• Buddies,  domesticity,  travel,  unpackamania,  Washington D.C.

    Extended Vacation

    cherry blossoms and crazy roads

    Bug and I were supposed to go home on the 25th but guess what? We’re still here! I thought two weeks at a friend’s house would be too long and we would smell like old fish BUT there was still so much unpacking to be done.

    mapping out the frame wall

    The fun projects, like hanging pictures and organizing the laundry room still needed to be done. I know I’m a freak to like doing these sorts of tasks but they give me such a sense of accomplishment. I love jobs that have a completion point and don’t go on forever and ever like cleaning the toilet or laundry. Also, I love daydreaming about moving into my own home someday.

    I’ve totally daydreamed about how I would set up Bethany’s laundry room if it were my own. The soap would go there, a little coin jar for miscellaneous change and things that people leave in their pockets would go there…maybe I’d even paint an old-fashioned sign that said CLEAN or Launderette or something in blue and white to hang over there… It might be a chore to most people but to me it’s like a diving board into my own dream world.

    making lists Troy's to do lists

    Bethany and I were bemoaning the fact that we were just days from finishing the whole project. If I could just stay a little bit longer we could finish AND do some more sight-seeing. Then Bethany proposed extending my airplane ticket a few days. While she hashed out the details with Troy, I called Toby to see if he could survive on In-N-Out for a few more days. Amazingly, he said he could so Bethany hopped on her laptop, tapped out some kind of travel website magic and ta-dah! Our little vacation was extended five days!

    Real men make pink pancakes. Super Dad

    Fish schmish! If you help out enough around the house, you can stay for weeks and weeks! So YES! I am staying here for the Cherry Blossoms, Grandma! I’ll post more later on that. I’m also cooking dinner when I can to make sure I don’t wear out my welcome. Last night I made “Vegiladas” and took photos so I can finally post that here. (They are my latest version of my enchiladas just tweaked and packed with vegetables.) A few of my friends have been asking for the recipe so stay tuned for a food post and some cherry blossom photos!

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