1. The Southern California Mission Project is DONE. Blake helped with the construction and I helped with paint and accessories. Sweet baby Jesus in heaven, this was a beating. We chose a "kit" from Michael's that suggested the project take 1-2 hours.
You know what, Michael's? Beloved former employer of mine?
You've never been more wrong.
It took days. Sweat. Tears. Blood. Patience. Persistence. Alcohol.
But, it's done, damn it!
I actually emailed the teacher and asked if anyone had ever quit the 4th grade or fled the country during this project. I haven't heard back, but I'll let you know.
When finished, Carter said, "Hey. This was kind of fun! Maybe we could just buy one later on and put it together on our own."
No way in hell.
Our proud boy.
2. Consequently, my 6 loads of laundry still look like this.
Need to get busy.
3. I'm stealing this from Jodee's blog. If yall don't know her, she is
fully semi-addicted to cute print outs and adorable labels. She gives May Day gifts. And, every occasion deserves a sticker or cupcake topper or label in her house.
So, I'm going to print these out and frame them for teacher gifts. I think they look like something they'd keep in their classroom for years. Free, printable, subway art (try and keep up, Julie S) can be found here. Frame and give!
4. How often do you weigh the following scenario during the day?
I wonder if letting her play in the bathroom (or insert any other room here) unattended is worth the clean up time I'll have to spend repairing what she is destroying. Is it worth the peace and quiet?
I think I consider that all too often.
I started reading a couple of years ago. Quite a story. I finished my other book at midnight and read 1/4 of this last night. Couldn't put it down.
In 2008, his darling wife went into labor, delivered their daughter and passed away. A recap, if you're not familiar. His writing is frank and thoughtful. Despite the sadness, I'm enjoying it.
That's about it from the Starnes camp today. Later!