Friday, April 03, 2009

Mumble Jumble

It's Thursday night and I'm writing this to auto-post on Friday morning because I've been trying to unplug on Fridays during Lent. I also sorta remember telling Kellie that I would "go dark" with her during Holy Week, which is next week. Yikes!

I just finished up my massive two-week grocery shopping list. I don't mind the menu planning part of it, but the list-making is intense and the shopping even more brutal. I was watching the news last night (because we had a massive blizzard blow through and my kids got all excited about a possible snow day) and there was a local blogger being interviewed about her couponing blog. I spent some time there tonight and was delighted that she took about 95% of the work out of my list making. She's already figured out the weekly grocery deals and basically all I had to do was make a list for each store and pull the coupons she mentioned. If you live in the Colorado Springs area check out this fantastic blog! 

Like my earrings? I've been wearing them this week because it has been snowy

(Pretty soon ya'll are going to be as sick of me and my whining about the snow as I am of seeing it.)
I love snow. I just don't love it in March and April and May. We haven't had much snow this year and we really, really need the moisture but I'd much prefer rain over the frozen precipitation. Another blizzard is heading our way Saturday and the meteorologist said our area could see 8-18 inches. Loverly. The one thing that I do like about spring snow is that once the storm passes it usually melts pretty quickly.

I really don't intend for this to become a weather blog but I like to document stuff like spring blizzards because this is after all a web log, and one day we might not live in Colorado and might think that April snow is amusing.

Moving on.

Have I mentioned that I'm the coordinator for a very big volunteer project at my kids' school? Yep, I am. I was almost finished with this same project by this time last year, but sadly, I'm just getting going this time around. Not so fun. This project is the source of my stress and busy-ness these days. I know it will all get done, but I'm not convinced it will be a stress-free month. 

It does, however, make my decision to unplug next week a little easier. I may schedule some posts but if I do I will probably disable comments like I did last time I took a break so I can keep my email box empty when I return. I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet.

The blog world has been abuzz lately about this conference, A Woman Inspired. My friend, Trish, is giving away a conference ticket. The conference starts next Monday and you don't even have to leave your house to attend--it's an online conference! If you're interested in winning a ticket, go here to enter Trish's giveaway! (Hurry...giveaway ends on Sunday!) Two of my favorite bloggers, Lisa and Natalie, are scheduled to speak! 

Well, this wasn't as wordy as I thought it would be. Or was it?

Happy Weekend to you all!


Anonymous said...

Love the earrings!

Wish we had a website like that (the coupons/deals one). I used to use The Grocery Game but they didn't have the store I used the most so it didn't end up being worth my while.

I'm hoping spring is coming soon to a city near you!

Christi @ Writing the Waves said...

I won't get sick of your weather updates if you won't get sick of me commenting on how jealous I am every time you get snow! :)

Maybe we need to do a house swap half way through every Spring...and get the best of both worlds!

Carpool Queen said...

I like snow days, but I do not like snow makeup days, which always fall on Saturday morning when I really want to sleep in. But get up, we shall, tomorrow to make up from the two days we took a while back.

Craig and I go get breakfast together and wander the grocery and Home Depot - It's a fun day-time date.

Elizabeth said...

Very cute earrings, that hopefully will no longer be appropriate very, very soon. Enough snow already!

I've been reading your blog long enough to remember this time last year when you were working on that school project. Wow! I hope it's less stressful and more fun this year.

Enjoy your break!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I'm the exact opposite. I would much rather shop than plan menus and shopping lists. Ugh. Maybe I'll just use yours. :)

It does make me unmotivated having my husband gone for dinner every day. He's been gone for lunch this week, on top of that. A season.

No, I would not find April snow amusing. I've had enough of rain, too though, for that matter.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

Hope you're having a good unplugged day today! I finally have my computer back but enjoyed the little time I spent on it this week:)
Hope you don't get snowed it, we're waiting for it to hit!

Amber said...

Kinda jealous of your snow. Seeing as we got NADA this year. A little bit would be nice...even in April. Although it would be tough to tack a makeup day on this close to summer!

Love your earrings! Snowrific!

Fran said...

You know I'd run kicking and screaming if we have snow again. ;)

Happy weekend to you too!

Lauren said...

I've been out of the bloggy loop for a week, a nice break, and missed your blog!!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! :o) xoxo