Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm Back and I'm Confessing

I need to start blogging again. Malachi is 19 months old and every day, he does the darnedest things. I've got to remember them somehow. So, what better way to get back into blogging than by participating in my friend Elizabeth's blog link-up:

Let's get started, shall we?

- Joshua and I started attending Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace class this week. I admit it. We need help. Kind of embarrassing, especially since we already had a good bit of debt and paid it off once in our first 18 months of marriage. So awesome that we did not learn our lesson. Especially since its way easier to pay off debt with two incomes and no kids than on one income plus kids. Let this be a lesson to the childless!

- At said class, I embarrassed myself wholly. This deserves a post of its own. Let's just say, don't carry random grooming items to church. They may end up attached to embarrassing places on your person, leaving you to sheepishly explain yourself.

- We hosted our church small group in our home this weekend. We decided that we should get the toilet, vanity, and door installed in our downstairs bathroom so it would be usable during that time. We totally took on too much, and had to finish the project and clean our absolute disaster of a house by 4pm on Sunday. We ended up not going to church, and running around like crazy people until 4:04 (when the first people arrived) to finish up. Don't look in my closets. We were literally tossing piles of stuff into laundry baskets to hide in our bedroom. Um, I can't believe I'm writing this. I also was in my pajamas and didn't brush my hair until 3:55 when I got in the shower. How awful would it have been if someone got there early?

- I have overused the word "embarrassed" in this post. I have also spelled it wrong every time. How embarassing. Thank goodness for spellcheck.

- Sometimes when Joshua and I both want to sleep in, we shut 19-month-old Malachi in the bedroom with us and let him go crazy while we lay there and pretend to sleep through it. We give him a banana and water to eat if he gets hungry, and lift our heads and open one eye if we hear a crash. Last Saturday when we did this, he removed a drawer from the dresser, emptied it of all the clothes and sat it in, unwrapping feminine products which he later strew across the room. I also let him try to eat a menthol cough drop during this time. In my defense, I figured he would spit it out after tasting it, which was true.

- Joshua and I stayed up way too late watching Breaking Bad on Netflix on Sunday night. Wayyyyy to late. I am still recovering from it.

- Malachi is crying at my knees for me to pick him up and I'm pretty much ignoring him so I can finish this. What's worse is I'm positive that I smell a poopy diaper and I'm still ignoring him. How horrible is that? Now he is crying in earnest, and has thrown himself on the floor and is kicking. Seems like a good time to stop confessing and start paying attention to my child.

Let's link of to Friday Confessional at Mamarazi, while we're at it, eh?



  1. this post is so relatable for me. Let me share in a novel just why:

    1) We did Dave Ramsey's FPU and it changed our life. Everyone falls off sometimes; just grab that horse by the neck and jump back on. Debt is normal but you guys aren't!
    2) Our house gets cleaned every week but nothing gets put back into it's home unless company is coming. And, invariably, the days they come we end up stashing everything into a closet or the basement.
    3) I blog during Luke's naptime. On more than one occasion he wakes up crying but I continue to blog until I'm finished. worst mom award, right here.

    You've got a new follower!

  2. My husband and I do Dave Ramsey's cash envelope system. I'm sold. We're also paying off our car this month--proof it works :)

  3. My boyfriend and I are taking the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class. I am embarrassed that we have not done that well with it as of yet but with one income and lots of debt we are struggling. Good luck with it!

  4. I've definitely finished blog posts while Noah plays on the floor after naps-it happens!

  5. We made it most of the way through FPU. Great tips. We are definitely doing that with our next car! So nice not to have car payments!

    Haha to the last one- I have definitely done that!!!

    I love the age Malachi is at. It seems like every day they are learning something new!

    Following you from a Day in the Life Blog. Feel free to follow back!

  6. we did the Dave Ramsey money makeover and we are now debt free except for our one car payment. it took us about 3 yrs but it is the best thing we ever did for our marriage and family!! good luck!

    great confessions! come link them up for Friday Confessional on my blog, it's a great way to meet more fabulous bloggers!!

  7. thanks for stopping by and linking up!

  8. oh i went to reply to your comment on my blog, i always like to reply via email and your email address is not enabled.

    did you know that?

    this means that you spend so much time leaving lovely comments on people's blogs and they have no way of responding to a question or thanking you for stopping by or just continuing the conversation...because instead of your email address all they see is "no-reply comment".

    sad right?

    you can fix that if you like.

    just go to your dashboard, click edit profile and click show email address and then click save profile.


    and i PROMISE if you change this blogging will get even better and become even more fun!