“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.
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.
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.
I wish you a wonderful week with lots of goodness.