How DO we spend our weekends? Quietly. Other than the bickering, I mean. We are homebodies. Not always by choice, I admit, but overall we like lazy weekends. Some of us will cook together, we read, we garden together, we play games, we take the dogs for walks, we draw, we spend time. Together. Okay you got me. I like Fridays because I'm sorta lazy and I like spending time with my family.
This weekend holds the exciting promise of a yard sale. Maybe. Fingers crossed. This is New England and well the weather....if you've been to New England you know exactly what I'm saying. Our atmosphere goes through more changes in a day than Elizabeth Taylor went through husbands. Or the Octomom went through diapers. That, my blog reading friend...is A LOT. Oh, and like I said, I'm fairly lazy. So...I'll let you know how that "yard sale" idea goes over on Monday. We also have a Family Meeting planned for Saturday - so that will be fun. You ever try to get 10 kids to agree to, compromise on, like or even LOOK at the same thing all at the same time? Yeah - "fun". Lot's of good stuff on the agenda for the meeting.
- Summer fun brainstorming ideas
- Ways we are all going to attempt to curb the electric monster- er- bill
- Dinner menu brainstorming ideas ( I'm sick of cooking the SAME things over and over again )
- Chore Assignments (you don't even want to be here for that one. Hell, I don't even want to be here for that one.)
- Fathers Day planning ideas
- I'm going to propose a Summer Reading Program at home, as well through the Public Library - this one is "ok" - I am raising a bunch of reading freaks.
- A fundraiser. Yeap- we are about to embark on our first fundraiser revolving around my daughter's illness and the fact that me staying home with her and 4 babies under two is straining our budget. Profusely. Add to that little tidbit that we will most likely be embarking on travel expenses with her medical treatment, we have NO savings and that Brittany cannot get affordable life insurance because she has had a fatal illness diagnosis since she was 14. Yup, Im one of "THOSE" mothers that never purchased each kid life insurance. It's morbid. Oh, and can be important. So I do recommend you check into it, if you haven't. I wish I had. Not because I want to profit off of my child's death - obviously. But because she has a 17 month old and a 4 month old that aren't going to have any support after her death.
So, being lazy, figuring out a "mission statement" for this blog and a weekly content list as well as designing a flyer promoting AxD Awareness and my daughter in general for pre-fundraising handouts is my weekend agenda. oh, and that blasted yard sale.
Come onnnn, rain!