I love that it sounded like you were wrestling Baby for the camera. Did you win?
Girl, I feel ya. My house is a disaster, too. I know I would feel better if I kept it clean all the time (cuz I just love when it is clean.) I just can't seem to make myself do it.BTW, Kara likes to wear Kent's underwear over her diaper...so cute!
lvoe the ending on that vidoe... looked/sounded like my life.also, loved the "I want to live the life that I want to be living" thing. I'm seriously going to think on that... problem is, I think it would involve my husband quitting his J-O-B! How to eat?....
gooddog,um...yeah... I did say to Mr F "I'm not sure you're having a job can hold me back anymore" (I'm not even sure what that means... but it does mean I want a camper...)I too need to think on this some more ;)Reesa,Oh good Lord... she had a Canine's water bowl which she had filled with food so it was all disgusting and was trying to carry it around (she's not so great on the balance part of that task). I did get it away from her... but it was a two handed task!Robin,That's what I'm finally coming to... that cleaning it might be worth the feeling I get from enjoying my surrounding. BUT it is going to take a major commitment and I need to work that out.
a. best ending to a video ever.b. we're living parallel lives. again. i just unveiled vice 2 on my blog last night it's so on the same page. i've had it! we can conquer this, my friend. too bad i don't in reality know that "let's tidy up the nursery" snap-your-fingers game that MP does in the movie. that is what i really need.
ditto on the flylady emails they invade your inbox and just about overwhelm me thats why I gave her up. I hear you on the whole issue I want to be proud of my home and enjoy it!
Oh, I totally have the gypsy fantasy. I've always wanted to do a cross country road trip, but have always managed to talk myself out of it for various reasons -- money, a new job opportunity, generalized fear, gas prices, etc. I think if you have the means and the support to follow this dream, why not give it a hit? Like you said, you can always come back. And think of the blogging possibilities! Not to mention that you now have friends all over the country, so I'm sure there would be plenty of open doors. God, and what an amazing experience for your kids!
Haley,see?! That is what I'm saying... AMAZING experience. I do think maybe waiting until Baby is not an actual baby might be a good idea BUT I also don't want to put it off forever. I'm doing it.
Woohooo!! And Mr.F doesn't even have to die!!
GO FOR IT!!!! We just do weekend camping w/ our three girls (4yr, 3yr, and 1yr) but its in a TINY popup...yeah, its like a 6-footer. (glorified tent, anyone??). Dh totally wants to do the cross-country in a camper trip...he's already priced out used drive unit-type campers, gas costs, mileage, where to go...and we aren't planning on going for another 6yrs or so!!! (I want the girls to be big enough to really appreciate it but not so big that they hate us and torture us nonstop).Anyways...go out NOW and get a camper..any camper..and start going on weekend/weeklong trips..even just a few hours away..it rocks!
i am so glad to FINALLY know how the world is really divided! Not dem/rep, short/tall, male/female... empty gogurt container keepers and non-keepers! You make me smile. :) thx.
Marie,I'm doing it... I was thinking of a pop-up to start since we could pull it with the mini van... and no bathroom so I don't have to deal with hooking up the poop drain thing!gooddog,now you know ;)Haley,He doesn't have to die...Andrea,all I want from Flylady is one email a day reminding me to do my 15 minutes or whatever... is that too freaking much to ask!?!
I think a cross country camper trip sounds like one of the most educational things you could do for your girls (and I'm an elementary teacher!)... and if it makes you feel any better, we have an empty pepsi 12pk. box in our fridge, AND, my husband keeps reaching in to grab one, cursing, but then LEAVING the box in the fridge!
Is this because we talked about my dad dying and how it freed my mom up to do more???? As soon as you started witht he Mr.F dying I was thinking,"Uh Oh, this sounds vaguely like my rambling conversation the other day."Do it...it'll never be better than right now, my parents moved us all over the country, its one of the things, we, (the sisters) like most about our childhood...it cemented us and taught us fortitude and resilience.My house is a disaster too, the master bathroom being the worst offender...you could make a wig out of the hair on the floor...gagging as I clean it...ick!
Gogurt container = hilarious. I'm half tempted to run upstairs and see if we have an empty one in the fridge...but I don't think really want to know...I love the camper idea. Plus how cool if you happen to be homeschooling in the future? You could just pack up and go SEE a ton of the things you'd be learning about.
colleen,"my husband keeps reaching in to grab one, cursing, but then LEAVING the box in the fridge!"LOL... that does make me feel better... since you know that gogurt box is still in there ;)Kiki,hmm... maybe on a subconscious level...After the NieNie thing I've been thinking about it all the time. I was talking to MP about what we'd do (since neither she nor I live near family... or friends if you're me) and that's when I came up with the RV tour of grief. Katieo,Wouldn't it be awesome?!!! I'm thinking even if they love school of taking them out when Kid is in 4th and Baby in K and doing it (if we're here I'd have all the tuition money to put into the trip!). So I only have 4 years to go ;)
Rent a popup and try it for a summer. We have friends where the mom took her boys cross country when school was out, and the dad flew out a couple of times to meet them. Totally fun for all. And do it while the girls are young, before they'd rather stay home where their friends are :)My parents used to take five week camping trips with my brother and I each summer, in a popup. I always felt very cool that I could say I'd been in all of the lower 48 states and several provinces in Canada. I don't remember all of it, but I do remember enough of it. It is a great family bonding experience, actually one of the few things I remember doing with my dad at all. And I didn't really start to balk at being away for so long until I was 12 or so...'Course now my parents live in their RV. When they had to consolidate to move out of their house, my brother and I were the recipient of lots-o-crap they'd kept over the years... It does force a hoarder to re-evaluate!Sorry such a long comment, but I'm feelin' ya on this one!
What an adventure! Just think of everything the girls could learn. -patience,organization,etc... So many things to do and see. Oh, the people you would meet along the way. You have all your blog buddies across the nation that would surely love to have you for a visit. ;-)
I just watched the videos and you had me cracking up through out. The whole thing with having Mr F dying and you then getting to fulfill a dream...the grief adventure. By the way, regarding the whole hotel rules and Mr F, did you say he had "horny" problems or hoarding problems? I want that story if it is the first one:)Follow your dream. The trailer park awaits!
"I just wanna be a gypsy" my new favorite quote from Mrs.F. :)!!
What an experience that would be...even better if you can get an Airstream, I love those. Really, I think it is brave to do something that most people wouldn't because they are tied down by what society expects...and if you get the Italian villa (or one on a Greek Island) I want to visit.
I can relate to the house--I am just accepting that mine will not be clean, the entire house at one time, for a couple more years!! It puts a huge kink in trying to pack and everything--I am at a standstill on that ordeal...I love the idea of RV'ing around the country. I'd love for my children to see all of the states before they graduate from high school. (I also have this idea of making them a "state" blanket, with a patch from each state...).You've given me light at the end of my fear-of-death tunnel. If my dh dies, we're outta here! Italy, here we come!;)Kat
p.s. This past week, we have made your ginger salmon AND pork loins!!! YUM. I have four (yes, four) loins in the oven AS I TYPE!! (For the second time this week!).:)Kat
Kat,we had the pork tonight too! I also have devised the (in our opinion) best mashed potatoes I'll write them up tomorrow... We're now doing pork & mashed every week for the near future so easy and so delish.I'm glad you all liked the recipes :)I'm happy I could ease your death fears... it's always good to look on the bright side ;)
"i'd have to go live with my grandmother"Which grandmother? Because the idea of you and the girls living with Mame is Hi-larious!
Elizabeth,Mame... Oh yeah it would be hilarious... it would make for some GREAT blogging ;)
Gigs,That's awesome... I'm really really wanting to do it. I did find a used pop-up for only 2K...Shelley,If I get a villa I will definitely let you know!Julie, "horney problems" ?!! I wish ;) That almost made me spit out my coffee... um no... hoarding problems.Lori,"patience, organization"... hmm... maybe I'm not ready for the trip ;)
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