Checking In

Hi. I’m swamped. How are you?

May is just a crazy month for us. I know I’m not the only one, right? It’s the end of school projects and activities, birthdays (Lots of that going on around here!), Anniversaries (Happy 11 years for us!), Mother’s Day, and what about all the regular stuff?


Speaking of Mother’s Day, this is one of the cards IΒ received.


I’m taking it one day at a time here, and I’m trying to stick to what’s really important. So, no menu plan post, but I do have enough of a plan scribbled on paper to survive the week.

I actually decluttered my plastic food storage container cabinet last week! I have pictures to prove it, too. Maybe I’ll be able to share those with you next week.

OK, here’s a before picture just for fun.

I read 2 great posts on other blogs yesterday that I want to share with you!

*Want to Simplify? Start Here. (Small Notebook)

Great advice here, and it made me think of this post I did a while back:Β Where to start decluttering? 7 questions to help you (and me) figure it out.

*How to Overcome Burnout and Get Back on a Routine (Part 3) (Money Saving Mom)

I so appreciated this post. I think you will love it, too! Seriously. Read it.

Are you swamped right now or cool as a cucumber?

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12 Responses to Checking In

  1. Sarah Godwin

    Yes, I am swamped and feeling a bit overwhelmed, but everyone is fed and clothed, so the basics are covered. Happy Mother’s Day a bit late! Tell Ella I am very impressed with her penmenship. I only wish that I could write so nicely! Oh, Happy Anniversary, as well!

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks, Sarah! Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you, too! Hey! Everyone is fed and clothed? That’s a total accomplishment in my book. πŸ™‚

  2. Ok. I just want to say that Ella’s handwriting is freaking amazing!

  3. Tiffany C.

    I am overwhelmed. End of the homeschool year and trying to pack and live off of bare minimum to sell the house. Keeping my house clean enough to let strangers in is pretty scary! I appreciate all the help I get here!

    • Elizabeth

      I can’t even imagine having my house clean enough for people to visit right now! I feel your pain. I hope it sells soon! I’m sure it will get a little easier once your homeschool year is done. πŸ™‚

  4. WilliamB

    Hi there, welcome back. Last week I experimented making cucumber pickles and kimchee. And learned that I’ve done such a good job of bringing my own containers for restaurant leftovers that I’m almost out of containers I can give away to others. Which is why my friend got kimchee in a ziplock.

  5. Hey Elizabeth,

    I was just looking through my old blog posts at my blog and noticed that you made a comment to me almost a year ago.

    I totally missed it and wanted to say thank you. I am still trying to figure out the whole reply thing! πŸ™‚

    I love your posts!

    They encourage and inspire me.

    I am getting ready to Simplify LOTS this summer! …Sigh…I hope… πŸ™‚


    • Elizabeth

      Hi Angie! I’m glad you stopped by. I have comments on older posts that I never responded to also. It’s usually because I meant to go back and respond later or I think about what I’m going to say and then get distracted with something else and never actually type it. Sometimes I think about going back and responding, but then I wonder if it’s really weird or dorky to respond a year later. πŸ™‚ But it’s fun to hear from you!

      Good luck on all of your simplifying this summer! I’m right there with you!

  6. What a wonderful card to receive on Mother’s Day. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I will add you to my list of Simple Living blogs!

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