Wednesday, February 29, 2012

like rabbits

We've been packing for days and it feels as if my stuff keeps multiplying (like rabbits) in cabinet drawers and closets and I'm wondering where it all came from. Seriously. Birthday cards, Mother's Day and Father's Day cards, Get Well cards for the last 8 years tucked away (and of course that means I need to read each one) to judge decide if it's worth keeping or pictures that I have not seen in years that have been hidden behind other treasures that beg for my attention.
We're almost there. Tonight we'll sleep over in the rental house (thanks Diane and Dick!) and hoping that by not living in the midst of chaos we can see the progress we've made.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

moving day

It's official. Our house was on the market for less than a week and it sold. Cash offer. Buyer wants in da house as quick as she can and the Mr. being the Mr. that he is said "no problem". The next week will be moving eight years of living into a storage unit but before that it means going through each dresser drawer and treasure box and deciding what stays. what goes. what do we keep. what do we give away.
We have lived in four houses in my town and each move was easy because it was a matter of schlepping your things to the next house that the Mr. built for us but this time it's different. We will be renting a friend's furnished house for a few months and when school's out for summer we will be thinking about the next move. The big question is where and what house will our things that have been packed away during this week end up?

Friday, February 17, 2012

three day

happy, happy, joy, joy! Three day weekend and lots to do to fill it. Craigs list anyone? Ebay? Posting and selling a few items are on the list of things to do around here. What's your weekend look like?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Change. Some people love it while others loathe it.I like controlled change.
I don't like the rug pulled out from under me, but if I'm rolling up the rug then it makes me feel more welcome to new things. The Mr. and I are doing some changes and it makes you feel a bit bohemian; a free spirit. We're ready to travel outside of the safety bubble and see where we end up.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Such a great Valentines weekend (and birthday weekend for "Papa") spent with Audrey, Josh, and Ruby. Bubbles, learning to speak "toddler", and playing with a cute almost two year old filled the few days we were in California.
It melts your heart when Ruby says Papa's name; one word filled with such sweet love. The last pic kind of says it all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

5 years old!

Happy Birthday to blog! Seriously; I've been doing this for 5 years?! Crazy. She was a planned blog...given birth to document ideas, inspiration, and tidbits of daily life. She has good manners and has grown into such a fine young little blog. Happy Birthday blog...may there be many more.

Monday, February 6, 2012

on the boardwalk

We may be late to the party but thanks to Netflix; we're watching and loving Boardwalk Empire. Looking for a new series to fill your TV time? This is it.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

and breathe...

This is looking like a jam-packed week but it's all good.
The showing for Saturday was postponed until Monday (hooray!) so we had a couple of extra days to stage the home front.
Our new school lunchtime routine is beyond's amazing. Teaching our kids what to do and how to behave at lunch ("restaurant voices") was a "filling in the blank" for many of the kids we see. Along with better behavior in the lunchroom we are down to 4 trash bags rather than the normal 10--unbelievable and can't help but wonder if all schools would do this, what an impact it would have (although reusable lunch trays would be best; you need to start somewhere).
Shipping labels are on DOTS bags and stuffing them with LOVE tees starts today or tomorrow at the latest...gotta smile knowing that many will be pouring on our LOVE on Valentines Day this year.
Keep it cool...later.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Looking forward to the weekend but I know it's going to be crazy busy. We're putting our house back on the market which means getting it together which means putting away, packing, organizing to make it look like you always live like this. First showing is Saturday...which most people would love but I curse and complain (sort of like when the housekeeper comes..happy they are there but cleaning up before they come to clean up!)
DOTS also got slammed with orders (thank you!) so lots of packing (and trying to keep it clean) will be happening. And like any other weekend I would love to catch up on a few zzzzz's. What about you??

*image from here