Getting Stuff Done While Taking It Easy

Baby girl has arrived!  We are now a family of four!

I’ve been trying to find a balance between getting things done around the house and taking it easy so that I can fully recuperate.  Ryan is home with the girls and I but I have a hard time just sitting still especially if both kiddos are napping at the same time.  I do have a lot of things that I want to get done but I keep having to remind myself that I have all summer to get them done.

  • Work ahead on grad school stuff.  I’m only taking one class this summer and it will be over at the end of June.  My goal is to work ahead as much as possible so that I don’t have to stress about it.
  • Do some garden planning.  Ryan has been doing a ton of work in the garden so far.  We are going to (hopefully) have a lot of veggies this summer.  My goal is to do some planning in the flower garden(s) so we know what will move and what will stay.
  • Craft projects.  I have a couple projects planned for art pieces for each of the girls.  I’m also pondering doing something with the step stool that is currently serving as a magazine holder in the bathroom.  I’ll keep you updated when I get to those.
  • Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.
  • And…….the most important thing that we’ll be doing this summer is soaking up as much family time as we possibly can.

That basically sums up my summer.  What is your summer going to look like?

Garden Preparations

Huge shout out to Ryan and my dad for doing a ton of work in the garden space last weekend.  Dad brought his rototiller and they tilled the garden.  Ryan has planted some small plants and some seeds.  Hopefully, this summer will bring with it a huge crop of veggies and fruits.

This section of the garden still needs some work but this is the view of our raspberries and the grape arbor (complete with new grape growth).

This section of the garden still needs some work but this is the view of our raspberries and the grape arbor (complete with new grape growth).

 

That whole space? All of that soil? Yep.  That's our garden!

That whole space? All of that soil? Yep. That’s our garden!

Finally have a window of succulents

I have been holding on to some mason jars with the idea that at some point, I would plant succulents in each one.  Well, finally, I have crossed this one off of the list of things to do.  Mason jars + small rocks for drainage + soil (I used potting soil especially made for cacti and succulents) + variety of succulents = super cute window garden.

A note for those with pets: most succulents are actually not safe for cats.  Actually, I would go ahead and say that most indoor plants are not safe for cats.  However, these are located in the kitchen in a window that the cats will not go close to since it is so close to the sink.  If you have any questions about plants and your pets, check out the ASPCA’s website.

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