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Trouble is now spelled F-R-U-G-A-L-B-A-B-Y

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I kid you not, he is literally contemplating climbing up on to the piano keys to play with the decorations on top of the piano. He has been removed multiple times over the holidays. (and I do realize this picture is blurry. how else could I snap it in time to grab him off the piano bench?)

We had a great Christmas. The boxes are packed and ready to be stored on the shelves once again and the house feels bigger with all the decorations down. It will feel even bigger when I send the masses back to school and work.  read more »

catching up

I finally got a lot of pictures uploaded off the camera! Some are on flickr. Take a look if you're interested.

In the meantime, I am stalking the UPS truck that is carrying the washing machine pump. The clothes are sorted and ready to go. Who would have thought someone could be so anxious to do laundry?

celebrating the small stuff

I am choosing to focus on life's small victories. It makes for a happier mom.

So, instead of focusing on the fact that the pump on the washing machine died, I am happy that I can replace it myself for the cost of the part. And that I get three days off from doing any laundry. And that it waited until my last load yesterday to die.

I go through each day with this focus in mind, thinking, "What is the victory here?"

It's a victory when I go to bed with a clean kitchen (yesterday I cleaned off the corner of the counter that has been cluttered all summer long--why did I keep those broken things anyway?).  read more »

life

A week or so ago, an old friend of mine posted as his Facebook status, "I think that people who take the time to log onto Facebook and post something about "how busy they are" are probably not as busy as they think they are."

I hope you understand that my absence from blogging is because I'm busy, and too busy to get on and blog about how busy I am. There are days when I don't even get online, days when I don't dare sit down at the computer because I can't pull myself away from catching up and the other stuff on my list is just more important. Five kids keeps me on my toes, but I choose to live this way so I have no complaints.  read more »

Aporkalypse now...

I'm pretty sure we had swine flu. Cross your fingers.

Since I've been too busy to blog, today you can help celebrate Frugalbaby's birthday by reading his birth story. Happy Birthday Baby!

the box it comes in is way more fun


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