Thursday, September 17, 2009

Structure and Discipline

Does anyone have any to spare. I seriously need a dose of each.
I've now been staying home with my kiddos for ten years....yep...ten whole long years :)

I've gotten to the point where I do what I like. Problem is that nothing gets done.
I start a million and one projects and more often than not, they don't get finished.
We need a plan. If anybody has any good advice I would love to hear it.

I'm tempted to begin some sort of chore board for myself. Perhaps a reward system is in order. All my chores done...woohoo a trip to the seed company alone etc...

When I was a child I always told myself that when I grew up I would do what I want when I want. You know.....honestly...(good thing my mom doesn't read this) isn't half as gratifying "being my own boss" as I had envisioned it to be :)

I also need a plan for my little guy. He still has another year before school starts. If I have to spend another year here looking at these trees for half the day, well then I might just go bonkers. I love my son, yet talking to a four year old and no one else day in and day out might not be the healthiest lifestyle.
"What's that you say...Obama is President? Why no I didn't know that...but did you know Hannah Montana is really the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus...oh remember his cute little dance and his mullet?" and Blah dee blah dee blah.

My most recent plan is to volunteer at the local community center.
I'm off to find out about that in the morning. conversation.

This weekend is canning weekend. Finally..suddenly... I have red tomatoes, hundreds and hundreds of them.
My plan is salsa, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, tomatoe sauce, etc.....oh fun fun.

To our suprise a sweet little chick was born. A black ball of feathers and cute as can be. Now how to protect him or her from the cranky bossy hens.

It's almost garlic planting time.

I've been working on a few quilt blocks.......

thrift store find for my girlie girl and I to have tea time.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Nettie thank you.
    That means so much to me coming from you.
    Did you know you were the reason I began quilting. I was inspired by your lovely creations and I fell in love with your blog.
    I hope you are well...I think of you often.

  2. I really like the patchwork and I like the red print fabric!! Cute and simple!!

  3. I wish I had good advice on discipline. I am back in school for nursing so I'll have something to do when the kids are all in school. Now, how do I actually get in some study!

    Btw......cute quilt squares!!!

  4. How about the Melissa & Doug 'responsibility chart'? Works great w/ my 4 yr old and me too! LOL I go through seasons where I really need a weekly to do list to help me stay on top of everything. Motivation comes and goes unfortunately.
    Hope it works out at the community center! It sure is nice to get out of the house and be around adults. hehe