the flooring downstairs needs replaced, possibly the front windows and sometime between now and June we need a couple thousand dollars banked for lawyers and moving fees. Plus packing. So again, we're back to decluttering.

And remember that paraphernalia for babies? Well, we don't have it anymore. No crib, change table, carseat, etc. Oh wait! Gabs car seat may switch to a infant seat and she'll be able to bump into a booster seat in another 4lbs. . .buy sugary cereal to boost her weight quickly. Kidding.

Then there's doctors visits, diclectin prescriptions, blood work, the holding a swimming pool worth of water test. I have no maternity clothes and my fat clothes are already tight. Not to mention an aching body, exhaustion, and home schooling. Remember that? My girls still need to be learning all the while. :)

If the baby would be here by June 10th that's just lovely. . .it's smack dab in the middle of crazy season for Tim at work. So I'm going to need some help. But there isn't going to be any! Thankfully it would be summer time so the girls could play outside, hopefully at a new house with a fenced yard so I wouldn't have to worry about Gabs going adventuring. She takes after her father and is fearless about being on her own.

Here's where I'm landing. I'm thankful this is a hypothetical because while the idea of another baby is romantic the reality sounds like a lot of hard work. Would I be thrilled if it were not hypothetical? Yes. Am I relieved it is? Yes. :D It think it's awesome that God is in charge and not me. No matter what happens He's in control and I'm never out of His hands. :)