What can I say - this week has been like most others. Full of business and nothingness, sometimes at the very same time! But despite to random whirlwind that is my life, I did manage to get a few things done:
I made real, organic, all natural sunscreen! And it was easy, too - you have to try this stuff! I used it on Fulton's scars today since he is having a Track and Field Day this afternoon. We shall see how well it works...
We made it to Mass on time and fully dressed. TBTG.
I managed to get my raspberry plants out to the garden instead of sitting on my pantry floor (my apologies to Thomas - they are almost there, though - I promise!) Mind you, they are not IN the ground yet, but at least they are outside...
I finally found my manuscript I had been wanting to finish editing. I am a paper girl at heart and do my best editing with a pen, so losing the printed version with weeks worth of edits scribbled on it was a big deal.
I received 4 of the 5 nightgowns I ordered in an effort to look more feminine, even when I sleep.
"What?!" you say, "Snoring with your mouth wide open and hair all over the place, wearing an old painter's T-shirt and ripped sweat pants is not feminine and pleasant to look at?"
I was shocked - SHOCKED I tell you, to find out that this is not the sort of look a husband appreciates. I mean, really! It was his T-shirt and sweatpants - you'd think he'd be kind of like, "Hey, girl, you make this homesteading homeboy's work clothes look pretty appealing!"
After a few chats with Colleen Hammond, she set me straight and we decided to dump the frump and to use a little tax refund money for this splurge. Mind you, there is nothing "eye popping" about these nightgowns - they are full length and 2 of them even came with beautiful matching robes for proper, modest cover-up. In order to make this change, though, I first had to get rid of such things as my ratty old Tweety Bird nightgown (much to my husband's delight) I liked Tweety Bird.... but even the children complimented me on my matching nightgown and robe this morning and I actually felt pretty, even before I brushed my hair (which, I might add, I still haven't done yet...)
I bought a rustic looking 3 drawer nightstand to go beside my bed. The pile of 'stuff' was getting so bad, Marialina was able to use it to launch herself onto our raised bed with no problem. Now it is much more organized in our room, and I have to completely wake up and sit up to help my toddler onto the bed to snuggle instead of just drowsily giving her a little help. I guess this one is kind of a trade off....
#7 Since my new doctor prescribed diet and accidentally losing about 8 pounds, Shannon and I have decided to start a daily walk each morning to continue this positive trend. Today was the first day. We walked 2 houses down and jogged back home because of the lightening and the neighbor's loose German Shepherd. Not very impressive, I know, but it is a start anyway!
And that, my dear readers, is my week. What have you been up to? Curious what others have been up to this week? Go to this CatholicMom.com link and take a peek!