Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spacklings of Normalcy

I wondered out loud to my husband today-would our house ever look normal or will it always have spots here and there that reflect some sense of organization but not a firm theme of structure. In other words, we constantly have piles of various half done projects on our dining room table, a strange collection of various unmatched tiny toys on the counter and a looming tower of Pisa papers by our telephone. This is just the description of the first floor. I also asked him if it's a reflection of my poor housekeeping or lack of organization-(here's where the best part comes in) He hesitated briefly and then slowly uttered these words-"It is a reflection of your eclectic interests."

He sure is a keeper.

(I must give credit to my daughter who took the terrific photo above-thanks ZOzo.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year!

The tree has been taken down (a few days past Christmas due to an intense allergy I had to it-does this mean I'm old now that I shared this medical issue?) Dust has been brushed from our math books and the use of "electronics" has been restricted again now that we have entered the new year. We had great intentions about sending out a Christmas card and then even better intentions about sending out a Happy New Year card-neither happened. Keep your eyes out for a Valentine's card...We're pulling out our roll of goals from last year and claiming our wishes for 2010. I'm trying to get my kids to think past- wanting more "gacko" (our 20 month old Joe's word for candy), wanting more Pokemon cards (our 6 year old Fisher's desire to get as many level X (?) cards) wanting more electronic gaming systems (that are edging closer to extinction-my 8 year old son ) and wanting more ipod game apps (that are free-our 10 year old daughter's wishes).
I sincerely hope to engage us in some sort of project that gives back to the community. We are so very lucky and I really want (and have been trying to figure this one out for the past few years) us to work together, as a family, in creating something that contributes to others. I've got my thinking cap on and I'm hoping my idea will pan out. I'll keep you posted...