A Couple Of ‘Packed’ Days ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐ŸŽ’

Tuesday Aug 9th –




The day came to clean out my old room, entirely.
Odds and ends had been sorted and put away at different times and Mom had previously packed up the wedding and shower gifts (that we wish we could be using ๐Ÿ˜œ)
But now everything had to be taken out, containers added to and small items around the room packed with them so Mom can make use of that area of the house once again.

As I was sorting, photos needed to be taken of weddings supplies so they could be listed for sale, priced and re-packed again.

It was a slow process ๐Ÿ˜

Mom helped with that off and on and then we started pricing a few odds and ends in preparation for a garage sale, someday ๐Ÿ˜œ

She also prepared us a bowl of cereal topped with strawberries ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“

Next space to go through was the book shelves.
Mom is pressuring us kids to get our items out of her home ๐Ÿ˜œ
Funny how books can bring so many memories of times past, even though the stories inside really had little effect on the memories made.

Mom would read chapter books aloud to us as kids and it was some of the best spent afternoons, begging her to read just one more chapter ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ

A little bit of paperwork was looked through…trying to be read, understood and completed but the government doesn’t make that an easy process ๐Ÿ™„
So I instead focused on supper.
Well… supper after a family jog ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹

Dad, Mom and I headed out and completed a 4km jog.
Not far for them, who do double that no problem… but far enough for me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜œ
(For now๐Ÿ˜Ž)

Our appetites grew and the crab (thanks Daddy) steak and rice was prepared ๐Ÿ˜

He also gave me one last foot rub before heading downstairs to watch the now typical ‘before bed Murdoch Mystery’ ๐Ÿ˜‹โค๏ธ


Wednesday Aug 10th –




It was a packing, cleaning, crafting and everything in between kind of day ๐Ÿ˜

I awoke at a decent time (for once๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ) and mom and I got to work finishing filling in some details on the paperwork I was filling out.
Much of it requires financial/past work information that I wouldn’t have access to once I left home, so it had to be done ๐Ÿ˜–
How I hate paperwork.
Thank you for the help Mom, couldn’t have done it without you!
Literally. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Once that was struck off the checklist we did a quick house cleaning, lunch eating and coffee drinking before we settled down to craft a little.

Mother created a masterful decorative banner by hand and it looked like it was professionally printed at a store ๐Ÿ™„
Her amount of talent never fails to disgust me and make me question my legitimate relation to her ๐Ÿ˜‹

See exactly what she made by going to her Instagram ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜Š

DIY hand lettered banner โ€ข diamond and willow

I worked on painting a shirt, with some guidance from her ๐Ÿ˜Š

Those things ended up taking hour (as we kind of suspected they would) so supper was soup and a casserole from the freezer ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿต๐Ÿด

The soup was good but Mom had frozen it thinking it would be for two people not three, so split by all of us it wasn’t an overly large portion each…which technically isn’t a bad thing but with mothers soup you can’t help wanting more then needed ๐Ÿ˜‰
The casserole was fine, not bad by any means… but the cheesecake we remembered we had from Becca washed it down nicely ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

I stayed up fairly late, starting the process of sorting, folding and gathering so packing would go quickly the next morning…

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