Life As We Know It

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We are settling in and everything seems to be going smoothly. This has been our first week of our new “routine” and I think I really love it.

First day at my new job. I work @caleel 's house 3 days a week. Free childcare in exchange for one hour of work. Not a bad deal and I get to be near Bug if she needs me.

I have a “job” now. It’s not really a real job. I’m doing the same stuff I always do, working for myself. I just go to my friend and publisher, Calee’s house for three days a week and work there. In exchange for one hour of work for her, I get to use her nanny for four hours to watch Bug. It’s really cool because Bug can play with her friends while they are with their nanny and I can be near her if she needs me. So far they’ve gone to the park and gone swimming and done crafts together. I can’t think of a better set up. Such a deal for only one hour of work three times a week.

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But the best part is that since I’m away from home and someone is around watching me work (Calee has a whole office set up in her house with one other employee) I am more accountable. I can’t just get up and mop my floor if I feel like it or bake a batch of cookies when I want to procrastinate. I have to actually sit there and work for hours on end. You wouldn’t believe how productive I’ve been. I’ve accomplished more in two days than I usually get done in a whole week. It makes me think my old working style was pretty pathetic. I’m really excited about this new set up.

Morning.

Since I have to be there at eight in the morning it gets my day started early, which I like.

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And then when I’m “off” work I can do things like go swimming!

Queen of the laundromat.

Or laundry! I love my new laundromat. It’s nice and quiet on week days.

Helping.

We’re adjusting quite well.

The Gang

Bug is making friends…

The hood.

Fresh picked by Bug! I love our neighborhood.

Yesterday we walked across the street to the Farmer’s Market (it’s open every day!) and picked strawberries and then we walked back across the street and got Thai iced tea at our favorite pho restaurant.

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Life is sweet. I have a lot to be thankful for. Thank you, sweet readers, for convincing me that this could happen. Now if I can just make it stick!

BabbaCo Reminder!

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I just wanted to let everyone know that the contest for a free BabbaCo box ends this Thursday so hop to it if you want to win! All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter and comment on my review post. BabbaCo is also extending the 50% off your first box coupon code until July 5th!

Sidenote: The rainbow hat did not turn out. It was just a faded muddle of washed out color. I think we didn’t leave the tissue paper on long enough or maybe Bug’s method of sticking crumpled pieces to the hat was not the best method. So I’m running it through the laundry and we’re going to try it again. And that is the reason I have not posted a photo on that.