Sunday, May 24, 2009

The purge

still continues here at Fort Hood. I've got piles of stuff to deliver to people. I've got the trash can filled and tons more to go out. One glance and it's gone. Nothing is safe anymore. The kids have run around gathering up their toys and harboring them in their room for safety. Their rooms are next.

I've told each child that they get two rubbermaid buckets to take with them of their "treasures". They looked at me like I had lost it? How could they possibly fit everything in two buckets? I rest my case--you.have.too.much.stuff.

Of course I have to practice what I preach, so all my clothes that don't fit or don't get worn are in a pile to drop off with my mom. She can drop them off with her church or the thrift store or whoever, as long as they are gone.

I'm cleaning out the pantry for the food bank.

If it came from McDonald's, Sonic, Burger King or Subway, it's gone.

If I don't love it, it's gone. There's still a long way to go, and I haven't touched the garage again. but my thinking is....it's all gone. There's only 9 weeks of school left, and I need to get all that stuff packed up and brought home as well. Hopefully we will have a transportation date on Tuesday. We are behind the power curve, so I am sure it won't be anytime soon, but I can hope! Gunner actually mentioned doing a DITY move. I told him to bite his tongue until we hear something from transportation!
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No training today, since I needed a day off. We have a 50 mile bike ride on Saturday and the 10K obstacle course on Sunday. Tomorrow if it doesn't rain, we are loading up the kids and going for a bike ride. I think we all have a little cabin fever. Em called me last night at 10 to let me know that they were sleeping at the leader's house because everything was soaked. A good call since it rained almost all day today and they would have been miserable. A miserable pre-teen=a miserable family.

Shepard's pie for dinner, with extra veggies for me!

We are still deciding what to do to honor Memorial Day. There is an event in Austin, we have talked about visiting the memorial for 4th ID, and several other ways to make sure our kids know and understand that Memorial Day has a meaning.

2 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I bet Goodwill is like, "where is this woman coming from with all this stuff?!?!?"

Aria said...

Moving bases is so hard, and I can never seem to do the right thing and take all of my used things to places where they will be used. I always end up getting frustrated and throwing them to the curb. Congrats on trying to get it done right - and on top of that still continuing your exercise regime! Go you!