Last week sucked on some pretty epic levels. By the time I got home Friday, Kelly looked at me and said: This weekend, I want you to rest. Nothing else. Rain Saturday morning – actually, thunder and lightning – made rest all the more possible. We had to cancel our Dallas Galloway group run. I […]
Update on my housecleaning conundrum (detailed in this November 2016 post): Our fantastic Hire a Cleaning Service lasted less than six months. Quality of cleaning went downhill over time (never awful, just incomplete). Then bizarrely, when we cancelled a service in order to travel for my Grandma’s funeral, the service never started back up. So…ok. […]
We’re getting old. We accept it. And you can call us Archie and Edith if you like… But we love the recliners we bought for our TV room. Eventually we plan to buy a big squishy fit-a-million-people-on-it sectional for our yet-to-be-renovated family room. However, for now, these are totally fine for our needs.
I had a 101 List goal to get our cars detailed. There are lots of places nearby to have it done, just unfortunately not as much time on the Hayley schedule. Then, thanks to a reckless uninsured driver damaging our car, we went for a couple of weeks without the Sonata. Imagine my surprise when I […]
The latest quick improvement at the Hayley House wasn’t really for the USPS – it was for the Hayleys. I was tired of the over-eager spring-loaded flag in our (otherwise wonderful) locking mailbox popping out all the time. I’m pretty sure the mail carrier didn’t even check to see if we actually had mail to […]
Battling the boy cats to put sheets on our bed, in addition to normal wear-and-tear, led to more tear than we’d like in our sheets. Fortunately Macy’s had a giant sale – 700 thread count Egyptian Cotton blend sheets for just $50 (normally $130). I ordered two sets right away. But here’s my surprising discovery, very expensive […]
Long after we ripped out the holly bushes to repair our foundation… Long after we cut down our oak trees to prevent further foundation damage… Long after the oak trees had killed nearly all of the grass in our front yard… Long after all of that, we finally renovated our front yard landscaping.
So (sew?) I did it…I finally purchased my very first new-to-me sewing machine. [ Insert angelic chorus here. ] For years, I’ve used hand-me-downs from my mom and my mother-in-law. While those machines performed admirably, they both eventually stopped functioning in frustratingly basic areas. Like the machine that wouldn’t backstitch. And the other machine that wouldn’t […]
What does 45 look like? It looks a lot like me. It also doesn’t really seem very different than 44. You see, Kelly’s birthday is the day after mine (happy birthday, love!) so I have 364 days to observe how he handles his age. By the time my birthday arrives, I can comfortably step into […]