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These Photos Have Nothing To Do With This Update

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

If you ever needed reassurance that being a stay at home mom is a real job with a long list of responsibilities, come down with the stomach flu for 24 hours or so.
Despite the fact that I’ve been on a de-junking spree for all of 2017, the number of baby toys, kid socks, coats, backpacks, cups, straws, books, markers, pieces of paper, Legos, hair accessories and other random flotsam and jetsom that ended up strewn about my house was incredible. One day without putting away laundry and suddenly there’s laundry piles everywhere. I didn’t even eat or make food all day and somehow there was still a pile of dishes in the sink.
I did manage to keep two babies alive for most of that time. I mean, they were alive for all of that time, but once E got home mid-afternoon I fell into bed until my fever broke.
Luckily, by Friday morning I had enough energy to eat an English muffin, which made me feel 100% better and I got back to my adulting. We managed to more than make up for my lost time by Saturday evening and once again I am going to bed with the dishes done, the floor ready for the robot vacuum, and more adulting projects complete. The ultimate goal is to get the house SO clean and SO organized that one day of illness wouldn’t leave me with a disaster. But I suspect getting to that point is going to have more to do with no longer having a 2-year-old in the house than getting rid of more stuff.

Speaking of the 2-year-old, look at this ridiculous hat.

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My Week(328) in iPhone Photos

Friday, February 17th, 2017

If the goal of the current administration is to make me feel like I’m living in The Upsidedown to the point where I can’t even watch the news anymore, GOOD JOB! Here’s last week, when I was only like, 75% burnt out on everything.

Sunday:

Home Depot trip

Super Bowl party food – made NONE of this

Finn making friends

Monday:

This McD’s is determined not to close, despite the fact that it’s torn apart

Crashed

New wall color in the kids’ room

Tuesday:

Testing out the reading corner

Donut time

She already knows these

Wednesday:

Linc stole my phone and took more pictures

These shoes are on kid #3!

A tiny bear helping me pick paint colors

Thursday:

I’m doing Weight Watchers again. Salad and tuna is my life.

Eyelashes

We got a little snow

Friday:

Sledding day

Too much snow to swing lolololol

It’s a tradition

Saturday:

Breakfast outfit

Snow cream for lunch

Two thumbs up for German Chocolate Cake

Today I cleaned out both dressers in the master bedroom and threw away all my underwear that didn’t fit or wasn’t comfortable. I have like 4 pairs left, but the fact that some of it was from HIGH SCHOOL means it definitely needed to be done. I still have a lot of work in the guest room, Linc’s room and the kid room to do, but at least now I’ve done something for my own benefit. If I keep being this stressed out the house should be totally clean before school gets out.

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Snow Day!

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

The other night E and I spent a solid 5 minutes trying to figure out why our DVR wasn’t recording SNL before we realized it was Friday. ┬áThat’s what happens when you get 20 inches of snow and a bunch of days off. Snow days are both really relaxing (no lunches to pack! no schedules!) and really, really stressful (so many children all home and trapped inside for most of the day, so much hassle to get them dressed just to go out for 10 minutes, SO MUCH FIGHTING).

But mostly my children love the snow and just want to spend as much time playing in it as possible. And eating it. They’re all obsessed with eating snow.

This hill is walking distance from our house, behind what used to be an elementary school but now is just an empty field. It’s an easy walk, except if you’re carrying a 2-year-old through unbroken snow almost as tall as he is. Then it’s exhausting. Also the 2-year-old can’t climb back up the hill when he sleds down, so I have to carry him back up every time. I talked him into swinging for a while instead. But the big kids slept really well that night.

In case you’re wondering, that house at the top of the hill is the Greene Mansion, but it was turned into condos a long time ago so it’s not a mansion anymore. I can’t find anything online about it, but it’s definitely in the same walking tour pamphlet as my house. I should go to town hall and get more of those.

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My Week(327) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

I was in a hurry to get this done because I thought I was still 2 weeks behind but that’s only because this week has been unbelievably long. I’m doing Weight Watchers again, and while I know it’s good for me, it means I literally just think about food all the time. Like right now. Fooooood.

Sunday:

So many couch naps this week

It turns out if you fold all the clothes, they DO fit in the drawer

Shopping buddies

Monday:

Nappy while the robot vacuum cleans

Napping while the baby naps

This is giving me life now

Tuesday:

Circle of neglect

Dentist day

This is the year they love the snow

Wednesday:

He threw a fit about something so I took his picture but that makes him smile

REALLY CONFUSED by that toy screwdriver

Trying to eat the cat

Thursday:

Coffee making chaos

Bathtime chaos

Happy fat baby

Friday:

He stole my phone, so there are 200 of these

Linc decided he loves hats

Cuddles

Saturday:

Picking out colors for their shelves

And then I took a nap, so I didn’t take any more pictures. The end.

I have made actual, discernable progress towards making my house into a place I like instead of just a place I live. As soon as I can talk my husband into helping me move the guest room furniture I can move most of the toys up there and then on the days when I can’t handle the mess I can just…shut the door. I’m very excited.

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My Week(326) in iPhone Photos

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Caught up! For like, 3 days anyway. I also forgot to take pictures for most of this week somehow, despite having done this for 326 WEEKS in a row.

Sunday:

You can’t tell, but this is the clean version of this closet

All of these are going to Goodwill

Monday:

You know the world is ending because I drank this and I liked it.

Linc took this without my knowledge

My little star

Tuesday:

Watching the big kids

Super pleased with his first time being wrapped on my back

Tired terror

Wednesday:

Look, I don’t have poop on my hand!

Love

Working on their BFF status

Thursday:

Before

After!

Another cute picture ruined by barf

Friday:

Somehow the only photo I took all day

Saturday:

Tiny dancer

Super Lincy to the rescue

This week feels absolutely endless and it’s only half over. I’m starting to run out of things to organize that will make me feel like I’m accomplishing stuff. I’m going to have to move on to rearranging furniture and painting walls. It’s pretty serious.

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