A little bit of this and a splash of that..

It’s Friday & we couldn’t be more thankful.  We’ve spent the last couple of weeks running around like crazy which I feel is only preparing us for the busy days that lay ahead for the next 6 – 8 months.  Last night it stormed & the wind, thunder & lightening that carried on during dinner time had our full attention.  Luckily we did not have any damage or lose electricity. 

We officially start demolition on Tuesday.  Whew!  I am tired of seeing the eye sore & I feel it will bring some closure.  I am ready to start fresh.  Our contractor dropped of the first floor set of preliminary plans.  I AM GETTING MY WALK IN PANTRY!!!!  I know the decisions in the next few months are going to drive me bonkers.  I like things with character, unique & to express personality. I never wanted to build a house..EVER!  I don’t like the pressure of having to pick out & make decisions like that.  This is going to be a test for sure. 

I received Katie’s form to sign her up for Pre-K.  I am sad, excited & nervous all at the same time.  My lovey is growing up & too fast.  It’s hard for me to let go 5 days a week.  On the other hand I like seeing the person she’s growing into & how much she’s making her own friends.

Shea has been going to the bigger school in the afternoon.  Currently she is in the baby center, but the last couple of times I’ve picked her up she’s been in Katie’s class.  They do that during the summer to start preparing them to move up.  She loves being with the bigger kids.

I have been working on the inventory of the contents that were in the fire.  It’s really not an easy thing to do.  I had packed a lot of the stuff months before we even started renovations.  I have a good memory but it’s been tough & to try to figure what something cost & when/where you bought it.  Someone once told me they had walked around their house & took pictures of the things they have.  I think I gave them a side eye as I walked away thinking it sounded a bit over the top.  Hmmm…I believe my mind has been changed. What are your thoughts?  Is it over the top or would you be okay with just trying to remember? 

I replaced my camera on Wednesday.  I have missed having my good camera.  I had a nice camera bag that I loved but feel I didn’t carry my camera out & about like I would’ve liked.  I am on the hunt for a nice transitional bag, something I could double as a pocketbook if I wanted/needed to.  I’ve also thought about just buying a nice handbag & making the padded inserts to protect the camera.  Anyone have suggestions or a camera bag you really like?

One thing that I’ve always loved doing was painting.  I love to paint walls, refinish furniture with paint & distressing.  I had really gotten back into it during renovations.  I found some really great pieces that I had finished & was working on a few others.  I couldn’t wait to incorporate them into the new house.  Of course they were all at the house.  I haven’t felt much like taking on any projects.  It is the one thing that has truly bummed me out every time I think about it.  I would scour papers for estate sales, make trips to our local Habitat for Humanity & spend endless hours at craft stores for a bargain.  I haven’t much felt like even looking for deals.  Today I painted!!  We have a piece of furniture that needs a face lift.  I started on it today and let me tell you…..it made me feel good.  I realize it is somewhat my therapy.  Guess I need to get the garage cleaned out so I can find some furniture to refinish!!!

Have a great weekend!!

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