A little housekeeping

I am quite possibly the very worst blogger when it comes to graciously accepting awards and completing tags in a timely manner.  I’m not kidding…I keep a sticky on my desktop of my “tags” and one of them dates October 28th, 2008. As in the October 28th that was nearly three months ago, yes.

You’d think that I would use these tags and awards when I have nothing to write about and I can sneak a post in, but that isn’t the case. In fact, I always have stuff to write about, it is just the time to do it that I seem to be lacking in.

Since we have returned from our holidays (and were greeted with glorious weather!) I have been on a bit of a spring cleaning kick. The house is literally shaking as I whirl through the house, on to the next rug, the next closet, the unwieldy stack of goods for donating. (Okay, maybe it isn’t so much the cleaning that is making the house shake, but more likely the little earthquake we had again last week. And let me tell you, the cats? They do not care for the earthquaking!)

So where was I? Oh, yeah…we have been spring cleaning freaks here at the house. And I need to do the same here at Chaos, too.

I am working on switching Chaos over to our own hosting site. Have hit a snag or two, but when the wrinkles get worked out I can post pretty! big! photos and also have a lot more control over how it all works and looks around here.

In the meantime, I have some really, REALLY outdated links over there on the side. See ’em? So let’s do a little updating over there too. I have a new list of awesome friends that I regularly try to read, but maybe you have a blog and I don’t know about it – or you want to make sure to make the new list? Leave a little comment love and I’ll make sure to get you updated.

Next…that tag up there? The one from October 28th? It was from my friend Kate over at her blog My Pet…Peeve. She awarded me the “I love your blog” award. Mwah! Thanks, Kate.

And in accepting this award, I have to answer the following with one word.

1. Where is your cell phone?  Purse
2. Where is your significant other? Sofa
3. Your hair color? Mouse-y
4. Your mother? Crafty
5. Your father? Frugal
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Non-existent
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. The room you’re in? Living
10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking
11. Your fear? Something happening to girls
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
13. Where were you last night? Disneyland
14. What you’re not? A saint
15. One of your wish-list items?
16. Where you grew up? Michigan
17. The last thing you did? Goodnights
18. What are you wearing? Jammies
19. Your TV? Paused
20. Your pets? Kitties
21. Your computer? MacBook
22. Your mood? Content
23. Missing someone? Always
24. Your car? Empty! (Gas!)
25. Something you’re not wearing? Bra
26. Favorite store? Tar-jay
27. Your summer? Beach-y
28. Love someone? Definitely
29. Your favorite color? Blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? 5 mins. ago
31. Last time you cried? Last week

Whew….I was almost able to do them all with one word. That is kinda hard.

Neeext. My friend Colleen tagged me to do this last week, I think. And I did take the photo when I was told- but never got it posted.

So the rules are:

1) Take a picture of yourself right NOW!
2) DON’T change your clothes, DON’T fix your hair… Just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instruction with your picture.
5)Tag 10 people to do this..

So Addie and I set up the camera – and of course she had to be in the photo because she LOVES to use the remote. So this is “our” photo, sans editing.

Uh, yeah. No editing, remember? And…Yikes!

So my hair? It is in pigtails because I was on my way to spin class and that is the only way it will stay out of my eyes. I do realize it looks totally dorky, but let me repeat…it is the only way it will stay out of my eyes!

Now Addie’s hair…I’ve got nothing there. I can’t remember if this is before or after I tried to tame it. Somedays it is just better not to ask. How about we look at a photo of just her, though.


Mmmm…much better. And that, my friends, is why I like to take the photos, not be in the photos.

And, one more. I was tagged on this one from Christina – and the rules on this one read:

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder
3) Explain the picture
4) Tag 4 people to do the same

So I’m going now…I just dumped all my photos to our back-up drive, so I’ll go there, the ones on my laptop are not going to be as fun, I’m sure.

And….jackpot! This beauty is from January 2006. Jam was out of town and I was trying to use the remote to take a photo of his girls to send him via email. (Since this was before he could log onto Chaos to see his girls anytime he wanted!)


Would you look at the cherub-like, sweet little face on Em? She wasn’t even three yet! And the chub-a-lub of love on my lap! Those cheeks are just delicious!

*Sigh* Good times, good times.

And that I think qualifies as possibly one of my longest blog posts. But it feels soooo good to get the housekeeping done. Now I’m off to do some real laundry…


7 Responses to “A little housekeeping”

  1. 1 MommyBrain January 20, 2009 at 6:54 am

    You’re spring cleaning? In January? I’m so impressed.

    Loved all of the meme catch ups. Especially the photos.

  2. 2 Dawn January 20, 2009 at 8:30 am

    The hubs and I did that the first two weeks of this month. We went through EVERYTHING! It was a lovely feeling, especially going through the kids things…..we took out 3 white bags full of clothes, toys, etc!

    Liked all your meme’s….I have one that Tracey and Melody did that I need to get around to doing…


  3. 3 Maggie January 21, 2009 at 7:20 am

    You are a blogging machine!

    I love the older shot of you and the girls — holy cow, what a difference a little time can make!

    And who cares if your hair was in pigtails…at least you actually went to spinning class – that’s good enough that it doesn’t matter what your hair looked like!

  4. 4 Christina January 21, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Sigh, me too. I’ve got awards/memes/tags stacked up to wazoo. But since I’m not as organized as you, I can’t even remember what they all are.

    The old shot of you three girls is JUST DARLING! So glad I tagged you so we get to see that.

    You look adorable in pigtails, too. I’m being sincere. I feel your frustration with the girly curlies, tho. Your shots look awesome sooc, too.

    P.S. how can you be so cavalier about earthquakes!? That scares the crap out of me.

  5. 5 Cara January 21, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I love the picture of you and the girl from years ago. It’s great to look back at old photos, I can’t believe how small my oldest was at one time.

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