Compulsive List Makers

... you all will be able to appreciate this.

As most of you may (read: should) remember, I returned home from my trip exactly 1 week ago. However, I didn't actually get home until around 7 pm. Since then I have been going non stop. I don't have any projects on my knitting needles *gasp!* because, frankly, I don't have the time to knit. Also, school kind of comes first and I need to catch up/ get ahead. For the past week I've been living off of several lists and have had my pretty orange highlighter in hand, to cross of things as they've been accomplished. Thinking back I've done A LOT and I'm pretty darn proud. So here's my list of things accomplished and things left to do:

target (x3):
 - snacks for G
 - curtains
 - new bedding for G
 - hair clippers
grocery store (x2)- food for G
BRU (crib)

School Work:
study for lab exam + class friday morning
3 lab supplements
1 lab exam review
outline for research paper
psychology assignment
nutrition assignment
1 online course work
1 online lab
1 lab worksheet from lab manual
Child development final

purchased new crib
took apart old crib
put together new crib
disposed of old crib
rearranged furniture
cleaned out closet
cleaned out under the bed
organized changing table/dresser (ie: got rid of clothes that were too small)
bought curtains
put curtains up

made gunnar's 1 year well visit
purchased new insurance
pay usaa
texas a&m application
pay at&t
pay credit card
check oil in car
cut G's hair

Still to do:
mail baby beanie
finish psychology study guide
DNA worksheet
buy present for Brayden
purchase closet organizer (went to purchase it, but lowes decided they'd lie and not have it)

Holy crap that seems like a lot more all written out. I think this proves that I have yet to catch a single break. Thankfully, next week is spring break so the homework load will subside for a bit.

A Helping Hand

It melts my heart to see the pictures of Jackson helping Gunnar out. He'll make a GREAT big brother *hint hint Cassie*!

Post Vacation Insanity

It happens to everyone, right?
I feel like since we got back Wednesday night I have been going non stop. I can't seem to catch a break! Immediately when I got home I need to do 2 lab packets for bio, a study guide, and study for said lab exam 2 days later. In addition to that, I realized I have an outline for my research paper due on Monday (and I JUST today picked a topic and got it approved). I also had a final assignment for my infant/toddler class, a psychology assignment, and I needed to pick up reading my book for psychology paper that's due in a month. You'd think that I didn't do any homework while on vacation... but I did. This is all stuff that piled up in the last couple days I was in Texas.

On top of all the school work there's the usual unpacking and getting back into the groove of things again. My suitcase is still sitting on my bed. I just finished putting away laundry that was left when we took off, hung up the new clothes Gunnar got for his birthday and that I bought while on vacay, cut his hair which was much needed, wrote and sent out the thank you cards from his birthday party today, paid bills, ran some much needed errands, and mailed my transcript requests from my two schools today.

The things I still need to do? Finish my outline for my research paper, write my admission essay for Texas A&M (didn't know I was applying for colleges, huh?), put away my clean clothes and get the suitcase out of my room, vacuum, go to the store tomorrow to get G some snack foods, wash clothes and diapers,  clean out my car, take said car to get it aligned, buy a birthday present for a special little boy who's turning 1, pick out and order Gunnar's new crib, and continue doing the school work that just keeps coming.

I swear it's never ending. 

days: five, six, seven, & eight

Time to play catch up!

Day Five: Thursday was our next day of rest, if you can call it that. Instead of staying home all day like we had planned we ventured out to the final yarn store, The Hen House. This place is now Cassie's LYS because they have EVERY SINGLE cascade 220 color! I'm so jealous of this place and their incredible selection. Plus, this was the first place that was able to wind our yarn using a machine and not the hand crank kind.

Day Six: Friday came and went incredibly fast. Cassie's husband took the day off work and we headed down to Galveston to go to Moody Gardens. We visited the the aquarium and the boys loved it, especially Jackson. He was running up and down all over the place and getting so excited about the seals. Gunnar was mesmerized by all the fish and just stared at them.

After the aquarium, we headed home but stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel. I'd never had it before but I'm glad I finally go to! It was so good! 

Day Seven: Saturday was another take it easy day. The boys played outside in the backyard while Cassie and I knitted the day away. 

Day Eight: No pictures from yesterday. It was not a day I want to remember or relive. Both Cassie and I ended up with some kind of food poisoning and spent the day throwing up; she the morning shift and me during the afternoon and night. We're blaming it on the funfetti cake that she made for Gunnar since we were the only ones that ate it and were the only ones that got sick. After Gunnar and I took a 2 hour nap in the evening he started throwing up as well. He didn't eat any cake, but since he still nurses he got some of it through my milk (at least that's what we're thinking). Poor Stefan (cassie's husband) was a godsend last night. He kept cleaning up puke after puke from my poor child. If the sight and smell of it didn't send me to the bathroom as well then I would have cleaned it up but that just wasn't an option. Luckily the night went better and neither of us woke up to throw up, but the little man didn't sleep too well. Today is going much better and I woke up with a headache that I had all night but it's now going away since I took some advil and Gunnar is back to his normal self. 

This trip has been eventful to say the least!