Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Randomness and Creating a Meaningful Home

Happy Friday!  I am so glad the weekend is here and that I survived yesterday....

I am going to give you a chronological run down with some pictures thrown in for good measure.

6:00 AM- Wake up, get dressed, brush teeth.
6:35 AM- run 4.5 miles with 2 of my best friends.
7:20 AM- come home to Chris angry and bathing one of our dogs and telling me the other is still outside and muddy and needs a shower, too, and I must now get the kids ready, lunches made, get the beds made, and get myself a shower and still be ready to leave by 8 AM to get to moms and muffins.
7:20-7:50 AM- get kids dressed, beg them to attempt making their own beds, make their lunches
7:50 AM- hop in the shower for a quick one, only to find out the dogs had the luxury of all the hot water; took a cold shower.
8:10 AM- Arrive at moms and muffins and enjoy some coffee and half a cinnamon muffins with friends and their children.

Sawyer had ditched us for his friends at this point, but here are Emmy and I at moms and muffins:

8:30 AM- Elected PTA secretary at moms and muffins.  No one ran against me, so not like I was stressing. ;)
9:00 AM- Arrive home to work being started on the kitchen.
9:00-9:30- AM Read blogs and emails.
9:30-11:30- Head to barn to work on setting up for next weekend's sale (with a SPECIAL GUEST FRIDAY MORNING!)
12:00 PM- Pick up a chicken bowl from Chipotle for lunch.... YUMMY!
12:30-1:30- Catch up on blogs and emails again.
1:35 PM- take the dogs out for a quick walk before I have to get to the school for Sawyer's 2 pm program.
1:40 PM- Way back from the quick potty walk, Charlie ducks out of his collar and takes off.... I am left with the leash and his collar attached.  Take Jake inside and make sure he is safe, grab my car and run out for Charlie.  Thank God he is old and can't get too far so I was able to find him.... I was freaking out since he had slipped out of his collar and had no tags.  Get Charlie home.
1:50 PM- Leave for Sawyer's program, only 10 minutes delayed.
2:00 PM- Program begins and I realized in the commotion of the moment I forgot he was supposed to wear a dark shirt.  He was wearing a white shirt.... I prayed that another child would walk out in a white shirt, but to no avail.  I was the only failure mom in the audience.  :(  Try to make eye contact with Sawyer so I can see if he is mad that I forgot.  Make eye contact and can't tell.  Panic the entire duration of the program.

Hard to see what's going on in this picture, but easy to see Sawyer, the only child in a white shirt:

3:00 PM- Program ends and I decide to take Sawyer out of school early, and head over to the PA Dutch market in town and treat him to some candy to get over my guilt.

3:15 PM- arrive home, and Sawyer and I sit outside reading together, getting his homework done.
3:30 PM- the workers wrap up for the day and Sawyer and I head inside to explore the kitchen.

Here is Sawyer standing in the dining room, kitchen behind him.  He's standing where the wall used to be and the wood you see now is just the temporary wall for construction purposes and will be gone soon.

Standing in the kitchen, this will be the view into the dining room...

And when I sit with my computer having my coffee in the morning at the new island, this will be the view I enjoy...

Ok back to the timeline...

4:00 PM- take Jake for a short walk to pick Emmy up from the bus stop.  I allowed Sawyer to hold the leash, and he was pretty excited about it.
4:15-5:15 PM- Snack and playtime.
5:30 PM- take Sawyer to soccer and head over the the farmer's market with Emmy to buy some local organic vegetable plants and herbs, as well as radishes.  Yum.
6:30 PM- Emmy and I make a quick dinner and eat together on the porch.
7:00 PM- boys arrive home from soccer, and I make Sawyer dinner, pack lunches for tomorrow since workers will be here at 7 AM.
7:30 PM- sit down for the night.... Jeopardy, American Idol, and Glee.

It was such a crazy day, with the dogs causing us major setbacks twice.  It's a wonder we still love them, but we do.

TGIF People!  Any fun plans this weekend?  I am headed to Baltimore to participate in the Color Run, AKA The Happiest 5k on Earth!  I can't wait!!!  My business partner and friend, Sarah, is doing it with me as well as several of our other friends!  It might rain on our parade, but we are going to have fun anyways!  After that, I don't have too many plans.... Saturday evening I am looking forward to a night with my feet up and a glass of wine in hand.  Sunday of course is Mother's Day.  We don't have any plans other than working out in the yard as a family.   To all my readers out there who are mothers, Happy Mother's Day!

And FINALLY, I wanted to let you know that you can find me today over at SAS Interiors today, sharing how I have made my home meaningful.
Creating a Meaningful Home blog series featured on

Head on over to check it out!  Happy weekend, friends!


Julia Konya said...

I knew your days looked something like that. I can't believe you ran 4.5 miles before breakfast ;)
And on top of it you are throwing some PTA duty into the mix! Love your new view. How pretty!
Happy Mother's Day.

Alison @ Rubylicious Bespoke said...

Love the view out the dining room window. I would get distracted sitting there!
Happy Mother's Day to you too. Forget the guilt, you sound like a pretty amazing mum to me xx

Megan Vaughn said...

That made me I hope you have a great weekend, Cassie.

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

whew, I am exhausted just reading your daily routine lol said...

Loved your feature on Jenna's site :) Happy Mommy's Day Cassie! xo Kristin

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That's a whole lot of busy! ... Opening that wall is going to change everything in the best possible way. That view is just stunning! ... Glad you're not taking it all on yourself! ... Happy Weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!!

17 Perth said...

Phew! Lol! That's one heck of a day! I hope it included a glass of wine! And when I read you came home to Chris mad because of the dogs...literally laughed out loud. I know what that feels like! Ha! And hilarious about sawyers shirt...that will so be me. Happy Mother's Day to you!! Have a great weekend!

Michelle Scheibe said...

Ooo, have fun at the Color Run. So much fun!!! I want to do it again.

You're a busy lady! I can't wait to see this kitchen come together. ahhhh!!!!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Fun day!
Where are you going to make dinner and do dishes? Must be frustrating and exciting all at the same time :)

pam {simple details} said...

Have you ever loved the look of framing more? :) SO excited for the kitchen redo and your view from the island...eeeek!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

Jaime Costiglio said...

Cassie I'm exhausted just reading that but my days sound much the same, you wonder where the time goes! I totally know your kitchen situation - it feels a bit like someone ripped out a piece of you until it's all put back together again. Can't wait to see the finish, good luck at the run and sale.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Cassie!! Phew - what a day!! Moms & Muffins, kitchen reno starting, full life with kids, husband and dogs - all good stuff!!!!! (Despite the chaos - still awesome!) I had to laugh at Sawyer in the white shirt…that is so me…at Seanie's 3rd grade recorder concert he had on this t-shirt of a muscle guy weight lifting, with the caption WE MUST PROTECT THE HOUSE. I'll never forget that line, emblazoned on my memory - I was so mortified! How did I let him wear that out of the house, particularly on the day of his concert???? Good thing candy fixes everything :) SO excited about your renovation beginning!!!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Whew! I'm tired reading it but it sounds like lots of my days....minus the dedication to running...! Run a good race and keep your eyes on the prize...the real prize....a fruitful and meaningful're on the path!! said...

Sounds exhausting. . . But, any mom can relate! Happy Mother's Day! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Ali Richardson said...

Sounds like a busy day. Lol. The whole time I was reading it I was thinking to myself "I know she loves her dogs but I am SO glad we don't have pets." Lol. Have soooo much fun at the color run. Can't wait to see pics. Happy early mother's day friend! Love u!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Really you need to have a movie or at least a TV show!
Happy Mom's Day

The Bold Abode said...

I'm tired just reading about your day! We had another dog fight in our yard yesterday. So not cool!

Sara said...

You are crazy girl, haha! ;-) I hope you have a relaxing Mother's Day!!

Jenny said...

Holy crap, I'm exhausted reading about your hectic day! Had to laugh about the shirt, as I had a similar epic mom failure when my boys started a new school. They go to Catholic school, and I assumed that the uniform code was the same as their previous (Catholic) school - you could wear light blue or white polo-type shirts. So, mine wore the light blue like they always have. Um, no. You can only wear WHITE shirts at the new school.

So, they weren't only the new kids, they were the new-kids-in-the-blue-shirts. Way to go Mom.:-)

He doesn't look any worse for the wear - can't wait to see your kitchen progress!!! How exciting!

Have a great Mother's Day!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Your kids are dolls. Hope you have a happy Mother's Day!

Jane Craske said...

And the amazing part is...we get it all done, go to bed and then get up and it all over again.

Dear Emmeline said...

your on your way! excited to see it finished!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

I just don't know how you do it!! I feel like I don't even have close to an ounce of the energy you have. I need to change things up around here and figure it out! xo happy Mother's day to you, sweet friend. xo

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Lol -- bless your heart! Here's to a restful weekend for both of us!
xo heidi

Twice Nice said...

Oh your view is going to be fabulous! Love what I see in this transformation. Makes me want to knock out a wall somewhere too. HA!

Renee said...

Been there done that so many times...ugh! Today was one of those days for me. Left my house at 9 AM and it's 9:18 PM and I am just getting home (except for a change of clothes)!
Love, love, love the view! Breathtaking, really.
And, I just found out about the color run! I have to do this next year. Kellen and I have managed to do a 5 k or 5 miler every weekend except this one. A good weekend to relax.

Renee said...

Been there done that so many times...ugh! Today was one of those days for me. Left my house at 9 AM and it's 9:18 PM and I am just getting home (except for a change of clothes)!
Love, love, love the view! Breathtaking, really.
And, I just found out about the color run! I have to do this next year. Kellen and I have managed to do a 5 k or 5 miler every weekend except this one. A good weekend to relax.

Renee said...

Been there done that so many times...ugh! Today was one of those days for me. Left my house at 9 AM and it's 9:18 PM and I am just getting home (except for a change of clothes)!
Love, love, love the view! Breathtaking, really.
And, I just found out about the color run! I have to do this next year. Kellen and I have managed to do a 5 k or 5 miler every weekend except this one. A good weekend to relax.

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Whew! Just reading about your day made me tired! Good luck with your kitchen redo--it sounds like it is going to be fabulous.

Gail Wilson said...

whoa! that's a busy day!
the kitchen is going to be awesome, what a view you will enjoy. :)

hope you enjoy your Mother's Day Weekend!


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

That is one busy day! Love your new view, and I'm so excited to see kitchen progress. Hang in there with all the craziness and Happy Mothers Day!

Allison said...

You are one busy gal! I need you to bottle a little of your energy and send it my way! So exciting to see your kitchen progress!! It is going to look beautiful. Your view is so pretty Cassie. Enjoy the weekend and have a very Happy Mother's Day!

Kelly said...

You ran 4.5 miles while I was dragging my overtired, groggy self out of bed to nurse Mila and dreaming of another 3 hours of sleep. You are crazy.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOWZA!!! OK you won't hear me complaining anymore :) Excited to see the progress!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I got tired reading this!!Though I remember those days well. Enjoy them while you can!You can sleep later. lol

Gretchen said...

That is quite a day! Dogs always seem to know how to get in trouble when you really don't have time to deal with it, don't they? And WHERE did you get the Lincoln t-shirt?!

Good Time Charlie said...

Ugh! I can't believe your dogs pulled a fast one on you, twice! Your day sounds like a day in the life of Karen!
I am in love with your view from your soon to be island. Wow, that will be just breathtaking to see that every day. I am big view person. I grew up with a view of a local mountain, and I always planned I would buy a home with a view of same mountain. It isn't out my kitchen window like it was when I was growing up, but I can see it perfectly from my bedroom and my backyard. It is amazing how something like that, a beautiful view can center you on the most crazy of days!