Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Irons in the Fire

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and a Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there.  I had a wonderful day on Sunday.  My husband went to a bachelor party for my soon to be brother-in-law on Saturday, so I knew that I wasn't going to wake up to smiling, well-dressed children bringing me breakfast in bed.  In fact, Sunday was a lot like most other days of the week.  I comforted my oldest child when he woke up in hysterics at 5:00 am, I got them dressed, went grocery shopping with the two of them.  At first I thought I was going to want a break from my normal Mom routine, but when is a better time to embrace it? After all, that's what we're celebrating on Mother's Day.

In some ways, Sunday was even busier since I had to make potato salad and a strawberry-rhubarb tart to take to a farewell party for a neighbor.  I'm a little jealous that I was not able to drink any of the 12 gallons of sangria one of our friends made, but I had a wonderful time at the party and ended the evening on a high note watching Sherlock on PBS: Masterpiece Theater.  Not going to lie, I looked forward to that most of the day.

My husband also started working on one of our many projects on that day.  We're building a farmhouse vanity for the powder room on the main floor.  I found the plans on  http://ana-white.com/ .  Right now it looks like this:

but hopefully it will just take a few more hours of work to make it spectacular.  I went ahead and made a spreadsheet of everything I want to do/make/buy for each room.  It's a little overwhelming right now, so my next step is a schedule.  I know the nesting drive is kicking into high gear when I'm willing to commit to a timetable.

Everything is on hold until Saturday, though.  Tomorrow, it's time to get organized.  My sister's wedding is on Friday, and I need to start preparing to bake the cupcakes for the reception.  I've never baked this much at one time.  I'm fine with the baking part, but I'm not looking forward to all the washing of dishes that will be happening on Thursday.


  1. Sounds like things have been really busy in your end of the world lately. Good luck with everything you want to get done!

  2. Weddings are a lot of work but so much fun, too. Have a great week!

  3. I agree, dishes deter me 78% of the time. But good luck! I cannot believe you have a spreadsheet for your projects. I am hard pressed to write a grocery list, hahaha! Perhaps this is why i forget the milk...and will never have a farmhouse vanity;)

  4. I don't envy you the washing up. Good luck with the baking and congratulations to your sister on her wedding day.

  5. Good luck! Have a great week!


  6. hooray for spreadsheets!! :) I know the wedding will be wonderful!

  7. Cupcakes sound really good to me right now. Mmm.

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