My brain is swimming tonight, and I’ll admit, that makes it hard to decide what to write about. I’ve just got so much on the go right now that it’s difficult to focus on one thing. I spent the day on the phone with several different people. I also spent a little while at the girl’s school – putting feathers in the hair of her teachers. I worked on one of the scrapbooking kits I’ll be selling when my design studio launches at Polka Dot Plum. And I thought my way through a couple things I’ll be needing to make decisions on soon.
When I look around the house, it doesn’t really look like I did much today. And that’s the one curse of the work-at-home mom. My day was incredibly full and busy, and I spent it almost all at home… but looking around me? You’d think I’d been eating bon bons watching stories on the tele. 😉 You know what though? I’m okay with it.
I had a full day. I have a full life. And one day, when things are not so busy, when I’m not focused on being a mom, a professional, and an activist all at once? Then maybe my house will look like a sanctuary of cleanliness… probably not then either though. ‘Cause I’m sure I’ll be busy just having fun with my man.
Yep… you heard me. The pool has water. 😀 And it was WAY too dark out to take a picture to share my triumph. LOL
I’ll admit, spending a few hours out in the yard getting the space prepped, putting the pool together, and erecting the screen house was time I could have spent editing photos or working on Camp fYrefly stuff… BUT… this was all part of the plan. Mwahahaha.
Okay, so it’s not an evil take-over-the-world-pinky-and-the-brain-type-scheme-of-a-plan. But it’s my plan.
girlie home with mommy all day = mommy having no time to actually work all day
Our friend Yolanda upgraded to a larger model of this particular above ground pool, so offered us her old one. YES! Definitely an offer we couldn’t possible even consider turning down. So, today (while the girlie is at the lake with my mom) after a couple of photo shoots and after eating a bit of supper, the hubby and I set to work. And yes, there is still some work to be done (it is just WAY too black out there to keep mucking about) but we are a large part of the way there.
For a long while now, when I give someone our address I say “You can’t miss the place. It’s the tiny, ugly, square, white house with all the kids stuff in the front yard.” Well, that’s about to change too. Okay, well… we’ll still be the tiny ugly square white house, (and don’t belittle my tiny ugly square white house, I happen to love my tiny crappy house) but the kid stuff will be hitting the back yard.
When the girlie was tiny we made the decision to keep her play stuff to the front yard. Wee kiddies put everything in their mouths, and, well… the back yard was dog domain. And there are certain things that you don’t want to make it into your baby. The girlie is past that stage now though, and is looking for more freedom. She doesn’t always want Mom or Dad right on top of her, supervising every move, as she plays in the yard. Sooo… it’s time to move her play equipment and toys into the back. That way she can have a little freedom (the yard is fenced, and we can just sit in the corner on the patio furniture), AND I can get some work done while she plays. Okay, so that’s the plan anyway. Don’t knock it. It might work. It NEEDS to work. LMAO Wish me luck.
And I SOOOOO can’t wait to see the girlie’s face when she sees the pool set up and all of her toys in the back yard. She’s just going to light up like a little old fire bugs butt. (if that isn’t the prettiest imagery ever)
For now, it’s off to feed puppies, get some Chihuahua kisses, and hit the hay.