I sort of gave myself the gift of being unplugged for the holidays. Everyone was going to be home. Hubby takes vacation every year to closely match the kids' winter break from school giving us all almost 2 weeks of just family time. Of course we do the holidays, but the rest of the time… Continue reading Belated Happy New Year!
I knew last week was going to be emotional. I expected to be weepy at every Christmas program. I did just fine on the first one because BG kept me laughing with her antics with her dance friends. The second one was just full of fun, so it wasn't one that choked me up. After… Continue reading Emotional Week
This whole week has been weird. And wild. And stressful. And emotional. And it isn't over yet. I knew it might be emotional because it is Christmas program week. I have one down that I managed to make it through without crying. Mostly because BG and her friend in that class were goofy and laughing… Continue reading Wild, Stressful, Emotional Week
I've mentioned before that this is going to be a year of lasts for me. When I say year, I'm mostly referring to school year and not calendar year, because it is BG's senior year. That is bringing with it SO many lasts and they are making me a bit of an emotional mess. While… Continue reading The First Flood Of Lasts
This was such an emotional project for me. I'm sure I've shared this tradition with you before. It is something that was started by my grandmother when I was young. Every Thanksgiving, she would hang up a santa curtain that she'd painted. We kids were always excited to see it go up because it meant… Continue reading Sharing The Tradition
It looks a little different than normal around here. We aren't carving pumpkins or handing out candy this year. Instead, we are going to do our first big Family Night since MCG moved in. I'll be doing our traditional finger food/junk food buffet while we play games or watch movies (still on the fence as… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I can't decide if I need my brain to shut up for a while or not. On the one side, I've had so many ideas of things to work on it's not even funny. I'm exhausted just looking at the potential project list. On the other, this latest burst of inspiration is pretty exciting. Normally,… Continue reading Newest Project List
Since we decided to no longer do the garage for Halloween and last year was a huge no go because of Covid, all of my decorations sat unused last year. What I had been using in the garage doesn't translate all that well to general decorating and all the other pieces I used to put… Continue reading Reusing A Little Fun
I've been quiet on here lately. Mostly because I really haven't had much to say, but also because my brain is in a weird place. I'm having a lot of really good moments I want to squee about and not so good ones I want to whine about. When I think about coming here and… Continue reading Going With The Flow
I think it is becoming glaringly apparent that I'm am utterly incapable of doing a project from start to finish without getting pulled off on a side project, because here I am, starting yet another project instead of finishing off my room. This latest side project is a huge office swap that also includes getting… Continue reading Yet Another Side Project
Today is one of those life milestones that you can't decide to be happy about or cry about, but always feels like a mess of both. It is BG's first day of her senior year. Her last first day of school. It is even harder because she is my baby. The last one to do… Continue reading Last First Day
The last several days have been hectic. There have been so many different things I've been dealing with or trying to get done, it has been a kind of musical chairs of tasks and trying to shift everything in a way to actually get any of it done. My room is completely finished except for… Continue reading Checking Off That To Do List
You'd think I'd have learned by now. Things never really slow down around here. I'd really thought I'd have at least a week of uninterrupted time to work on my room this week. I stupidly forgot to look at my calendar, which was packed full of things I had to do, mostly shifting into back… Continue reading Never A Moment
We officially have a new resident in the house! Hubby and MC ended up having to make the trip to pick up MCG without me because my stomach decided to try and secede from my body the night before we were supposed to leave and there was no way I could sit in a car… Continue reading New Resident Arrival
All the furniture has been painted. All the touch ups are finished. The room is cleaned. My house is back to relative normal. Everything is in place and I am DONE! This was quite the project and parts were more work than I anticipated, but it is completed. I couldn't be happier as everything turned… Continue reading MCG To Do List: DONE!
I'll be scarce for a while. I'm in major prep mode for MCG's move. The last several days I've: Finished prepping the furniture for paint. Painted the closet (so frickin' glad I did, it was so nasty!) Painted the ceiling where we had water get in. Shampooed the carpet (again, so happy as it looks… Continue reading Crunch Time: Countdown To MCG
It took absolutely forever, but I reached another major milestone on this project. The stairs are now fully trimmed out with all the major paint touch ups done (I'm sure there will be more before this is done). This includes the doorway to the basement. That means that my ugly, makeshift, temporary door is finally… Continue reading Craft Room Project: The Cat Milestone
This last week has been packed so full, I've hardly had a second to sit down. Hubby took the week off, in part because this was our week for our visitors and partly to help me get some things done. So even though he has technically been on vacation, there has been no vacationing involved.… Continue reading Vacation, Visiting, And More Work
It seems as though we are just past the edge of several major shifts around here. MC has gotten and started his first job. So many things prevented this from happening before, but he is finally getting out and getting a taste of the real world. Of all the jobs he could have chosen, he… Continue reading Rolling With The Changes
I'm finally getting around to sharing the photo of the bouquet I got and modified for BG's recital this year. And doing a little bragging along the way. I knew I wasn't going to have time to build a bouquet for BG this year and couldn't decide what I was going to do instead. Then… Continue reading Getting To Share
This afternoon begins the first of the three days of recital chaos. It is the one day that is going to be the most odd as I won't be able to be at the venue at all today other than dropping off and picking up. That isn't something that has ever happened before. Even last… Continue reading Let The Beautiful Chaos Begin