Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pieces of Me

Have I ever mentioned time management is not one of my strengths?  Yeah, so...it's not.  As you may have noticed, I've been struggling a bit to fit blogging into my crazy little life.  Which is actually ironic given that the purpose, as eluded to by the title, of this blog was to forge out a little something just for myself...looks like everyone else but me has been using up all the little pieces of me.  I'm here again to take a piece back.

I have fallen off the "making myself a priority wagon" so to speak...I'm only human.  This past summer and early fall marked the longest time I've ever been, uh..on the wagon.  So that's something.  It shouldn't be too hard to climb back on this time. The wagon doesn't seem to be moving quite as quickly as it has in the past.  Are we tired of the wagon analogy yet?  I am.  I no longer even know what I'm talking about so I can't imagine where your brains have wandered off to during this last paragraph.  Let's move on, shall we?

So, as you may or may not recall, I work during the school year and stay at home with my kiddos during the summer.  The transition back to work for me can be a doozie. I wrote about that here.

It's been a hectic start to the year work wise, more so than most I would say.  I am hanging in there, though.  My kids are alive and happy.  I'm alive and happy. My husband is alive and happy and still seems to generally like being married to me on most days, so that's good. My home is admittedly a little sticky.  The laundry's threatening to overtake us all and there have been a few mornings that I sent my children out the door in socks from the infamous basket of partner-less socks.  That basket where socks go to die.  (I'm not the only one who has one of those, right?) I have not lost my optimism.  I'm just really, really busy.  All.The.Time.  

Ooohh, also, I've taken on a new little obsession....extreme couponing.  My BFF got me into it and it's so addictive.  I've taken it to a level of seriousness that is somewhat embarrassing to admit.  I've been at it for about 6 weeks and I'm really starting to see some serious results.  I lopped off about $70 a week from our grocery bills on average...it's so exciting.  Don't laugh!

 I was just going to post a pic of my insane coupon stash but realized that the pic I'm thinking of is on my phone and not my laptop.  I promise to post it soon.  Instead, I'll leave you with a few pictures of October here in Wisconsin






Fall in the Midwest is so freaking beautiful it almost makes up for the horrid, mind numbing cold of winter.  Almost.

And one last picture before I go off to bed at last....


Me, circa 1994.  How jealous are you of my Fly Girl outfit?  If this were a better image you would be able to see my high waisted verging on stonewashed jeans.  Good thing you can't see them or you would be too green with envy to go on with your day...


We'll catch up more soon...I pinky swear.


xoxo
Jen

2 comments:

  1. Hooray!! I missed the blog soooo much! Love the pics:)

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  2. Welcome back! I've missed your blog posts. So ... I could be an avid couponer (is that a word?) I always forget my coupons. Oh, wait ... I don't cook (much) and I shop in grocery stores even less. BTW, I do remember high waisted jeans. I'm thinking that they should come back in style for boys who wear their jeans 6" below their butts! And to think my parents complained about my bell bottoms ...

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