It’s that time of year again. Nothing mind blowing, but as always, I do enjoy taking pictures and sharing.
I woke up to what I thought was going to be a productive day. I even made a list!
But then it got dark and stormy and we lost power eight hours ago.
So no waffles or doing the laundry today.
I called Bojangles and asked if they had any chicken and they thought I was kidding.
We took the drive and they said sorry, no power. So, no chicken!
We drove to another town and ordered Bojangles, only to be told it was cash only. The same thing happened last month at Chipotle. Cash only! yes. First world problems. I know.
Back at home and it’s nearly eighty degrees in the house. The storm is over but still no power or any info on when it will be returning. We also had a bunch of shingles fly off our roof. Home owners insurance is a joke, given the deductible, so it looks like we will be paying out of pocket like we did last year when the AC flooded the back room.
Here are a few snapshots that I took.
Snapshots from yesterday. It was a lot of fun being trapped in all those mirrors with strangers, and no exit in site. Lol
My oldest and son also did a few hours sourcing. It was just meh, I found a couple pairs of shoes, yoga pants, and a sterling silver spaghetti scooper.
My son said the electronics were too picked over, and my daughter found a bunch of Lularoe pieces to sell.
On with the pictures:
And after being out from morning til night, I pampered myself with this new charcoal face mask. I was very pleased with the results. 😉
Fall, in general, is always the busiest time of year for me. It starts off with three birthdays in October, and then carries onto another three in November. Throw in Halloween and Thanksgiving, Black Friday ….and then December is here.
My wedding anniversary is this month.
99% of my shopping has been done.
Children’s activities are in full swing, and the little down time at home that we have is spent on baking, decorating, and Christmas movies.
I’m not complaining, in fact, I love it. So much!
I can’t imagine a life without family things.
My kids are a huge part of my life.
I thought as they got older, it would start to feel somewhat empty. But I’m quickly realizing that it’s even more fulfilling.
I love being a mother so much!
I have never been able to relate to other mothers who complain about their kids, or look forward to having them in school, and not at home.
Of course this is the only life I’ve ever known. And my kids are extremely well behaved, and genuinely enjoy spending time with each other.
I suppose if there was arguing and fighting all day, I’d feel very different about family life.
I think we want to give our children the life we never had. And for me, it was two very absentee parents. So for my family life, stability and focus, has always been my number one priority. It’s important to me, for my kids to have the stability and unconditional love that I never had growing up.
And that’s all I’m going to share on that.
I need to get up out of bed and get motivated. I see that my daughter has left me a cup of tea next to my bed before she left for class this morning. ❤️
I’ve been laying here since 6am thinking about this coming week.
We leave in a few days for a mini vacation.
My husband surprised me with K-Love Christmas concert tickets, and I’m very excited. He’s very introverted and doesn’t like crowds, so this really was a true act of LOVE. ❤️
Moving on to some activities in pictures.
Our first snow! It’s been in the 30’s. ❄️🌨
Stunning picture of our American flag that I took in Greensboro, NC the other day.
So we have our first snow. ❄️😃
Headed out to pick up some staples. The stores have plenty of milk and bread, but what’s going on with the Sunny D shortage. 😳
Not that I buy it, just pointing it out. 😁
I went to pick up a DVD for the kids to have a marathon tonight, but it looks as if everyone had the same idea.
Got the last one, along with some snacks!
And I didn’t leave myself out.
Remember, all about balance. 😁
I also want to share, that wile out and about during this time of year, or really anytime of year… it only takes a second to steal someone’s bag, so I like to always hook it up in the child seat. Like so-Yes, someone can still grab it, but you will have time to interview with it fastened. ;)My cousin has had her purse stolen from Walmart twice this year, hence this use. Anyone getting any snow yet? 10pm update:
8am next day:
I picked this up last night. I think it was about $5.99
I tried a few online DIY remedies, but they did not work all they well. I do normally just use the baking soda method though. Mainly, because it’s not toxic. But when I saw this silver cleaner, it just seemed so easy to use. And it was!
The above are an up close picture Tiffany & Co pieces all polished up. Again, I really wish I would have thought to take before pictures. But I had originally only planned to clean my sugar & creamer set, and while I was polishing, my daughter brought out some other pieces that needed polishing.
By that time I had my gloves and mask on. 😷
There is a reason this silver cleaner is illegal in the state of California. The smell is toxic!
Oh but the out come…😁🌟
Does anyone else still use silver?
I just ordered a new Christmas tree from Michael’s.
Upgraded to a 7.5ft tree.
Regular price was $299
Sale price was $99
$106 with tax.
Should arrive next week. I will take a picture when it arrives. I think the sale is good until Saturday, if anyone needs a new tree.
Here is the link. 😉
Has anyone already decorated?
I still have all the Harvest decor out. We usually start after Thanksgiving with the Christmas things. 🎄
Today was a good day. So exhausting though.
I had to do a double day of school with the kids yesterday because we all had dentist appointments this morning.
So yesterdays school session ended at 9pm.
I then worked till midnight.
Then went to bed at a bit after midnight.
This morning I was up at 5:30, to get everyone ready for the dentist.
We are generally there the whole morning.
I didn’t have time for my morning pep talk, but did manage to spend the first 15 minutes in prayer. That never seems like enough time though.
I have been trying to motivate myself with morning pep talks lately.
“You are Wonder Woman”
“You are Super Girl”
“You are the Beast-master”
“You can crush anything!”
“You have your hustle on!”
“You can do this!”
“YOU LOVE MORNINGS!”
So by motivation, I really mean waking up ‘excited, not grumpy’ Mind over matter pep talks. They haven’t worked yet, but I’m not a quitter. 😉
It has been a life long struggle to wake up early, yet in a good mood.
~After the dentist I had a friend pick me and my oldest daughter up for lunch.
Then afterwards we headed to the outlets.
I found a very nice pair of Tory Burches for $4.29. I should be able to flip them them for $60
I also found a pair of Minnatonkas for $4.29.They will only go for $30 though.
I found some Jack Rogers that will go for $50. Some Uggs.
And some assorted name brand clothing items, along with a few vintage items.