Weekly Update Thread: July 23 - 29

I missed last week's update.  Let's hear what is going on with you ladies! 


Things have been up and down the past few weeks, but I'm staying positive and pressing on.  Sunday, Eric got rid of our pedestal sink (ewww) and put in a vanity in our bathroom, so now we have a little bit more storage space in our tiny bathroom. 


I have learned how to crochet a hat!! YAY!  I was never taught to read patterns, I was just shown how to do it.  : )


Work has been picking up a little bit and my Avon has been a little busier too, so those are definite pluses. 


 

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:12 am
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Oooo I missed last week's update too...


Work is pretty calm at the moment, too calm actually, I don't like it.. Also because I know what I could do at home. Our little man is growing fast, he's already 10 months and these days he really tries to test us and test how far he can go with crying and shouting out loud. It really makes me laugh. And I enjoy every moment with him.


Summer has finally come over here after a pretty cold July so far. Tomorrow I meet up with a friend and her little girl for a walk and coffee.


On Friday evening we will drive to my parents place with DH and LO and spend the weekend with them. I can't wait, cause they have a big house with a big garden. Mum always cooks the best dinners and we just enjoy eachothers company with lots of talking and drinking red wine :-). Love it!


Becca, I'm glad your DH has put in a vanity, it's much more confortable to store little things and the Avon-thing sounds good too. How long have you been doing it? (I guess I missed that one..)

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 2:19 am
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That is great about your sink, Becca! My product-loving self still has not gotten over the shock of tiny bathrooms in military housing! Lol I have had to get VERY creative with storage! I would love to see some of your crochet work, too!

@swissgirl: I love hearing that your July was cold!! It is miserably hot here, so that sounds heavenly! You should post some pics for us to see your LO :-)

My week has been hectic. My MIL has been visiting from TX, so I haven't had much free time all week. Work is super busy and I'm very anxious for some time off. Counting down the days until my vacation next week!
Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm
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Hey Olivia!! Nice to see you checking in. 


Yuck on the work being slow!! That is one of my pet peeves and I have been trying to work on that.  There are days when there is hardly any work and then a few (but lately far between) that I am slammed. I cannot even imagine what you must feel when you have to be away from home and the baby, and even worse that you could probably be doing so much at home.  I'm so spoiled in the fact that I work at home. 


It's been a cold summer so far for you?  I WISH we had that problem over here.  We have had some really crazy weather in the states, but I am very grateful that we have not experienced the drought conditions that the midwestern states have been going through. 


I hope you have a very lovely time with your family! Can't wait to see pics!!


Thanks about the vanity!! One of my projects this weekend will be moving some items out of the cabinet where are keeping everything to the vanity to make more room for towels. 


I have been selling Avon for about 2 years now.  It has been quite slow with the economy, but I'm hoping that it will pick up with the holidays coming.  : )

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm
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Hey Deb, we were typing at the same time - LOL.  I don't know how you (and the rest of our military families) live in such small places.  My nephew just got out of the marines and they are down in Camp Lejuene and their home, from what I have heard, is fairly small.  God bless you all! Our home was used as a summer home back in the day when they had those up here and some of the rooms are small, but we have been changing them little by little.


I will definitely post up some of my crochet things this weekend.  I'm learning how to make a pom pom for the top of my baby hats.  : )


I hope you are enjoying your visit and being able to relax a little with your MIL and hubby, especially since it is summer. 

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm
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Here is our little Fabrice


Here is our little photo 3383157-1


 

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:42 am
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I would love to chat along with you lovely ladies, but I have to get ready for the weekend. It's already 3 pm over here and hubby will come home earlier today, so we will drive to my parents place this evening.


Have a great weekend and Debbie, have a great and relaxing vacation!


 

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:50 am
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Omgosh, he is PRECIOUS!!! Love that sweet pic!  

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 8:09 am
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Ditto Debbie!! He is so adorable!!!!! 

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm
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Well, even though the week is almost over, I'll post.  


This weeks hasn't been too crazy, though I feel like for the first time this summer, I've been able to rest.  I'm going to try to take it easy these next few weeks until I have to go back to work.  


I'm helping plan a small bachelorette party for a friend of mine who is getting married in August, so that's been a bit exciting.  It's been a good excuse to sort of waste a bit of time on Pinterest (as if anyone needed an excuse!).  We're doing a "pretty party," so it's going to be focused on manis and pedis, pretty foods, and so as favors, I'm going to make a hand scrub and lip scrub for the guests.


And, of course, I'm caught up in the Olympics.  I can't believe I'm doing this, but I'm actually creating a "watch schedule" of the events I want to see.  A bit obsessed...maybe...


@Becca--I've noticed you pinning crochet projects; I love to crochet, though I tend to be a bit noncommittal in projects--I have an afghan I've never finished!  There is something relaxing about crocheting, almost as if you go in a trance or something.  I do hope that your Avon business picks up!


@Deb--It sounds like your vacation can't get here fast enough!  You have been one very busy woman, so a break will definitely be welcome.


@swissgirl--Fabrice is precious!  I know that it has to be hard when things are slow at work and you just want to spend time with your LO.

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 2:59 am
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@Christina (moore): I love that idea of a "pretty" party! That could be a great party idea for lots of groups. Hmm...filing it away in my mental Pinterest! LOL


I totally hear you on the Olympics, too! I feel like they got here so fast, but now it is in the back of my mind constantly. There are so many events that my DH and I want to see!

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 4:30 am
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@Christina - YES, I love crocheting! It is so therapeutic and up where I live, this kind of stuff is a very good craft to know.  I have made a few baby blankets and got paid for a friend of mine who uses them as props and I just started making hats.  I have to make a cheat sheet for myself on the abbreviations, as I was never taught to read patterns.  LOL. I am definitely looking forward to learning more. 


DH and I were just watching the Olympics for a bit and we are gearing up for dinner and Breaking Bad tonight.  : )


 

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm
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@Becca--I can't wait to see your red hair!  You must post pics!

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm
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Christina, I promise I will tomorrow!! Not only did I color it with the MOST AMAZING COLOR ever, I also finally took an hour and straightened it.  LOL. 

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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