Friday, June 27, 2014

Five for Friday 6/27/14

It is already the last Friday of June, whoah, time needs to slow down! My sweet husband pointed out the other day that I go back in a month. Yikes, 1 month! Time to tackle the summer bucket list! 
Linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the weekly party, always help me get my accomplishments and desires in check. 
So excited, to finally have the stone for the fireplace. I am trying to be patient and not be pushy since my husband will be doing most of the labor, but I am ready to go! Trying to word my impatience carefully, need to keep the craftsman happy!
Testing out the height of the cinderblocks and sanding off the glue on the metal fireplace plate. 
Doing some work around the house means I am checking over my Pinterest boards. I have pinned a lot and want to use some of them. I know, "Be patient!"
It has been fun looking and dreaming. 

Sometimes my sweet husband and I do not communicate well about the work to be done in the house. He has trouble verbalizing what he envisions and I do not have the technical talk. Thank goodness for Pinterest and the internet, guess we are both visual learners!  
Since we have one wall open, we are thinking of adding some storage to the wall on adjacent wall. Might even do some improvements in the master bath! 
Thank you Pinterest
I hate cleaning. Too bad I was not born in to royalty and am not independently wealthy. 
I have spent some time cleaning up the kids' rooms and my own room. It always feel good to declutter, although it wipes me out and I get grouchy during the process. 
Ready for Goodwill
You can see the floor and everything is in the correct bin!
I am on a mission, to rid our surroundings of as much clutter as possible before school starts back, good thing Goodwill is really close to my house. 

Time to celebrate a small victory. Usually when I take my boys to the pediatrician I walk out frustrated and with one (or all) in tears. This year they all did well! 
My middle did not want to disrobe for the doctor and protested a little, but it was not that big of a deal. (Their doc is awesome, she works well and around their quirks.)
Guess it helped that no one was due for shots!
In the past, kids would escape form the room or someone would need a major timeout (one time, the doc put my oldest in the corner!), but not this time. Wow! It felt great, guess this is how life is for people with perfect children. My kids are wonderful, not perfect, so this was  huge deal for me! 
What would a Five for Friday summer post be without a picture from the pool? This week my oldest had his BFF over and they were in hog heaven, it was precious! Today my middle's BFF is coming over to swim with us. 
Happy Friday friends! Have a splendid day! 


  1. Ahhhh! I love your pool! That looks like a fantastic way to spend a summer day!

    The Purple Teacher

    1. I love that pool too. We are so lucky to be able to join each year, it is not too crowded and the people tend to be very respectful of each other. I would not survive summers without a pool to go to!

  2. I want to do everything on Pinterest and I want all the money and space in the world to make this happen. We need to win the Powerball! I hate cleaning too, but I need to do some cleaning out when I get back home. BIG TIME!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. My middle wants me to win lotto, he wants me to but him some Legos. If I win, after we toy shop, we can tackle our Pinterest dreams! The worst thing about cleaning is you are never finished!

  3. Decluttering always makes me feel better and more organized! Oh, and what in the world did we ever do without Pinterest? Seriously!!
    Southern Fried Teachin’


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