No Sleep & Bread Clips #NaBloPoMo

Kyle decided to get up at the butt-crack of dawn this morning. For those of you who are fortunate enough to not understand what the “butt-crack of dawn” is, it means it was still fricking dark out.

Apparently, Kyle then decided to go into his brother’s room and wake him up, because the next thing I know, Connor is standing at the top of the stairs yelling “MAMMA!” as loud as he possibly can, with the stairwell helping him out by making it echo through the entire house. My guess is that yelling was easier than pushing the door he was standing right next to all the way open to check if I was still in bed.

Since I was still pretty much in a coma, I tried (without opening my eyes or sitting up) to get Connor to put a movie on – quickly – so that Kyle would sit and watch for a few minutes while I caught up on some much-needed shut-eye. Unfortunately, to a 6-year-old boy, remembering to close your bedroom door is akin to remembering to use a napkin rather than wipe your hands on your shirt, so Kyle made a bee-line for Connor’s room – and all the wonderful toys in there that have umpteen million pieces. I gently reminded Connor that Kyle was going to get into his room, which made him run to keep Kyle out, which of course went against Kyle’s master plan. In his defeat, Kyle began screaming toddler-profanities as loud as he could.

Yeah, I didn’t think it was going to work either, but I figured giving it a shot would at least allow me the satisfaction of knowing that I had given it my best shot. (And it will work at some point in the future, as long as I keep trying!)

Why am I thankful for any of this? Because hubs just got home, let me take a nice, hot shower, made spaghetti for dinner, and is keeping Kyle occupied! I think I owe him big-time.

Last week I started a new collection. For someone who is dead set on getting rid of stuff, a collection sounds pretty crazy, right? Well, this collection is going to make finding things easier!

I started collecting the tabs from loaves of bread and bags of rolls. Turns out, these little suckers are fantastic at labeling cables and wires! Check it out…

Yes – they do fit cords and various computer cables. And yes, they really work!

This is going to be a life-saver – we have cables and cords for plugging in various items in a large drawer of the basement, and finding the one we need isn’t going to feel like a quest for the Holy Grail anymore!

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2012 Cheryl Marble

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , ,

Veterans, Credits, Bed-time, & Upcycling #NaBloPoMo

*author breathes a HUGE sigh of relief*

Connor is finally done being sick, and I managed to pass my environment class (the only 4-credit class required for my degree) with a solid B- even though my professor is apparently suffering from multiple personalities. She was more than willing to give me an extension because of Connor’s illness, but took huge points off my final paper for things even my English professors said was okay…go figure. So today, there are two HUGE things I’m thankful for – that the class is over and I passed, and to all the men and women who have or are serving our country.

The other thing I’m thankful for is that Kyle is sound asleep in HIS OWN ROOM. His bed. Not ours. Not Connor’s…his own bed! They’ve both been sleeping in our room since Connor got sick a couple of weeks ago, and although I love cuddling with them, I’m looking forward to a night of sleep without someone’s head jammed into the middle of my back. It didn’t take long to get him to go to sleep (he’s in a big-boy bed now), and there was no crying or anything…just some tossing around for a bit, then he just made himself comfortable and went to sleep! YAY ME!

Last for today, I found an awesome way to store thin ribbon – the kind that ends up a tangled mess no matter where you keep it. Can you believe how simple this is?

A huge shout out to Cut Out + Keep for this awesome up-cycling idea!

Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2012 Cheryl Marble

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,