I missed Ten on Tuesday.
How 'bout something new..... say....
What Up Wednesday?
That will do. This is me telling you 'what's up' with us because if I don't start somewhere, I may never blog again.
1. I had to cancel my membership at our beloved community center because, like I mentioned in a previous post, we are being good little squirrels and preparing for a lean winter. While I was initially sad, because now I will never achieve scary-Madonna arms by going to yoga four times a week, I've been kind of shocked by how much I accomplish when I don't go anywhere all day. I even got my bathtub cleaned! This was a very good thing, because it still had egg yolk on it from the last homemade mask I experimented with.
2.) A good friend recently asked me why I keep doing these eggs-in-the-hair type things to myself, and I had to ruminate on it for a while. Plain and simple, I unknowingly set out on a quest this year. A quest to find a homemade regimen for skincare and haircare that is both cheap and effective. I'm still working out the kinks.
I didn't intend to switch over all my beauty and personal care items to homemade, but that's the direction I've accidentally headed. I just got tired of reading labels on every bottle of shampoo, and every bar of face soap, and every stick of deodorant, and being disappointed. Disappointed that I can't trust them to leave gunk and preservatives and things that are bad for you out of their supposedly 'natural' products. It was really bummin' me out, man.
Then one day I stumbled on the Crunchy Betty blog and made myself some deodorant and saw how easy it is, and the next thing I knew I was washing my face with oil every night. I know, I know, it sounds bizarre, BUT, I'm pretty sure it's going to be awesome (and cheap!) once I figure out the right ratios and oil types for my skin. My skin still currently kind of hates me, but I'm hoping by the end of the year we will have become friends again.
3.) My husband and I spent all summer watching previews for a new sitcom starting this fall called New Girl, and our DVR was ready and waiting two weeks ago when it started.
It was worth the wait.
Let me start by saying I'm not really a sitcom lover. It takes a lot to get me hooked on one. This show, however, makes me laugh. Really hard. Please do not watch it based on my recommendation, because I don't want to be responsible for anyone else not liking it, but this may be the new Friends. Anybody remember Friends?
I'll be theeeere for youuuuuuu!
Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?
We were on a break!
Yeah, those were good times.
4.) Lord, help me, the toddler can now see over the counter without a stool or a pilfered goodwill box, and I am afraid.
Please note the clean bathroom counter. That is another bi-product of me never leaving the house this week. I'm glad I photographed it.
5.) My husband owns an excavator. Don't be jealous, but he can bring it home any time he likes and just start uprooting huge swathes of grass with no warning.
Our youngest did not know his daddy owned a tractor and he stood still as a statue for over an hour with a goofy little grin on his face while he watched him work.
6.) Look what I did with the tomatoes we grew in our first-ever garden!
It was a lot more work than I expected. They should have a tip jar in the canned tomato section at the store, because those little boogers are a pain to process.
7.) I was feeling a little bummed out because I didn't do all that much with my boys this summer. I was feeling like we didn't really "accomplish" much and a like I let them down.
Then I glanced up at the chalkboard in the kitchen and was reminded that my children are not dwelling on the past, they are looking towards the future.
Haydn got our "What to do this winter" list started, and we've been adding to it as we think of things. Rowan got a hold of the chalk at some point and drew a couple stick figures. They don't have anything to do with the list, but I like them so they can stay.
8.) Jesus loves me.