Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A post full of re-posts

I've been a little blog MIA for the past week.  There are a couple reasons for that. For one thing, I've just been busy. We've had house projects going on, I've had meetings, and, of course, extracurriculars are in full swing.  I haven't had time to sit and type up a post until now.  Secondly, I've been lacking inspiration for blog topics.  You see, parenthood can be rather repetitive (which I'm sure you know) and it seems the things that have been on my mind lately are things that I have posted about previously.  I don't want to bore my loyal readers, but I do have some new readers and, maybe, some of  loyal followers have missed a post or two.  There's also the possibility that someone will have some new insight to share on an old topic.  So, I decided to post some links to older posts and share briefly why these topics are on my mind again.  You can click on the highlighted links to read the posts or just refresh your memory.  I would definitely love some new comments!

First of all, it's fall!!!  The start of any new season in a house full of girls can only mean one thing - shopping.  Now, I love to shop - or myself, that is.  Shopping for these girls can be quite a different story, though.  I have posted about shopping before here and here.  Not much has changed.  Rachel is still impossible and has gotten even more picky, I think.  No jeans, no pink, no patterns.  It's maddening.  Megan on the other hand, is easily persuaded into buying (or not buying) just about anything.  She is easy to please, but shopping with her requires a lot of energy!  Emily likes to shop which is a problem since she has a closet full of hand-me downs and doesn't really need to shop.  She sees her sisters getting new things and, understandably, wants some new goodies, too!  I get so exhausted shopping for/with them that I don't have energy left to shop for myself (well, almost no energy) and my fall wardrobe is in  serious need of a facelift as well.  Shopping, shopping, shopping.  It seems we've done a lot of it lately.

Also with fall comes the reintroduction of some of my favorite comfort foods to the weekly menus.  Yesterday, October began with a chilly, drizzly day that was perfect for Chicken and Dumplings.  That's what we had for supper last night and it was YUMMY!!!  (Click here to see a list of other recipes.)

We are now in our sixth week of school and we are finally settling into the routine.  At first, Emily was just exhausted.  She is doing better, but is still a little slow moving in the mornings and sometimes in the afternoons as well.  I frequently have to remind myself of this post.  She was only 3 when I wrote it, but not much has changed.  Emily moves at her own pace and simply does not know the meaning of the word "hurry."  At times, this can be frustrating, but I try really hard to remember to appreciate it and embrace it.  Although we have places to go and things to do, I certainly don't want to hurry through my precious time with these girls!

Back in July, I wrote this post  about Megan's tummy troubles.  She had another couple episodes in early August and then again last week.  The one last week required an early pick up from school and included nausea.  I have made an appointment to take her to an allergy doctor for testing at the end of October.  Maybe that will give us an answer.  If not, at least we can cross one more thing off the list of possibilities.

Finally, do you realize that Christmas is 12 weeks away!!!  Yikes, right???  Last year, I wrote here about my frustration with trying to make a Christmas list.  I am trying to start planning earlier this year in hopes of avoiding that frustration.  (Plus, Megan has a birthday in December!)  I already have a couple ideas.  Have you started thinking about Christmas lists yet???  If so, I would love to hear what items you are adding.

Well, there you have it - all the things that are on my mind again!  This week's schedule promises to keep me just as busy as last week, so I'm not sure if I will have a chance for any additional posts.  If not, I hope this list of past posts will hold you over as you anxiously await my return!!!  (HaHa!)

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Martha said...

Your Rachel is SO much like my Georgia. I'm pretty sure they would be best friends. We are struggling up here in MA. I can't get the girl to wear anything except old, ratty teeshirts and exercise shorts. It's not even a tom boy thing, she just has really particular tastes. Stripes are okay but not ideal, no pink, purple, bright colors, brown, polka-dots, cutesy prints or animals... sigh. She basically only wears black, gray and white and I'm starting to feel like I like with Wednesday Adams!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Sounds just like Rachel! She will wear shirts in her two favorite colors, teal & neon green. Otherwise, though, all black, gray, & khaki. On the couple cool days we've had here in NC she has worn yoga pants from last year that are really too small, but they are the only thing she is willing to wear!

Dawn said...

I usually love to write my Christmas list. There is always a long list of stuff I want but don't want to buy for myself. This year, everything we want is big ticket stuff. I'm struggling to come up with the list my sisters and mom are asking for. My kids, on the other hand, have no trouble at all with lists :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I am definitely a big list maker! I could make a list for myself that is 10 pages long. My kids, however, are a different story. They are not big on "stuff" which is normally a good thing, but it makes Christmas shopping difficult! :)

Shoes said...

I am totally with you on the whole parenthood thing being a bit repetitive - I do sometimes wonder if I will run out of good blogging material because of this.

We are finally getting into our new school routine as well and I am enjoying the little bit of time I have to myself. I have been doing better at meal planning and your chicken and dumpling recipe looks like one I will have to give a try. I am always on the look out for easy and good dinner ideas. :-)

Sorry to hear that Megan's tummy problems continue and I hope this latest doctor can shine some light on the issue for you guys.

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