There's been a lot of normal around here: clipping toenails and fingernails that keep growing, book reading over and over again, making lunches of whatever I can scrounge from the fridge, pretend phone calls, the occasional SCREAM EVERYTHING meltdown...you know how it is.
It's been rainy and kind of chilly (relatively) the last few days, which also means my sanity saving "put Murph outside so I can work somewhat productively when Kate's awake" strategy doesn't work because...dog + rain = smell I can't handle. So we've been improvising and trying to not go stir-crazy. (I've never thought about dog ownership in the Pacific Northwest. How do people do it? Do they just have non-sensitive noses? Or make their dogs stay inside all the time?)
There's also been house renovation dreaming (here's looking at you, kitchen! and p.s. thanks for everyone's input, y'all are the best), a proper date night thanks to a free sister babysitting for the first time in a LONG time - including our first time mini golfing together, a cold David and Kate have been battling for what seems like forever now, and a whole lot of walking (I got a FitBit!).
|had to take a selfie to prove I got a hole in one!|
Lately I've been getting really nostalgic for Kate's baby days - she seems to grow up by leaps and bounds these days, and all I can see is this little baby that was just here a minute ago - I turned around and she's gone!
I've also been doing a fair bit of reading: finally got my hands on the first Cormoran Strike novel, The Cuckoo's Calling (I know, about 4 years late, but SO GOOD), a bunch of Agatha Raisin mysteries, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms...voila, my very eclectic taste in reading in one short paragraph. I'm excited to start The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah soon, and then the other two Galbraith (Rowling) mysteries.
Otherwise, pretty much same old same old -- see piles of laundry needing to be put away, a lack of meal planning, trying to shirk responsibilities.
How about you?
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