Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012


When are you most productive? For me, it's morning at work, and night at home.

I'm SO not a morning person. Luckily for me, no one else in my house is either. Delaney wakes up between 7 and 7:30, and she has a routine of getting her milk and snuggling through a show of her choice - usually Little Einsteins, Doc McStuffins, or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. After that, she is up and at 'em and ready to rock the day. By then, I am started to get going too.

I am always busy at work, so it's easy to be productive there. At home, we are usually busy in the mornings, and if we have free time we read a book or play for a few minutes before its time to leave. When I get home at tonight, after dinner, bath, and bedtime, I'm tired. Sometimes (like tonight), so tired I haven't even ventured upstairs to the bonus room. Luckily I have my bed, tv, and iPad downstairs, so I am pretty much set.

Often, around 10 or 11, I get a second wind. Actually, it's probably a third or fourth wind by that time. I get up from my lounging spot and pick up toys, clean the kitchen, and sometimes start a load of laundry. If I'm feeling really energetic, sometimes I'll work on a craft project. Does anyone else do this? I guess I just need some time after the "day" is over to unwind before I can get up and going again.

I kind of like turning into a night owl. My mom has always been one, so it always makes me smile when I am up watching tv late at night, knowing she is probably up doing the same. 

At some point, I'll have to start getting up much earlier to get Delaney to school on time. Elementary kids start SO early here! But for now, I will enjoy our morning snuggle time and my late night chore 
time in the quiet house. 

When do you get things done?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WW: Rad 80's Baby.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A fun night out.

A couple of weekends ago, we ventured downtown with my in-laws. Originally, the visit was to take a carriage ride that they'd gotten a Groupon for, but that didn't pan out - long story involving bedtimes and wierd carriage company reservation rules.

Anyway, that gave us free reign to go down for dinner and a little walk around. There was a World War II ship docked on the Riverfront, so we went down to check that out. We didn't take the tour because the line was so long, but it was still a pretty awesome sight to see. That ship had let soldiers out on the beaches at D-Day, so it was sombering and humbling to see how huge it was and think about that tragic day.

We also let Delaney run around a little on the grass near the Riverfront, then walked up to dinner at Puckett's Grocery. Andrew & I have both wanted to try this place and heard great things about it, but we didn't realize there was a downtown location, and we just don't get to Franklin very often.

It was delicious! We had a great appetizer, and everyone loved their meals. I had chicken & waffles - yum! Delaney had a grilled PB&J that she was pretty happy about. It was a great night and some great family time! Thanks Mama & Dad for a fun night out!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Another witty title about fall, or something like that.

The beginning of October marks that it really is fall now, at least according to how many Facebook posts I've seen about it being October. I love this month and this season, too. Summer used to be my favorite, but I think my husband's views are rubbing off on me and fall is becoming my favorite too - its always been his.

I am looking forward to all of the fun things coming our way this month. Although we've started the month a little roughly, with the croup, colds, and a half-done-now-soaked backyard project, it's all uphill from here. We're headed to an awesome pumpkin patch with some dear friends, celebrating my sis-in-law's birthday 80's style, and my nephew's first birthday fall style. We're going to Titans games and attending our annual Klahntoberfest at my in-laws house. We're dressing up, making costumes, trick-or-treating, and eating too much candy. They'll be chili, apple cider, Woodchuck Fall, and Sam Adams. And let's not forget s'mores!

Here are a few fun flashbacks from last fall. Look at that tiny baby! Can't wait to see what fun our big girl gets into this year. Happy Fall, ya'll!