Friday, October 31, 2014

Stupid chickens, photo fails, furniture salvage help (7qt)

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 Our current flock of chickens is particularly stupid.  We finally brought them over from the old house and set up the coop near the pole barn because a) the barn has running water all winter and 2) when the roosters decide to crow at 6:47 a.m. I won't have the undeniable urge to punch them in the face with a waffle iron.

Would you like to know where they have been roosting?  Would you? Too bad.  I'm telling you anyway.  ON MY FRONT PORCH.

Sweet pickled petunias.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

No Pressure Preschool & starting FHC prep (Learning Notes vol. 3)

I don't have a system yet, y'all.  New house, new layout, no kitchen countertop space for a computer- all of it is making it super hard to get back into a groove.

When in doubt: learnin' notes.

Chombat photo bomb
Paul is seven, but a young seven.  Until yesterday, I wasn't sure if we would be doing First Communion prep with him this year or not.  Then all of a sudden he started with the questions.  What is communion?  Why does God say that?  Do you get in trouble after you go to confession?  But he wasn't asking me.  He was asking his sweet biggest sister and wow....my heart.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Questions, baby, sugar beets (7qt)

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I have exactly 21 minutes to write this post. How lame is it if I ask you a bunch of questions?  Like....oh, here goes: have you ever installed a new kitchen in a house?  If so, talk to me about the cabinets you chose.  We used Lowe's in-stock cabinets in our last place because that was about the level that the house warranted.

You know what I mean.  You don't want to spend more than what the market will bear once you try to sell and all that.  But this house is a little more something.  So I'd like the cabinets to be a little more something.  But not a LOT more something.  Because we'll only have a few of the somethings we need, namely: money.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hey, how are things going at the new place? (5 faves)

This morning at our weekly co-op my friends were all asking me how things were going at the new house and I thought to myself I thought "Dweej, I bet everyone is wondering that!"  So how 'bout some more pictures?  Perhaps five of them?  Yes.  5 Favorite pictures.

 p.s. at 4 pm EST today, we've got a showing of The House Unseen.  If we sell it, I can get a kitchen that doesn't have duck tape holding the countertop to the wall!  Will you say a quick prayer?  St. Jude, St. Joseph and St. Ann are probably getting tired of hearing from me, but of YOU they are not. I'm sure of it.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A 34 year miracle

I shouldn't be blogging right now. I have six browser tabs open.  Two of my kids are still awake.  I still haven't cancelled the phone and internet at the old house. 

The old house.

It's weird calling it that.  It's weird but not hard.

God's plans are always bigger than ours, you know?  This whole thing.  This...crazy thing...doesn't even really feel like it was our idea.  Do you know what I mean?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I cleaned stuff so you could win $100


Oh my gosh.  You guys.  Moving is insane.  Who invented "moving" anyway?  And it's not all the stuff you're thinking about, like the paperwork and the endless phone calls and the putting of each individual glass from your kitchen into cardboard boxes.  Well yeah, it's all that.  But it's not JUST all that.  It's the cleaning!  Holy.  Mackerel. 

The cleaning.

I am in super-duper-clean-all-the-things-non-stop mode these days.  The regular house things, yes, but also the chil'rens.  Because kids gotta be kids, you know?  The syrup and the dirt and the dog hair.  Have fun.  Be happy.  But mama can't have the syrup and the dirt and the dog hair all over her freshly painted, pristine wall of pristine-ness, no she cannot.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New House Pics: vol. 2

I'm aliiiiiiiiiiive!!!

I'm in my hooooooouse...at the taaaaaaaaaaaable...on the iiiiiiiiinternet!

(I hope you sang that in your head while you were reading it.)

So I promised you photos of the upstairs and the outside, right?  Let's do it.
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