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One Good Thing… {my project 365, day 81 to day 87}

March 27, 2016

“Every day may not be good… but there’s one good thing in every day!” ~Alice Morse Earle

I welcome you to my new project 365 and weekly link up #onegoodthing. My friends Claudia and Leslie have agreed to help me host the link-up which goes live each Monday (well, actually Sunday night around 11 pm if you want to be exact) and we would love for you to link up and share your #onegoodthing with us and our readers. It can be anything good that day, week, month… a photo, an anecdote, a poem. There are no rules, just goodness and hopefully smiles along the way.

All good things must come to an end… Or so the saying goes. I have one more day before I have to head back to work and the kids back to school. All of us thoroughly enjoyed Spring Break. And wish it wasn’t over. We mixed business with pleasure and enjoyed some time with my mom.

Monday, the hubby and I went to the hardware store/showroom our general contractor works with and picked out all the plumbing fixtures, lighting and assorted sinks and toilets for the bathrooms we are redoing from scratch. Let me tell you, it’s mind boggling how much detail each decision entails. Luckily, we had a super awesome consultant helping us out. Did you know that you could match above vanity lightening to the faucets? I certainly didn’t but it made out life a lot easier.

Tuesday, the kids had their dental cleaning appointment. A chore I always try to get done over Spring Break. The two big ones came home with a clean bill of health. But little one, my best, most consistent brusher, had two cavities. Which we had taken care of on Thursday. One turned out to be very minor and only needed to be sealed, while the other was a little more involved with damage close to the nerve. She seems fine and hasn’t complained about any lingering soreness or pain. Thumbs up!

Wednesday was my birthday and I decided to take a day just for myself and do nothing. The girls and I went to Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach which I had been wanting to visit for some time. It was nice to spend time walking around with my girls and looking for landscaping ideas but the constant noise of airplanes flying very low overhead was a bit annoying. Yeah, I didn’t know that it was right next to the airport… Oh well, still a nice time, followed by a fantastic sushi dinner.

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Thursday morning I took Ally back to the dentist and once we returned home, a tech for Comcast finally showed up to fix the “little” issue we had with our internet connection. Seems our lines were pretty outdated besides some other issues. 4 days without wifi was not fun. Once the hubby came home, we finished packing up and headed to my mom’s house for a few days. The boy drove us there and back. It’s a bit surreal to have my first born, my baby, chauffeur us around.

Friday we had a lazy, relaxing day at my mom’s. None of us really wanted to go anywhere or do anything. We did end up going for a quick outing to Outdoor World and lunch at Chick Fil A but headed right back home after so we could continue with our doing nothing mission. I spent a lot of time playing with my new 85 mm macro lens. Really love it.

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Saturday we enjoyed a nice breakfast and then headed back home. I ended up cleaning out little one’s room, or at least got a good head start on sorting through things and making a pile for Goodwill. There are still a few more things to go through but a start is a start. I’m hopeful by doing things bit by bit, it won’t get too overwhelming once the actual move looms over us.

Today, Sunday, Easter Sunday, I woke up, slurped down my first cup of coffee while playing Easter bunny. We always have our own private Easter egg hunt on Easter morning. The kids, well, this year only the girls, go hunt for their eggs, and a small gift. The two big ones usually get a gift card and little one gets one toy, this year it was a Lego set to add to her frozen collection. And no, it wasn’t one of the big ones. I saw a lot of FB posts about people going crazy with gifts on Easter… No, just no. Candy and something small, that’s it. After breakfast, we got ready for brunch with great-grandma. As I wrote on Instagram, she may not realize any longer what is going on around her (and today was a bad memory day) but we treasure every minute we have with her. The rest of the day we lounged around at home.

And here I am, finishing up my post. To see descriptions for each of the pics, hop on over to Instagram if you like. Just click the link above.

 

onegoodthing day 81 to day 87

I wish you a wonderful week with lots of goodness.

xoxo, Susi

 

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  • Claudia March 28, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Sounds like you had a very good spring break, with some productivity and lots of relaxing. Love the expression – ‘the doing nothing mission’ – hahaha – I sooo relate to that one, as you know from posts during my vacation 🙂
    I am totally with you concerning Easter gifts. IMO gifting for every possible holiday has pretty much gotten out of hand. I guess marketing, ads are paying off…
    Have a great week!
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    • Susi March 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Yes, spring break was great and we are so not ready to go back to work/school. But only 8 more weeks until summer. We can do it!!! The kids were happy with their easter eggs and small gifts. Ally even told me before bed last night what a great day she had – that’s really all that matters.

  • Kisma March 28, 2016 at 8:53 am

    What a wonderful week shared! I hope this week back at school proves to me just as fun and not too crazy!

    I love the photos, they are all stunning as always!
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    • Susi March 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks, Tiffany. I hope so too. It’s a really short week actually. We’ll be at robotics competition Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Last one for the year, unless we make it to St. Louis for the world championship.

  • Rorybore March 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Wait.. my lights and faucet are supposed to match?!! LOL
    Oh dear… I don’t think anything in my house matches. We still have the same furniture that each of us brought from our single homes when we married and moved in. Pathetic.
    Well, the kids do have their rooms of course… that’s where the $$$ goes.
    But I did finally pick out the tile for our bathroom floor, so by next week that should be done. Can’t wait to see all the renos of your new home!
    Yes – all my kids Easter goodies, whether candy or toy, has to fit in their actual basket. So no big items. It’s bubbles and chalk and colouring books, and a tshirt for the older boy.
    The bunny didn’t even leave a lot of candy this year. Probably due to our little’s cavity issues.
    That garden is amazing – too bad the planes ruin the Zen. 🙁
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    • Susi March 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Your house sounds a lot like ours now. There is no real rhyme or reason to anything and I was never aware of the fact that lights and faucets and the like can match. If they should is another issue. Since I do like things just so and streamlined I went with it. And since we are moving to a much different home, I decided to go with it and let my secret decorator come out and have some fun… Also, the kids are older, maybe I can get away with getting a few nice things. You think? 😉

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