Today I had a half-day of work unexpectedly! Last night there were system updates and this morning the system never came back up. We can do our jobs to a certain point without the internal network working. We hit that point just after 9 a.m. today and there was no guesstimate to when things would be up and running so we got to go home! This is the first time in over two years of working there that the system has been completely down, cash registers and all, so it was like a "snow day" for us :)
I enjoyed getting home in time to sit with the kids for breakfast.
Yes, I let Amelia have a cupcake for breakfast...
Since I was home with Jason today I took the opportunity to go through Amelia's closet bins/dresser to figure out what she needed for fall/winter. Guess what? She needs nothing! Last winter she was between 3T and 4T so we went with 4T in case she grew more that winter not realizing that they'd still fit this winter - score! At this point I'm guessing Joe won't need much, if anything, but his clothing situation will take me longer to assess so I saved that for another day.
Another big accomplishment that I made today was this:
Yes, a clear kitchen table is a big accomplishment for me. For the first time since we moved in there are not bills or papers or coupons or bags or anything else sitting on the table! This feels so, so good! I am determined to keep it under better control from here on out. What I really need is a better system to keep bills and such in order. The kitchen table doubles as my desk so it is a clutter magnet. I have a few ideas that might help - the question is will I enact one of them before the clutter builds up again?!
I'm so glad I got this extra time at home today! I got a few things done and I got extra time with the kids :)