Ru ~ dig deeper

Blowing out candles, knocking down goals



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Ru ~ dig deeperPost weekend wings

I need to fly out the door – today has been so busy… I’ll just slap down my list and update later.

Happy productive Mondays to all!

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Clean toilet + kids room trash
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 8 - (half)
  • Continue January Happiness entries
  • Narrow down computer √ Between two! Must touch now…
New
  • Work: Edit + send finished file, start new memoir project
  • Call new school re. meeting + paperwork for enrollment √ Apt. 18th!
  • Call strata manager re. leftover paperwork to fax
  • Take car in to check/fix brakes + power steering √ Sigh…
  • Empty wooden chest of drawers for donation
  • Call B. re. borrowing van to start moving
  • Prep donations for Big Brother pick-up
  • Call Cash for Clunkers / wash car
  • Tuesday plans w/Mom + Dad
  • Contact Hydro re. tangible bill
  • Call re. incorrect property tax
  • Extended kidcare 4 – 1am √ Off early, had patio cocktails!
  • Touch base with 3 friends
  • Post weekend tidy
  • Upcoming plans
  • Outside time
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperEvisceration and fornication

I can certainly respect some people being put off by some of the content, and it’s definitely not something we’ll be watching while the kids are awake. We’re finding the series itself is fantastic – captivating, well acted and gorgeously filmed…

I don’t mind some in-context darkness and roughage, as long as there’s a point to it, though some scenes wouldn’t be on my top ten for a re-watch and I’d want to know where the remote was in case any little people woke up and wandered in.

I may read the books later… a good friend said she went in that order and that they’re well worth it. I wonder if I can tweak Netflix to get it here… hmmmmmmn. Appealing. 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperWeekend Addition

Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend

  • New place: Wall Fix-Up, take junk to Green Bin, hardware store exchange
  • Replace hot water tank, replace furnace belt, ground wire, service
  • Reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 7
  • Go to the kids community art show in the new neighborhood
  • Work: Finish, edit, + send current memoir project – editing…
    *Continue cleaning/decluttering for move
  • Attend community meeting (one of us)
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Wash car for pick-up
  • Movie and popcorn10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperPass the hammer, Max

I could use a good fort building long about now, hiding under a blanket seems much more appealing than anything on my current list of things to do.

And thanks – I was happy to have hit the 22’s, but am still pursuing plain ole’ 22 alone. Maybe if I bench press enough moving boxes…

Have a great weekend! 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperMaybe just in Canada?

GOT on IFC – Wednesdays at 7 & 10pm I think? The library here seems to have the first two seasons as well, though I suppose downloading would be easiest if you’ve already set that up. Someday I’ll re-emerge from the dark ages and have various media devices set up functionally again. Where are you streaming it from? 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperRelaxation and appreciation

Retroactive happiness…

January 5, 2013

  • A luxuriously lazy day with lots of fun, relaxation, and treats. We ate leftover pizza, played games, made playdough masterpieces, indulged in chocolate laced with toffee flecks, and told many bad jokes that made us laugh despite making absolutely no sense.
  • A shopping trip that yielded wonderfully comfy red and black plaid pajama pants and a flash drive with a coupon for 100 free photo prints.
  • Going to the library to pick up books and movies we’d put on hold. A stack of good things to read and watch!
  • A long soak in divine calm serenity milk – something lovely that turned up in my stocking compliments of my mom. I cracked a book spine and munched a peppermint stick.
  • Sending a difficult condolence letter to someone I was once very close to after hearing he’d recently lost his longtime partner. She was quite young and obviously a lovely person and just… fuck cancer. It’s hard to reach out to people that are hurting on such a deep level; there are no right things to say, but I think silence is worse. This didn’t make me remotely happy, but re-woke a profound appreciation for the present health of loved ones and the fact that you can’t take anything for granted.



January 6, 2013

  • A loungy pajama morning with the kids while the rain beat down outside.
  • Celebrating my 1000th day (and 143rd week) of Wii Fit Plus by hitting my BMI goal (getting into the 22’s). Huzzah!
  • Fighting potential colds with giant pots of tea and couch cuddles.
  • Building an epic fort in the living room – the perfect place to read, play cards, and eat gummy bears and bagels slathered in cookie butter.
  • M made delicious spicy burritos and after the kids went to bed we had a black and white movie night: The Life of Oharu and the first half of The Artist. 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperWinter came late

I had a distinct feeling I was going to like this show, but by the time I’d caught wind of it the first season was over and it’s obviously one of those series you want to start from the dawn of, so it languished on the back burner.

They’ve recently started re-running it from the beginning again on IFC, so we dove in and are already hooked, I just need to avoid the multitude of spoilers people post on fb and the like, especially recently. (Look away! Look away!)

Glad to have a new series to watch together after the kiddies are nestled down in their beds. Once the moving madness is over we may grab the dvd sets from the library and binge, but for now it offers some much appreciated weekly escapism to look forward to. 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperRiding into the weekend

It’s Friday and there’s no school, so it feels like a long weekend has begun. It’s a soggy day, so I’m glad we picked up some movies from the library to watch with the kids. There are all sorts of things to tackle in the garage and a clothes closet to battle, projects to work on, and I may have a friend coming by to visit/help as well.

M. has an important meeting after work then he’s off for the next couple of weeks – no rest though, we’ll be going full stream ahead on fixing things up and moving. Time is going much too fast. I’d love to kick back with some bonbons, a cocktail, and a good book, but things need to get done. I’ll still pause to hug the essence of Friday.

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: sweep + wash kitchen floor
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 6
  • Return/exchange SmartLock set (missing functional key)
  • Continue January Happiness entries
  • Call Dr. re. Iris immunization √ Appointment Tuesday!
  • Fill second donation box
  • Narrow down computer
New
  • Decluttering + small spaces site binge online
  • Take more photos for selling + freebies
  • Start weeding closet (remove 5+ things)
  • Work on current memoir project
  • Sort 3 boxes (closet or garage)
  • Call Big Brothers re. pickup
  • Touch base with 3 friends
  • Movie + popcorn w/kids Wreck it Ralph
  • Visit with A.? - Can’t reach her…
  • Pamper hair
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperBlue elephants

Retroactive happiness…

January 4, 2013

  • An extra fine MA class: great strength, strong voice, clear focus. Iris came along and made a little tiger (from the junior junior group) friend. We also bought a split double kick paddle for $2 (the school bought new ones and sold the used ones for next to nothing) for practicing at home.
  • I cleaned and organized the arts and crafts closet; a huge and satisfying job.
  • New Orleans Cajun chicken pizza and cold, cold Coke.
  • Staying up very late watching a very peculiar, black and white no wave film from 1978 called The Foreigner. Blondie, the Cramps, Anya Phillips, etc. made appearances. 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperI lucked out

A woman at the company went on mat leave, I know the studio manager and she thought it would be a mutually good fit (I really wanted something I could do from home when time allowed). It was, and I’m happily still there.

It was one of those things you stumble into gratefully, I’m not entirely sure how you’d search it out intentionally. I’d done some similar work transcribing interviews for a documentary on addictions, but again, that fell into my lap via a friend.

Perhaps just put out the word it’s the type of thing you’d be interested in? Networking works wonders! 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperHappy New Year!

And the carbonite experiments continue. There’s nothing like tiny people trapped in chunks of ice floating around your bath and tiny shouts of “I’m free! I’m free!” echoing across wet tile. We have to double check our on-the-rocks bevvies these days to make sure we don’t choke on anyone.10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperHello! (Re. memoirs)

They’re for different things – I work for a small company that publishes books (biographies/company history) for people, groups, companies, etc., so folks are met with to get their stories, memories, photos, and memorabilia, then it’s all woven together into a limited edition coffee-table type book.

I’m involved in a small part of the harvesting process. :) It’s interesting and flexible work, a great fit for me because I work from home, can set my own hours, and take on more or less as life allows. 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperWarm breeze

Feeling good today – we were all up early, the sun is out, things are getting done. Lots to do, but bit by bit the pile is getting smaller. It’s combination time: work, house stuff, outside time, kidcare, relaxation, plans with friends and family… a full plate, but a nice balance. And tomorrow is a pro-D day and M’s last workday for two weeks (at his job anyhow). Onward!

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: tidy + wipe kitchen counters
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away √ X2/kid bedding
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Continue January Happiness entries
  • Call Dr. re. Iris immunization
  • Fill second donation box
  • Narrow down computer
New
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 6
  • Return/exchange SmartLock set (missing functional key) - M doing wall-work instead
  • Talk to school music teacher re. talent show
  • Touch base re. visit with cousin + family
  • Take more photos for selling + freebies
  • Hand wash martial arts uniform
  • Make a pitcherful of iced mocha √ Fanfreakingtastic!
  • Work on current memoir project
  • Sort 3 boxes (closet or garage) - 2/3
  • Locate craigslist account info
  • Touch base with 3 friends
  • Movie + popcorn w/kids - bumping to tomorrow
  • Pro-D day plans
  • Kidcare 4 – 6
  • Outside time
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperBeams through the fog

Retroactive happiness…

January 3, 2013

  • Making colorful penguin puppets with paper bags and aquarium finds. Further ice experiments melting in the tub.
  • A long and beautiful foggy hike with the kids – we took a different path and ended up in a spot with sunbeams shooting through the trees; I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Magic.
  • Obvious moisture aside, we had extra fun playing and exploring, hunting for mushrooms and spider webs and looking in unfamiliar little shops on the way home.
  • Taking a lengthy hot bath while M made his signature pasta dinner. The smell of buttery garlic finally made me hungry enough to reach for the towel.
  • The kids were so pooped out from our hike that they fell asleep early, making for some rare and relaxing grown-up time. 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperMid-week hustle

Wednesday already – I’ll be glad when M’s vacation time arrives, hopefully we’ll be able to squeeze extra stuff into the next couple of weeks. There seems to be a lot of intense news arriving on the doorsteps of people all around us. These are interesting times.

It’s wonderfully summery out today, and I’m not needed for kid-care today, so we can be a bit freer to slather on the sunblock and romp outside after school. Later I’ll try to blaze through more files and sort some more stuff. There’s also something fun to pick up at the library, which is nice.

Hitting a strange balance between joy and panic.

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Weed out fridge dregs
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Continue January Happiness entries
  • Call Dr. re. Iris immunization
  • Fill second donation box
  • Narrow down computer
New
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 5
  • Call company/hardware store re. initial keys for SmartKey setup
  • Work: Work on current memoir project
  • Water tank photos to replacement guy
  • Sort 3 boxes (closet or garage)
  • Get info on school talent show
  • Touch base with 3 friends √ 5
  • 30 min: kidstuff clean-up
  • Compost dead plants
  • Sort 1 box of clothes
  • Call Mom and Dad
  • Outside time
  • Library
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperMolten horizon

Retroactive happiness…

January 2, 2013

  • Clearing, super-cleaning, and sorting the kitchen cabinets. A big job done.
  • A walk to the playground with Isak’s new remote control car leading the way.
  • The new evening martial arts class they added hasn’t been posted yet, so it was basically a private lesson – a teacher for each of the two students that showed up.
  • Lovely sunset colours. 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperLetting go

Things are moving out the door, though not quite fast enough to balance what feels like a huge and focused effort. There are new piles to donate or dispose of – everything helps. I just wish we’d discover a hidden elephant or two in the garage that we could set free. I need to find the happy medium between getting tunnel vision with tiny things and striking a match, tossing it into the mountain and running. I’ll just take it 1 box at a time.

Back to extended kid-care later today, though it sounds as if it may just be today, not until Thursday. Lots of memoir work available, I’m going as fast as I can – I’m so grateful to have a decent word processor again. The sun is singing – time to break out the summer dresses and enjoy a bit in-between getting things done!

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Wipe kitchen cabinets
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Continue January Happiness entries
  • Call Dr. re. Iris immunization
  • Narrow down computer
  • Mad Men
New
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 4
  • Work on current memoir project, download new queued project
  • Library: return books to school; check returns/holds at public
  • Find a young recipient for the Thomas the Train DVDs
  • Don’t cry over the spilled milk (but do clean it up.)
  • Bathe the Buddha (literally and metaphorically)
  • Extended babysitting for baby H: 4 – 12:30
  • Wipe down kitchen counters, stove-top
  • Photograph some things for craigslist - Mannequins√
  • Sort 3 boxes (closet or garage) - 1/3
  • Check on toy cart replacement √ (no word yet)
  • RSVP to volunteers’ tea party
  • Clear and clean top of fridge
  • Touch base with 3 friends
  • Fill second donation box - Nearly…
  • Update fb collages
  • Outside time √ X2
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperFoggy, fresh, new

Retroactive happiness…

January 1, 2013

  • Waking to a feeling of deep contentment at the dawn of a new year.
  • Sewing striped gloves so my fingers stay cozy.
  • A joyful experiment: Han Solo in ice-cube carbonite.
  • Stopping at a favorite spot to watch lights play on the water.
  • N. invited us over for dinner (gourmet meatballs, salad, cookies and tiger tea) and a teddy bear date with her and Isak’s favorites (Baby Bear got dressed up for the occasion).
  • Luminous geese and vintage bubble lights.
  • Driving home through thick night fog – dreamy and delightful. 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperJunebugs

The weekend was very full, but I’m happy to say I crossed everything off my list (a mish-mash of work, family/social stuff, household slog, technology, and a smidgeon of downtime), but there’s still an overwhelming amount of things to do this month.

Today: Spent with a very good friend who came over to visit, help wrangle the kids, declutter, and go through boxes, which was extraordinarily appreciated. I wish I’d had a bit more time in the sunshine and had more to show for the toil, but hopefully it’ll come.

Going through all of these boxes means wading through so much past – some surfacing memories/emotions are wonderful, but others are tricky and painful. It’s not quick stuff. Ladybug steps…

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Kitchen dusties + webs
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Call Dr. re. Iris immunization
  • Narrow down computer
New
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 3
  • Check dates/rules for spring junk pick up at new place
  • Work: Set up and start new memoir project
  • Whirlwind clean up and garage box busting
  • Sort evil closet full of boxes (go through)
  • Call Mom + Dad re. weekend kidcare
  • Start 2013 Happiness entries
  • Visit with A./tea/declutter time
  • Sort/weed giant bag of bags
  • Go through 1 difficult box √ 3.
  • Decluttering inspiration
  • Movie + popcorn w/kids √ Rango!
  • Fill new donation box √ 1.5!
  • Hardware store (M)
  • Make a van plan
  • Wash bathtub
  • Mad Men
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperSO many to choose from!

My parents did the same for my brother and I, it’s been the best kind of contagious in both of our own families; the passing on of the page passion.

I’ve been thinking of doing Tolkien next (or Harry Potter) – though we’ll still be traipsing through Narnia for a while yet. I love hearing what other people fondly remember their parents reading to them… I hope our kids will remember happily too. 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperGreeting 2013

Retroactive happiness…

December 31, 2012

  • Post holiday visits with dear friends (3 different sets).
  • Belated gifts, like Star Wars Operation – great fun!
  • The New Year’s fairy.
  • Peppermint eggnog and sparklers to help ring in the new year.

(I’m still ferociously behind, but at least I’ll be in the right year from here on in…)10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperJune First: Bring on the chaos!

It’s the first day of a new month! Today is bittersweet, I have a dear friend’s birthday to celebrate and a difficult anniversary to clock. Today is also the last day we pay rent (ever, hopefully).

The next few weeks are going to be super challenging as we try to squeeze in decluttering, renos, painting, packing, moving, cleaning, and everything else that goes along with changing where you live – on top of the usual day-to-day life chaos. Main goal for the month? To just get through it (preferably sane). I think I’m as ready as I can be.

We’ve begun… 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperKnee deep in Narnia

C.S. Lewis’s Narnian tales continue to enthrall.

We finished Prince Caspian earlier in the week and began The Voyage of the Dawn Treader last night, though it took a little longer to get started because of some lengthy giggles over what a “poop deck” is. We’re taking turns with the reading and really enjoying the evening wind-down time together. 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperWeekend Addition

Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend

  • New place: Continue Project Wall Fix-up and junk removal, go through strata package
  • Work: Pick up + install current word processor, finish + send current memoir project YES!
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Chapter 2
  • Take kids to community parade / street festival / show + shine
  • Pick up gift, attend birthday lunch Saturday afternoon
  • Isak to Grandma and Grandpa’s for overnight
  • Finish December happiness entries Yes!
  • Back up computer to May 31
  • Call re. old car pick-up
  • Movie and popcorn

Bonus: Clean up after Barfageddon. Sigh.10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperBloomers showing, we're still growing

House: Acquired. Move: Imminent.
The process of getting from point A to point B has broken new ground. 10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperMoody monochrome skies

Retroactive happiness…

December 29, 2012

  • Shopping for myself a little (so rare): bright new tights (teal and dark purple) and a new black t-shirt.
  • Iris was feeling better. Fussy but better. And I think the tummy-bug wasn’t contagious, which is a Very Good Thing.
  • Experimenting with strange scents at the fragrance bar.
  • Playing with the newly acquired vintage Tinkertoy (and a new game with Isak).
  • Picking up the White Stripes dvd we ordered from the library (Under Great White Northern Lights).



December 30, 2012

  • One of the moms at the school sent me photos she took of Iris and I in the snow.
  • Finding gift cards (still good) from Christmas 2011.
  • Hedgehogs and milk.
  • Getting out of the house with the family for chilly playground time with slides and basketball, sunsets and city lights. 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperWeekend song

Friday! Friday has arrived just prior to my motor burning out. I need a slightly easier day so I can gear up for the weekend. I’m showing someone I know the place today – hoping he and his family might be keen on moving in when we move out, then we wouldn’t have to go through having strangers traipsing through here for the next few weeks.

Hoping to get a lot done at the new place this weekend and make headway on the overwhelming decluttering/packing/cleaning. I have a birthday party to go to tomorrow, a community event to attend, we’re possibly even (finally) getting the old car picked up… here’s to a productive (and migraine free) weekend!

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: 15 minutes: invisible mess in living room √ 30!
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away √ – Towels/clothes/dishrags too
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Start new Narnia book!
  • Continue December Happiness entries
  • Call Dr. re. Iris immunization
  • Narrow down computer
  • Movie + popcorn
New
  • Work: Finish current project, download new project, install Office
  • 1 hour toy + Lego clean up party in Isak’s room √ Did 2 hours together! HUGE progress!
  • Whirlwind clean up and re-rental viewing (B.)
  • Write K. back re. playdate
  • Touch base with 3 friends √ 5
  • Finish May bootcamp
  • B-day present for A.
  • Plan for weekend
  • Potty time √ Good effort
  • Vacuum
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer

Bonus:- The rain flipped to unanticipated sunshine and fluffy clouds and we spent a long time at the playground too!10 months ago


Ru ~ dig deeperBack down the rabbit hole

And off I go into the madness… another day chock full, from a morning meeting at the school to watching baby H. into the wee hours. We had a kid meltdown yesterday, so privileges are limited (which may punish me more than anyone). On the up side we had a nice time reading together in the evening, and both kids were in bed early – that would be a nice change, something to aim for in the future.

I’m still making do with limited software for typing – hoping to dig up something better soon, there’s lots of work to take on if I want it, I just wish my plate wasn’t already so full, bringing in some extra money right now would be nice, we’ll be carrying two places/sets of bills in June, have fix-up and moving costs, plus property taxes are on the horizon. It would be nice to staunch the money bleedout a bit.

Fortunately we got a notice that the townhouse complex is bringing in a huge green bin in June for spring cleaning, so there will be a much easier place to sort/dump stuff we don’t get a chance to deal with before moving. M. picked up some drywall from work and has started on the wall repairs at the new place – slowly but surely. Things will move a lot quicker when he’s off work again, but that won’t be for another week or so. We’re doing what we can with the current very limited time/energy.

It was nice to stop and kick back together with a cold ginja ninja and a movie late last night. We need to carve out little spaces for rest and relaxation; find little storm eyes to peek out from along the way. Ah! I keep thinking it’s Friday. Almost, almost.

Regular
  • Basic house maintenance: dishes, garbage, recycling, compost
  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and take vitamins/supplements
  • Exercise/movement for 1 hour minimum: walk, yoga, Wii fit+
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: 27 fling (living room)
  • Reading & homework with Isak
  • Laundry: wash, sort, put away
  • Me time: bath, bubbles, book
  • Family game / adventure
  • Transfer new photos
  • Downtime w/M.
  • Joynotes
Recycled
  • Work: Continue current project, search for recent Office install
  • Continue December Happiness entries
  • Call Dr. re. Iris immunization
  • Narrow down computer
New
  • New place: Dump 1 carload of junk from crawlspace / patio area
  • Attend traffic safety meeting / parent coffee at school
  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Start new Narnia book!
  • Clean up bathroom: sinks, counter, mirror, toilet
  • Privilege earn-back plan (1 hour room clean?)
  • Solidify Shaw setup (phone, cable, internet)
  • Extended babysitting for baby H: 4 – 12:30
  • Continue clean up for re-rental viewings √ 1st tomorrow
  • Conversation about behavior
  • Touch base with 3 friends
  • Go over spelling words
  • Movie + popcorn
Queued
  • Iris: Update immunizations
  • Have old car picked up
  • Replace computer 10 months ago

Ru ~ dig deeperMoving slowly but surely

Back on the list!

We took possession of the townhouse we bought earlier this month and have given notice where we’re currently renting for the end of June, so we have just over a month before we’ll be out of here and into our very own home. There’s so much to do, both with clearing out, fixing up, and prepping the new place and sorting/packing/cleaning the old one.

Our landlord here will be wanting to show this place soon, so hopefully we’ll have enough done at the new place to start moving some things in soon. I’ll get listy when I have time, but this goal definitely needs to be reinstated. I should be checking it off soon (preferably with all of our sanity intact) and for good.

It’s exciting to finally be moving to a place we own rather than renting again! 10 months ago


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