Stopping to smell the roses

I have to admit I really enjoy watching HGTV, and home flipping programs. I get jealous of spacious homes, and gorgeous bathrooms. Our family of 5 is sharing a 3 bedroom house with one bathroom. Our 3 bedrooms are tiny. Our “master” bedroom is honestly the size of a closet in most of the homes featured on the programs I watch. ๐Ÿ˜ž

My yard however is quite large and over the years we have been working on the landscaping. Stepping outside after watching some HGTV this morning reminds me that I have a lot to appreciate. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our home and yard aren’t perfect, and having small children means they won’t be any time soon. There are many things I can enjoy though. The rare moments when dishes and laundry are completely caught up on, snuggling with all my boys watching a movie (preferably with my feet up), quiet opportunities like the one I have now to write a blog with the sounds of our pond’s water feature in the background.

I don’t have to be so jealous of what I see on television. Two bathrooms would be AMAZING, but I can live with one. (At least until the babies are out of diapers. ๐Ÿ˜‰) 

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Been knitting๐Ÿ˜€

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’ve been knitting dish cloths. I really enjoy working with this yarn, and having an item finished so quickly is quite satisfying. โ˜บWhen you have 2 children under 3, an item that knits up quickly is important if you ever want to see a finished product. ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can see that the green one shrunk quite a bit in the wash. It’s not a big deal since I’m using these to wipe up the baby and his high chair at meal times. They don’t have to be huge.๐Ÿ˜‰

I just LOVE the colors I’m working with now.