Health; 50% of us have colds. I am in that 50%
Workout; keeping a decent rate, don’t know what I’ll be up for today though but coughing should count as an ab workout.
Cat; I get requests… yes, Mr Pink is still here, still very cat.
Projects; I’m transforming Halloween costumes into real things 🙂
My post yesterday was a dashed off line I ran downstairs to do between dinner, kids bed, and having people over for a group game we are playing weekly on Sunday. The day in general was perfect weather and I can’t help but feel that I’m losing half the space in my life very very soon because we won’t be able to be outside anymore. We finished the gardens; took in any lingering veggies and our massive kale crop and the kids picked and sorted all the herbs. The house smelled really good with a pound of mint, lavender, lemon balm, basil etc sitting on the table. We have snow forecast for this coming weekend and I’m glad I got so much done yesterday, and, I’m glad to have spent one more good day outside.
- I finally have the garage empty and ready for car(s)
- The gutters are now clean – since our lawn guy was coming today, yesterday was the best day to clean them since I could just throw it all on the grass and he was going to clean it anyway.
- All the outside toys and playhouse are packed away or ready for snow
I would have been content to keep churning through the chores but Zoe really really really wanted to ride her bike to the Y that is 2mi away. She has been wanting this for weeks and I told her that it would have to be a day that both parents were able to go because Fiona can’t ride a bike that far so she and I would take the car. (I also thought they might be too tired to get home again so I wanted a bail out option). We went to the Y and she not only rode there, she did it at a decent pace and with no fussing AND she wanted to ride home again too. While we were at the Y I did a workout and then we all did the pool and Zoe was swimming laps with Niamh when I got there. When we got home I told them to run around the block so they can claim a triathlon day, and so they did. In my workout I rode the bike and ran, and, I also swam so I had a triathlon day too 🙂
Saturday we actually ended up with an odd day. We had plans for the day that got changed last minute so we but we figured something out. The evening plans were thrown together on a whim on Friday and it actually worked out that we had someone to watch the girls (thank you vacation mom!) and friends were free and the Escape Room Groupon we got last year had an available slot for Saturday night so we did that. It was really fun and we had a great group to do the puzzles. We finished in 50 minutes and that puts us in the top 10% and we only needed one clue. We technically didn’t need that clue because we were in the middle of checking our work and would have found our error, but, it did save us a few minutes. I spend all night dreaming of puzzle room scenarios that would be fun to build, I think I need to send in a few of them to the place just so I get the brain space back!
Today is a ‘regular’ Monday and I’ve done my client work and next on my list is to dig out all the snow pants and real coats to see who fits and who needs. I also plan on taking a rest, this cold is creeping in and my weekend was fun but not restful.
Oh! I also still need to plant bulbs. I decided to wait until someone else found the garden under the leaves to do the planting 🙂 Hopefully there are a few days lefts…
Since I remember that today is actually Thursday, and, it has been a busy week I might as well use this format today.
This post brought to you by the letter S;
- School board meeting! It is one of my new hobbies to go to local meetings. I’ve met a good bunch of people and if you are going to be surrounded by politics, they might as well be meaningful.
- Spin class! Last week and this week Lars and I went together. The class is at a time we can both do and with the winter closing in we need an activity. I put my step counter on my ankle and got pretty good results, not perfect count, but I’m over 8k after the class when I went in at 4ish so a solid 4k steps.
- Social Media! First ‘normal’ week with all my clients and things are going pretty well. I still can’t believe that I’m actually getting paid to post on facebook and Instagram… it isn’t exactly easy because I still need to pull together all the things etc, but, I really do enjoy it. I like putting on all the different company hats and playing the game from their perspective.
There is more going on of course. We celebrated our favorite babysitters birthday today, she is now old enough to leave home alone in charge of kids (before she was a mothers helper with another adult around every time). We are also looking at Thanksgiving plans and I’m figuring out the month of November in general. Need to save something for tomorrow and Walking Dead is waiting for me just after bed time is achieved.
weather; shiny and bright! south of us got snow but we are spring
garden; sprouts!!! I love when bulbs actually come back
nap; despite swim lessons, she is watching a movie ‘resting’
workout; I’m up to squatting 170lb now, also did a mile on the treadmill and swimming lessons with Fiona and a 1/2 walk in the sun when I got home.
Easter prep; 65% – we have decorated! goal for the night is to get the dinner food in house
This daily prompt hit on just the right day. Nope, no rant from me about how I need help. Sometimes I yell at all the people in my house who can’t put laundry in the basket or knock something over and just walk on, but, in reality, I probably have more help than most. Lars does 99% of the cooking, including making me lunch most days we are both around. He will also wash dishes sometimes and generally tidy the kitchen but he has a memory hole about where things in the rest of the house go away to. The kids are in training for picking up things, I try and get them to do three ‘good girl’ things a night but their schedule is so crazy some nights they hardly have time to eat before bed. Like the deal with Lars; he works, I handle the house I feel like that extends to the kids – they go to school all day so I feel bad forcing too many chores on them. On the other hand, their room is a mess and our house is seldom perfect.
The other day I was thinking about the fact that nobody tackles the ‘big jobs’ other than me, but then I gave it some thought…. what if Lars decided to clean out the closet? I think I would have a fit. Where would he put things? What might he toss not knowing it was important? Why would he move all the things, I knew where they all were! See, maybe I have control issues but I think a big part of me is really really happy that re-org like that will never happen without me. If I’m mid-major project, Lars will ‘help’ by appointment like he will help me lift something heavy or tote boxes out to the trash. He never gives more than casual input and is genuinely happy with the results. I do keep his needs (or kids if I’m
messing with fixing their world) in mind and make what I feel are logical decisions. This is so different than how I would react so I am pretty glad that nobody is moved the HELP like that in my house.
That is my take on the word Help. I’m pretty happy with what help I get and the freedom lack of other help gives me. For me, the Y in DIY is important 😉