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Mother of the Year Goes to.... Not Me

Every morning I go to the gym to exercise. I love it because I have a lot of friends there (it's my adult interaction for the day...hahah...but seriously...), endorphins are released, I feel powerful and strong....etc. Fast forward to about 10 minutes after I arrive home.

Kids are fighting over who grabbed the box of cereal first.

Tears are rolling down cheeks from, "Cameron looked at me in a mean way."

Fights are breaking out between who has to be the flippin' monkey in the middle...

You get the idea.

So pretty much all the good I do at 5:30 in the wee early morning hours gets completely undone. (Perhaps I should schedule my workouts to after the kids leave for school instead?)

Anyway, today was no different. The kids actually all got ready on their own really well without any fights. They had a good 20 minutes to kill before we had to leave for school. They decided to play a game (but not the blasted Monkey in the Middle game...No! No! I banned that game [and 'jinx&#…

Desk Therapy

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Everyone has some type of an outlet that makes them feel better. One of mine is writing (hence this blog), and the other is restoring/refinishing furniture. I love finding something old/ugly that needs a little TLC. In fact, when we were looking for a home a few months ago, we knew we didn't want something that was brand spankin' new. We wanted to put our own touch on it.

Projects my husband and I have done together have been:
Refinishing kitchen cabinets (4 times to be exact. lol. Let's just say I couldn't make up my mind: we started off with cherry cabinets, then painted them an espresso color, followed by bright white. Then when we moved, we painted our oak cabinets white as well. I love the clean, bright look). Finishing our basementLOTS of painting jobsBacksplashRefinishing dressers/nightstands/dining tablesI'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any more off the top of my headWorking on home projects like this together makes me  happy. It's a time…