Saturday, April 8, 2017

The wind has finally stopped

Happy Saturday! It's been a very windy few days around here. One new thing I've learned about owning a pool. . . when it's windy, it's a must to sweep up regularly near the pool. Otherwise, every last leaf will be in the pool, and need to be cleaned out. Ah, pool life. :-)

It's spring break, which means no soccer today! The boys are actually subbing for another team tomorrow, but today is soccer free. We have no planned commitments, so I can get things done & organize our lives. My parents are in Napa, and will be back tomorrow. Here's what I'll be up to today.

  1. Go for a run
  2. Make time for yoga
  3. Sort out my jewelry area
  4. Move a dresser out of my closet
  5. Order a new nightstand. (Our master bedroom is tiny, compared to previous houses, so we're doing a bunch of furniture shuffling.)
  6. Contact our realtor for our Seattle house on tenant move out date. Start getting work kicked off in the yard
  7. Fill out paperwork for Sam's overnight science camp
  8. Make a menu & Costco list
  9. Go to Costco & the produce stand

Menu plan (my parents will be with us Sunday-Friday for dinner):

  • Saturday - leftover PF Chang's. There is so much leftover Chinese food from our dinner delivery on Thursday!
  • Sunday - M is grilling chicken, and will have that with rice
  • Monday - My mom has offered to cook. I think she mentioned enchiladas
  • Tuesday - Leftover chicken & rice
  • Wednesday - My mom has offered to cook
  • Thursday - Leftovers
  • Friday - I will probably make risotto
I have late meetings all week, as I'm interviewing for a new senior role in Asia. It would be a HUGE gift to fill that role - much less travel, and not managing a huge team of people myself in region, remotely. I'm taking advantage of my parents being in town to get as many of the late night interviews, meetings done while they are around.

What about you? What do you have on your agenda for today? 


  1. Your job sounds amazing-stressful-but amazing. I hope you find a great candidate. I think I should do some menu planning. Daughter just heated up the leftover pasta from last night for her breakfast. Lot's of little errands and cleaning, and some prep for a church breakfast I'm in charge of tomorrow needs to be fit in today, but the weather is promised to be gorgeous so I want to get out in it a bit.

    1. Eh, first two candidates won't work for different reasons, but the search continues! Work is super fascinating, but also ridiculously challenging. There are days when something less challenging would be a gift.

      Hope the weather has been nice, & you've been able to get out.

  2. One of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog is that we are the often the visiting parents to our children/grandchildren, and it is interesting to read about what you find helpful when yours visit. We want to be helpful so that we our visits are looked forward to, not dreaded!

    1. Super happy to provide insight. My parents are amazing (as I'm sure you are, given you are so thoughtful on wanting to help out & enjoy the time together). I've enjoyed having them here so much this week. I'll share more details on what we've been up to.

  3. Fingers and toes crossed for you - it would be such a better fit to not have to travel so much.

    1. Thank you! The first two are likely not fits, so the search continues. :-)

  4. You will find the greatest tool you can have with a pool is a leaf blower. It makes keeping the pool deck debris free, which makes me a happier person.

    1. We bought one, but haven't started using it. The weather here has been a bit strange for California. Time to pull out the leaf blower, apparently. :-)