Well, my week ‘off’ – between jobs – is nearly mid-way over! How crazy is that?!
Elle has continued to go to ‘school’ the past three days which means that I got the downstairs kitchen/bar painted (trim and all!) and now have been trying to figure out what exactly I’m going to hang on the walls to make it less, well, outdated. Jon’s Dad came over and helped me hang some stuff on the walls – including my entry coat rack, which is a HUGE help to our garage-entryway. Can’t even believe how nice it will make coming and going this fall. We also hung a little key holder in the entry way. And some photo rail shelves that my Dad made for me. So yeah, well on our way to having the downstairs put back together.
I played 18 holes of golf yesterday and today, by myself. Which has been sort of nice and doesn’t take nearly so long as when you play with a bunch of people. Nothing like a stay-cation in one’s own backyard!
I didn’t even play that terribly bad. I mean, it’s not like I played GOOD, but I didn’t play bad. Seeing’s how I played in high school and college, my expectations of myself are a bit high…however…I haven’t played much in the last 10 years…so. Playing 18 holes two days in a row is quite something for me.
I have a full list of things to do – which I’m coming closer and closer to completing.
I went and filled out the paperwork for my new job – have to go finalize all of it tomorrow!
I’m a little nervous, quite honestly. But I’ll address that in a different post. Who WOULDN’T be a little nervous for a whole new job. I’m feeling good that I’m feeling JUST as I should.
Tonight marks night one that we’ve tried the not-rocking-Elle-all-the-way-to-sleep. In fact, it went something like:
Dinner (her second dinner…she’s a tough eater)
Done with the bottle, so you’re going into the bed.
10 minutes of screaming and I went in and and did the sh…sh…sh… thing. (As I’ve read about and discussed just this morning with one of Elle’s teachers).
Then 7 more minutes of screaming and then…nothing for the last 20 minutes.
Not claiming that it worked…just that all’s quiet from our Picasso nursery!
Alright – just wanted to let you know I’m still here and kicking, but quite honestly enjoying my do-nothing vacation.
More soon, promise.