Friday, May 22, 2009

Rinse & Repeat

A typical weekday:

Wake up later than I should.

Frantically try to motivate kids to get out of bed, get moving and get ready quickly (hasn't happened yet but I keep trying) while getting myself dressed.

Drive boys to school, drinking tea & eating breakfast in car. Empty dirty dishes and/or garbage from boys' breakfast out of my purse. (such a prankster, that Cole)

Work 8-1/2 hours at day job.

Go to house & work with Kim for a few hours.

Go home & do a load or two of laundry - because it's easier to get the kids to go to school if they have clean socks & underwear.

Flake out on couch with a book or TV for a bit to 'unwind' before bed. (That unwinding thing doesn't seem to be working so well. My shoulders and neck are wound up so tight I've lost some fine motor control of my left arm. Jammed ring finger up my nose when I was washing my face because ring & baby now have minds of their own and wouldn't stay in line with the other fingers. Big, gushing, bloody mess. Fingernails on my right hand are getting ragged because my left hand can't work nail clippers properly. Doctor says my arm should start working properly soon.)

Stay up too late because too tired to move.

Finally drag butt off couch & stumble to bed.

Note what's missing? Things like cook a nice meal, go to yoga class, go for a walk or bike ride. In other words, any form of nutrition & exercise. This house is going to cost us a lot more than we planned because of that new wardrobe in a larger size that I'm going to need.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


We got some great news the other day from our landlords. The people who have rented the house don't need to be in until June 15th so we can have it for another two weeks.


We still have to get our house finished, inspected & passed by June 1st but at least we don't have to be in two places at the same time: frantically scrambling to get all those last-minute things done at the new house (like lights purchased & installed, vanities in, doors stained, sinks installed...) while at the same time packing up and moving the rental.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

tick, tick, tick....

I'm not losing sleep over our month-end deadline, mostly because I REFUSE to think about it and because we have a bigger one coming: the carpets are being installed next week and we have to get the upstairs finished before then. Kim put in the last piece of trim upstairs just last night.

We've also given in to our kids' suggestion (DON'T DO THAT YOURSELF, IT'LL TAKE FOREVER - HIRE SOMEONE, LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE DO!) and hired some professionals for a few jobs. Will help with the timing (and also, hopefully, our sanity)

I was thrilled when Kim told me yesterday that the painter we hired to caulk and paint the trim has also offered to fill and sand the nail holes. I am SO glad! Beause, well, Kim's new at putting up trim and, ummm..... he's very thorough. I didn't know how I was going to get them all done in time for the painter to finish painting by the weekend.

Now maybe I will be able to get all the upstairs doors stained and at least start on the the masterbath floor tiles.
Just when my hands and knees are feeling normal again - more tiling to do.