Tuesday, September 30, 2008


our internet has crapped out, and we don't know if it's the router or the motherboard. Pray it's the router because if it's the motherboard we have to send it back to the manufacturer (it's under warranty), which means we'll be without a computer entirely and I'm not sure we could survive that!

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a profile picture of Caitlyn at almost 29 weeks. We hit 30 weeks this past Saturday - just 10 to go!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Decluttering, weeks 2 and 3

Hubby decided we needed to clean, and we got rid of so much stuff this weekend that it's good for a couple of weeks, I think.

During the week, I decluttered my email boxes by unsubscribing from seven lists that I never read. I also cleaned out the veggie bin in the big freezer and tossed some really old, dried out fruits and veggies to make way for the beets and beans that I harvested and prepped last weekend.

This weekend, we took a load to Goodwill, which, in addition to all the other stuff that's been accumulating by the front door for about a month, included
- 15 tablecloths that don't fit any of our tables
- two sets of place mats
- eight doorknobs (we're replacing the knobs on all our inside doors)
- three sets of hinges (we're replacing those, too - we just haven't taken them all off yet)

and an old shredder we don't use anymore.

We also took two garbage bags of pop cans back to the grocery store (only five more to go - we don't take them very often!).

To the "stuff to give to my dad" recycling box (he recycles metal and gives the proceeds to the Boy Scouts), we added three old doorknob sets (our old outside door knobs, and we must have tossed the keys because we can't find them) and a set of car chains for a car we no longer have.

And, finally, this afternoon we cleaned out the rest of the big freezer and got rid of a bunch of old, dried out food that we'll never eat.

That's definitely more than seven things, so I'm counting it good for last week and this.

Next week, I clean out the medicine cupboard and the medicine box in the bathroom!