December 11, 2013

SO WHAT! Wednesday

This week I'm saying SO WHAT if...
Life After I Dew
  • Kendall and James have 7 gifts between the two of them, from us.  They have so many gifts coming from grandparents and already have so, so much to be thankful for so we are keeping our/Santa's gifts to a minimum and I feel good about it.
  • I didn't send Kendall to school yesterday.  Schools should have been closed.  It took my husband nearly 3 hours to get to work, there was no way I was going out in any of that mess.  Besides, by the time I dropped her off and got home I would have had to turn around and go get her.  Not worth it.
  • We leave our Christmas tree on 24/7.  I know it's pointless to have it on when we're sleeping or not home but I like the glow when I come in whether it's 5 am or 5 pm.
  • I'm zero percent prepared for the cookie exchange/decorating party I'm having this weekend.  You've been warned, ladies.
  • I suck at responding to comments lately.  I promise I love you all and appreciate all the love you leave.  I will try to respond when I can but this time of year just gets the best of me and all I want to do is make memories.  
  • I'm thinking about not taking sponsors in 2014.  I will still do sponsored posts here and there, don't get too excited, but I might stop with my ads in my sidebar.  We'll see.*
  • I don't think a home gets cozier than ours at Christmastime. I just don't think it's possible and it kinda makes me wish it were Christmas all year.
  • I had big intentions of finally sitting down and making a budget yesterday during nap but very quickly got overwhelmed and said forget it. 
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  1. I just talked about making a budget. I really need to do one and stick to it. I suck at them!

  2. I have our Christmas tree on during the day and it drives my husband nuts. I just love the glow too. It makes me happy :)

  3. Do you have a real tree? If so I'm gonna go all Firefighters Daughter on you. DONTTTTT keep it on all night when you aren't awake. Or when you leave the house. Yes I'm gonna be a debbie downer but my dad used to respond to soooo many firecalls of house fires of trees catching fire--real ones, because of lights. If it's fake, then I can't say I blame you. Also--her preschool wasn't canceled in that kind of weather?! unreal! Ours cancels as quick as the district it's in does (they follow the same schedule). Alright. Debbie downer OUT. :P

  4. Trust me, as a former day care teacher, they appreciated you not bringing her in. We had to go in unless it was physically impossible and had to stay until the numbers were set and we could start sending people home or telling them not to come in. When the weather is that crappy there's no point in risking the drive (my mom used to make us stay home on days that we had school but she thought were too bad for us to be on the road).

  5. I love Christmastime too! When my husband travels I keep Foster home sometimes just because I dont feel like driving him the 30 minutes to daycare, lol. So yesterday in the snow here with Columbus drivers you can bet yoru bottom dollar that I would NOT have taken him either, cheers to that!

  6. I'm with you on the Christmas tree. I keep mine plugged in 24/7. I just love it. I so need to sit down and do the budget but I just never have time!

  7. Our goal for 2014 is to get our budget under control and set limits on how we spend money. We aren't the best at it now and with out little one going to MDO next Fall (which isn't free), we need to make sure we have the money we need to allow him this experience.
    Connor has 5-7 gifts from us for Christmas and that's it. There is no need for us to get him any more when everyone else is going to spoil him.

  8. Baby socks are a joke...neither of my kids keep them on. I only put them on Sloane when she leaves the house anymore.

    We give each kid 3 gifts only..that's what the wiseman brought :-).