I found this quote the other day and it hit me good.
I have some major goals running through my head lately. And I'm way ahead of myself. Like always.
Halloween. Thanksgiving. And Christmas. I have always loved the holidays. The love has only grown since having my own children to share it with. Introduce new traditions. Make lists for Santa. And bake. Oh, the baking. I can almost taste it.
Goal #1. Tackling the Holidays. The reason I am so gung-ho about Christmas this year is because I should be having a baby right around that time too. The very last thing I want to worry about 4 days before the holiday is what gift I'm going to get for who and where the hell I am going to park in this &*%# parking lot? I actually get a little stressed just typing it out. Therefore, my goal is to have ALL Christmas shopping D.O.N.E. before Halloween comes. I've already started. Emma may already have some gifts from Santa waiting for her in my dresser drawer. That way I can concentrate on getting ready for the new baby, nesting, enjoying my kiddos, and eating. Yes, I said eating. I'm trying to see how much weight I can gain by having my last trimester fully encompass the holiday eating season. Of course, I'm kidding. Kind of.
Goal #2. Stocking my freezer. This has been an ongoing goal of mine ever since I realized the amount of food out there that can be premade and frozen. Breads, cookies, pancakes, burritos, lasagna, milk, fruits from the farmer's markets, baby food, etc. I plan to have my freezer so full of food it can barely open. The last thing I am going to feel like doing is cooking when I have THREE (omg.) kids who need me to be here, there, and everywhere. Moneysavingmom.com is great blog out there for any parent who is interested in saving money and finding great recipes to freeze. I'm also always a fan of Allrecipes.com. Although, my biggest win so far has been Pinterest. It blows my mind. It inspires me. It puts all of my ideas that I steal off of other people (ie. repin) into one big folder for me to easily find at any time. I've made 3 recipes in 2 days off of this site.
Goal #3. Finish some to-do-ing around this ol' house. Why yes, that does include finding a place for the new baby to sleep! We've got options, but we've yet to confirm anything. Did you know I'm 5 1/2 months today? Time flies when you're
having fun totally freakin' exhausted and can't keep up with anything. We also have some little things that I just want to have done before the weather keeps us in and I have to look at unfinished projects all day long.
Goal #4. Try my brand new cloth diapers on Dean in preparation for Smith #5. I gots 'em. Them fancy ones.
I got a heckuva deal on them, so I went for it. I bought enough gender-neutral colors to hopefully use on Dean & the new baby at the same time. Yes, there was a big upfront cost, but the cost from here on out is $0.00.
Goal $5. Learn everything there is know about breastfeeding. If I pair this with not spending any money on diapers, and making my own baby food...this new baby should cost pennies compared to the other two muchkins. That's the goal anyways.
So, there's a sneak peek inside my ever-insane brain. Hopefully, I'm not the only one who thinks all-kinds-of-crazy like this, but it sure does help to write it all down. Even if I am the only one who reads it. :)