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A week in the life as a SAHM

And you thought I’d be sitting around watching home improvement shows all day. Not even close. (Okay, I watch a few.)

I am knee-deep in scrapping the peeling paint on the house trim. I have 2 sides scrapped and primed (except the very high part that I need someone to hold the ladder for). Estimated completion time: 3 weeks. You’re in luck little sis! I won’t put you to work while you are here on vacation.

And then it rained. This morning I had to sand the primed areas because I didn’t get it painted before the rain. The forecast is for 2-3 more days of rain, so today it was a race to beat the rain. There is a rotted board above the garage that needs to be replaced too. Why can’t home improvement projects ever be straight-forward and simple? {Ugh!}

Before and after house combo colors

By the way:┬áHave you heard of MyLowes? Create an account online and you can store all your paint color numbers in your MyLowes account; so no more saving a gazillion empty paint cans. And, pick up the free MyLowes card at the store, register the card on your account, and every time you make a paint purchase (or any other purchase) it automatically logs in your account as long as you scan your MyLowes card at the register. Why didn’t they think of this sooner? I have logged all my old paint colors before the City comes by to pick up the massive pile of paint cans that was stored in my laundry room.

I cannot eat pancakes every morning! Even if they are mini pancakes and of the frozen variety. I did this for 3 days straight and then put the fork down. Mostly because we were out of pancakes…

Drinking coffee from a pretty cup tastes so much better! It’s a little treat everyday. This morning I made a pot of coffee but was in such a rush to get started on the painting that I completely forgot to have a cup!

The snowball bush is in full bloom. They look so spring-pretty on the kitchen table.

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First day of a new story

Today is the first day as a stay-at-home mom. I have an extremely long to-do list. Last week I couldn’t wait to attack the list. I had the whole week planned out down to the day and time I will do what item on the list.

Well, it’s Monday. I am tired; and I am blogging instead of scratching something off the list.

Four things I will do today:

  1. Take a large load of donations to Goodwill
  2. Take Thor to the groomers
  3. Grocery shopping at Target
  4. Wash all sheets

I also made an appointment with a dog trainer (or is that human trainer?) for Thursday. So, technically that is five things I am getting done today!

Thor is having behavioral issues that if not taken care of he will be finding a new home. {sigh} More on that later after I see how the trainer goes. I am praying he is a Cesar Milan wannabe and gets us on track.

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We have a big weekend coming up…Alex has her solo ice skating competition on Saturday. She told me tonight she has one butterfly in her stomach. That made me laugh. She keeps insisting she isn’t nervous about it, but her coach and I know better.

My mother-in-law’s house is on the market. She is moving into a retirement community July 1st. She is excited. We are excited. Her 1,500 sq. ft. apartment is within walking distance of our house, instead of the 45 minute drive to her house now. That will be so nice to have her closer.

I have 5 more working days of work and I’ll be a stay-at-home mom! I am so excited I can hardly keep my mind on work.

Parker with the Easter Bunny

We attended an Easter egg hunt last weekend at a martial arts studio…note the black belt the bunny is wearing.

Ugly laundry room

My first order of business when I am not working is to get this hideous laundry room in order. Does anyone have ideas on what I can do with the ceiling? I mean, without breaking the bank? I can’t gut the room, so I have to work with what I’ve got. The Tool we bought the house from was a do-it-yourself-not-so-handyman. He didn’t finish the walls correctly (note the open insulation). It’s no wonder our heating bill is sky high in the winter!

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