House For Six

Coffee Break: Superheroes, House Progress, & Our Mad Child Naming Skillz

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I used to reserve Fridays for 7 Quick Takes, thanks to Jen's awesome link up.  However.  Coming up with seven gems to share each week was like trying to find a single pair of matching socks in our household.  Futile.  I usually have 3-4 things to yap about.....and coming up with 5-7 often sends me reaching into the depths of nose-picking reports and the like.  But I loved the break it gave the blog from the usual DIY/House happenings...like a coffee break with a friend to catch up on all that other stuff that's been going on (that doesn't necessarily rate it's own post).

So, basically I'm stealing Jen's idea.  With a few tweaks.  Fridays will have the same feel, just a little less structured. A chance for us to catch up on family life, quick project updates, good reads from the week, recipes we've stumbled on, or great sales.  Whatever.  It's a coffee break, so we can chat about whatever we want.

I have a hot cup of regular joe with one packet of stevia and LOTS of Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Vanilla Creamer [read: crack] in hand.   So, grab your standard and let's catch up already.

The House
I keep waiting to get the house a little more "put together" before showing you a progress report, but evidently we just don't move that fast around here.  Some un-pinworthy pics for your viewing pleasure....

Polar vortex round one was about to land and we realized that 6 very large windows/doors were still completely uncovered.  You could feel the freeze just walking by them. Commence scramble session to mount curtain rods (collecting dust in the corner waiting to be hung) and clip up some totally un-hemmed, unfinished fabric.
 (How the man is in shorts with the frigid fury descending, I have no idea..)

The fabric is a king size duvet that I was able to get 4 panels from.  I cut two king size flat sheets in half and had instant liners. No, not sewn together or hemmed.  But the windows were covered.  Done enough.



The rods only happened in the living and dining rooms.  Some random pillow covers were thumb-tacked over the smaller windows in the kitchen.  And are still like that.

Glasses
The girl and I were due for a visit to the eye doctor.  A new replacement pair for me and a brand new/first time pair for the bambina.  She reached straight for the pink ones and all others were dead to her.

She came off the school bus the first couple days still wearing them. Pink, pink, always pink.


Quotes from Sullivan...

-Pondering [while taking care of business in the loo]...

"Mom, I have speed...I have strength...I have a SWORD....I think I might be a superhero.   Mia and Jack?  They don't have what it takes.  I have what it takes.  Yeah (nodding)...I. am. a. SUPERHERO!"


-After James swept in, cooked our dinner, and generally saved the fail of a day....

Me: Wow!  Daddy was a rock star tonight.

Sully [touching my arm]:  It's OK, Mom.  You can work on it. 


And if you missed it on Instagram, there's this:

"Jack, what's your middle name?"

I know.  It's a gift.  I charge a small fee for anyone in need of help with their future namesake....or snorting.


Even though I may not be linking up to the 7 Quick Takes Link-up every week, I will still faithfully stalk Jen's blog for posts like this.  You should too.

Happy Weekend!


Thanks so much for reading! We would love to keep in touch!