Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I might use the word extremes to describe the last week or so. The weather, of course, is a perfect example. We've gone from cold, constant, basement-drenching rain to short-wearing, sunny weather overnight. We've been working constantly, and we've somehow managed to fit in play. Blake golfed on Saturday morning, while Mo D and I enjoyed a girls' day out together (the first in way too long) in the afternoon. We laughed and cried at The Color Purple, then dined out at The Grange in Ann Arbor. We broke away from work on Sunday to marvel at Anna playing with her sand and water table for two hours, swayed only by the promise of pasta at dinner outside on the patio. We've simplified our lives greatly, giving away or recycling a garage-full of furniture, clothing, and home goods. At the same time, life feels a bit more complicated with the house on the market and a new home to move into. I've felt elated and energized through it all, lighter from lightening our load. Except when I don't...because, there are many times when I just feel like I want to curl up and sleep for 12 hours so I don't have to tackle a To-Do list that includes the usual stuff AND home-selling and home-buying related items.
Photos from our week are long overdue, but I have no time to edit them, so here they are, as is and in reverse chronological order (don't ask)!
Friday, April 8, 2011
I desperately wanted to blog tonight, but the things I've wanted to blog about have been keeping me away from the computer.
Anna seemed to be feeling better, then suddenly today a nasty cough set in. We haven't slept well much of the week, and even when we have, our bedtime has been too late. We are armpit deep in getting the house ready for showing. We had an inspector here and at the new house today. We've had two moving companies come to give us quotes and scheduled a handyman to fix a number of maintenance problems, among so many other things. Reading, exercise, and sleep are not on this list, which makes for a cranky mama at times.
Thankfully Mo D had plans to visit this weekend. We're going to see The Color Purple in Detroit tomorrow, and in the meantime, she helped me tackle the basement cleanout, the pantry, and more. She should be paid for her purging skills. I'm so grateful.
I have some pictures to post of treasures I've uncovered this week as well as some "after" pics (I wasn't thinking about "before" pics), but they will have to wait another day or two. Hopefully once our house gets on the market we can take a little breather before the packing and decorating begin!