Monday, October 24, 2011

Goal Making Monday

I find it extremely easy to just be living life and then suddenly realize that an entire week has gone by and I have accomplished nothing. I want my homemaking and my life to be meaningful. With that in mind, Monday will see me creating a set of goals, and I expect the rest of you to keep me motivated! I am hoping that these mini goals will help me reach my larger goal of becoming the homemaker that I hope to be someday.

1. Work out everyday M-F, increasing the duration by five minutes a day.
2. Make two things in the house more functional of prettier.
3. Make two things in the yard more functional, or prettier.
4. Make five things in the garage more functional/organized.
5. Make the bed everyday.
6. Do two things to show someone I care.
7. Stick to the menu plan.
Monday: Citrus tilapia, garden salad, sweet potatoe fries
Tuesday: leftovers, fend for yourself
Wednesday: Mustard chicken, sauteed zucchini and garden salad
Thursday: Taco soup
Saturday: Pinto beans and rice, homemade tortillas
Sunday: Tator tot casserole, sauteed zucchini

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Belated Birthday!

Last Friday was Mark's 29th birthday, but we ended up not doing anything because we were both very ill with a horrible head cold. So in honor of his 29th birthday I decided to share 29 things I love about him.

1. He has stood by me through every challenge and hardship we have encountered.
2. Mark is willing to do all the crazy little projects that I decide have to be done right now. Paint the kitchen at midnight? Sure!
3. The way the world melts away when he wraps his arms around me.
4. Mark can always make me laugh.
5. The fertility drugs have made me a little....intense, and he has taken it all in stride.
6. He always will eat the food I prepare...even the total kitchen flops.
7. He works so hard, and plays just as hard.
8. He allows me to be me in whatever form I happen to be at that moment.
9. He provides so that I can go to school and not have to stress about working.
10. He makes me feel beautiful.
11. I feel so safe when he is the one to check out the strange noises in the backyard.
12. He understands my insecurities and does what he can to eliminate them.
13. He gets my love for pretty things, especially jewelry.
14. He loves my brothers as much as I do.
15. Hand holding. Enough said.
16. He smells good....most of the time.
17. He treats me as an equal.
18. He holds me when I cry.
19. He just smiles when I change my mind for the five thousandth time.
20. He is my best friend.
21. He will do laundry.
22. Since I find it terrifying, he waits until I'm not looking before climbing trees.
23. He ALWAYS kisses me goodbye, hello and goodnight.
24. He calls me from work at lunchtime just to say hello.
25. He lets me pick the restaurant.
26. He bought me the best anniversary present this year.
27. He forgives me when I fail to stick a budget.
28. He wants me to be happy.
29. He loves me as much as I love him.

Monday, October 17, 2011

2 X 4 Pumpkins

I had a blast making these cute 2 x 4 pumpkins while I watched a movie yesterday. I stole the idea from this post. The best part? Everything I used was left over from previous projects, making this essentially free! Enjoy!

P.S. thanks for cutting the 2 X 4, honey!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fun song

This made me smile!

Either Or....

Mark and I have reached a difficult point in our fertility journey. It's time for us to move on to injectibles and the costs are horrifying! While we are at a comfortable place financially, we simply do not have an extra $2000+ to spend on infertility treatments every month. Thanks goodness for insurance, right?

Not exactly.

Mark's new job has a wonderful insurance plan that does not cover one iota of fertility costs. Not a dime. That leaves us with a decision to make. Mark has free health insurance through his company, but for me it is $500 a month. Would we be horribly crazy to skip the insurance so we have that $500 to use towards medical costs...i.e treatments that are not covered by insurance?

What do you think?