Why isn’t it Friday yet?

It’s been a hectic week so far.


Last week was crazy.
The best friend had some stuff going on, and I offered to help with that.  I got to babysit my adorable “niece” 🙂  I got a day off of work in the process.

Aubrey finally got to meet Paige! She fell in love with her, just like I knew she would.  That’s about as close to a little sister she’s getting right now. (Sorry, kid.)

I got back to the house, and discovered that our new-to-us pool had been set up!

We began filling it up on Thursday. It’s a few feet wider than the one I bought last year. (The first one suffered a tragic accident, where the frame was bent and warped, as well as drained by someone slashing a hole in the bottom of it. Oh, I was mad!)


It took Thursday-Sunday to fill it up. I have well water, so I had to let the pump run a little at a time then give it a rest.  I don’t want my pump to burn up, because they’re not cheap and it’s not in the budget to replace it! #brokelife

It rained earlier in the week, and now the freshly-filled pool is turning green. It’ll be shocked and ready soon 🙂

Friday night I came home to tadpoles in my kitchen:

They were all dead twelve hours later, and Aubrey decided to bury them. She then caught a ladybug and used the same jar. As far as I know, it’s still alive.

We also got a new fire pit!  A friend of mine brought some Oak logs that he’d cut up from Hurricane Matthew. They aren’t light.

I also don’t know when I’ll have 8 people over at one time to enjoy the fire with us, but they’re there just in case!  I might end up sliding them together by twos so that they make 4 “benches”. That’d be cool.


My backyard is slowly becoming a place I want to be all the time! I love it!

I started working on a yard decoration for the pool area:


I’m proud of this! (The scraps of wood in the background only prove that I-do-not-know-what-I-am-doing!) I re-purposed a couple of pallets to make this, and I took some stain to it.  I’m going to use a creamy-yellow for the words, and it’ll have the phrase “Life is better by the Pool” painted on. Then, I want to slap some polyurethane on it and it’ll be good to go.

In other words, prepare for Pinterest fail blogs. It’s going to happen.

I hope to have that done this weekend, and start playing around with another idea or two.


For now…it’s bedtime. Why does free time fly by so fast, but the work day passes by so slowly?  UGH.


Until next time,




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