After moving into our new place yesterday, at 5pm my “second shift” was just beginning.
1. I had to go to Bed Bath & Beyond for: a shower curtain rod, shower curtain, and shower curtain liner for Scott’s bathroom. And I realized after the fact that Skylar needs the same thing for her bathroom. I thought her bathroom had a glass door on it. Wrong. Curtain needed.
I needed curtain rods and brackets for the master.
I succeeded on all fronts with Scott’s bathroom but am pretty ticked as it pertains to curtains for the master. The guy who sold me the curtain rods for the master didn’t tell me to get purchase longer curtain rods. In fact, when I asked him about the length and said well shouldn’t I get longer rods, he said, “Oh you won’t need those. This size will work.” Wrong. No go.
And no curtains up. Hello, World!
And I will be going back to BB & B tomorrow. Ugh!
2. Then it was on to Radio Shack for 50 feet of coaxial cable so the cable from the wall can stretch to where I keep the one and only tv we own in our home. A 10 year old 20 inch special. It’s worth about 3 bucks but I do love my Real Housewives and my DVR so needed the co-ax.
I love mindless tv programs, what can I say.
3. Good thing that Radio Shack, Ralph’s, and TJ’s all share a parking lot!
At the grocery store I bought some produce that’s cheaper than at TJ’s. And the Pride Flags are already flying in the grocery store advance of Pride the weekend. Yay!
And holy mother of Irish Cream
4. After Ralph’s, it was time for TJ’s
I was just there two days ago, after all.
5. I came home, made dinner, made dessert for Scott and I that involved lots of Dark Rum Caramel Sauce <–priorities
Skylar was happy with a stash of frozen bites I found.
I unpacked a bit more, struggled with coaxial cable, and realized the curtain rod situation was a no go.
And now am blogging.
I told you my second shift was just beginning at 5pm!
Tomorrow, er, when I wake up in 5 hours, I have an appointment with the cable company to get our internet and TV working, I have returns to make at BB&B, I need to do some yoga!
I need to go to my paid work, too. Fun.
And I have Skylar to parent.
This was her eating her last meal and snack at our old house: Triscuits + PB and trying to stuff half a banana in her face at once while giving a wave for the camera. Blogger’s child, for sure. Hams it up, always.
Thanks for the compliments on the photos I posted of our new place. To answer everyone’s questions: Yes, I love the wood floors (and they scream yoga!), and yes, I am always that neat and tidy and organized. I hate clutter and messes! I am the queen of simplicity and minimalistic without being sparse.
Before I forget, I did a guest post for Rachael of La Fuji Mama, while she’s in Tokyo. Rachael is an amazing woman, mother, blogger, author, and all around awesome friend. I was flattered when she asked me to guest post on her site and I posted about some of my favorite Dessert Bite Recipes. All are no-bake recipes so if you don’t want to turn on your oven in the summertime heat, no sweat. <–pun intended.
Do you feel like you work a second shift in your life?
I sure do, and not just because of the move.
As a working mom, I am always on the go and just keeping up with the housework, cooking, cleaning grocery shopping, parenting!, workouts, blogging, errands, and whatever else comes up is one job. Parenting alone is one job, really.
The rest of it is my second job (and really blogging kind of is my second job).
And then my next and third shift or third job is my paid job. (For newer readers, for privacy reasons, I don’t discuss my work here)
So yes, I feel like I work two or three shifts. This is why I sleep 5 hours, max. And when I was younger, I thought I “had to have” 8 hours. Then life happened.
I am just busy, but really happy, and I just couldn’t imagine life any other way!
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