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Sunday Update – March 27, 2016

Hoo boy, you know when you've had a doozy of a week when you can't even do the normal everyday activities you usually do. That was this past week, for sure. Several crazy things happened…

First, our kitchen renovation began. Last weekend I only popped on the blog to let you know that I was beat and couldn't update due to moving out of the kitchen. I could not have been more tired on Sunday evening! We spent the whole weekend cleaning out the old kitchen, moving everything to the basement, and setting up our temporary kitchen there.

I forgot to update Instagram the last two days what with all our kitchen renovation prep! Here was my almost empty pantry and on Wednesday it'll be gone completely. Hold me. #ig2016 #dailyphoto #365days #renovations

Then Monday, the workers showed up and got started. They tore out our sink and a bit of the cabinets and moved that to the basement so we'd have our sink down there too! Basically, we have a full kitchen in the basement except for a dishwasher. It's not the best to cook in because there's no ventilation, though. So even boiling water is a pain because it makes the whole space humid. But it's better than nothing.

Temporary kitchen all set up in the basement. I gotta say that we're super lucky to have this space! And it wasn't crowded with junk. #renovations #365days #dailyphoto #ig2016

On top of the workers here, my youngest woke up sick on Monday morning with a fever and cough AND my husband had to fly out for a “quick” trip to London! So I was left at home with the sick kid, a kitchen remodel, and then the oldest had her 9th birthday on Tuesday amongst all the chaos.


Demolition started on Wednesday and it was a day of banging, nails squeaking, stuff being thrown in the dumpster outside. And me and my sick kid were cowering on the couch the whole time. Lol. No joke, it was intense. But my husband made it back home on that Wednesday and I caught a little break. The youngest was fever free most of the day and could go back to school on Thursday.

Then Thursday came and the oldest woke up tired and cranky. “I don't want to go to school!” I take her temperature and she's fine, so I send her to school. My husband stayed home from work this day, recovering from jet lag and taking all his calls from the kitchen table, so I went to Panera. Ahhhhh. Silence. I knew it was noisy at home because they were installing a header in the kitchen and cutting out the wall for the sliding door, and I was glad to eat some regular food and get work done. Then my phone rings at 12:30. THE SCHOOL NURSE! My oldest is running a high fever that came on really quickly and someone had to come get her. Sigh. I called home and sent my husband, then I finished up my lunch at Panera, went to the drug store to get meds, and came home, back to chaos.

Wow. WHAT A WEEK. This is why I haven't updated here. All I've been doing is editing Daydreamer 2, getting random other stuff done, and tending to sick kids. I'll miss Easter at my in-laws, too. Boo.

Besides those videos and photos I shared above, here are other things that happened this week…

Coloring and getting caught up on podcasts. #365days #dailyphoto #ig2016 #coloringbook #coloringforadults #coloringbookforadults

I de-stressed a little by listening to my podcasts and coloring. I barely exercised this week because of all the upheaval and it showed in my mood.

Cheers! The kitchen renovation has thrown me off this week and I've missed a few days of photos. Plus I've had sick kids all week. Hoping to be back in the swing of things by Monday! #ig2016 #dailyphoto #365days

Man, I really needed this glass of wine!

Anyway, wow. I'm beat after this week. I'm hoping this coming week is a lot better, my kids are healthy, and my routine is back to normal. Coming up on Tuesday, an excerpt from THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE, and then the launch day on Thursday!

2 thoughts on “Sunday Update – March 27, 2016”

  1. Sounds like a crazy week indeed! And you didn’t even have time for your normal activities, then you really know it’s a busy week :(. Moving your whole kitchen and setting up a new one sounds like a lot of work, but it is nice you have at least a temporary kitchen.

    A kitchen renovation, sick kid, no husband and a birthday for the other kid in one week, sounds like one crazy busy week. And then your other kid got sick too. It’s nice you got at least some work done on daydreamer 2!

    My boyfriend read rice cooker revenge (which he got during a free days promo you once ran) this week and he really enjoyed it, but amazon rejected his review for some reason :(.

    I hope the next week is a better one for you!

    1. OMG AMAZON!! *shakes fist at sky* Why do they do this? They drive me nuts. Anyway, it was a very crazy week and I’m so glad it’s over. Both kids are going back to school tomorrow and we have this one regular week before Spring Break, so I’m excited to just get moving again. I hope to exercise and edit and do all my regular things.

      Daydreamer 2 is really coming along! I’m half way through my major edits and I should be able to send it off to two readers next week. Which means I’ll be able to brainstorm and get going on something new! What that’ll be, I’m not sure. :)

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