#atozbloggingchallenge/”P” is for Planner

My most favorite thing in the whole world, besides the husband & family (including my pets ❤ ) it is my Planner.  Everything is good in my planner.  It if full of fun stuff, that makes me smile.  It has all of the colors that I love.  I use my favorite pens to write with.  I can do whatever I want to in my planner.  I always have a new day, with all kinds of new adventures and possibilities.  A whole 24 hours of whatever.  I’m going to post some of my planner pictures.  Enjoy

That’s really just a scratch on the surface of my Planner stuff.  I have a lot !!!!  It does make me 😉

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#atozbloggingchallenge/”O” is for Organization

This is one of my favorite songs.  I have always tried to figure out what it meant, and well what it means to me but I’ll save that for another post.  Enjoy ❤

“O” is for organization…My life as a homemaker I have been totally obsessed with organization.  Daily Plans, weekly maintenance, “To Do” lists, of course my beautius planner (which I love, love, love ❤ )  Life can seem so out of control at times, but then to give myself some illusion of having everything together my definition is controlled chaos…  My father use to tell me I would miss this mayhem some day and he was right, sort of.  I don’t miss getting sick every other week from some horrible virus someone brought home.  There were 6 of us then 7 so it took forever for health to return.  Sometimes it didn’t for months.  I use to call them cluster colds.  That’s when they go on and on and on and on.  You get the picture, oh and the stomach flu, everyone would stop eating any solid food or dairy for at least 4 days from the last time a person threw up, ewww… One time I had to bring in my oldest to the hospital, viral pneumonia in both lungs.  He was in 3rd grade.  Then right after I got him home the baby, Matthew then 15 months or so started throwing up and I had to take him to the hospital.   All of the nurses were like, “Oh did he relapse???  No, the baby’s got some kind of his own version of the virus.  This went on for years, 12 + school years.  Then of course there were the boy kind of injuries, broken bones ambulance rides, blah, blah, blah and the asthma attacks.  The asthma medicine that of course they told me this would make him hyper and jittery.  Oh so you mean just his normal self on steroids.  Remember at one point I had 1 son in high school, 1 daughter in middle school, another son in elementary and the last son was in preschool.  That lasted for, well I can’t even do the math because then a couple of them went to college.  I had 2 in college at the same time.  A senior in college and a freshman in college in different states.   So yes I am completely nuts by this time wondering if I will ever get back to my organized, nicely wrapped up little life in a box with a bow…Not  

Organization for me was to have a plan for everything.  A plan for when sickness hit, a plan for the summer, a plan for school, a schedule for housekeeping, a meal plan, yadayadayada.  Target shopping, grocery shopping, laundry schedule.  Like I said, I tried but then I didn’t fail.  I just got to the point that I said you cannot control this madness,  you can only breathe in and breathe out and get into the raft and ride it down the river.  Control is for coo coo birds.  It you aren’t one already, your will to live will no longer exist and all of the happiness in your life will disappear.   I’m going to give you a few pictures of my beautius planner that has been my life’s work.  This is how I kept my sanity, occupational therapy I think they call it 😉 

Daily Planner/March 17th  Isn’t it beautiful ❤

I had to remind myself that kids to grow up and move away, yay !!!  Then the silence and the control will comeback and yes you might not be too happy or you might just realize you once again have taken back control of your life.  You can now spend your days doing what you want to do and that’s okay, because I did my job as a mom and now it’s time for me...

I will close with one really great thing that came out of my quest for my organized life and that was I met a dear friend of mine.  She has walked through all of the fires with me and I really think God put her with me to keep me going because she did and she does and I love her.  She’s,  “Joe Organizer” (Beth).  I will always keep her near because I’m still not organized and she is huge support in this crazy life of mine.  I love you Beth ❤

A Sad day in sports…

So I’m just going to put up a quick post because I have not missed a day this month so I’m going to have to keep the streak going.  The White Sox lost today which is not a big deal because it’s just the beginning of the season and they can’t possibly win every game.  But and this is a huge but, The Blackhawks lost game 3 at home, OMG…No I’m not going into panic mode, it’s just a little nerve wracking.  They gave up a goal on a power play so whatever, it happens.

And I always can find something on youtube that will make me feel good about the Blackhawks…They are my guys ❤

 Onto Tuesday’s game and again we will even up the series because it’s St. Louis and I just don’t think they are that good.  B O O M … I just like this picture ❤  Go Hawks… IMG_2517


So is today the day, this Saturday that I can’t come up with the post to blog about the letter “N” ?  I say to that N E V E R !!!  Never, never quit ❤  OMG, just breathe in breathe out, one more step, just sit down and write and remember, never never quit and you will come up with the solution.  So for today I guess the word for the letter “N” is (N)ever or it could be (N)othing.  Either one, I’m never going to quit or nothing’s gonna stop me now ❤   What would my post be without some music to go along with your reading?  Well I’ll tell you, it probably wouldn’t be my blog that you were reading and it probably would be too quiet.  So with that said, here’s my song for today…Nothings Gonna Stop Us ❤

Oh and this is really me and the husband’s song, but it works for my post and I haven’t heard it in awhile.  I love you husband ❤  This one is for you ❤


The Hands of Time
The Hands of Time
All that I ever need is you <3
All that I ever need is you ❤

 I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful warm weather we are experiencing today.  Bright sunshine and holy cow the Blackhawks won last night 3/2 to even the series.  This is going to be tense.  We are in their heads so now we can come back with home ice advantage and definitely an edge up on the Blues !!!  Go Hawks ❤   

Share Your World – 2016 Week 4

What one thing are you really glad you did yesterday?   Picked up some groceries for dinner tonight ❤

Are you generally focused on today or tomorrow?  Always today, tomorrow is promised to no one.  My philosophy in life is, “One Day !!”

Would you want a guardian angel/mentor?  I don’t think it matters if I want one, I think everyone just gets one for being born.  A guardian angel that is 😉   What would they tell you right now?  Everything is going to be fine, no worries ❤

Would you rather live in a cave house or a dome house made out of glass? (photos of the houses found on google search)  I think I would much rather live in a cave house.  Much safer, glass would make me nervous ❤