Hello Friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. The Marriage Monday posts have been missing for two Mondays now and the Blooming Blogger post wasn’t posted either. So what gives? This is a long post, I”m warning you now, feel free to take a nap about halfway through.
Well first off, I have been digging out from under this pile of laundry. Just imagine more on top of that not including my couch and chair slip covers. This is my life because my children had head lice.
I was so grossed out on Thursday night when I discovered it while washing little children’s hair, one child was so grossed out herself that she was dry heaving in the toilet. Head lice makes me feel very unclean and dirty even though I know it’s not true. I have vacuumed and washed everything I can….I am surprised my washer and dryer are still working at this point. The sanitize cycle takes almost 2 hours so you can imagine how slow going this has been. Then add in our regular weekly laundry of clothes and I’m afraid I’ll never ever be done. We all have new pillows, new hair brushes, new hair accessories and if this comes back I may just shave our heads and burn the house to the ground. I’ve heard that mayo and olive oil work well so if the NIX doesn’t work, that is my next option.
Add four parts head lice to two parts of a cabinet painting fiasco last week and you have one crazy lady. I thought I had a solution when I painted over the bond coat from the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit with my Ace Cabinet, Door & Trim paint. I let the cabinet sit for a few days and then tested it out to make sure it was sticking and not easily peeling off like last week. It was great, it looked beautiful, passed the scratch and peel test, we are all systems go! I set to work on Saturday morning painting all my cabinet doors and frames, so excited at how lovely they were looking. It was magical. (If you aren’t following me on fb you really need to, that is where I post all the fun stuff, like pictures of my cabinets, talks about how we have head lice and other fun stuff.)
On Monday I went to hang the cabinets and encountered this problem when I scratched a cabinet door:
So I didn’t throw my cabinet doors out in the road and run them over (sorry to disappoint you Rebecca) even though I really wanted to. For now we have hung the cabinet doors back up sans hardware because I will need to sand them down and repaint them.
I get this handsome guy to make me coffee in the morning, am I lucky or what? Love that he makes me coffee!
Just in case you thought might kitchen was really clean, here’s the truth. This is what it looks like today. Stuff on the countertops drives me crazy so I’ll be cleaning those off in a little while. I also think I’ll deal with repainting the cabinets in a little while, like another month or four. Like maybe September? When the kids are back in school and I can still sand these down to nothing and paint because it’s warm out but it won’t suck up my summer and time away from my family. (Although maybe after a few weeks home with all 4 kids I will want an excuse to get away for a bit. ) Does anyone else ever feel that way? You look forward to summer and have all these fluffy beautiful dreams of family togetherness and children playing happily but in reality those first few weeks are an adjustment of everyone learning to get along together again. There is usually a happy few days then the bickering and fighting set in, soon followed by a peace treaty of sorts.
Hopefully this will help stop the fighting and also the “I’m bored” whine of the summer. Hubby accomplished setting up the pool this weekend! We were still filling it up when I snapped a quick photo, as you can see the kids were already in testing it out.
The playset is complete and the kids have been enjoying it! Which is good. They have even had some clubs forming up in the top part, we found a notebook with voting for President, Secretary and Vice President. Pretty cute stuff, love that my kids like to play together!
The school year is winding down but the calendar is getting full. Last Thursday our oldest daughter who is finishing up 5th grade, planned a surprise retirement party for her teacher with three of her friends. They did an amazing job organizing this thing, all I had to do was show up to supervise the decorating in the morning and bring the pizzas for lunch. Their teacher was so surprised she really had no idea! It was really wonderful to see how much love she has for her students and how much they love her!
So if you don’t see me around these parts for a bit, I”m getting packed for our family vacation and my Haven blog conference! I’m off enjoying time with my family in our backyard. My goal this summer is to enjoy it for all its worth which means less time blogging, painting, editing photos, being on the computer and more time loving, laughing, having fun, eating ice cream, swimming, riding bikes and all the other stuff we are going to cram into this summer!
If you want to keep up with all the fun, you can follow me on instagram, just search for bloomingange and I’d love to follow you back! You can also follow me on fb for now, although the pay to promote your posts isn’t going over very well with me right now. I hope you are all gearing up for a great summer as well and we are going to be back with Marriage Mondays starting next week! Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll come back!