The furlough is here and things just got real. October 1st came I went to work in my jeans, a button up and a fab pair of Embellished Junk Chuck’s by From Mi To You. I spent 2 hrs in the office, got my letter, signed it, laughed with my colleagues and headed home. The subway was packed like it normally is for rush hour, only it was 10 AM and most of the federal employees were headed home unsure of when we get to return.
Now, what am I going to do? How long am I going to do it? I knew this was coming but they normally swoop down at the ninth hour and save the day. That didn’t happen this time, so now what?Now, this is only day one, so I wasn’t about to become the maid and do ALL the hundreds of things I need to do or want to do around the house. Besides if I did my Babe would expect that every day. =)
So I did the following things a few things around the house. Nothing majorly impressive or anything like that.
- Had a furlough photo shoot, why not? Everyone is doing it O_o
a comfy car seat; it’s the life of luxury for this little one! I know it can be difficult to find quality car seats. You could try Strollerbuzz.com if you’re struggling. They have reviews on car seat and stroller combos, or in other words a travel system, so that you can have reassurance that you’re purchasing something that is worth your money.
- I folded 3 loads of laundry & put them away
- I ironed up a weeks’ worth of uniforms for my son
- I ironed new bedding for my daughter and dressed her bed right pretty. I’ve wanted to update her bedroom a little bit now that she is almost 2.
On the productive side, I washed my son’s bed linen and designed a pair of Dallas Cowboy Chuck’s for a friend and a pair of Minnie Mouse Chuck’s for an adorable little lady.
Scandal returned and I had every plan to watch live at 10 pm. DID NOT HAPPEN! Instead, I watched an episode of Catfish, checked my sons 5-page homework packet, watched the Scandal recap show, ate another bowl of ice cream and fell asleep on the sofa.
With all this time on my hands, I decided to rethink my daughter’s costume. Last year she was an adorable owl and this year I was going to make her a sheep. After browsing Pinterest my creative wheels started turning and I decide to change her costume to something she LOVES. My daughter is almost 2 and is a typical moody toddler so I make sure her costumes are comfy and cute but not doing too much. If they are busy they will annoy her and she won’t wear them. (Insert toddler meltdown here)
All week I’ve only left home to get the kids. For me leaving home equals spending money. Well HELLO WEEK 2 OF FURLOUGH! A sister has to get out the house which means the inevitable happened.
One would think my baseboards were spotless, not a sign of dust to be found and my windows looking just as clean as the day we purchased them. NO! While things aren’t out of control they aren’t immaculate either. After week one my sleep schedule was screwed. I’m talking sleeping in, taking mid-day/evening naps, and up all night like a crack head. O_o this will be hard to break when Congress get their act together and send us back to work.
In the meantime here are a few treats I’ve been enjoying. HELLO, FAT GIRL STATUS!