Call me crazy but one of the hardest things I’ve done lately is say goodbye to our house. Yes we are building a beautiful new house and we will make so many more memories in that one. But that doesn’t make letting go of this one any easier.
I’ve never been more attached to somewhere I’ve lived except one house I had when I was younger. I lived there from age 2-13. That house was incredibly hard for me to leave. I still drive by it when I happen to be anywhere near the area. I just have so many amazing memories at that house. I’m sure the people who own it have seen my car and wonder why this weird woman randomly stops by once a year (sometimes twice) to stare at their house.
As for our current house……Was this our forever home? No. I always knew that. I didn’t love the inside layout. I knew we’d outgrow it fast. But it’s where we brought our babies home from the hospital. We watched them learn how to crawl, stand and walk in that house. We watched them grow so fast in the short time we lived in it. There’s just so many memories in this house.
Before we left I did a few small things. I’m a sentimental person so I had to leave our mark before we left. Ryder loved our pond so much. So I took out one of the pond stones, wrote the boys names on it and placed it back in the water. Yes the water will eventually wear away at the writing, but we’ll always know it was there. In one of the closets back in a corner hidden from the eye, I wrote the letter of all of our first names. I also put a heart for the pups. I didn’t have enough room to put their letters so they got a heart instead. Yes I’m aware if the new homeowner goes to paint the closet they will paint over the writing. But again, we will know it was always there.
Goodbye was not easy for this house. I honestly never realized how attached I’d gotten to it. Signing the papers over to the new sellers was literally like a knife in my heart. But the buyers have a child around Ryders age so I know he is going to love the house and yard as much as we did. The idea of another child loving it makes the let go a little easier. I hope they have as many wonderful, fun memories in that house as we did. 💙
My Sadie bear had to go on a diet per the doctors orders. She weighed in at 82lbs at her last visit. The vet recommended getting her down to the low 70’s.
She said no more packaged treats and to cut her dog food by 1/4. She said absolutely no table scraps. However, hard boiled eggs and baked chicken were great snacks for her (in moderation).
After starting her diet I realized I’m the one who made her fat! My poor dog! I never realized how many table scraps I actually fed her. If I made Ryder a sandwich and cut off the crust, Sadie got the crust. Leftovers from dinner that I didn’t want to keep, I’d toss to her. Random parts of my snack or lunches I would give her. It had become such a habit to drop her food, over half the time I didn’t even realize I was doing it. That is until I put her on a diet. I was cutting the crust off Ryders sandwich and went to hand the crust to Sadie and stopped myself. Feeding the dog was literally a habit I was having to break!
It’s been exactly a month and I took Sadie to the vet to get weighed. She weighed in at 72 lbs! That’s a 10lb weight loss in 30 days! You can see she feels better. She moves around a lot more. She actually goes bounding after the kids to play with them. Before she looked like she had to drag herself up off the floor if she needed to move.
A one mile walk used to about kill Sadie. She would come home and lay on the floor for a while panting. Now she can go almost 4 miles and needs maybe 10 minutes to recover before she’s ready to go and play with the boys again.
I think she still has a few more pounds to lose. The extra weight can be hard on her joints, especially with her being 12 years old. But she’s made great progress! I think 5 more pounds should be no problem for her. I’m proud of my old pup. She’s getting healthy so she can take care of her brothers for a few more years 💙
Recently I bought an organizer for my LV Neverfull. BEST DECISION EVER! 👛
I wish I’d bought it sooner! I got a really thick felt one that will keep spills (heaven forbid that happen) from leaking on to the lining of the purse. It also has TONS of pockets! My neverfull has zero pockets to it so stuff just kind of rolled around all the time. I’m such an organized person, it’s crazy I didn’t buy this sooner! 🤦🏼♀️
If you have a bucket style bag that needs pockets or organization help, go to Amazon! I got mine for $27. The one I got comes in 8 different colors. I got the solid black in a size large. It fits the LV Neverfull MM perfectly! It’s made by Lexsion and it’s called “felt purse organizer.” 👜
If you were put on a deserted island and told you could bring just 3 things. What would you bring that you couldn’t live without?
Before you answer, know that you have plenty of food, water and shelter. And your family, friends and pets will be coming over later. So those things aside, what can you not live without?
I really had to think hard about this for a while but I narrowed it down. These are the 3 things I absolutely cannot live without:
1) Chapstick- I’m one of those crazy chapstick people who has one in every room of the house
2) Books- I love to read! I can do without the tv. But I don’t think I could go without reading a book.
3) Hair ties- Sounds ridiculous I know. I’m sure someone is thinking I could be resourceful and use something on the island to pull my hair back. Nope. I want my no tangle hair ties. I always have one around my wrist in case I need to pull my hair back!
These are my 3 items I can’t live without. What are yours?
This is so true. People react differently to you if you use a smile. Think about how often you smile during the day. Are you the first to smile at people or are you smiling in response to them smiling at you? Or do you even smile back at all when smiles at? I’m guilty of zoning out and not realizing someone was smiling at me till they’ve already passed or gone. Then it registers and I feel so bad after! I feel I need to find them and apologize for seeming rude. 🤦🏼♀️
One of my favorite things to do during the day when I’m out and about is to ask someone how their day is going. When I’m at the grocery store checking out, I always say hello to the worker and ask how their day is going. You’d be shocked at how rarely people ask others something simple like that. Sometimes I get a confused look and other times it’s as if a switch flipped and the person almost gets excited someone asked about their day. Think about how you feel when someone you don’t know says hello and asks how your day is going. (In a non creepy manner of course) 😉
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that put a smile on someone else’s face.
Try making it a habit to ask at least one random person a day how their day is going. Also, try to be more cautious of your facial expressions. Do more things with a smile. You might find that it actually puts you in a better mood when you do! 👍🏻