You know every single day...

I sit down to blog, and have a handful of "half-posts" written up, but then either get called away to do something else or think to myself, "who cares, who would even want to read this" and I end up deciding just to leave it be for another day...

So today I'll share bits & pieces of the last week...

I had a couple of tough days and one day I just let it out online in hopes that someone would understand. And boy, soooo much amazing support! Advice, antidotes, support and people who are in the same position as I am. It's not easy to pick up & move across the country with not much more than a hope & prayer. It's actually really tough and probably the hardest thing I've ever done.

This day my eyes didn't stop... it was such a long day, and I was simply worn out and so discouraged. Thankfully with all the support I received on IG & FB the last few days have been much better! I'm so very grateful for that!!

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I've been sewing like crazy again, and now have a stack of mini *Perfect Essential Oil Pouches* on the go for a flash sale next weekend along with a few customs I received as well!

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I will be putting out a new pattern for this little guy as the dimensions have changes, sometimes simply downsizing an original patter just doesn't do the trick and I quite like my changes for this little one!

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I saw this on FB and it totally made me think of my oldest Dallas back home... It's kinda him to a "T". Now that he's on his own and has to pay all his own bills again, I think his social life has went down quite a bit, but he's doing fine. Although I did buy him lunch the day before payday... lol! Some things never change right? *wink*
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It was "Pink Shirt Day" for Mya's school, and all of Nova Scotia, so Mya gladly dressed herself literally in top to toe with pink! You can read more about how Pink Shirt Day came to be!

I love that the Gay Pride and Trans* flag are flying high as well, wonderful to see everyone feeling included & loved! As well they should be!!! I'm just so grateful to be Canadian...

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I ended up having to send back 2 pairs of our new BOGS boots to upsize. Mine are Maria's were just too snug, and I like to wear thick socks in the winter. We could get them on, but thick socks weren't going to happen. I'm hoping the new ones fit well because apparently if you purchase BOGS boots on sale they won't refund you. Which for the record I think is absolutely *RIDICULOUS* as even though I purchased these boots on sale I still paid almost $300 for 3 pairs!! Not exactly "cheap/bargain basement" for boots in my opinion. So... with any luck these next 2 pairs fit us or I'm going to call whomever I need to call in the BOGS world to get a refund. I have no use for a $200 "credit" with boots that won't fit.

Customer service is *everything* and so far I'm not really impressed with BOGS.

Ok, next up! LOL!!!

My mom sent my cat a box with a cat house in it, some of her food, a brush, her hats (she plays with them and whips them around the house... lol!) etc... well, you can see that the cat was quite happy with the box. She hasn't bothered with the house yet, which she actually stole from my moms cat when my mom watched her for a couple of days!!

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And now I need to clean the kitchen, catch up on emails, start dinner, iron more fabric for oil pouches, and continue working away on my "to do" list for the day. Slowly the house is coming together which makes me quite happy.... my goal was to have the entire house completely finished by the end of September and I think I should be able to accomplish that no problem!

Thanks for stopping by, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend & sorry for the random post!

 


It's a good day...

Today has been a good day overall...
Dh got home and set up his new leather recliner and put it to the side of the living room. He walked Mya to school to give me a little break so I could get to work early. I made him breakfast and sent him off to bed as he works again tonight. After we was upstairs, I moved the chair. Hahaha! It'll be a little surprise for him when he wakes up... *wink*
He's welcome to move it back, but I hate where he put it, it makes the room look so unbalanced and sends my Type A personality into overdrive.
I was able to complete a full custom order before noon today which I'm quite happy about! Two custom ordered pencil pouches and two custom ordered oil pouches! I'll pkg these up tonight and mail in the next couple of days depending on the weather!
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More back & forth today again and my afternoon was spent making phone calls and taking care of emails, pms, etc...

Now I'm sitting at the table helping Mya with her homework. In 15 minutes it's going on a full hour and she still has to complete a full search-a-word puzzle. *sigh* Mya is not a fast writer which is probably why she has so much homework tonight... with any luck she'll pick up the pace and her work load will be lighter at home because I have a feeling it's going to be an hour and a half of homework by the time she's done which is a bit much for a 10 year old I think.

Dinner tonight is going to be easy because I'm tired & sore - frozen pizza for Dh & kids. I have no idea what I'm having as of yet, but I still have a killer headache from bashing my head in yesterday and it's super tender, so I'll probably have something fairly easy as well.

I have a load of laundry waiting to be folded and another load waiting to be hung up. It won't be going outside with the torrential rains we've been getting however, so this load will be hung in the basement on our drying rack. Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day with sunshine, so I can't wait for that! Overall since we've moved the weather has been absolutely fabulous, so I really can't complain about a couple days of rain!

Well on that note I'm going to go flip my laundry so it's done for the day, tidy up the house a bit and grab a snack!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day!

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How is this month going for everyone?

Any new changes/adjustments in your life?


Just another manic Monday...

It's going to take me a while to get used to this new routine with Mya being in school now... I'm hoping by the end of the week my body has adjusted and I can find my 'flow', but right now, not so easy.

6:00 am - first alarm goes off

  • Open my eyes and sob a little bit 'cause my blankets are warm and don't want me to leave them
  • Dig in dark & crowded closet and through boxes piled on top of each for warm clothing
  • Shower & dress
  • Tidy bathroom
  • Make hot coffee
  • Open curtains for daylight - no such luck
  • Check emails/pms
  • Delete as many emails as possible
  • Feed & water the cat
  • Cut cork for a custom order

7:00 am - 2nd alarm

  • Wake Mya
  • Make Mya's breakfast
  • Do Mya's hair
  • Pack Mya's bag (papers, snacks, water bottle, etc...)
  • Tidy kitchen
  • Finish cold coffee
  • Find cat puke on my *BRAND NEW AREA RUG*
  • Clean and scrub brand new rug *sigh* The *ENTIRE* house is hardwood top to bottom and she hits my new rug...
  • Look up phone number for BOGS *We need to exchange 2 pairs of boots

8:05 am - 3rd alarm

  • Look out the window to see torrential rains & crazy strong winds and figure out how we'll stay dry during our walk to school
  • Grab backpack, windbreakers & umbrellas, head out the door to walk Mya to school
  • Mail a stack of envelopes

8:25 am

  • Back home again cold & wet to make breakfast for Ed (he already ate)
  • Get Maria to put away dishes
  • Load dishwasher
  • Eat the last of our $16 grapes Dh purchased *faint*
  • Go over flyer for sale items, make menu plan & grocery list
  • Ask Maria to do recycling & compost while I'm out shopping
  • Check bank account to see how much money we don't have for our pretend September budget
  • Wake up child #2 to get ready to grocery shop
  • Decide to purchase a pair of rubber boots while I'm out shopping

9:00 am

  • Head out the door to grocery shop & grab items for around the house (aka: coat hangers so I can finish my room and the girls bedroom!)
  • Boots are a no. The only boots that may fit are camo. Definitely not my thing. I'll have wet feet instead.
  • $220 later...

11:25 am

  • Return home & put away groceries
  • Dh's new leather recliner will be arriving today (it did) and it won't be *exactly* where he wants it in the living room as I purchased a sectional and it takes up too much of the living room.
  • Have a fight with Dh about his stupid chair that I now feel like throwing in the garbage at this point
  • Offer to put said chair in the basement with the Tv so he can arrange it any way he likes - he declines. I don't care where anything goes so I give up. As long as I have somewhere to sit and read & have my coffee when it's too cold to read outside, I'll be happy.

11:35 am - 4th alarm

  • Throw on wet coat & wet shoes and head out the door to pick up Mya for lunch from school.

12:00 noon

  • Home with Mya and maker her lunch consisting of a turkey, tomato & mozzarella sandwich with a carrot muffin
  • Clean up kitchen again

12:25 pm - 5th alarm

  • Time to head back to school again
  • Decide to wear my Blundstones boots back so I don't ruin my new'ish Adidas shoes. I start digging around in the closet to find the, grab them, go to stand up and promptly & strongly bash in my head giving myself a goose egg/bruise/concussion. I feel dizzy, sick to my stomach and my head is absolutely throbbing.
  • Put ice on my head for a few minutes while I lie in the hallway.
  • Decide my 4 minutes of self pity are over, throw on my boots and off we go back to school.
  • We're late. Bell rings as we're down the street. Close enough.

12:50 pm

  • Home again to nurse my throbbing head.
  • Call BOGS to arrange exchange of boots.
  • Call NS Power to make sure they received my first bill payment *My bank didn't allow my first payment to go through for some reason (?). He was quite chatty so this phone call took me a little longer than expected, but, better to be chatty and polite than rude & curt!
  • Have another coffee in hopes of helping my throbbing head - it doesn't help.
  • Child #2 makes me pancakes & poached eggs for "breakfast"
  • Eat hot & yummy breakfast, chat with a couple friends online while I eat.
  • Upstairs to work on the girls bedroom now that I purchased almost 100 coat hangers
  • Open mail (fabric pkgs)

2:10 pm - 6th alarm

  • Throw on boots and still wet coat, run back to grab Mya from school
  • She had a good day - played the flute and enjoys french class

2:30 pm onwards...

  • Home once again
  • Head straight to mini barn (shed) to dig out BOGS boxes to send boots back
  • Help Mya with math homework. Snap a pic of the cat watching Mya do her homework & post on FB. I'm trying to share more pics of the kids since we're not near family anymore...
  • Fill in form to purchase Mya a recorder for school so she can practice at home. (Eek!) *note to self, find chq book so I can send a chq to school to pay for recorder as I don't know when I'll have cash on hand.
  • Fill in info to print mailing label to return BOGS boots
  • Fwd email to a friend to print label for me
  • Reply to a few PM's on my sewing page
  • Finish bedroom with the girls - entire bedroom now is clean & organized top to bottom! I do need to order a set of stacking baskets for some of Mya's clothes (socks/underwear, pjs & undershirts) but for now it's good! Mya's clothes all fit easily into the closet, Maria's are in the finished basement in her dresser. Maria showers so it works for her as the shower is down there as well. Mya bathes and the tub is upstairs. Saved me from having to buy another dresser this way as well!
  • Eat a snack and relax for a few minutes
  • Recliner arrives and I feel so bad for the delivery guy... MASSIVE box that he has to lift up the stairs alone and get it in the house for me.
  • Curse at the recliner and leave it sitting in the stupid box.
  • Start dinner. Roasted chicken, peel potatoes for mashed potatoes, open can of corn, toss in bowl in microwave & start gravy.
  • Put in Epicure order with a friend.
  • Clean up kitchen & load dishwasher.
  • Help Maria with her school work. Remember that I was supposed to purchase a math set today with protractor, etc... in it. I didn't. Skip ahead to next math lesson which doesn't need these items.
  • Snap a quick and not so great photo of my beautiful new fabric and post on IG
  • Post a funny/ironic pic of a red ballon floating I saw today at Atlantic Superstore (IT anyone?)
  • Open new throw blankets we purchased for the couch. They look great, super soft and luxurious! Mya loves them.
  • Declutter dining room table. I have a runner on there but I've decided that it has too much stuff on it.
  • Move globe to ledge between living room & sewing room.
  • Declutter ledge.
  • Make child #2 put macbook and other accumulated crap away.
  • Fold runner into thirds & put fruit bowl back, statue & coasters back on.
  • Put away dinner leftovers for Mya's lunch tomorrow and tidy kitchen.
  • Handwash pots, load more dishes into dishwasher.
  • Lament about the fact that I'm not rich and can't afford to have servants.
  • Play around with new area rug to see where it looks best in living room. Finally make a decision after moving it, and the sectional 3 times.

It's now 6:51 pm. We're getting fierce winds and strong rain. It's loud outside and quite chilly, but peaceful & quiet. You can smell the ocean... it's beautiful.

Mya is downstairs playing on the laptop while she chats with a friend from London. Maria is playing WiiU, Child #2 is upstairs organizing bedroom, Dh is sleeping for work, cat is nestled up beside me taking her 127th beauty rest of the day. I'm sitting here thinking about how much my stupid head hurts and wishing I could go to bed.

I haven't had any time to sew today at all, so the custom order that I had on my list today, will get bumped and completed tomorrow. The fabrics & interfacings are all cut at least, I just need *time* to create. In one hour I need to get Mya ready for bed so she's tucked in by 8pm!

Child #2 and I started watched "The Crown" last night on Netflix. Love it. We've only watched one episode so far, but it's right up my alley. By the time I tidy up and get the kids in bed, etc... i'm going to be far too tired to sew tonight, so I'll curl up on the couch and watch an another episode. I hope to read a few more chapters of my book too...

My 7th alarm will go off at 10:00 pm to wake Dh for work. Then my 8th alarm will go off at 10:30pm to get ready for bed. My goal is to be ready and in bed by 11pm... so far, not such a great track record, so I really need to actually move off the couch when I'm supposed to, so I can make this happen. We'll see how tonight goes...

On that note I'm off... before I leave here are a few pics of the girls bedroom. Nothing that would land me in a home & decorating magazine, but they're happy and i'm happy.

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Enjoy your evening! Thanks for peeking in! :) ****