Monday, September 13, 2021

Labor Day Work Week 2021

One truth that has remained the same despite my phase in life - the Monday after a weekend trip is rough.

That is all I have to say about Monday.


I wrote the above two sentences on Tuesday morning and as I sit here typing two weeks later, not much has changed.

Work was exceptionally busy this week, which left me feeling so purposeful and efficient, but also with tired eyes and a slightly shorter fuse. With the exception of my morning walks, I went from Sunday afternoon to Thursday evening without leaving my house. 

Other than staring at my computer, the week did have a few high points:

Ina had a fever on Monday evening (I swear she gets sick more than any other kid I know), but thankfully, unlike her usual week long fevers, it was less than a day before she was back to her usually chipper self.

The sun is rising later and later, which means the time I get to the lake near my house is getting closer to sunrise, and the colors are getting prettier.

This week's book was Soundtracks by Jon Acuff. No only was this a fantastic message regarding overthinking, it was absolutely hilarious. I laughed out loud multiple times. Recommend. 

We also watched Fantastic Beasts and The Crimes of Grindelwald, which was crazy because we are just getting to the point in the last Harry Potter book that introduces Grindelwald. It is so cool to see the story come together from both sides of (made up) time. 

We are preparing for hard wood floor installation in the next few weeks, so while the girls were spending the night at grandma's Dan and I completed a huge sweep of the main level, trying to reduce the moving that will be required the day before. 

Before:

After (Evidence that hard wood floors are a need, not a want.):

We had to break a few times for food - so why not sushi?

We enjoyed sushi twice in less than 24 hours. Once at a restaurant, once at Sam's club. Both were delicious. 

We also went through all 3 of the girls' rooms and made sure only their current size was in their closets and drawers as opposed to only socks that don't have a mate, shirts with holes and/or stains, and pants that no longer fit anyone. It was a big weekend. Ina has 5 articles of clothing left in her room.

On Sunday we went to church and due to a shortness of workers, I had the treat of working in the 3 and 4 year old room. Watching them play was an absolute blast and although I missed my nursery babies, I liked the structure of a lesson and craft activity.

We came home to hang around the house and eventually joined our friends for a get together.


We spent the Labor Day holiday continuing our closet clean out and matching every single spare sock in the house. I chose not to take any pictures. 

I will be back soon for a Mira birthday recap!


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