Something simultaneously exciting, yet very SAD, happened at our house yesterday.... We got the big, dead tree in our yard cut down!! Exciting- because this was a very necessary thing, and I'm glad to finally be able to "check it off the list". (We've been trying to have this done for over a year! The… Continue reading Trees and Job Interviews
Happy Friday! I feel like I need a few days off, preferably before the boys get done with school on May 26th. I'm going a bit nuts with a bunch of lingering "projects" that I just don't seem to have time to get to. Yes, I have some free time that maybe I could "use… Continue reading Nagging to-dos, no time
Part A: Why does it always seem to take 3 hours to clean up from dinner? Seriously, is this just me? It doesn't matter what we have, it seems like it always takes forever to fully clean up the kitchen!! And I do generally recruit help- it's not like everyone just ditches me. (Though, I'll… Continue reading A burning dinner question + 2 gratitude quotes
My concentration has been CRAP the last couple of weeks. I thought last week was just an outlier week, since my head was wrapped up in figuring out the garage stuff. But we got some of that resolved (at least some decisions made, I think, and even a lot of actual progress in putting things… Continue reading Frustration with focus
Good morning! Bonus pic above unrelated to rest of post: from my walk yesterday morning. This whole past week has involved a lot of carrying stuff from one place and putting it in another. It was a week ago already that we had the new carpet installed in the bedrooms, but I finally feel now… Continue reading New bedrooms- sneak peek
Starting with positive news: We got new carpet installed yesterday!!! (in our 3 main level bedrooms) Now for the negative news: We got new carpet installed yesterday!!! Just kidding. It is good news, and I'm very happy, and grateful. The carpet looks (and feels) great. But omg, I'm exhausted right now. Prep + Clutter..... Tuesday… Continue reading The clutter is killing me…
Our world has been extra full lately with some misc. home improvement projects going on. Here's a little sampling: Garage: I've mentioned an ongoing garage project, which involved having it fully drywalled and new electric/lights installed. It's a long story, but a fairly straightforward project ended up turning into somewhat of a disaster. I'm very… Continue reading Little life update/ home improvements
I have a busy day today. Usually my Fridays tend to be "lighter" in everything (both personal and work related). But today is full of a bunch of randomness! Just glanced over my schedule: 07:00-08:15 "Pastries on the Playground" at school (donuts and coffee/milk outside before school) 08:30 Lady showing up to pick up Ethan's… Continue reading Busy Friday!
One of my favorite things about working from home is, of course, the FLEXIBILITY. We badly needed groceries for a few days, but with soccer all weekend, it just never happened. (In large part just because no one actually wanted to go get groceries.) Come Monday night, when I thought I would run over to… Continue reading The joy of a midweek, morning grocery run
The kids have been home fulltime again for over 4 weeks now. (They went virtual Monday of Thanksgiving week.) I am feeling READY for them to go back to school. With the colder weather and no sports happening AND now no school (winter break) to keep them occupied, I am just feeling like there is… Continue reading Pick. Up. Your. Stuff.