I didn't go to class Friday morning (not because I just didn't want to-Deqlan had an awards ceremony at school at 9:30) and I definitely took full advantage of having the day off and a few hours with no kids! I know I just went back to school from fall break but Thursday and Friday Deqlan didn't have school and even though he went back to school on Monday I had errands that I had to get done without the boys. Needless to say my house needed some attention! After Deqlan's awards ceremony I came home and got to work. I did a lot of little tasks but it felt good to get a lot of things crossed off my to-do list!
Once I picked up Hayden from school we headed out to run some errands (Bath & Body Works, Barnes & Noble, Ulta, & Target). We had to go to the mall to get my dad's birthday present so we stopped at Bath & Body Works while we were there. I got two of their 3-wick candles, a foaming hand soap, a soap cover, a candle holder, & a body wash for $29. They are running their 2 for $20 candle special again. I'm hoping to get back over there Monday and get a few more of the winter scents since they have those out as well. Barnes & Noble was to get my Dad's birthday present-just a gift card but he loves to read so it really is the easiest thing to do! And I picked up a book that I heard about from a YouTuber, "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It is essentially a daily devotional. There are 366 days (yes she included leap year)! I read Friday's entry and I am hooked already. I plan on reading this book for many years. She has other books that go along with it so maybe I'll get those at some point. I spent entirely too much money at Ulta and hardly got anything. I am not exactly sure that I will keep all of it. I got a Stila eye shadow, a Tarte blush, an Anastasia brow pencil, two different Maybelline mascaras, and two highlighters. Late last week I placed an order for three Sigma brushes and those came in so I am excited to try those. I already have a list of three more that I want to try if I decide I like these.
The boys and I will be staying home tomorrow to get some more stuff done. I like to get Deqlan's lunches made for the week on Sunday so I can just grab everything and pack it quickly in the morning. Hayden gets to stay at school and eat lunch Tuesday & Wednesday this week so I have to make his lunch as well. I have to get better about using my time at home wisely to keep it clean. I have tried to get my husband to help out more around the house with keeping it clean and it really isn't working. Unless I specifically tell him to do something he won't do anything. It's very frustrating to be in school full-time, get up Monday-Friday at 5am and not get to bed until 11pm at the earliest. Yes he gets up earlier than I do on his work days but I am running non-stop until I go to bed. Either running the boys around somewhere or doing homework and trying to get the house picked up. He is usually in bed by 8:30 which is basically as soon as the boys are in bed. I am hoping that at some point soon my message gets through to him. Otherwise I am likely to loose it on him...AGAIN!
I am considering getting an iPad (like this week) but can't decide if I should do it. I've wanted one for a while but am hesitating because the boys will want to play on it all the time. If I get one I am only getting the 2...I want one with 3g but I'd have to order that and I am not a patient person :-) Advice???