So - this weekend was very busy. Saturday I had planned on helping my Mom with her new counter. I got there and some things were missing that we needed - so we had to head off to the store - I'll be happy when Sturgis someday gets a Menard's or something - you have to drive a half hour to get to any home improvement store! Once we finally got a plan in place - I measured everything (with a little of my Dad's help/input and started along. It looks really nice. We ran out of grout though at 8 and that was too late to go to the store again and come back and finish. We only did about half of the counter since the next part has a spot that needs fixing and it goes around the sink. It will be interesting working around the sink! I'm getting plenty of tile experience should I ever find myself needing to supplement my income or something :)
Yesterday we went to Amazing Acres. Growing up I have such fond memories of going to Apple Orchards/Cider Mills. My Mom heard about this place, so we went to check it out. It was more of a fun place for the kids - but they didn't have apples or cider (other than by the cup). The activities were fun, but if we wanted to do this often, we'd have to also find a cider mill to go to.
We used to travel a lot - usually every 2-3 months or so to do something fun. We didn't go anywhere big - but we'd go do fun activities. Many families don't do as much as we did - but due to our busy lives, we found it necessary to get away.
Normally - at this time of the year - it would be my busiest time of the year. Halloween, the kid's birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas - so much planning and prep to get everything done. Now I don't want to do any of it. The kids won't let me get away with nothing for their birthdays though - so I kind of have a tentative plan for those. I just need to call to reserve the plan for Keagan's bday - he'll be mad if I don't get that worked out.
I do have a new nephew coming and I'm really happy for my sister. I know I'm not as awesome as I would have been if Dave were here. I would have been able to spend some time with her without the kids to help her out. I can't do that now :(
Both of my kids had really hard weeks last week. Malea is still having a tough time and I'm really trying to help her out. Every time I think we are making progress - we have a step back. I think my trying to keep busy for myself is really hurting her in the long run :(
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)