Welcome to my third installment in Becky’s link-up series Currently. If you don’t ‘know’ Becky, please treat yourself to meeting her over at Choose Happy. She is the real deal, the genuine article, one of the sweetest bloggers I ‘know’. And Choose Happy makes me feel that way. Happy!
So here’s what I am doing, currently…
Making great progress on spring summer cleaning. Have the kitchen and den finished, ceiling to floor because you always clean down, as well as the master bedroom and bath…can I say en suite? I have never used that term before. The master bedroom and en suite are clean (Ooo la la, so fee fee, foo, foo, I feel like a poodle). I worked all afternoon on my loft which is my version of the man cave, where I scrapbook, journal, work on crafts. The upstairs guest bedroom is almost done, and then I will only have two more rooms and the hall to go…UPSTAIRS.
Just for the record, these are two different rooms. My dresser in the master bedroom on the left, baking cabinet in the kitchen on the right. I am reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and I just learned this week that my clothes (and your clothes, everyone’s clothes) prefer not to be folded. They like to be gently rolled or hung up. Socks especially hate to be rolled up together with the elastic of one sock rolled down over both of them to bundle them into a ball. I have been torturing my socks, my kids’ socks, PC’s socks for years! Why didn’t someone say something?
Continuing to work on the DIY I was planning in my last segment of Currently. Started in one direction and now taking those ideas and moving in a new direction. Learned a really neat DIY craft idea last Friday when I was scrapbooking with friends. Plan to incorporate it into my DIY and share with you very soon.
Counting the days til my baby girl comes home for a visit. Yay!!! Lauren is coming home on Friday. I can’t wait. I know I just saw her last month but can never see my daughters and Cady enough.
Mommies out there…I guess mommies with older children…do you ever wish you could hold your children just once more as babies? What I would give to snuggle these two little dolls (who were simultaneously screaming) just one more time. Brennyn on the left and Lauren on the right, 3 and 1, Ft. Kobbe, Panama.
Enjoying our green world. As you may know, El Paso is on the Chihuahua Desert and we have an average annual rainfall of around 8 inches. July and August are our monsoon months, ha! And because it has rained about four times in the last two weeks, my world is GREEN! Hope it stays this way until Lauren can see how beautiful the mountains are.
Making homemade bread and preparing a blog post about it. Our family has this 100+ year old yeast starter that we make bread with. The yeast is stored in a jar in the refrigerator until I am ready to make bread with it. There are about three steps to the bread-making process and the end result is a crusty loaf of a sourdough-type bread. Mmmm. Going to make it tomorrow to serve with Skinny Lasagna Roll-ups.
Please forgive the winter tee towel, it is my bread making towel, even in August. Oh, and that lump right in between my “girls’ is my FitBit Zip and not what you might have been thinking it was.
Finally, the last thing I am doing currently is thanking those of you who participated in the Get Your Pretty On graphic tee shirt giveaway. Rafflecopter randomly selected the winner Carrie Albrecht. Congrats to Carrie. She chose a ‘ringer’ tee shirt, white with red ringed neck and at the arms. Carrie said those are St. Louis Cardinals colors but I had to correct her. They are Cincinnati Reds colors. How nice of Carrie to support PC’s favorite baseball team EVER. Her tee shirt choice is on its way. Please keep checking back for future giveaways.
So that’s what I am up to. How ’bout you? What did you today? What’s on the agenda for tomorrow? Would love to hear! Please say hello in a comment below – that rhymes!
Happy hUmP Day!
Hugs and kisses,