Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring Breaking

     Davis and I have had the best time these past few days just hanging out and being lazy! I thought I might take him to day care a couple of days so I could run errands and sit in the silence (#momgoals), buuuuuttttttt I kept him home…because one day he won’t want to hang out with me all day.

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    In spite of the name, our spring break has been bitterly cold. There is no playing outside around here…and our trip to Target earlier nearly gave me pneumonia. We’ve stuck to indoor activities like coloring in a box, talking about the potty, and reading all. the. books. The upside to being stuck inside? I have gotten lots of laundry done, and Davis’s big boy room is all set up! As predicted, he is so stinking cute in his big bed.

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     Cannot. Deal. We did put rails on it, but he’s sleeping so hard he really doesn’t need them (#hegotitfromhismama). I’m still on the hunt for another denim sham to make the end look more full, but that’s more for me than him…clearly. While I was busy working on the bed, Keith was painting and installing shelves in the closet. When we moved in, all the closet bars and sleves were weirdly low…like barely taller than me. You wouldn’t think it would be a big deal, but it makes the closets feel so tiny and cluttered. The dingy paint was not helping either. I’ll work on taking pictures when he wakes up.

     The downside to this update? Our cute little front bedroom is once again a junk room. I’ll have to get in there and do some serious work. It’s a really glamorous combo of crib pieces and Davis’s old furniture and all the stuff that vomited out of his closet. I am the eye-rolling emoji right now. I will not work on taking pictures of that.

     I’m going to leave this stream of consciousness with the list of posts I keep telling myself I’ll write:

  • Dining room update (a REAL one…spoiler alert: I bought a new plant)
  • Davis’s room
  • Our closet
  • A living room update (a REAL one)

     I started this post yesterday, but now that it’s Friday, I’ll link it for Friday Favorites and call it done! Happy weekend!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

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     Fri-YAY! It has been a slow climb to spring break, but we’ve made it and could not be more ready for this week!  I was all set to enjoy Fun Friday by scrubbing my classroom for the last hour of the day, but a text from Davis’s teacher yesterday about a little temp changed our plans.  I do NOT love a sinus infection, but an extra day to rest is so welcome!

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     I have done all.the.laundry. and introduced Davis to ranch dressing…so I’d say the weekend is off to a good start! 

     In unrelated news, my sister and I have been doing Whole30 for the last 13 days, and they have been the longest 13 days of my life…That’s not entirely true, but it is requiring a lot of thought and a lot of tiny label reading.  All things considered, I am actually enjoying it! The food is good, and there is almost nothing I love more than a sense of accomplishment…except a cupcake.

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I’m still waiting on my tiger blood.

     Bouncing to yet another topic, we are moving Davis into a big boy bed this weekend…y’all. A big boy bed! I cannot wait to see how it goes. He is going to be so cute and tiny in it. I will try to get around to taking some pictures once it’s all put up and done.

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     He is turning into such a big boy lately! Its almost time to start thinking about a birthday party…for my two year old. Can’t. He is my favorite little boy on Earth.

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     This post is turning into follow the bouncing ball (the bouncing ball being my train of thought). Ignore my dirty mirror and focus instead on my Teen Witch vibes. I’m trying to become a nighttime showerer to save those few precious moments in the morning, and I may or may not have found a hairdo that works for me. This is big news! I’m flipping my hair over and doing three braids (regular not French) and then twisting it into a topknot (yellow, terry cloth scrunchy recommended). This is seriously life changing. I have so much more time to apply eyeliner and drink coffee! Praise. Hands.

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     I’ve also made it my mission to make plaid appropriate for work as often as possible. With a pair of skinny pants and some sassy jewelry, no one will know that it’s a hand-me-down that feels like pajamas. I just can’t do business-like. Simply cannot. Elementary teachers (and just people in general) should be able to move. Done and done.

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     Alright y’all…I’ve got to wake this boy up from a nap and see where the weekend takes us. What does one do when one has done all the laundry and cleaned the floors? This is a sense of freedom I’m not familiar with – happy weekend indeed!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Life Lately

     It’s February.  I don’t know what it is, but the first few months of the year always fly!  We’ve been busy living life over here. Nothing too glamorous. Nothing too exciting. Just normal life.

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     It’s been such a mild winter, and Davis has had so much fun playing outside! He has plearned how to ride a motorcycle, jump in puddles, and run from me on the way to the car each morning. He has such a big personality…I can’t imagine where he gets it from…

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     He also got himself a really handsome, big boy haircut…he looks like a little man. I can’t. He is inching closer to two, and I’m not ready.  We’re making the move to a big boy bed over spring break, and once school is out I’m putting his hiney in underwear. Where is my baby?!

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     In news unrelated to my teenager, Keith installed new floors in the living room, dining room, and hallway, and I am in loooooove. It has changed my opinion of our paint colors, pushed up our new couch timeline, and brought me to our gorgeous new rug. It is so cushy and cozy and I can’t keep my eyes and toes off of it.

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     I’m including this as a reminder to myself of how nice the classroom (…I just typed “house” instead of classroom…life) looks when it’s clean. Also, it took me three and a half years, but I finally have matching desks and have found organizational systems that work and keep me sane. Praise. Hands.

     I was talking to my kids the other day about responsibility, and said, “Y’all it’s almost March!”  …and then I realized that it’s almost March! What in the world?!  In the day to day, I sometimes feel things draaaaaaaging on, and then I turn around one time, and we’ve got two weeks until spring break and the last quarter of the year!

     I have about 1.2 billion things left to do this year and then summer and a birthday for my boy and all of these things, and I’m exhausted just thinking about it.  Is this what being a grown up is?

     As per usual, I have about a million post ideas rolling aorund the old think tank, and if I ever figure out a way to keep my eyes open past 9 p.m. then I’ll have a lot to say! In the meantime, I’ve got about an hour of naptime left and lots of fun grown up things to do like pay bills and dust mop the floors. #glamour