Friday, July 27, 2012

Messy is Good (sometimes) and What I Know For Sure (this week)

I keep saying to myself, "if I can travel with four kids alone, surely I can clean my basement and get a handle on my laundry." But nope, I can't.  The good thing is, I don't really care that much.  
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This week what I know for sure is that I accept my chaotic, unorganized style of living.  It may be messy, but we have a lot of fun and we aren't too bogged down in making sure everything is so in order that we miss the moments.  The moments of wonder, the moments of great humor--the moments of life.

Life is better when you're laughing--I know this for sure and not just this week, but always.

Here's what else I know for sure (this week):

Japanese toilets are pretty great. (That is honestly a sentence I never really imagined myself writing.) My husband refuses to buy a foreign car even though many of those cars are made right here in the U.S.A.  Out of respect to his father who worked for GM for 30 years we stick to the big three.  I get it.  But nobody said anything about foreign toilets.  As soon as I get enough money to spend on fancy Japanese toilets, I am so doing it.  
Let me explain.  My sister (whose house we just visited in Kentucky) has a couple of those fancy toilets.  I was a skeptic at first, I mean come on, a toilet with a remote control? Is that necessary?  No, but yes.  Lucy was the first to fall in love with the toilets.  In fact she told my sister she was in "toilet heaven."  Throughout the visit you could find various children of mine sitting on her fancy toilets with the clicker--- they in deed had the cleanest bums in Kentucky.

Drinking water is the key to feeling good.  Duh, right? I thought I knew this already, but now I feel like I know it more.  On the trip I drank twice as much H2O as normal and really felt good.  More energetic and just all around better than normal.  Drink that H2O people.

Vacation videos are what slide shows were to our parents.  So pretend I have you cornered at a potluck or fondue in my house.  And I bust out the slide projector to show you all my trip pictures. Except, video is so much better.  Beyond better.  And we have music.  Here's my video of my road trip if you missed it.  Sorry I don't have any fondue to offer you.

I miss Mad Men.  I love that show and the last season was so good.  Here is a clip from several seasons ago.  It might just be my favorite clip from the show, ever.  And it works in the slide projector reference from above--it's the Kodak Carousel scene. Classic.

Car paint is a fun idea, but a real bitch to get off.  Be careful. Be very, very careful people.

Next week we have vacation bible school at church and um, my kids need it.  We stopped in to drop off our registration forms yesterday (yes, they were way late) and my kids stole candy.  How did I know this? The very lovely woman that worked in the church office told me. Niiiiiice kids, real nice.

Feedback is good.  No really, I can take it.  Let me know what you think, leave a comment.  

What do you know for sure (this week)?

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  1. LOVE IT!!! You are one brave mom to venture by yourself with 4 kids!!! You're such a great Mom!