Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Week In The Life: Day 7

Ahhh where to go. Home all day. Love it.

We try to go to church, but are really bad about doing so consistently. We really need to work on that, our relationship with God is super important. But, we did not make it today.

Dan was up and on his way to Wisconsin pretty early. I was still sleeping when he left.He is rarely gone on Sundays, but sometimes does have to get on the road.

I slept in a little bit and did not want to get out of bed. So, I didn't for a while.

I finally pulled myself out of bed and took a relaxing bath.

After I got dressed, I ate a muffin for breakfast (left over from the shop), and cleaned up the kitchen.

On Sundays I have a strange tradition of watching Roseanne re-runs. There is a channel that runs them most of the day. It is one of my favorite shows from growing up. It makes me laugh. : )

Since Dan was gone, I decided to so some scrapbooking videos for You Tube. I try to do this when he is on the road as his office is next door and I don't want to bother him while he is working. I did a couple videos for some scrapbooking challenges I am now doing on the channel and my facebook page.

Keaton practiced her flute today...Sunday is usually the day she does that. She sounds really good. I wish I had taken a photo, but I wanted to note that.

After lunch, the girls and I spent some time outside. It was so incredibly gorgeous today. I cuddled with Orangie on the hammock, and then Mally took my place. Keaton and I hung out on the deck for a bit...she read while I watched some scrapbooking videos. So nice and relaxing. Yes, Mally is still in her jammies. The great thing about living in the country...: )

For supper, we had corn dogs and macaroni and cheese. Apparently, still on the summer food schedule, ha ha).

After supper, spent some more time in the scrap room, watched more West Wing.

We have an earlier bedtime with school tomorrow, so it was not long after supper that the girl needed their baths and got ready for bed. Mallory read Ramona to me while I brushed her hair and then we chatted for a while. She is the best conversationalist.

I then hopped down to say goodnight to Keaton. She loves wearing her robe. She looks so cute in it.

She was watching some painting You Tube videos. She gets really excited about learning new things.

And now...I am watching Bachelor in Paradise and am typing this up. It is always weird when Dan is gone overnight...and this time he is gone until Wednesday. : ( I am looking forward to book club in the morning, I don't see my friends as often in the summer so it is always fun to get back into our regular swing of things.

And this brings an end to my "Week in the Life." It has been fun and I am looking forward to putting the album together.

So thankful for my life. Not perfect. Not always pretty. But amazing and true and mine.


A Week In The Life: Day 6

Today is Saturday.

Today, Mallory woke up early and came and cuddled with me a bit before I had to get up and ready to go into work. Thankfully, I did not have to be in until 9. Cassy opened, so no 4:30am awakening for me today. I love how she loves Annie. Annie is loving the attention. : )

I get up and ready. Wearing the glasses today to give the eyes a break from the contacts.

On the road...

Got to work and was busy until closing at 1. We had a great day, both in coffee sales and retail sales. I love my job.

Although I did have one mishap that involved getting a frozen mocha ALL over me. I dropped a bottle of caramel sauce and it plopped right into the cup. All over. Down my shirt, in my hair, all over the counter. And I had a line. Grrr... You can see the remnants on my clothing...

After I got closed up, I hopped next door to the grocery store to get some cat food. I love that Thramers is so close, I hop over there all the time to get items for the coffee shop. So handy. It is a family owned grocery store and they are really nice people. Love to support them as much as possible.

Got home and very quickly got out of my mocha stained clothes and into some comfy clothes.

I had to take a photo of this cute bag my new contact lenses came in. It's about the little things sometimes. : )

It did not take me long to get into the hammock. : ) I try to take advantage of it when I can...before I know it we will have 6 inches of snow on the ground.

After I rested, walked in to see Mally (yes, still in her pajamas, lol) making herself a buttered tortilla. Love it.

I did some dishes then ate a late lunch (leftover pizza) while catching up on computer stuff.

I decided to do some picking up around the house. I started with the basement family room. My kids are so bad about putting movies and wii games back in their I sat down to organize that.

I added a couple shots of the room from some different angles to show how it is open to my scrapbook room. Love that I can scrap and still be hanging out with the fam.

Checked in on the girls. Keaton was doing some drawing on the computer and Mallory was painting on her tablet. She loves mermaids right now. And bows and arrows. We got the one laying next to her when we were in Wisconsin.

I headed upstairs, thinking I wanted to read. I looked for a new book, then decided I was in the scrapping mode instead. I have a nook in our living room that serves as a library/coffee area. I also store my oils in this area as well. And my most current/in progress scrapbooks.

As we come into evening, we get put into a tornado watch. Thankfully, it all puttered out before we got anything at all. Dan went outside and mowed and I started to scrapbook.

Dan made us some breakfast for dinner, which was super yummy, and then back to scrapbooking for the evening while watching West Wing on Netflix (and all time favorite show of mine).

Keaton (as usual) hung out in her room and Mally got excited about a few things...she found a cool Minecraft app, and then she found videos on Youtube on how to make magic solution to have 'Frozen' Powers. So, she made it and put it in the fridge. : ) I love this girl and her imagination. It reminds me of Keaton at this age too... (by the way, she was sad it didn't work, but she is now determined to try to make fairy dust, lol).

I promised Mally she could sleep with me, so we went up to our bedroom and we cuddled. Dan slept on the couch, which worked well since he had to get up early to get on the road.

I love Saturdays. Especially when there is no where to go. We are definitely a family that loves to chill.

On to Sunday!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Week In the Life: Day 5


Today I am going to use the prompt, 'I Love' throughout the post. Hoping this will take my journaling a tad deeper...list journaling seems to help with that.

Up and at em' for work again today. Got there around 6:30 to be open by 7. This is a photo of me in the front area of the shop. Notice it is still dark outside...

I love the banners and lights hanging from the ceiling.
I love all of the sweet baby items and childrens toys that are in this front area. (The back area is mostly home decor, clothing, etc...items adults would be more interested).
I love that this space has a corner for kids to play while their mamas shop and drink coffee.
I love the green + turqouise+ gray cheveron + brick + bright colors of the retail items.

(It looks a tad cluttered because our open tent sign plus outside table and chairs are still tucked inside. Don't put them out until open time)

I love the 'main' area. The coffee shop plus retail.

I love walking in here and thinking about all of the hard work that went into this.
I love the atmostphere...the lights and mini chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. The tones, the backdrop of the coffee shop we painstakingly made and installed, the lamps and the lighting.
I love that I do this business with 2 of my closest friends (not that that doesn't come with challenges...)
I love the fabric banner running around the coffee shop ceiling. I made that. And I love it. I collected a lot of those ribbons, laces and trims over a long period of time and knew I would have a perfect project for them. I did.

I love that I now love espresso...

I love that I no longer have to say things like "I'd like a mocha with less coffee taste and more chocolate taste." LOL. I'm a little more educated about this coffee thing.
I love that I get to have my coffee before I open. Gets me in the mode and the caffeine helps too.

I love that we now have the caramel apple smoothie. That means fall is coming.
I love facebook...I was able to post this on our page and I love that we can get the word out about the shop in a timely, efficient, and free way.
I love that we have non-coffee drinks for those that aren't a fan.
I love the colors and the caramel swirls. Makes me happy.

I love that my work part of the day is done and I have a few minutes to sit and relax before getting kiddos from school.
I love my iced coffee. Today, a mix of hazelnut, chocolate, caramel, & vanilla.
I love all of the light that comes in from the front windows.

I love our ceilings...

I love that while I am so very tired, I am happy. But tired. : )

Getting the kiddos from school...

I love our school. We don't even live in the district, but when we moved it was so important to us that we were able to opt them in.
I love seeing my girls emerge from the lunchroom door. I do miss them during the day.
I love hearing about their day and chatting with them on the way home.

When we got home, Keaton and Mally went out to play with and feed the cats.

I love that Keaton is at that age where I can give her chores and she doesn't need help.
I love that it is Friday and the girls have no homework.
I love that we have the sweetest mama cat and her 6 babies in the garage. I am a protective mama...I won't let them out until they get a bit bigger. We have some big birds that fly around here. : )

I love my bed. And having a TV in the room. And that Annie always likes to nap with me...

I love this dog. She is the best cuddler.

I love this hammock. It gets used a lot.

I love my book club. I especially love that I finished the book a whole 3 days before we are meeting to discuss it. It is often the night before. : )
I love that this book was made into a TV series. (Although I don't love that it is rated MA, for obvious reasons).
I love Netflix, where I watched the first few episodes. I'm liking it so far (Orange is the New Black).

I love catching the girls doing their own things...

Mallory watching TV, laying the floor playing with a pillow.
Keaton making herself a snack.

I love the 'carefree-ness' of a Friday night.

I love that we have a restaurant close to get take out from. I especially love not having to cook.

I love that my hubby took care of ordering it and picking it up while I rested and read.
I love Wit's End's pizza and ancho burger. I may have eaten a little of both. : )

I love that the rest of the night was about staying home, watching TV and just chilling. On to Saturday!