Quiet Times and Kitchens

Remember last week when I said “that’s it, I’m getting quiet time so I can you know. do things and hopefully not become a total crazy mom by days end”? Well I am happy to report that yes, I did get quiet time. Every day last week. Score! And I was productive during Quiet Time! Double score! More on that in a minute.

Of course Part 2 of my plan was to get words into actual blog posts. And I blocked out 3 evenings, the children knew I was putting BabyGirl to sleep and then mama was bloggin. Whoo hoo! One teensy little problem occurred – mama feel asleep with BabyGirl. All. Three. Nights.

Epic fail.

I’m not sure how that happens. Midnight to 2am bedtimes are commonplace ’round these parts so the plan was perfect in theory. Of course that first early night messed everything up because I was up at 5am the next day. And since I was up I should go ahead and do my devotionals while I could read uninterrupted right? That is the responsible thing to do my brain said. Ahh but waking up 3 hours early means your likely to pass out really early that night. Then have problems with your schedule the rest of the week. Well that didn’t go as planned. Here’s to another go.

So back to the Glorious Quiet Time. I figured it would be a good time to get some mind numbing tedious tasks accomplished AKA not building which requires thinking and math skills. I decided on getting the kitchen mudded and primed do we can move on to cabinets. Doesn’t seem like a whole lot but judging by all the Quiet Time invested, it took about 8 hours for that little space. :shock face: Ooh it looks soo much better now! I just can’t get over how some drywall and mud makes it look like an actual room. Even if they will mostly be behind cabinets, I’m totally basking in this glory for now. I believe I will take it wall by wall around the room. Draws the job out longer yes but isn’t as intense as trying to do it at the same time.

Can I also add in here – doing a kitchen reno is difficult under any circumstance. Doing a kitchen reno in a tiny house with double a slightly larger than average sized family is really interesting. Namely, there’s more “stuff” to move and organize elsewhere – dishes, food, bigger pots, etc. But since the house is so small, everything is still within 10 steps!

To go along with the kitchen theme, also worked on the new menu plan to make the food side of my life easier (read: put on autopilot so I don’t have to figure it all out every week). This little gem is almost as exciting as our chore window (that is still working fabulously). It also required copious amounts of time Pinteresting researching. #Pinterestshouldbemyjob Can not wait to use (and share) the final product!

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  1. YAY! Kitchen cabinets πŸ™‚ I still remember washing all the dishes in the tub while my parents redid the kitchen. They had a big house at least so it was easy to move things around! Queit time is a must around these parts πŸ™‚ Right after lunch or school whatever comes last. I get 1hr. It is a really nice hour. I always feel a bit trained after doing school!
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