Yesterday was back to school– first day of first grade for my oldest, and although I am sad to see summer vacation is over, I am craving a return to normalcy and routines in the household! My 4 year-old will head to orientation day at preschool on Friday and full-time the following week. I truly love my kids, but it can be exhausting entertaining, refereeing, feeding, cleaning, etc. for two months straight!
My work is also picking up, so it’s been hard to juggle work hours and making sure I spend enough time with the boys. Starting next week, I will have Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-2 with only William. I’m crossing my fingers that he continues to develop his nap routine, and I get a good morning and afternoon nap. I can only imagine what I’ll be able to accomplish! 😉
The return to routine will also be good for my running. I am going to try to start getting some of my workouts in a little earlier in the day, rather than at night like I’ve been doing. I have more energy in the morning, so it should make motivation a bit easier! I know I mentioned a while back that we had a little plumbing emergency that resulted in our entire kitchen ceiling being exposed.
Don’t worry–it actually turned out to be a good thing. We now have beautiful circa 1820s beams to look at. The electrician will be in this morning removing some knob and tube electrical wiring that was found after the ceiling was removed (so happy to get rid of this fire hazard!). We also discovered that there had been a fire at one point in the house. You can actually see the scorch marks on the floor boards from the room above! We have decided to drywall over the burnt section, while leaving the rest of the beams exposed, white-washing the floor boards in between to keep the space lighter.
We picked out some new lighting fixtures that should arrive in a few weeks, and they are going to make such a difference for overall ambience and task lighting. We can’t do the complete kitchen overhaul yet, but this is going to make a nice little dent in the renovation. Stay tuned for pictures!