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
Wild, Stressful, 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
The First Flood Of Lasts
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
A Stay Puft Halloween
I finally get to post it! This is the costume I made for BG to wear to ballet this week! It is a tradition at the studio for all the ballet assistants to wear coordinating costumes the week of Halloween. They are supposed to be simple, usually just a dressed up tutu and maybe something… Continue reading A Stay Puft Halloween
Craft Supply Pack Rat
I've been both lazy and productive lately. After finishing my room, I started checking a few other things off my bigger to do list while taking some break days in between. Finally, after months of it sitting unfinished and ugly, my garage door is completely painted. It no longer looks like we are under constant… Continue reading Craft Supply Pack Rat
Going With The Flow
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
Last First Day
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
Checking Off That To Do List
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
Never A Moment
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
New Resident Arrival
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
MCG To Do List: DONE!
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!
Craft Room Project: The Cat Milestone
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
Vacation, Visiting, And More Work
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
Rolling With The Changes
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
Craft Room Project: Helping Hands
Yesterday was a phenomenally productive day. I was able to get the equivalent of probably a little over 2 days worth of work in. It's amazing what you can get done when you have an extra set of hands to help with the work. BG had casually mentioned the other day that she likes painting,… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Helping Hands
Getting To Share
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
And The Lights Go Out
My car and house kind of look like a glitter bomb went off. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get glitter cleaned up? Spoiler... you don't. That stuff never goes away. I think I'll be finding random glitter bits still hanging out 20 years from now. I will probably cry some… Continue reading And The Lights Go Out
That Is Disappointing
So I attempted to watch the live stream of the recital last night since we weren't allowed to attend those shows. I am still sitting here today wondering how a studio that seems to pride themselves on the concept of "if you are going to do it, then do it the absolute best you can"… Continue reading That Is Disappointing
Let The Beautiful Chaos Begin
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
Pictures, Recital, Dance!
Recital week is always hectic. Last year and this year, a little more chaotic than usual because of adjustments made due to covid. Pictures were only allowed for individuals and only by appointment. No group photos were taken because of occupancy limits in the studio. That also meant that their usual set up of a… Continue reading Pictures, Recital, Dance!