November 12, 2021

Friday Night Photos

Unfortunately, I don't have many photos to post tonight. I already shared a lot of them this week! But here is what I do have...

Do you ever feel like someone is reading over your shoulder? I always hate that! When I'm trying to read something out loud to Jerry, it drives me crazy when he looks at it along with me. Well, I was writing my blog post and definitely had the feeling someone was reading over my shoulder. I literally gasped out loud when I turned and the kittens were right in my face.

They were being so funny! There was a tiny moth in the house and they followed it around for the longest time. It's hilarious to watch them because their heads move totally in sync with each other as they follow the path of the moth with their eyes.



I've been trying to make more room in the garage and take up less space with my woodworking stuff, so I've been trying to condense things. I added a little shelf out of scraps today underneath the table that I made for my table saw. There, I'm able to store all of my small tools like the drill, circular saw, router, etc. I hung my cross cut sled on the left side (that takes up a lot of room, so hanging it there is super helpful). 



I also built this little cart on wheels out of some scraps I had--it's just for my planer (there is a shelf underneath, so I'll put stuff there, too). Weighing 90 pounds, the planer is the heaviest tool (by far) in the garage. It makes a ton of shavings, so I like to use it outside--which means I have to carry it. It's a very awkward thing to carry because of its width and I'm 100% sure that it contributed to my recent back issues. So this little cart is my new favorite thing! 


This is how dark it's been when I get done running! It's pitch black by 6:00 PM. I really love running at dusk, though. It feels more like fall to me for some reason.


My mom sent me this picture of Luke and Riley. She took them trick-or-treating at some of the shops downtown and she knows how much I like skeletons, so she had them sit next to one for a picture. They are so cute!


Speaking of skeletons, Jerry posed ours this way to bug the kids into putting away their laundry. This is a CONSTANT battle with them! I've gone as far as taking their basket of clothes out to the garage so they'd have to go get clothes from out there. I've threatened to throw their clothes in the fire pit (and I was VERY close to doing it--it was a bad day!). I've given them deadlines and whatever isn't put away when the time is up, I'll take it and charge them $1 per item to get back from me. If any of you have ideas that work for getting your kids to put away their laundry, please tell me!


Also, I'm curious if other people noticed something about the skeletons. My kids think I'm crazy (haha, joke's on them--I *am* crazy!) for noticing it, but the tibia and fibula bones are switched in the skeletons. I thought maybe it was just ours, but even in the pictures of them on Amazon the fibula is on the inside instead of the outside.


It's so funny whenever we get a box in the mail. The cats all take turns getting inside. Chick was first, then Estelle, then Duck--all within an hour or so. (Phoebe waited until later.) This box was pretty small and Chick looked so big inside!


But why sit in one box when you can sit in four at the same time? Hahaha! We had four boxes that happened to work out like nesting boxes and I actually felt bad for nesting them because then the cats couldn't play in them. Well, Duck begged to differ ;)


Jerry sent this to me and I thought it was hilarious. That poor cat! Hahahaha. 


Finally, I saved this one for last in case anyone needs cheering up. I saw this on Instagram. I tried these as I read them, and I literally laughed out loud. My favorite is when you pinch your nose and say "sneep snop" over and over. Then I told Jerry to try it and it was even funnier listening to him to do it.


Have a great weekend! xo

14 comments:

  1. Riley’s little hand holding that skeleton’s hand makes an adorable photo EVEN CUTER (if that’s possible!)๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ•‰

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    1. Ohmygosh, I didn't even see that until I read your comment! She's so sweet <3

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  2. I love that your niece is holding the skeletons hand!! So adorable!!!

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    1. I didn't even notice this!! Hahaha, she's so cute.

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  3. Honestly? Have them do their own laundry. Seriously, tell them you are no longer washing their clothes--I assume they have a hamper/laundry basket in their room for dirty clothes--and that they are now responsible for washing, drying and taking care of their own clothes. We have four boys and the three oldest are all responsible for their own laundry and sheets. They have an assigned day when the washer and dryer are theirs, and it's their responsibility to take advantage of it. Trust me, once they run out of clean clothes they'll take care of it, especially if they're dating. Guys don't want to smell funky around girls. They're old enough, and if they won't bother to put away nice clean laundry somebody else washes for them, they probably aren't respecting the effort anyway.

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    1. I do make them do their own laundry--and you're right, they wait until they have no clean clothes and then they do like three loads! The problem is that *I* need the washer and dryer for my stuff. So their clothes wind up in a basket in the hallway. I'm always tempted to dump the basket on the floor, but it would get full of dust/pet hair/whatnot. Maybe I could give them a time limit before I dump the clothes on the floor. I need the baskets for my own stuff!

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    2. I like samcarter's idea of assigning them a day. Of course it would have to be a day when they don't have sports or something else, but that way you can plan your laundry around their respective days and if they don't have clean clothes, they have to wait until their next laundry day! That would potentially also help with them putting it away if there's not a three loads' worth at a time! My girls don't put their laundry away in a timely fashion either.

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    3. Ah, I see the problem. Our kids each have their own laundry basket, and when their laundry is done the whole basket just goes to their room. I would get them their own laundry basket, then, and then you have the baskets free for your own stuff. Just put their basket with the clean laundry they've "forgotten" in their room. Then if they don't put it away in their closet, well, at least it's out of your way!

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  4. I love your Friday night photos posts. A sweet glimpse into your life. And yes. I get so irritated when someone looks over my shoulder. But those kittehs! So cute.

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    1. It's probably my favorite post of the week--a mishmash of all the happenings that week :)

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  5. Try this….dump the laundry out of the basket onto their beds. They’ll have to put the laundry away to get into bed…hopefully. It could also end up in the floor.

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    1. I've done that a few times, but I am SURE a lot of the clothes wind up on the floor. And I guess I could just leave it at that and they'll just have to deal with having pet hair and lint on their clothes. But it seriously takes five minutes to put laundry away--it drives me CRAZY that they procrastinate so much!

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  6. Buy extra laundry baskets and throw their clean baskets in their closets.

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    1. This was going to be my suggestion. Buy extra laundry baskets and they each get one, no more using yours. If they don't have clean available laundry that's their own problem, not yours.

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