It’s been a busy week! And also a fairly productive one. For once! It’s been a little bit overwhelming and I’ve had a lot of late night anxiety about what I haven’t been able to get done yet. But taking it one day, one decision at a time, it’s going pretty well.
My biggest priority was to finish as many dolls as possible by today. My cut off date before I need to start garage sale prep. I had a goal of 20 dolls and I just finished up my 26th one. I wanted to make a few extra things and have this huge Heartstring Annie four year week long anniversary celebration thing for all my facebook fans, but that’s the idea I really just needed to let go of. I would have loved to have done it, but there just wasn’t enough time. Not with everything else going on. But I’m really, really hoping I’ll be more prepared for it next year. Five years can be an even bigger celebration. I’m happy that I was able to go above my goal, get a giveaway set up to celebrate, and make teacher appreciation dolls. It’s all good.
It’s still been a big pet focused week. I guess it pretty much always will be! I bought Annie a new bed for my sewing room since she spends the most time in there – if I’m in there too. Rory claimed it for the first few days, but I don’t think he’s gone in it once she started using it. I just ordered him his own bed, so hopefully that’ll make him happy! Jack is left on his own. (He prefers window seats.)
Things with Annie continue to go pretty well. The only really negative these days is that we have to constantly be watching her in case she decides to chew on something she shouldn’t be. I don’t know if this is an attention thing, or she’s really just a lot younger than we thought? She chewed up one of Greg’s favorite amiibos and our tv remote this week. I think I’m up to six antlers, a couple tough chew toy bones, and like six stuffed animals, spread all over the house so she can have something appropriate to chew on the second the urge strikes.
But other than that, things are good! She hasn’t had any accidents in the house for a few weeks. She still isn’t allowed upstairs unless I’m directly keeping an eye on her, but we’re hoping to phase her into that soon. Having two chairs blocking our stairs all the time is kind of annoying.
One of my biggest accomplishments for the week was rearranging and reorganizing my sewing room. I was getting really sick of the cats’ food bowls on my work table. If we put them on the floor Annie would eat them. So I checked out Goodwill and found a really great tv stand for $15 to use as an eating station for them. But trying to fit it into my very limited space was a challenge! It took me a whole day, but I got it all rearranged perfectly. And even though that wasn’t even on my list of things to do this past week, it felt really good to get it done. Despite another large piece of furniture and a huge round dog bed, the room somehow feels bigger.
Working hard with my helper!
I spent another day this week working on the door/raffle prizes for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. I had to set everything out I’ve been collecting and create little bundled gifts. Then I wrapped everything, and all the shower gifts. It was fairly time consuming, but so awesome that I won’t have to worry about any of it this upcoming week!
On Friday I had a much needed break from everything and went to a barn sale and dinner with my mom. I didn’t find much for the house (besides the $2 pot I’m going to use for plants!), but I had a lot of luck with little doll accessories. I love finding new things that give me inspiration to keep sewing week after week.
And Saturday was soccer and the dog park. We haven’t gotten there as much as I would have liked this week. It’s been cold, rainy, COLD. I hate that it appears we’re going to have another year without a spring. Cold, cold, cold and suddenly it’ll be summer. Which is even worse. But dogs and kids still need time outside, so outside we will be!
It’s crunch time. Everything I do in the next two weeks is pretty critical. At least it feels that way! I’m still feeling a little bit crazed with how much I need to do, but as long as I don’t get sick or struck with super unmotivated laziness, I think I can get it all done!
The highest priority is GARAGE SALE PREP. I’ve done nothing so far. We still have all the boxes packed up from last summer’s sale, but I have quite a bit to go through in the house yet. I’m going to start with current closets and bookshelves earlier this week and move on to basement piles later in the week. My goal is to label everything by the end of the week so I can enjoy everything happening next weekend, and next week just work on setting up the garage sale.
I guess that’s really it. One major thing to get ready for. Well, I have the baby shower on Saturday too, so I will need to do some food prep, but it’s pretty minimal. More about errand running I’ll need to strategically fit into the week. Plus Caden has two nights of soccer. It’ll come together. I might just not get a lot of sleep!
Monday – Costco Rotisserie Chicken, I think
Tuesday – Spaghetti and Ravioli (we always have to have both because I hate spaghetti, but ravioli is tolerable)
Wednesday – Tomatillo Enchiladas…maybe. I don’t think the boys will eat it, but it looks good.
Thursday – Pizza, because Friday…
Friday – TACOS! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Good luck with your week!