Good Morning Girlies!! I am up, I have coffee, the girls are fed and life is good...lol. Well, other than the weather it is. It is only 30* here this morning. Thank goodness I got the family here Thursday and got the water to the sprinklers shut off and the swamper out of the window. I had to turn the heat on yesterday even. They are saying we are supposed to get a rain/snow mix today. I hope not. I wanted to take DD and the GK's to Golden Corral this afternoon but I don't drive in bad weather. Yea, I like the Golden Corral, plus it's the only place I can afford to feed that crew. You can't beat all you can eat with teenage boys...lol. And the food is good so that is a bonus. My arthritis has been on fire the last couple of days with this cold. I am not moving around very well. I am hoping to get some relief soon. The high today is only supposed to be 39* but it's supposed to warm back up into the 50's and 60's the rest of the week.
I have been a shopping fool this last couple of weeks. I ordered a bunch of stuff online and then I went up to Tuesday Morning and cleaned them out of paper and cardstock. Hey, you can't beat a pack of 25 sheets of 12 x 12 cardstock for $1.99. Plus I got some cute stacks for I think $4.99. I spent about $60 and came home with almost a foot of paper. Add to that the almost 8" I had ordered from Scrapbucks and the stacks I got at M's and I shouldn't have to ever buy paper again...lol. Plus I got a jukebox for my Cricut finally and it came with 2 cartridges. Straight from the nest and Paisley. I already have paisley so I am giving this one to Manila. PLUS, I ordered a bunch of carts. Lets see, Create a Critter 1 & 2, A Frightful Affair, Everyday pop up Cards, TBBM2, Wild Card 2, All Sports, CM's Be Young and CTMH Artiste. I got 10 all together plus the one I am giving Manila.
I got my CTMH order yesterday and I am thrilled with it. I am really glad I ordered another stamp case to hold my stamps because I think I ended up with 10 sets between what I ordered, the Artiste sets, one set in a workshop and the specials and SOTM. My other case is already packed full and this one is close already...lol. Manila is coming over Monday to bring my order from her and pick up her stuff that she ordered. THANKS SIOBHAN!!
OH, I found a housekeeper. Or at least someone to help me dig out from under this mess. She is a friend of my GS and she used to clean at the Broadmoor. I know how picky they are so I think she will be a big help. I hope so. She is willing to do whatever I need done, from washing walls & windows, to dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing toilets and yard work. For $10 an hour. My DD knows her too and really likes her so it won't be like having a complete stranger in my house cleaning. I was kind of nervous about that aspect of it. I might have to pick her up since she doesn't have a car right now, but she is going to start Thursday around noon. I told her at least 4 hours a day to start and I want her at least once a week until this house is under control. She isn't working right now so I know she can use the money.
She will be one I can pretty much call anytime if I have a project going and need help. I am thrilled that I will finally have some fairly steady help. You don't know how frustrating it is to be working on something and get to a point that I can't finish it because I can't move the furniture, or it's too high or low for me to get at etc... and then I have to wait for someone to come over and beg them to do it for me. I hate that!!
I am starting a list of what I want to get done this week. I really need to get the kitchen shelves organized in my craft room. I have a bunch of stuff to put on them but I can't get up on a ladder to clean them off first. I can use my reacher thingy once they are arranged right. Plus there is some stuff on them that goes to my desk so that needs to come down and be put in the spare room. Ahhh, the spare room. That is a disaster but it is going to wait for another week to get started. Mainly this week I want to do those shelves and concentrate on in general cleaning. Dusting, vacuuming, the bathroom and then the kitchen floor. The dust bunnies are getting ready to attack so mainly dusting and vacuuming all the rooms. I myself need to do a big pick up clean up before she even starts. I have craft ******** everywhere...lol. I don't want her to spend her time here asking me where things go.
I am really hoping to have my house all cleaned and organized by Thanksgiving. I want to have my bedrooms set up and ready for kids home from college etc... It's been getting away from me again and I can't stand it. As much as I like to think I can do it all I have to realize I need help. I just can't stand long enough to do it all any more and it's pretty hard to keep it all up sitting down. I told my oldest GS the other day that I am 56 years old and I am tired of spending every day working on my house just trying to keep it cleaned and failing miserably at it to boot. I have a fully stocked and then some craft room that I would like to spend some time in a couple days a week at least. I will still have to keep it picked up, cleaned up but to have someone come in and do the actual cleaning would be heaven...lol.
OK, I am done with my novel...lol. I think I am going to watch the Air Force/Navy game here. Yep, me who doesn't do sports...lol. GO AIR FORCE!! My GS is at the game because it's mandatory for them to attend so maybe I'll see him in the stands. It's sooo cold I am sure they are all freezing at the game. I will be in and out here. You all have a great SATURDAY!!