Life may be busy, but it goes on

AKA the subtitle of my brain in the last few weeks.

Life is, indeed, busy for us right about now. We're in the midst of packing up the last vestiges of our belongings in order to move 90% of our furniture this weekend into the new house's garage, because both houses close on the same day (the 22nd, quickly approaching) and it is the only free weekend we have between now and then to get our stuff all the way to Omaha.

We'll be living two weeks on minimal belongings - only the necessities, aka Kate's toys & books, clothing, my computer for work, an air mattress for us & the pack n' play for Kate, and whatever food we can scrounge up. And the internet, thank goodness. If it weren't for my whole working from home gig, we probably would be stopping that in advance too and who knows what kind of depths we'd sink to without it. But luckily it's a necessity!

Surprisingly even with all this stuff going on, the mundane still has to happen. Toddlers still need to take baths and eat regular meals, laundry needs to be washed and dried and folded, naps need to be taken, toys have to be played with and picked up and repeat x infinity, and we're all trying to manage. Kate's been totally chill about the whole thing so far, but it'll be interesting to see her reaction to living in an empty house for two weeks. I'm guessing she'll love it.

Fourth of July cuteness. It was 60° most of the day so a sweatshirt was necessary!
Other things on my mind recently:
I have come to the end of my rope on finding the right combo of shampoo & conditioner for my frizzy, very thick, curly, and color-treated hair. What do you do when you've sampled everything Target has to offer? Just go to a salon and shell out the big bucks, hoping you're not wasting a bunch of money on something that doesn't work? Seriously. I need advice. Tell me what to do!

I read In the Woods by Tana French in the last 36 hours in its entirety because it was chilling, enthralling, and gave me nightmares in the way that I seriously love. Something about the summer always makes me want to read crime fiction, and I've been wanting to read this one for awhile. 10/10 would recommend if you're into crime/cop stories, especially because the murder is creepy but there's nothing all that salacious or gory-detailed which is the exact right combo, if you ask me.

I vowed to myself in 2014 that I would never live through another season of the Olympics without the capability of watching it every day for two weeks solid and being patriotic and stuff. I've heard rumor that SlingTV is really what we want to subscribe to for Husker football viewing this fall, and there's a possibility the Olympics will be on it as well? If you have Sling, do you have the ability to look that sort of thing up? Their blog seems to imply that it will be but I don't wanna chance it.

Hope you enjoyed this brain dump. I can't wait to share pics of the new place! It will be a bunch of disaster move-induced mess at first, but still - it will be great.

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  1. Ugh I feel ya on the packing/moving stress. We are just finishing unpacking here and after a month on transition time at my parents it is nice to get settled again!

    As for the shampoo.. I used to just ask my hairdresser for the cheapest/on sale good stuff. But she isn't even in the budget anymore hah. I used Pantene for awhile but it would always leave a build up. I used Kirkland (costco brand) before and now I have really gotten fancy with $3 sauve moroccan something. I surprisingly like it!

    1. I'm really excited to be settled again, even though I know realistically it will be awhile before that happens, haha.

      I will have to ask my hairdresser next time for suggestions, that's a good idea! Lots of times when I just need a trim I cheap out and go to College of Hair Design but next time I go to a real place (lol), I'll ask for their recommendations. :)


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