Sunday Social

 Today I am linking up with Neely and Ashley for the Sunday Social link up!
I know,  I am a day late, but I didn’t find this fun link-up until late Sunday evening (when I say late I mean 11pm). The internet connection here is acting up, so I couldn’t get things posted in time.
Oh well, I hope you enjoy reading and will add this link-up to your blog if you have one!!
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1. Gum or mints?
Mints more than gum.
2. Tea or Coffee?
I definitely drink more coffee than tea.  I usually only drink hot tea when I am sick.
3. Fruits or Veggies?
I love fruits! ! Strawberries, blueberries, grapes, etc.!
4. TV or Movies?
I do not watch either much unless it is to watch the favorites Tim and I have that we watch together.  Tim definitely watches TV more than I do!   I watch YouTube more than either to be honest!
5. Candles or Diffusers?
Candles, but I love Scentsy Burners best!  :)
Your turn! Answer the questions, grab their button, and link up with Neely and Ashley!

Too Cute Tuesday

How in the world did we go from this Cutie Patootie that used to get on the dishwasher door when I was loading it, to

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this bigger handsome young boy who is now playing T-Ball?  Time sure flies.  This big boy is my baby and I can’t believe he is 5 and will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall!  Where oh Where does the time go??!!

IMG_2697How about if you link-up with and share some of your ” Too Cute” photos!  

What do I do?

Well Today, Day 6, Monday of the Every day in May Link-Up, I am supposed to answer the question:  “If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?” Well since I don’t have a JOB I will share what I DO!!  I am a Stay at Home Mom.  Quite contrary to what a lot of people think… I do A LOT of THINGS while I am at home.  Some days you can’t tell what I did, but I definitely don’t sit around and eat Bon Bon’s watching Soap Operas!  (Although I sure wish the ones I kept up with were still on for background noise!)  I will share what a typical day at the King household consists of!

5:45 – 8:00

I get up to take my shower.

I try to get my clothes on and hair dried to a certain degree of presentable.

Tim gets up and get Z up for his shower.

I try to check my email and the weather.

I get C and G up and we head downstairs for breakfast.

I start packing lunches while refilling drinks, cereal bowls, or any other request my three little guys have.

Make sure C is getting his hair and teeth brushed.  Have Z help me get G dressed.

Have all lunches and bags ready to go for going to school.  (We are in a carpool and every other week I have to take Z to school.)

Z is picked up or we have to head out to take him first before heading to the elementary school with C and another boy from our neighborhood.  G goes with us as well.

If Z is picked up we do not leave for the elementary school until this time.  The boys have to go to the gym until 7:50 so they prefer not to get to school before that.

Come home around 8:00

On, M, W, Th I get G finished getting ready.  He brushes his teeth and hair and we gather his book bag.

We head to Wee School for 8:30 drop off.

Every day I try to do my kitchen clean up, make beds, vacuum,  start laundry, empty dishwasher, etc. , the things that need to be done to keep the house manageable.   I will usually use the  days G is at Wee School to do things I can do easier without a child in tow, such as going to the Dr., going shopping for clothes, gifts, groceries, household items, etc., running other errands, or I will come home to do things I need quiet time to complete such as making phone calls, paying bills, computer work, etc.

I pick G up at 12:30.  We come home and I continue with whatever I need to finish up before our afternoon starts.

On Monday and Friday after getting Z and C off to their schools, G and I come home and work on all of those normal daily jobs and then other things that are on my To-Do list to tackle or G and I do some playing or having fun time doing things.  

Every day, G and I head out at 2:45 to start afternoon pick up.  We go and get C first and then Z.  Then we head home.  I get snacks for the boys and let them take some time to decompress from school.

4:00 C starts homework and I go through his planner or Take Home Tuesday while in the same room to help if he has homework questions.

5:00 We start our evening.  Each day is different but our usual activities consist of us having supper,  the boys play, we go to activities they are involved in, and usually head upstairs for bath time no later than 8:00.  Then the boys play until about 8:30 and we get them in bed.  Z goes to bed by 9:30.  Then Tim and I have some time to talk and he is asleep by 10:00 and I try to get to sleep by midnight.

Left Top to Bottom Right:  These are a few pictures from my day today.  I vacuumed, G played his 3DS, I packed lunch and got some extra bags of snacks bagged up for the rest of the week, cleaned up our new kitchen table from breakfast.  (C picked out these flowers for me on Saturday when going to the store with his Dad. I love them!)

What I DOSo that is What I Do on a typical day/week!!  Of course,  things happen that cause my days to get changed around and then I have to play catch up on the things I don’t get done.  I do not ever feel totally caught up on any chore. There is always something to do in a house of 5 (while M is at college) or 6.  I am learning that I need time for myself and need to get that in my schedule as well.  I am trying to get the bigger projects taken care of so I can feel more comfortable taking that time.  I know I am a better Wife and Mom when I have time to decompress!

 

People will never forget how you made them feel…

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Today I will be caught up with my posting for the link up to Blog Every Day in May.  Today on Day 4, Saturday I am supposed to post about my favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and then share why I love it.  Well my favorite quote by Maya Angelou is pictured above.  I love this quote because I believe we are supposed to treat others as we want to be treated. I honestly believe that this quote is true.  We do not always remember words but we have a hard time forgetting feelings.




I’m Uncomfortable

Ok,  In keeping on with catching up on the Link-Up  Blog Every Day in May I am going to post about:    Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable.

There are many things that can make me uncomfortable but today I will post about a few that come to my mind.
1. Being Confined:  I do not at all like to be in any type of confinement.  I do not like to be held down, held tightly, being in tight places, being in a crowd,  etc. I am not sure why these situations make me uncomfortable.  I do not have a recollection of anything happening to me that would be the cause, but I sure know that it makes me uncomfortable.

2.  People Who Treat Others Inferior:  I do not at all like to be around anyone that makes me think  they are better than me or others.  Treat me or someone I am around this way and you will definitely not be someone I will ever be comfortable  or want to be around.

3.  Talking in Front of a Group:  I just don’t like standing up and all eyes being on me.  It is something I have worked on and no matter how much I try I never have gotten myself used to it.  I start to sweat, get nervous, and just get tongue tied while speaking.  This is just not something for me.  Maybe it goes back to my last item of not wanting others to feel inferior.  To me when you stand up and make people listen you are showing superiority to a certain degree so maybe that is why I am not comfortable.  Anyway, Sit me down in a room of people and I will sit and conversate all day, but don’t have me stand up or I will clam up!

I am sure those of you that know me best can come up with some things that they know make me uncomfortable. We all have these vices and know what they are.  We may not always understand why we have them,  but we know they are real.  It’s great to sit and think about them and reflect on them.




My Life in 250 word or Less (Definitely NOT Less)

My best friend’s daughter, who is an AWESOME blogger, joined a link-up, Blog every day in May.  I read her post yesterday and the May 1 post topic was to tell about your life in 250 words or less.  I agree with T,  250 words or less sure keeps our thoughts on what we consider the most important highlights of our life.  I wanted to join in, although behind already by two days, so I thought I would give it a try for the first day anyway.  I am not sure how well I will keep up with each and every post for the month, or that I even want to, as you know life has kept my blogging quite sporadic lately. I just thought I would give this the best try I can, without any promises.   Anyway,  here is a new post and a link-up.  Thanks T for sharing this on your blog.

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Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably.)                                                                      

Wow this was a huge undertaking for someone that has lived, probably, more than half of her life. Here it goes… My Life (So Far) As I Know It (250 words or less)  I can assure you it is NOT less!!

 

I was born November 30, 1970 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to a single mother from Pittsburgh, PA.  A little over a year later she got married. Soon after, her husband made one of the best decisions ever made for my life, and adopted me. I gained three siblings and a Dad all in one day. Some of my best memories were the years after while living in FL.  In 1980 a job transfer for my Dad moved us to a small town in NC where I’ve lived since.  I attended Elementary, MS, HS and some community college. During HS my first job was at a convenience store my parents owned and then on to the company my Dad started.  I had an over three year relationship in high school that I ended when I was 20.  In May 1991 I met a, perfect,  great-looking, dark-haired, blue-eyed, hard- working, motorcycle racing, guy.  He had also just ended a long relationship and  wasn’t  looking for anything serious.  Two months later were engaged and May 1992 we were married. So much for not wanting anything serious!  My husband started working at my Dad’s company soon after and is now VP/General Manager. We started our family in 1994 and now have a daughter and three sons who are 18, 14, 8, and 5.  I became a SAHM in 2001.  My family is my life and this blog is about my love for it!