Painted baseboards, broke the internet, celebrated 20th wedding anniversary, child’s 13th birthday and Easter and that is why there were no posts

After our open house two Sundays ago, my real estate agent suggested that my baseboards didn’t look clean enough and that the wires hanging down from our television were distracting. We had 10 agents touring the house last Thursday so I got to work to try to remedy these items. So I spent Monday, Tuesday night and Wednesday of last week cleaning and painting baseboards on my hands and knees (among all the regular tasks). I also put together a TV cabinet to try to conceal all the electronic equipment and all of the wires. When I installed the TV cabinet, I had to disconnect all the wires from the router, wifi and the satellite and I couldn’t get all connected back up correctly. So I lost internet. I wrote to MJG on my phone to ask her to tell you guys that so you would know what was going on. (Every time I tried to pull the cabinet out to adjust the wires, I knocked off plaster from the nook that holds it so then I had to repair the plaster and paint it.)

I spent Thursday morning trying to make the house look perfect (skimming pools, pond, hands and knees wiping up floors to be shiny, and Windexing the glass doors and windows). I  left as the agents arrived, went to the grocery store and got my groceries for Rose’s birthday, my husband coming home and Easter.

On Friday the kids were home from school, and I finally was able to fix the internet and the cable and then I took them to Mass. When we came home, I packed my bag to go to a hotel with my husband  for 24 hours to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary, which had been on Wednesday. I got everything prepared for the babysitter, checked into the hotel and then picked up my husband at the airport. I hadn’t seen him for about a month.

We had 24 hours to celebrate 20 years of marriage but we had to cut it short to come home early to make sure the house was perfect for a showing at 1:15 on Saturday. Saturday was also Rose’s 13th birthday so we took her out for lunch while we had to be out of he house. Then we came home and I started making my Easter meal and Rose’s requested birthday dishes. (Oh and I dropped off my car for a oil change and walked home and then walked back to get it.) I wrapped her presents and grilled out steaks and served birthday cake. I went to bed and woke up at 3 a.m. to play Easter bunny. Then we went to church, had Easter lunch, I took the kids to the park and Michael took Rose to a movie. Then I harassed kids to do homework and then I wrote this blog.

And that is why there were no blogs on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

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April 21st, 2014
2:11 am

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April 21st, 2014
7:19 am

T, please give yourself and your family a gift. Hire people to do jobs for you such as painting the baseboards and hooking up the electronics. Say no to house showings on holidays or special family days. I know this works. I have done it. My family remained sane, and we got the house sold. Soon you will move on to NY but your children are learning right now what their priorities should be through what you show them. Going to Mass and celebrating important family days with a joyful heart deserve a place of first priority in family life. Give this gift to you, your husband, and your children.


April 21st, 2014
7:34 am

Hang in there TWG – hope you get a contract soon so you can stop all the hassle with the house showings. Moving stinks but prepping for house showings seems to be the worst.


April 21st, 2014
8:05 am

Oh and congrats on the anniversary! 20 years is nothing to sneeze about these days.


April 21st, 2014
8:33 am

You grilled, not your husband? This is the same guy who says you can’t bring food to football tailgates, rght? What kind of guy did you marry?


April 21st, 2014
1:02 pm

Congrats on the anniversary!
What’d you guys do at the hotel? Get room service and watch a movie?


April 21st, 2014
2:51 pm

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!! That is wonderful! Hopefully you and Michael had a much better anniversary celebration than what jarvis suggested. LOL ;-)

And buckheadgirl is right….hire some of that stuff out! Stop making yourself miserable. If you are miserable, you might be grumpy to the kids and Michael without even knowing it.


April 21st, 2014
3:09 pm

I am tired just reading all that! Congratulations on your anniversary! Also congrats on having a teenager now!!! Best of luck to you all!