Wednesday, April 2, 2008

First outing with 2 of the 4 kids . . .

So, I'm starting off slow. Yesterday - I got my hair cut and I took one kidlet {Emsley} with me. Today - Hudson got his hair cut and I also took Emsley with me. Now, don't expect me to post tomorrow about taking 3 kids with me - 'cause it ain't happenin' people!!! But can I tell you how EASY it is to take 2 kids out at the same time. As most of you know - I skipped that and went straight from 1 kid to 3!! I have taken only 2 kids out at a time, but not when anyone was as tiny as Emsley! How stinkin' easy!! My suggestion - everyone should have twins their first time around, it makes the second {or 3rd in my case} sooo easy!! haha!!

I got myself a dry-erase calendar while I was out today - I've got to do something different! Not that a calendar is different - especially since I use about 5 of them at a time!! Does anyone else do that? Seriously, I've got my "planner" - {obviously it has all the going on's around here in it!} I've got a "what happened" calendar - {when my kidlets have a milestone or something funny happens or whatever!} I have Hudson's school calendar {which I swear, I try desperately to combine with my planner!} There is also Lonnie's calendar - {anything of importance also goes in my planner, but somehow something always gets left off!!} blah, blah, blah - I'm sure you guys get the point!

Oh, yeah - my dry erase calendar - I lost the thought there for a second {I did just have a baby! Forgive me!} Well, I'm a huge goal person - I set goals and I expect to meet them! I think it stems from my Mary Kay days - did any of you guys out there sell those cosmetics too??? Anyhoodle, {I must focus!} I thought if maybe I got this board and could write out all my "weekly goals" - I could {maybe} focus on each objective and accomplish it!! And {maybe} then I wouldn't feel so defeated by the end of the week!!

I've been working from lists - but that just ain't cutting it anymore! I need a visual - a large visual! Something that will be breathing down my back. I could hang it right here beside the computer. Then, while I sit here, blogging, emailing or whatever I'm doing - I can see it out of the corner of my eye and feel some type of guilt and work on these "things" that I must do!

I'll let you know how it turns out. . .

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something I have tried is a different color dry erase pen for: kidlets, me, church, snack etc. You will do fine!
Dee

Rach said...

Now see if I tried that--I'd be looking at that calendar and it IS dry erase--it would be the end of the week and I might find myself erasing some of the ones nowhere near done. LOL!! It really is a great idea. I used to do the different color thing myself too. Now I am currently using your old theory--about a million calendars and always forgetting something.

Jennifer Logan said...

okay, I saw this absolutely cute dry erase board and HOW CUTE IT IS! I am just doing good trying to at least write down what needs to be done and what is coming up, who has what ballgame when, etc...

Jennifer Logan said...

okay, I saw this absolutely cute dry erase board and HOW CUTE IT IS! I am just doing good trying to at least write down what needs to be done and what is coming up, who has what ballgame when, etc...

Mommy said...

I've been using a desk calendar with post its. It allows me to move the post its around to the next month without having to rewrite everything. I use different color post its for different family members. That way my to-do-list moves with me because it never ends ya know?

Julie and Fred said...

I came across your blog from the bakerella bog, then off the achocolatekiss.blogspot.com blog.
You stuff is darling. I too am a mom of 4 with 3 years age difference! And I have 1 on the way! All 5 will be less then 5 years apart! So, it is crazy but wonderful! Congrats! And when you hear...you have your hands full, everytime you walk out the door..just say...and my heart as well! God blesses those who share Hjoy of His blessing!

Kari & Kijsa said...

So excited to congratulate you on beautiful number four!! Have a lovely weekend!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jill @ Live, Laugh, Blog said...

I have a 2.5 and 6 month old and I'm just now getting to be able to go out to town and not have anxiety attacks!
I'm so impressed! I found your paintings through another blog and they are so cute!!