Monday, November 3, 2008

Rome wasn't built in a day

I've only been staying at home for a little over two months now, but I'm amazed at how much some things have changed. My "norm" is nowhere near what it used to be. Some examples:

1. On Friday, I had to be at Abby's school by 8:00, the same time I used to have to be at work 5 days a week. It was nearly impossible to get there on time. HOW did I get up and ready so early every day before?

2. I USE my Pampered Chef baking stone. For frozen pizzas and fish sticks, but whatever.

3. My most frequently worn piece of clothing used to be a good pair of black dress pants. Now it's a velour hoodie.

4. I snack ALL. the. time. Well, come to think of it, I did when I worked too. Never mind.

5. Surprisingly, I surf the web less. I don't know if that speaks to how busy I am now, or how lazy I was at work.

6. I shop at Wal Mart during daylight hours.

7. I use coupons--yay me!

8. I know the Disney Channel's entire daytime show schedule. And the theme songs to most of the shows.

Now, the laundry is still backed up, and the kids' toys are everywhere, and I have yet to attempt a meatloaf. But progress is progress, right?


Mandy said...


Matt said...

Yea for progress! And when you decide to attempt that meatloaf, let me know... :)

Melanie said...

Yay coupons! I know exactly what you mean about still being backed up on chores. I used to think once I was at home with kids my house would look great and I'd always keep up with things. don't I wish! Josh still doesn't understand how sometimes I forget to take meat out of the freezer some days! :) Who would have thought that just one little munchkin could keep you so busy and distracted (and I'm really starting to get a little scared at the thought of having two running around at the same time!).

And Yay for going to WalMart during the week! I've been there a couple times on the weekends, and I remember why I don't shop at that time anymore! :)