Thursday, October 21, 2010

Keeping Busy

Here are some things I've been doing to keep busy while waiting for our baby's arrival:

  1. Taking care of my family in the obvious ways of physical needs such as meals, making sure the kids are dressed and ready for the day, have naps, and bed time :)
  2. Keeping up with cleaning (so I don't have a disaster when the baby comes, because we all know that when baby's arrive, the cleanest house will fall prey to disaster!)
  3. Doing small decluttering projects... ones that have been waiting YEARS for me, lol!
  4. Baking. We made the best cookies today, and SO simple!! 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg. mix, roll into balls then press with fork. Bake at 350 for 10 min!
  5. Doing errands to help get ready for the next step of finishing our basement - electrical :)
  6. Driving my son to and from pre-school
  7. Playdates for the kids
  8. Doing fun activities with the kids (it was more difficult to do this with daycare kids, so I am taking advantage of the 'easier' 2 kids)
  9. Trying to figure out creative ways to keep the kids busy (already, although when I run out of ideas I still send them outside!)
  10. Christmas/birthday shopping. My hubby's birthday is before Christmas - this year I have completed his shopping already. Almost done the kids Christmas shopping, just need to figure out something for TJ's birthday (his bday is also right before Christmas)

When my husband is home at a decent time in the evenings (as in after 8pm), there are a few other things I am able to do with out kids:

  • Attend baby showers (there were 3 in September from our church, and one bridal shower)
  • spent 2 hrs browsing at a women's trade show in town
  • Taking the dog for nice long walks!
  • Taking long bubble baths (and reading a good book while soaking)
  • After the kids are in bed, watching my favorite TV shows while putting my feet up and pigging out on cookies and delicous treats like that :) I mean someone has to eat all that baking right?


Stam House said...

wow you are keeping busy!!!! Hoping baby comes soon!

Carrie said...

I love that you're making time for yourself too. You deserve it! Gotta love a good soak in the tub with a book, and ofcourse TV shows and treats. yum.

Goofball said...

wow you're still very busy.

enjoy the cookies during the late evenings on the sofa! :)

do you find reading a book in bath easy? I find it too hard to do, always tend to slip down and have to struggle to keep the book dry.