Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lost and found

Do you ever just want to kick yourself?

I just discovered that I am more organized than I thought. 
I recently made a photo book about our childhood cottage.  The only problem was that I was missing a photo that I KNEW I had.  One that I really wanted to include.  I looked ALL OVER for that photo - my yearly albums, my childhood albums, my cottage album, my to do binders.  You name it.  I even prayed about it but I couldn't find it.  And since I was on a time restraint I eventually had to submit it anyway.

So fast forward to tonight. 
I must be nesting because I am on this major kick to clean up my office and rid it of some of the extra stuff that is there and I will never do anything with.  Anyway, I was putting some things away and I saw one of my 12x12 cropper hopper holders labelled "cottage".  Hmm. 
And the first thing visible through the front of it????? 
Of course.
THE photo. Actually 3 of them.

Sooooo peeved.  Right there.  All the time.  Serves me right though.  Too many places of "organization".  They are going right into my TBay photo album. 

But before I go, a brief description.

These are obviously me.  I am in the little wooden playhouse or shack that was behind the main cottage.  There was really no purpose for it.  It was there with the cottage. We just got to play in it when we wanted.  I remember sweeping it out and keeping it neat and tidy and just "hanging out" in it with my brother and sister.  It was ours.  Still, a memory.

(I also see I was wearing the clogs that were popular at the time!   circa1983)

Anyway, not a lot to say about the photos.  It was more just a nuisance that I knew I had something and then couldn't find it.  That really bugs me.

On the other hand, it is a little funny that I have been finding a number of lost articles lately - all ones that I have prayed for (library iCarly DVD finally found amongst our hand weights, photo descriptions from my dad in my office, library Mighty Machines DVD under the deck!). 
The time frames haven't been the best but at least I have gotten them back.  Strange. 

Now I can add one more to my list.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June 2012 
It’s that time again!  Another month has passed us by and it is time for a wrap-up.  So why do I do this? First of all my memory is terrible and often find myself wondering when such and such happened. Second of all I love lists and information. Third of all I believe I am a type A personality. Let's just say that I like to see my life all wrapped up, nice and tidy with a bow. Enough said.

Here's a look at our month:
Entertainment – what we’re looking at , listening to and going to!
Books, Magazines, Blogs read:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.R. Rowling
Creating Keepsakes
TV, Movies, Live Entertainment:
Bones (Netflix)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (DVD)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (DVD)
Madagascar 3 (theatre)
Daily Happenings & Special Events:
Drew to Curtis’ stag (2nd)
Haircuts (5th)
Opened pool (8th)
Church golf tournament and lunch (9th)
Carrie S birthday dinner (12th)
Strawberry picking (15th)
Father’s Day (17th) (gift card to Red Lobster, photo book | breakfast out, golf tournament | Boston)
Dinner at Hodgin’s (22nd)
Couples shower (Rachel and Gideon) (23rd)
Last day of school pool party (28th)
Marlee to Ayla’s birthday party (30th) (Toys R’ Us gift card)
Travel (1 hr plus):
Financial/ changes to the house etc.: (gifts, renos, big purchases, household purchases)
Furnace filter changed (24th)
Health/Development/ Exercise/ Extra Curricular Activities:
Drew: running; 3 moles removed on back (30th)
Alison: OB appointments all good; dentist (Cleaning)(20th); heartburn; itchy swollen ankles
Cierra: drama, swimming
Matt: baseball
Marlee: much more confident in swimming – going under water, holding breath longer
vomited 12/13th; pottying fairly well; sleeping well once asleep; still nursing before bed; few words, more signing

Accomplishments/ Disappointments (Goals - Gotta Do’s, Wanna do’s; OLW, projects)
Not much in this department; got started on kids school of life albums; working on cousins photo book and MTAV book.
All Around Us/ Other (News, Trends, Births, Deaths, World Events, City News Etc):

Lost Aly G (28th)