I'm definitely feeling more energy lately. I feel I get more done, but mostly at the expense of my lower back. That is my one and only complaint because as a mom of younger children it is so much harder to keep up with them when it feels like someone has taken a dagger to your spinal cord.
The day started out a little cool so I was surprised, after naptime, to find it was splendedly warm outside. We ventured into the yard and something strange caught my eyes. Butterfly's hair!
She had a chunk of hair hanging longer than her usual length. It hadn't been there earlier so I have no idea what happened. I pulled her closer and this chunk of hair is tangled into a knot at the back of her head. The only conclusion is that she was doing acrobats while taking a nap! She had a bath and her hair brushed beforehand without incident. So very weird.
Anyway because that kind of freaked me out and I couldn't untangle the tangle, I decided to cut Butterfly's hair. We sat outside in the sunshine and snipped away her beautiful hair. She's so happy with the result and looks so very cute! It's a simple bob; I'm no beautician. But pretty good if I do say so myself. Now if only I could remember to schedule my hair appointment so I can look equally as cute!
I'll post pics when my FIL sends them to me. He got some CUTE pics of her when we walked over to show off her new do.
Last night Daniel and I watched Fireproof and while I am not a personal fan of Kirk Cameron he actually did a very good job. The movie was emotionally intense. There were times I felt embarassed watching; as though I were a guest in someone's living room while they had a major fight and praying I could just sneak out the door!
Was the film quality and acting A-List? No, but that didn't matter. It made it seem even more real to be honest, and I have a problem with sub-par acting. We laughed, we cried (yes, Daniel cried more than I did!), we bit our nails in suspense. I recommend it, Christian or not, because everyone can relate and learn from it. I'm a Christian who has a tendency to make fun of some Christian movies because of the acting/filming but this is definitely one I recommend.
We have some stressful things going on right now. One of which is The City (nickname we call KC) is cracking down on people to keep up the exterior of their homes in the historical neighborhoods. Yay- this is great news! Many houses look really, really bad.
Unfortunately one of those houses is ours. We bought this house as a foreclosure so it was sold as-is. We have done a lot of work inside and hardly any outside. The roof is beautiful, which is a relief. Though we did have to do the "back roof" about a year ago because it was looking bad. I could go on and on about what we have done but of course The City only cares about the exterior and what is not done.
So our list of To Do before MAY 1st?!
-Replace missing shake shingles
-Repaint entire house (did I mention it is 3 stories?)
May 1st happens to be less than 2 weeks away. We haven't done a single thing. We can't afford to do a single thing, even with our tax return, because our house is 3 stories high; which means renting scaffolding. And they have to be done in a particular order. We definitely qualify for grant money but no one is calling us back. Thankfully The City will work with those who are at least trying to get their houses in shape. They understand the economy is bad. They just need to CALL US back!
The stress is eating away at my husband. Their letter was pretty harsh. "Get this done or you'll go to jail and pay $1000 fine and $50 everyday past the deadline that it isn't complete." We love our house and I am so excited to have the exterior completely re-done and freshly painted. Just how and when and with what moolah is weighing us down.
So let it be a lesson to all! Buying a 100-year-old foreclosed house very inexpensive can be fun... if you have the money to fix up the outside!