Random Items In My House

Random Items In My House

I’ve been sitting here for almost an hour trying to come up with something to post.  I’ve come up with some really good ideas, but they all required additional thought, soul searching, confessions, organization in general… And so I continued to sit here.

While sitting here, thinking of topics, it occurred to me that I hadn’t blinked.  Not sure how long I went without blinking, but it was a long, long time.  I am pretty sure my computer blinked first and therefore I am the winner.   Just sayin’.

Since I am still ridin’ high from my stare-the-computer-down victory, I’ve decided that today, I will share with all of you (yes, ALL of you… all 3 of you… I like to think of it as our little club… sounds elitist huh?… which one of you is going to work on our secret handshake/matching attire?  I vote we go with a color theme – obviously we can’t do red hats or else we might end up in a turf war… wow I don’t think I’ve blinked the entire time I’ve typed this…I’ve grown quite fond of using the … today, haven’t I?)…

Where was I?  Oh yes, I am going to share with all of you some random pictures of various items in my house.  (That felt pretty vague, huh?)

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Picture #1, 2 and 3 – Laundry needs to be done.  Can you tell what I will be doing tomorrow?  Pictures 2 and 3 sort of make it appear as if I am currently doing laundry, but don’t be fooled.  They both went in their respective machines some time over this past weekend which means that the washed load at the very least has to be re-washed.

And hiding behind the tour o’ clothes are the bathroom mats that the cat suddenly decided made for a better litter box than his actual litter box.  Suppose I will be washing all the bath mats from all 3 of the bathrooms, just to be safe.   I don’t mind doing the laundry, it’s the folding and putting away that I have issue with.   Anyone have a spare laundry fairy?  My son does what he can to help the situation – preferring to run around in his underwear – but I don’t think we are going to be able to adopt his methods as the family way.

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Picture #4 and 5 – Magnets on my fridge.  I don’t know when or where I got these, but they do make me laugh…although lately the laughter has been a bit more panicked sounding… things will pick up right???

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Picture #6 – This is what is left of my birthday pedicure (and coincidentally, I took a picture of my left foot).  The big toe is lookin’ a bit rough after today’s trip to the beach with my dear friend Shannon, so I think it might be time for another trip to Wausau for some toe time.  Who’s with me??

And getting a pedicure would mean that I could also have lunch at my favorite new restaurant, Basil.  The food here is amazing!  I am totally in food love with their garlic ginger salad dressing.

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Picture #7 is of one of my favorite signs in our house.  (It’s sitting on the player piano that we have.)  I say these words almost every time that I walk by the sign which is a great reminder to me that even the smallest gesture can make a difference.  My son is starting to become aware of words all around him, so I cannot wait to introduce this sign to him and get him thinking about ways that he can make a daily difference.

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#8 (Vase was made by a friend of my husband's.)

Picture #8 – Flowers my son picked for me yesterday.  He is often picking me flowers which I think is just super sweet of him.  In addition to flower picking, he also likes to collect bugs and is constantly asking me for yet another container in which to put the newly captured bug.  Sometimes the bugs are my gifts… oh be still my heart (not!) but he informed me today that he would never gift me a spider because I wouldn’t appreciate it.  Right you are, my son, right you are!

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Picture #9 – (This one’s for my friend Eileen.)  This swing is 5 years old.  We purchased it in 2005 when my son was born.  It was a great swing – low the ground, lights up, plays music – and my son slept in it often.  This swing still has the sales tag attached to it.  I KNOW!  It’s been 5 years.  I don’t know what is wrong with me… I am HORRIBLE about removing tags from items that I purchase.  For years we had tags on all sorts of items around our house… items we had every intention of keeping.  My friend Eileen helped me by cutting a few tags off, and for a little while, that little act of intervention seemed to be helping or maybe I just didn’t buy any items with tags on them for a while because it really did seem like the number of tags decreased, but I am afraid I might need serious treatment because even after I took this picture last night, I just couldn’t bring myself to take the tag off.

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#10Picture #10 – Brenna in her jumparoo for the very first time.  (Eli wasn’t about to be left out, so as you can see, he snuck himself in at the bottom of the picture.)

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Hope you enjoyed this bit of randomness, and I really am sorry I didn’t have something more substantial to offer you.  I hope that all of you enjoy the weekend, spend some quality time with those that you love, and make a point to reach out to someone who may have drifted away lately.

Jessica

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  1. Shannon says:

    your on your own for pics 1 and 2, but if you do find that fairy, please share! i’m all in for #6!

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