Fall Came Fast

I remember whining about summer and all of the activity or lack of activity.  As they say, “be careful what you wish for”, because we have been SUPER busy lately.  Angry Kid started school, soccer, and work has been busy for Angry Husband and me.  I’m not quite sure how all of this laundry is getting done. Oh wait, it isn’t.  I had to take Angry Kid’s soccer stuff to my mom’s the other day, so she could wash it all while I was at work.

Someone asked me that other day about how I keep it all together, meaning, my organization.  I live for my Erin Condren Life Planner. This is the 3rd year that I’ve purchased one. I do not regret the purchase at all. As much as a tech nerd that I am, I still NEED a written paper planner.  I tried using a Google Calendar, but everytime there was an alert, I ignored it. With my Life Planner, I can write notes, leave post-its, and even paperclip invitations to the weekly pages.  I took a picture of how this week looks for me.  I don’t have my entire work schedule written in, and there is some other stuff I need to still write in, but this is most of the important stuff.  I used the “clone tool” on Picnik and removed my last name from my planner. I heart the colored and pre-printed stickers that come with the planner. They are life savers, and of course, they are pretty.

Erin Condren Life PlannerMy house literally looks like chaos right now. We have stuff on our kitchen counters, and kitchen table.  I’m tripping over my husband’s tools in the garage, and I think I’ve found at least twenty random Nerf darts throughout the house, just this morning.  You would think that I would be cleaning right now, but I am taking a little break.

I thought I would share a little sample of how the past two or so weeks have been:
First Day of SchoolBreakfast on an average school day.  I’m pretty sure that he was doing this on purpose to annoy me.

JAD_5412Angry Kid taking a break during a soccer game. Notice how he took my chair. By the way, don’t buy the cheap stadium chairs, they suck. Does anyone have any great suggestions for chairs to take to sporting events?  I want to buy some really good ones that will last.

I'm saying goodbye to my family for a few weeks, now that the #SpaceMarine game is out.The new Space Marine game is out.  Angry Husband and Angry Kid are quite obsessed. It is loud, so very loud in my house. Sometimes I regret those surround sound speakers everywhere in my house.

soccer25Oh yes, more soccer. I found out this past week that someone else takes better pictures than me. YAY!!!! One of the moms on our team took some EXCELLENT photos during last weeks game.  This is a classic photo of Angry Kid.  He never smiles like that for me.

Julie, Jen, and MoniqueAnd my friend and co-worker Jen got married. I stole this photo from Monique’s Facebook. The picture is of me, Jen, and Monique. Monique will also be a bride soon too. Her wedding is coming up in November!

6 comments
Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Things are crazy busy here too, it doesn't seem like it ever ends, I guess one day I'll be bored again, ya, when my kids move out!

Megan
Megan

YAY planners! ill get back to you on the great chairs. oh- and hire a maid :)

Joni
Joni

love that action shot of angry kid at his soccer game. such a freakin' cutie!

Denise In Bloom
Denise In Bloom

Julie, I love this post and your writing. I definitely love that planner, gonna have to get me one! I have been trying the google calendar way for a year, and I am forgetting stuff, going to have to go back to the good ol' writing it down method. Angry kid is a cute little boy! Thanks for sharing about your busy life.

workout mommy
workout mommy

I NEED one of those planners because I totally ignore my alerts too! and angry kid cracks me up! and my house? oh so loud....you and angry kid should stop by some time. (no worries about that 3000 miles distance thing or anything) :)