Week in Review: Day in the Life Vlog x2 w/ Weekly To Do's & Blessings

Monday, May 4, 2015
Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. As many of you know... I post a week in review recapping what happened over the week & weekend. Its something that I have been doing off and on for years. Its just a simple way to give you guys a glimpse into our week. I have changed up the vlogging schedule where I will be uploading a Day in the life vlog Monday...as always and then another on Thursday. Monday's vlog will cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the previous week and Thursdays vlog will be for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Actually I might be adding more vlogs in during the week...depending on how much I vlog. This time there is 2 ditl vlogs! :)

Here is a look in the first part of our week. For the most part things have been pretty calm and easy going around here. If you haven't seen it yet, here's the first vlog of the week: 

I tend to talk and ramble on a lot so I like to break up the vlogs sharing the weekend separately ....most of the time! Anyway, here is our latest ditl vlog from the weekend:

The beginning of the week was a total mess. My Sony laptop was giving up making life harder on me. I tried fixing it myself for a few days...but I finally sucked it up and bought one. I spent wayyyy to much of my time in front of the computer Monday and Tuesday. I was able to upload in safe mode but it was such a hassle. It's amazing that a computer can screw up an entire schedule when it acts up. Doesn't it understand I am on a schedule!? Once I got the new one, it was still in front of the computer( 's ) transferring files and trying to get everything transferred. Another pain in the butt however it was necessary.

Once we were back up and running, I was actually able to enjoy a few more things like....the flowers blooming all around the neighborhood, playing outside with Jackson and Cooper, and so much more without stressing over electronics. I even got to the social security office and finally got a new social security card with my married name on it. I was just not one of those brides who switched everything over as soon as we said I do. So far, life has been running smoothly with what I had but it was way past time to get it done. All the while through the computer problems and everyday life, Romeo sure wasn't bothered. His naps carried on of course.

The weekend was a hodgepodge of everyday life events. Things aren't always exciting around here. We are all homebodies and actually like being here so it's never been a problem for us not having anything busy or exciting going on. Life carries on...Friday night I came around the corner and saw Scott holding Romeo up to the fish tank. Ha! How's that for exciting.. NOT! Romeo sure enjoyed it though. That cat is a King in his own right. He is so gentle and loving..the kids have made him the family mascot and he gets carried more than he walks on his own. S-P-O-I-L-E-D! 

The weather has been beautiful here in South Carolina. God has blessed us with such amazing summer days. We have been hanging clothes out, cloud watched, listened to the beautiful birds to sing to us and even grilling out. The sunshine does amazing things for us all. Saturday I woke up a bit early and headed out to a large farmers market. I left my good camera at my home and my basket was so full it was hard to video with my phone but its the same place where we got the strawberries. They even have a refrigerated part where you can buy fresh chickens and eggs. Its such a nice place. I came home with bags full of yummy fresh ingredients for a early summer farm stand dinner. It almost turned into a disaster when the legs of our grill broke off and left me hanging on to a hot grill trying to figure out what to do. It was actually scary because I had it on the wood deck and it could have started a big fire. Thankfully Scott walked through the door a couple minutes later and saw me holding on to it with kitchen mittens with a fire raging inside scared to death. He helped move into the grass and now I am totally happy with it. I'm cheap in some ways. When I love something I want to hold on to it forever. :) It was crazy but I guess its time to suck it up and buy another one. 

Sunday Scott was up early and out the door to get in 18 holes. I didn't mind because he was home pretty early in the afternoon. It actually gave me time to get a work out in and even Cooper got to work out some too. Once he got home it was time for errands. It seemed like we were in the car forever. I was wore out by time we got back home. We had fun shopping though! Jackson stayed home and inside all week. He hasn't been feeling good which worries me but he seemed to be comfortable and content up in his room. The night was easy and I actually got to bed at a decent time. Yea for that! Since this post is up early.. I hope to get a few more things done today! 

This weeks to do

  • I need to clean the ceiling fans still.... I didn't get it done last week. 
  • Respond to facebook messages. I have over 15 that need replied to. I would love an assistant. 
  • Clean the animals bowls and add more water to the automatic water dish. 
  • Continue drinking more and more water. 
  • Sort through at least one box in the garage and de clutter. 
  • Wash windows by sink in the kitchen. 
  • Paint nails. 
  • Try to stay head with the video schedule. 
  • Figure out the summer schedule with my ex husband. And he doesn't particularly care for schedules. 
  • Organize new car and maybe film it. 
  • Get more time in on the treadmill. 
  • Clean up shelf in the bedroom....it tends to get cluttered quick. 
  • Bake some cookies. I have some homemade chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer...the boys will be happy with that sweet snack this week. 
  • Call Marjorie about her upcoming wedding.. And Scott is walking her down the isle! Ha...she's in her 70's. 
  • Dig up an area out back for an herb garden. I think the back yard would be best. Maybe for some tomatoes too. 
  •  Get giveaway prizes packaged up to go to the post office. 
  • Put out social media call for blogger questions for a upcoming video. 
  • Go through the house and figure out what we need for the next time household shopping haul. 
  • Organize the pantry before filming it. 
  • Find a new prayer book for the mornings. I love starting my day with an inspirational prayer or scripture reading. 
  • Put away the basket of clothes in the bedroom waiting on me. 
  • Refill Bird Feeder. 
  • Erase the kids art work from the chalkboard wall and get it updated. 
  • File loose papers away. 
  • Get things ready to fax to Louisiana. Something I need to get working on asap. 
  • Work on Trader Joes grocery list. 
  • Scoop cat boxes....yuck!

Little Blessings

♥ My mom is no little blessing, she is a huge blessing. She has been there for my sister and I every step of the way. Today is her birthday.....happy birthday mom!! She is such a happy fun loving spirit... much more social than myself. I have watched her change with the times and I wish more than anything that I could be celebrating with her today. Guess it will just have to wait until the cruise! Happy Happy Birthday mom... I love you.

♥ Finally getting that social security card was for sure a blessing. I am waiting on it to arrive in the mail but its the start of getting everything switched over. 

♥ Fresh Clean Sheets are such a blessing. Nothing makes me happier other than new socks! :) Climbing into a clean soft cozy bed is also a blessing within itself. 

♥ Finishing the book → The 5 love Languages ← and it was a blessing to get through an entire book and also learning other ways to express my love to my family. Maybe I will do a book review soon. 

♥ Having a husband who doesn't mind working hard for us so we don't have to. As I look around our home, none of it would be possible without Scott. Our family would just not be the same. 

♥  Good coffee has for sure been a blessing these last few days. I bought some new coffee which turned out awful but we didn't waste it. When I bought a new bag of our favorite coffee, it made all the difference. When you find something you love....don't switch! 

♥ Having such loving subscribers has been a blessing from the start. You guys touch my heart each day. Thank you for all you do. 

Here's some inspiration to take with you through your week...

I hope you guys have a wonderful week. We are loving all the spring weather and everything that comes because of it. After winter, all the colorful blooms are a refreshing change. I'll be back on Thursday with another DITL Vlog...stay tuned! If you are new here, I'd love it you took a second to subscribe!