Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Daily Life, Project Update and Mr. Morris

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Daily Life - Dust Bunnies and Tabby Tales

My family has been steadily busy this past month. It's only June, but it feels like August here in Texas. It has been crazy hot!! I'm already missing my parents having a swimming pool.

We purchased a new washer and dryer because our washer was in terrible shape. We will not be purchasing a Samsung washer again. We had to do a recall on it because of the whole thing where the top could randomly fly off, but it's had other issues as well. We had to replace the pulsator cap several times and there was so much rust that it was pretty much not usable anymore. We had to replace the heating element on the dryer as well, so we decided to get a whole new set.

Morris has been helping me work...

Morris Helping Me Work

When he's not napping...
Morris Napping
My husband sent me this adorable picture of him.

And here is a bit of a project update on my Cross Stitch WIP...

Cross Stitch Kitty WIP

You can see my previous updates and other projects here.

I went with my daughter one evening to the bank and I noticed a face on the column while I was waiting for her. Do you see it?! I'm pretty sure the people at the bank were reviewing the camera footage and wondering why I was pointing at the building. I know they were totally thinking I was a crazy lady.

Face in Column

Face in Column - Close


I hope you are safe, happy and healthy!! Many blessings!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Domestic Bliss: Letting Go of Expectations

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Letting Go of Expectations


I previously wrote about how we can find domestic bliss within ourselves. But, how do we find happiness with those we live with? Many times, we expect our spouses and children to take care of certain things around the home or to act a certain way and when they don't we can get frustrated.

Let Go of Expectations of Others
We can't change the personalities of others. We all do things differently. However, when we work on ourselves and change the way we do things, others may follow suit. For example, putting items in a certain place or loading the dishwasher after dinner. We can't expect others to know what we would like to have done without a bit of communication. Sometimes a lot of communication... if you're like me. My granny was a lecturer and I seemed to have inherited this trait from her.

Have a Chat
Our spouses and children may not know what we would like to change within our home. If they aren't noticing the changes you are making, take the time to sit down and have a conversation to see how you all can work together. You may hear sighs and groans, but once the changes become routine, it will get better. Let them know you would like help clearing the table after dinner or help folding and putting away laundry. If you don't tell them, they won't know, right?

As a wife and mom, I know how we can get in the mindset of trying to take care of everything ourselves and then get burned out. Once we get burned out, the huffing and puffing comes along because we are frustrated by doing the mopping, dusting, sweeping, laundry dishes and most of the other cleaning by ourselves. But... did we ask for help? Did we let our family members know we needed help or did we expect them to just know?

Remember.Change takes time.
It won't happen overnight. Try not to get frustrated after the first couple of attempts. Keep at it and don't give up.

If you're not sure how to approach your husband to ask for his help, read my post about how to ask our husbands for help when we are overwhelmed?

I would love for you to leave a comment with any tips you have on how to ask our family for help.

Letting Go of Expectations - Dust Bunnies and Tabby Tales

Friday, May 8, 2020

Cross Stitch Project Update and Morris Cuddles

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Daily Life - Dust Bunnies and Tabby Tales

I shared a picture on Instagram of my progress on the Cross Stitch Kit I'm working on. It's called Kitten in the Window by Dimensions. It has taken me quite a while to get as far as I have on this piece due to issues I'm having seeing the pattern and working on a different count of Aida fabric than I'm used to. I'm struggling y'all. I think it's mostly a tired eyes issue. Once it's complete, I will write a post letting you know my thoughts about working on this piece using the needles and thread provided as well as my overall likes and dislikes. Here is the most current picture I have, but I will be taking another one soon.

Cross Stitch WIP Kitten

Also... Morris Cuddles

I was trying to work and he decided that it was the perfect time to make me aware that he would like to eat. He normally doesn't want to lay on me unless he is hungry. Still... I love this time with him! (Please excuse his dirty nose. He's not a fan of us cleaning it for him.)

Mr. Morris Cuddles

I was trying to take a quick nap before cooking dinner and he decided again that it was time for him to eat. (Please excuse my appearance. I was exhausted.)

Hungry Morris

Many times he will meow at me to get my attention or stare me down, but if I'm not getting his food quick enough... he will just lay on me.

This weekend, I plan on cleaning and hopefully... get a lot of stitching done.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!
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