Hi friends! Hope you are well, healthy, and are staying inside as much as you can (with the exception of buying necessities and getting outside when you can). How are you spending your ab(normal) days so far? Please tell me in the “comments”!
Amongst the craziness of working from home entirely for an indefinite period and keeping track of Ava and Luke who are out of daycare, here are some of the things I’m doing to keep busy and not watch the news 24/7.
- Spring Cleaning – happy first day of Spring, by the way! Last week Tommy and I finally took a load of various clothes, toys, and household items that we have been collecting for months to Goodwill. It felt so good to get that extra stuff out of my house! Despite all four members of our family spending more time at the house during the week, I’m trying my best to keep our home as tidy and clean as possible as well by keeping on top of the normal mundane house tasks – laundry, washing dishes, wiping counters down, keeping the playroom from looking like a disaster, you get it.
- Catching up on home improvement projects – maybe it was the start of spring, but something just kicked in me to start tackling a long list of house improvement projects I’ve had since we moved in our house two years ago. Don’t get me wrong, the list is still pretty sizable, but I am proud of the things we have crossed off the list. 1) Bought and installed a chandelier for our dining room, 2) Purchased ceiling fans for Tommy and my bedroom and the kids bedroom to be installed next week, 3) Bought two Serena and Lily chairs I have been pining for, for over a year. (More on this purchase soon!)
- Cooking a lot more – I have always loved to cook and typically cook all of dinners during the week, but I’ve taken this time to embrace even more cooking. Trying out recipes that I pinned months ago, making a pancake board for breakfast, having Ava help me out more in the kitchen.
- Staying in touch with family and friends – via texting, Skype and Zoom.
- Thinking of ways to support local restaurants and small businesses – buying gift cards from stores and restaurants, ordering delivery for dinner one night.