Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017, week two

weekly recaps seem to be my thing right now.
so lets see...
i was sick, then ronnie was sick, both girls are still
super congested with coughs, so that's been fun.
i made fajitas the other night and ronnie told me
his stomach was too upset to eat, then of course
brette refused to even try it so she had cereal and reid,
seeing her sister eating something else, cried until she got 
cereal too. 
so there was a whole thing of fajitas 
and i was the only one who ate dinner.
THIS is why i don't cook.

i just started working three days a week.
a girl walked out at the bank, so they really 
need some extra hands until they can get someone else hired. 
i should only have this schedule for a month, but
i'm working mondays, tuesdays and fridays.
brette has school on wednesdays so i'll only get thursdays
home with her which is a big change for us.
i've spoke with my boss about changing my schedule to
three days a week starting this summer when 
reid starts at OLP preschool with brette.
i think they'll both be going monday, wednesday, friday so
hopefully i can pick up some extra hours.
this will be a good dry run on how that works.

now that the holidays are over, i'd like to start up 
a few projects around the house.
winter seems like a good time to finish some of the 
last few jobs around here - - like the WALLS. 
you know, the ones i've only been talking about for two years.
first on the list is the entry way.
if ronnie could get those skim coated, i could paint and 
i think it could actually be done pretty quickly.
we also bought a ceiling fan for the master bedroom, 
which i'm hoping ronnie can get hung this weekend.
right now, its still sitting in its box by the front door.
i have to have a fan at night and our tower fan shot crap
a few weeks ago and we've been living with a big box fan
sitting on the fireplace.
it sucks that its going to be so cold on ronnie in the attic, but
i'm okay with it (wink) just so we can cross something off our list.
i've also been looking for two pieces of furniture.
the first one, are side tables for the family room.
you probably don't notice in the pictures, but the two tables
that sit on either side of the sectional do not match.
they are relics from my college days, spray painted black in the 
backyard of the house we rented my junior year.
one of them was shannon's parent's and the other was my aunt's.
i'm in shock and denial that these pieces of crap are still being used,
let alone moved from house to house because we've never replaced them.
i hate them. 
i'm over looking at them. 
and they will be gone soon.
i don't want to invest in anything too nice because 
the girls are so hard on furniture.
brette stands on them and jumps to the couch. 
snacks are eaten here, drinks are spilled and on and on.
i am hoping to find something at target or world market that
would work for awhile until the girls get older.
the catch is: they need to be the same color at our coffee table.
i'm on the hunt.
if you have any suggestions of another good place to look,
let me know.
the second thing i'm looking for are two small leather arm chairs 
for the living room.
once again, we borrowed chairs - this time from my parent's -
just to fill in the space until we bought something new.
my problem is, i don't know how nice i want them.
like i said before, kids are hard on furniture, but i don't 
necessarily want to replace these in a few years
like i would a side table.
there's a few at world market i like for around $300.
there's one at crowly i like for $600 and it can go up from there.
i guess i need ronnie to help decide this one.
i'm kind of leaning toward getting nicer pieces that will last and
hoping to god the leather doesn't get ripped in some 
crazy girl fight in the next several years.
if i could get these few things done and bought, i would
feel pretty good about the house.
at least for a few months...

the girls are really good.
reid is popping out teeth like its her job, which
is a nice change because it doesn't seem to be interrupting 
her sleep routine, but it gives me peace of mind when feeding her.
her hair is also getting really long and she is sporting pigtails now,
which, in my opinion, is the cutest thing ever.
brette's hair also got some attention as i gave her a little trim.
her first since she was born.
i figure 3 1/2 years is long enough.
it was almost down to her butt and while i love it and
i'm a huge fan of long hair, it was getting a little crazy.
she is also doing really well with school and loves going.
she's learning her letters and how to cut with scissors. 
they also taught her this great way to put on her own coat.
it makes me laugh every time i see it.
basically she throws it on the floor, upside down.
she puts her arms in, flings it over her head and wah la!
she's ready to go.

i think that's it for this week.
we're expecting a big ice storm this weekend,
so i'm just praying that we don't lose electricity.
there's not gas lines in our neighborhood, so if we lose power,
we lose heat and then we're screwed.
here's hoping next week is uneventful too... and warm. 

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