rolls of tape; 3
giant bags of trash out; 9
General packed status;45%
days till house is on the market; 4
School finished last Thursday and with it, my order of weekdays and weekends. Thursday itself was a busy day with our last carpool, then directly to Fiona’s well child (she is a well child) and then to target because while her body and brain are developing nicely she decided she didn’t need to put on shoes so she was barefoot and we had places to go. After a record breaking trip to target we got back to school to run the outdoor twister game for Zoe’s picnic. Off we went again to pick up some totes for packing and home to await the final homecoming of the school age children. We topped of that day with a family walk to the park and a little relaxitation.
Friday, the first day of vacation, went reasonably well. I’m jumping on the ‘to do list before screen time’ this year just to try and get some stuff accomplished in the day. I got the general list from a variety of pinterest posts – there are some very aggressive lists out there, ones I would be lucky to finish in a day as an adult! With 2 readers in the house now this type of to-do list actually can work since they can read it themselves. Also, Zoe loves to-do lists and has put way more pressure on her sisters and herself than I ever would have. I made it by folding a piece of scrapbook paper so some of the pretty part showed and I still had white to write. Then I laminated it so we can reuse it all year. I personally left an open space under ‘chores’ so I could write in that days needs and for us, this all starts after breakfast so they can still wake up and watch a show like normal.
Saturday was a friend’s wedding so we had a semi-productive morning taking a batch to storage, buying a pair of party shorts (it was 90 degrees, Lars was not wearing a suit) and starting the garage clearing. The wedding itself was really nice, kids had fun, we sat with friends, the food was well chosen and other than the 90 degree thing it was a really good time. The real bad thing is that my nagging throat got worse in the night and I woke up hardly able to talk and swallow. Advil helps but over Sunday I added a fever to the mix but we had 5 houses to look at so we did that (and not much else). Sunday also started with a giant hail storm, house and cars did ok but plants took a beating.
The houses we saw were basically everything in the area that could work for us. We are now down to 2, both have something about them that is awesome and something that is really not… Both are dependent on our house selling well. Seeing houses in a bit of a fever fog was not ideal but there are just not many days left before I take the girls and puppy off to NY to hopefully have the house show better without 4 mess makers in it.
Today is the first Monday of vacation time and I don’t have much planned. I am hoping that I can be more functional today and get things done