Sunday, September 11, 2011

Organized Christmas: Week 3!!

I must say that though I didn't follow the plan word for word, having it on my mind definitely is making a difference.  This week, in spite of a fender-bender & a holiday, I was still able to get a few things done, such as:

  • Switch my older daughter's small dresser with the one we had in storage (that is larger), to give the small one to the baby.
  • Take the non-maternity clothes out of my drawers.
  • Go yard-saling with winter clothing in mind, rather than haphazardly.
  • Plan my meals.
  • Thank about the craft box.  No...I didn't actually get to it.
  • Buy a snazzy, large, RECTANGULAR basket at a yard sale to put the cloth diapers in (for 75 CENTS!!)
  • Took my munchkin to the library with extra reading in mind (for all the children, not just her pre-school stuff).  I brought home many fall-themed books, and will continue to try to make each week a reading theme.  It's gone really well.
  • Gone house hunting!  
  • Read a majority of the book  The Millionaire Next Door: Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy.  I've read it before, back when we were college students and were deciding whether to take out more loans or have me stay home with the children and be a cloth-diapering, gardening mama!  This book influenced me quite a bit (perhaps you can tell?), and now that we have graduated (one of us with a B.S. Bus, the other with a Ph.D (and all the other degrees that come along the way with that)), it was time to look at the book from a different point of view.
    I'm very glad I did, especially as we house hunt!  FYI:  I also enjoy Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen.  I think if you read it, you'd be surprised!

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