I almost wasn’t going to put up a post today because I really had nothing good coming to mind to write about. But then I came across Ashley’s post yesterday and got all like, “oh my god I love surveys!” and BAM. A post was born for today. I mean, you guys know me…I love a good survey!
Household chore I actually enjoy: Do people really enjoy household chores? I know some people say that they find cleaning “therapeutic” and all that jazz, but honestly, I do not. Therapeutic for me would be having someone come over to clean my house while I relaxed and did nothing. But since that’s not really in the cards for me these days, I guess I’ll go along with a household chore that I actually “don’t mind,” which is doing laundry. Granted, this does not include folding it or putting it away though…
Biggest house disaster: Oh man…our basement. In the six years we’ve been living in this house, our basement goes through phases. It’s either party ready, cleaned out and awesome, or it quickly becomes the holder of all of our STUFF. And in the past year, as we’ve continued to acquire more stuff for a certain toddler, it all just keeps building and building. I can’t believe I’m going to show you this, but…
Yep, there ya have it. And here’s my tiny workout space that has slowly been taken over by bins and bags of Lucas’s clothes that are too small.
Just so you know, it doesn’t always look this way and the bar is usually much nicer! This is actually one project that Jay and I are planning on tackling in the next few weeks: clearing out, cleaning up, and getting organized again! But seriously…send help.
Before company arrives, I hide: Toys, toys, and more toys. We currently live in a small ranch home, and the majority of Lucas’s toys are currently camped out in our living room (or in the basement, obviously). I try to hide them a bit before people come over, but really, I don’t have too many options. So instead, I “tidy them up” a bit in an effort to make the mess look somewhat organized.
The last thing I bought online: I bought Lucas this set of flashcards and this set of flashcards after seeing them at Sarah and Jeff’s house this past weekend. They were adorable (and they’re a great price!) and I’d been on the lookout for some good ones.
I hate to shop for: I think this old post outlines everything quite nicely, but I’d also add diapers to that list now.
Favorite family ritual: Lately, I’ve actually really been enjoying Lucas’s bedtime as a little family of three. Granted, getting him dressed into his PJ’s isn’t always a walk in the park, but once he’s had his tubby and is dressed, the three of us take that time to just hang out for a bit. We’ll sit on the couch and ask Lucas to point out the different body parts we’re working on, and we’ll talk about our days. Then we’ll head into his room, one of us will sit with him in the rocker to read books and the other will give kisses and say goodnight. It’s really nothing crazy, but there’s just something about those moments that are so special to me and remind me just how lucky I am to have my boys.
I sleep in: Umm, never? Sleep in? What’s that? Then again, I guess that depends on your definition of “sleeping in.” OR, I think I’m actually reading this question wrong, now that I think of it…what do I sleep in? That would be cotton shorts and a t-shirt (I actually have quite a few pieces from Gilligan & O’Malley at Target that I love), but nothin’ fancy (sorry, Jay).
I have a style crush on: I think I’d have to go with Jessica Alba (even if she is my husband’s celebrity crush). I don’t always love her more formal fashion choices (then again, I think I could say that for all celebrities) but I do adore most of her laid back looks.
I’m currently reading: I downloaded The Ladies’ Room a couple of weeks ago after finishing up The Memory Child (SO good, by the way!) but I actually haven’t started reading it yet. For the past, like, three nights, I’ve been saying “I’m going to bed early so I can sit and read for a bit” but then, it just never happens. Maybe tonight will be the night??
What’s up with the ____________ trend? I’m going to follow along with a few others on this here, but really…what is UP with the bullying? It’s getting completely out of control and honestly, it’s just sad. Why can’t we all just get along? Or at least just be civil?
How did I ever live without: My iPhone. And I HATE the fact that I even say that with any amount of truth, but sadly, that is the truth. Life before iPhones (or smart phones, in general) seems like eons ago! I wish that I wasn’t so glued to it but, then again, I do love it. I guess it’s just the nature of the beast?
But now it’s your turn! Feel free to pick a few from above and answer them in the comments section below!