Wednesday, February 22, 2012


There is a lot of Lent discussions going on right now and I normally do not feel drawn to participate by giving up something for the duration of the season. This year I have been torn.  I did not have that feeling like I was supposed to give up something but I did feel drawn to participate more than I have in the past. And then today, It became clear.  I am not to give up something - but I am to promise/vow something.  I am to take these 40 days and I am to focus on Organizing my house on a very tight/ limited budget.

You may think this is a simple task for some.  For me, notsomuch.  I am NOT an organizer.  I am actually too OCD to organize.  Weird. huh? If there is not a step by step picture guide, I start to over organize then the anxiety sets in, then I explode into 1 million pieces.  Or that is what my brain feels like happens.  So I end up going the other route ...ignore until I am able to come back to center.  When I am back to center, I am able to clearly see how to organize/visualize and get the job done.  (This is why I am a huge lover of Pinterest) Pictures for us visual learners/do-ers. 

I am going to push through, work on my anxiety, hopes it helps keep me busy and motivated.  Hope that our rooms and lives become much more manageable.  I recently organized the kids room (well mostly) and now, cleaning  up their toys is SO.MUCH.EASIER!  Everything has a place, The toys have homes.  I am able to find them.  The kids are learning to put things back where we keep them ... Yes, Organization Makes life easier... There, I said it.  And with that said, it made me realize that once it gets organized, It IS easier to keep up, and find things, and Maintain and all of that Makes my Life Easier.  Parenting is always in need of being made easier.  

So, tossing my vow into the well.  Here's to 40 days of Organizing and making a better life for my family. I am sure I will have many life lessons learned from this.  Are you participating in Lent in some way? I'd love to hear and support you and  how you recognize this season.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Moving On!

brushing off the cobwebs and dust to wish all a Happy New Year.  Yes, I know it's Feb 08.  Better late than never.

Things that are new around here .... uhm, I have a Permanent Address for the first time EVER.  This is uber Epic!  Never owning a home means that you have all kinds of projects to start (thanks to Pinterest) , furniture to buy, rooms to arrange, Remodels to Design, Kitchens to Equip, ETC .. This keeps me and my mind VERY busy.  and my To do, To Buy List on going.  It is stressful and Fun all at the same time.

I have so many blog posts in my head as we are carrying out our day .. Then I sit down to write then and I get distracted, or they seem blah .. So to jump back in, I am stealing a Meme .. Hope it's not lame  ..;)

A. Age: 35.5
B. Bed size:  Queen but A King is on my to Buy list SOON .... because some nights there are 4 people in the queen and it gets Cramped!  Very very Cramped
C. Chore that you hate: Folding/Putting away Laundry
D. Dogs: None.  I have never had a dog, but If the Boys have their way, We will have one soon.
E. Essential start to your day: A Shower
F. Favorite color: This changes over the yrs, I am feeling more Earth Tones these days
G. Gold or silver: I'll take both
H. Height: 5'7"
I. Instruments that you play: None
J. Job title: CEO of the Vann Corp.
K. Kids:  Yes please and 3 yr old Boy and a 2 yr old Boy 
L. Live:A very Small Beach Town, Florida
M. Mother's name: Kitty
N. Nicknames: None
O. Overnight hospital stays: Three. Heart Surgery, and for my 2 boys
P. Pet peeves: Passive Aggressive Any
Q. Quote from a movie: Do, or Do not.  There is no try - Yoda
R: Right or left handed: Right. 
S: Siblings: One sister 
T: Travel favorite: I loved Ecuador.  I'd like to make it to Texas and Canada 
U. Underwear: Clean
V. Vegetable(s) you hate: Asparagus 
W. What makes you run late: unexpected chaos/shenanigans from my children 
X. X-rays you've had: Teeth, Chest, Uterus, Fallopian tubes
Y. Yummy food that you make:I can make/cook most anything
Z. Zoo animal: Giraffe!

If you decide to do this Meme, Leave a comment so I can read your responses!