Happy, happy Monday, all!
I had a fairly open weekend (only real “obligation” was Ethan’s soccer game Saturday), so I came into it Friday night full of all kinds of aspirations. During my weekly review time on Friday I organized and cleaned up my ongoing to-do/ project list and was excited to hopefully wipe out a bunch of the household items on there this weekend.
As I mentioned, Friday night started out with a bang (the storage room progress). From there, it was kind of all downhill. LOL!
I FELT SO LAZY THIS WEEKEND. Ugh! I don’t know what it was. Maybe the weather??! My Friday night organizing mojo apparently was completely zapped.
After I got home from Ethan’s game on Saturday afternoon, I literally did nothing. Nada. (Unless you count lounging in my bed, watching multiple episodes of The Good Wife in a row.)
Sunday was only slightly better. Well, probably significantly better, but still not great. The morning got a slooooow start. Eventually we did tackle one big looming project- we wanted to completely weed out the boys’ clothing (drawers, closets, etc.). Probably half of the items in their drawers didn’t fit anymore and we needed to take inventory on a few things I know we need to buy for them.
It turned into a whole family affair, with clothing piled everywhere and the boys grudgingly trying things on. End result though = DONE! Their drawers are now perfectly organized and we have a clear list of a few things we still need to pick up heading into winter.
I was just perusing the rest of my ongoing daily to-do list and thinking how oddly random to-do lists are when you have children. Here’s a sampling of some other items on my list for this week:
- order kids’ school pictures (they had to do the re-take as we were out of town for the original day)
- schedule ortho appt. (now that insurance is straightened out)
- order Ethan’s new piano books
- pay a few invoices from some work we had done at the house
- drop off my ballot!!
- hang our deck lights (with Ivan. We got new ones when we got the hot tub but they still aren’t attached permanently)
- help Asher finish his pumpkin contest
- help boys choose piano songs for virtual Christmas concert and email music teacher back
All very random, no? But it’s a pretty par for the course list around here. (And, maybe I’m wrong, but I’m 99% sure that at least 80% of these items are literally not even on Ivan’s radar. Ha. 🤨)
Okay, better get moving. Kids will be up in ~15 minutes or so. My fairly lazy weekend included basically 0 photos. I did take Asher swimming at the gym last night while Ivan and Ethan kicked the soccer ball around on the indoor soccer field, followed by a family movie night of Trolls: World Tour. But no photos of the fun.
I’ll leave you with these: a favorite weekend breakfast concoction (eggs with pinto beans simmered in salsa verde with corn tortillas) + our first official “snowfall”! (Thank goodness not much, and it already melted.)
I am grateful for email. It can be a double edged sword, but overall, the convenience and ease of organizing it definitely beats old school paper communication in most cases. For me, anyway.