I am loving the fact that it's 10:00 in the morning, and I am still in my pj's!! I think I definitely took advantage of that before!! It's a yummy feeling! Do you like the blog facelift? This was inspired by my friend Kerstin...she changes the face of her blog all the time. I've actually tried to change it several times, but for some reason, The Cutest Blog wouldn't let me. It did this time. Yay!
We're having a great weekend!! Our friends Brad and Marcia Coleman came over last night, and we played a game we haven't played in a long time...Farkel. We used to play it but we didn't call it that. It was a lot of fun, and it's easy enough for the kids to be able to play with us. Their son Drew spent the night...he's also known as DC. For Drew Coleman, since we have a Drew. They have been playing on the computer and PS all morning. I don't know what time they went to bed. I was asleep long before they were. I left them downstairs to watch tv, but that didn't last. I think they were tired.
My neighbor just brought over a HUGE bag of clothes for my kids. They have a son who's 13 so they brought over all the stuff he's outgrown. I am sooooo blessed to have neighbors that have sons!!! I also get stuff from my other neighbor, Beth. Kim is the one who sent the clothes over this morning. It's all brandname, so all of it is in really good shape. Drew was in heaven because he now has four Tennessee sweatshirts. I know. Tennessee, you wonder, when Todd is an avid Alabama fan?? I know. We don't talk about it much. Todd always tells Drew that just b/c he likes Bama, doesn't mean that has to be Drew's team as well. He encourages individuality. Except for when Tennessee and Alabama play each other. Then Drew had better shut up.
This week went by soooo fast! I cannot believe how fast my days go by. The front office has all sorts of interesting things happen...I have to be on my toes about kids being checked out b/c there are lots of custody issues, I had one lady from the Dept. of Children's Services come in this week (I had to go get the guidance counselor for that one since I had no clue as of what to do!), there are medicine issues, allergy issues, discipline issues, you name it~anything goes there. It really is chaotic. At one time on Wed. I had three phones up to my ear. One I couldn't put down yet, the phone to let people in the front door and the P.A. system phone. It's crazy I tell you. Luckily I do okay under pressure and am able to handle it all fairly well. Fairly, I said.
I have let all the laundry go to pot all week, so I'm doing that today, and cleaning and changing sheets. It's now officially cold enough to put the kids' flannel sheets on their beds. Yay!!! I love this weather....cold nights, cozy blankets, and hot chocolate!!! Oh and I bought some of the yummiest new cream for my coffee. Are you ready for this??? It is CHOCOLATE MINT TRUFFLE. Seriously D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. I fixed some for me and three of the boys the other night. Noah opted for hot chocolate. Who the heck needs starbucks with cream like that??? Even the hubby is hooked.
Okay, so I have a dilemma. My husband has agreed that it's time we paint our living room. Of course now that he has agreed to embark on this journey with me, I can't decide on a color. I went to the paint store and picked some samples of a color that I really love, but when I brought it home and put it down low against my floor, I don't like it. The problem to this is that not only are we going to have to paint the walls, we're also going to have to paint the beams on the ceiling, the fireplace bricks AND the fireplace mantle. Whoever decided to paint these stupid bricks is not a very smart person. So I have to pick complimentary colors for all of that. I think I want to do the beams and the brick a rich chocolate brown, and the mantle white. The only other color I can think of that I want in here is the same color that's in my kitchen. It's called Lemon Poppy Seed, but the actual color is this beautiful rich sunshine~y gold color. It would look great with that brown and with my furniture and frames and accents. I would maybe need new curtains, but that is waaaaayyyyy down the road, so I'm not worried about that. All I have to do is get my husband to agree with me on the color choice. I think it's going to look a lot different in the living room~and our living room is seperated by a taupe color in the hall, so it's not like it will be back to back. It will make it brighter in here~which is why I like the idea.
Okay, well enough about that. I need to get off this crazy computer and get to hopping!!! I have laundry to wash, fold and put up, a house to make sparkle, beds to change and a body that needs to be dressed in a few hours. I have a busy day today!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!!