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1. When I can get all the chores done (laundry, cleaning etc.) by 11a, that’s a productive day. [ Never mind the fact I’m constantly picking up random toys and what not throughout the day. ]

2. Hi, I’m a perfume addict. Currently sampling five different vials of Le Labo perfume. I love the brand and their aesthetic but, I’ve yet to find ‘the one’ scent that I’d be willing to purchase a full sized bottle for. Santal 33 is at the top but, that’s their most popular scent so, meh.

3. Only 2 weeks of summer vacation left. We’ll soon have a 3rd grader! C has been wanting to go back to school since last month, ha. I’ll have to remind him of this when he’s an angst-y teen who we have to drag out of bed.

Side note: It always feels a little odd to be one of the last districts to start school. Also, I do not miss the extra traffic or drop off/pick up shenanigans!

4. 7 more days until L turns three – eek! I am dreading the terrible three’s. IDK why people always say two year olds are terrors because, in my experience, three year olds are absolute monsters! Though, something tells me L will remain his sweet, go with the flow self. At least I hope he does.

5. So O is getting all four of his canines in at the same time and OMFG y’all, he is one moody little turd! Sometimes I just look at him while he’s tantrum-ing and think, ‘What-the-motherfuck?!’ Honestly, I don’t recall C or L going through this insanity. At least their tantrums weren’t as frequent or as ear piercingly painful. I may never hear well again.

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1. Currently searching for just the right journal/sketchbook. It needs to be hardbound in leather (though I’ll make an exception), have 300+ blank pages and about 6×8. So far the ones I’ve seen do not have as many pages as I’d like. It’s out there, somewhere, and I’ll find it!

2. I’m in the middle of the first season of GRIMM and so far it has held my attention. Doesn’t hurt that the male lead is nice to look at.

3. The Husband and I agree, we want to live somewhere where the daytime highs are between 65°-70° and the nights are 40°-45°. Does such a place even exist? If so, that would be our version of heaven.

4. I never thought I would ever (ever!) purchase a two piece swimsuit let alone two of them but, my old ones were too big/loose so I needed replacements. They’re retro, colorful and patterned(!) and best of all, super flattering – love!

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1. Hello, August! The closer we get to Fall/Winter, the better my mood gets. If only the weather would cooperate. I’m so over this heat!

2. I miss Disneyland. Especially the corn dogs from Corn Dog Castle. They’re not the healthiest but, damn they hit the spot.

3. I love my boys but, OMFG they drive me insane! IDK how my grandparents did it with 5 and 11 kids! I would die. These kids owe me big time.

4. When you look forward to driving your vehicle every day and never fail to look back at it as you walk away – that’s how you know you got the right one. I love my Lilith! I have a shit ton of plans/projects for her but, most will have to wait until the kids are a bit older. Can’t really take a toddler off-roading, y’know?

5. Thinking about starting over with a combined journal + planner + grimoire + tarot journal type of deal. Maybe? I’d have to figure out how to organize it all without it getting cluttered. Gah.

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Quickies : 013

1. I’m already thinking about what to do/where to go for our 15th wedding anniversary (18 years total) in October. I know, I know it’s only July but, I’m a planner. I like to plan shit out to every last detail. I’m weird like that.

Part of me wants to do something silly like, go to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights but, will we be the only grown ups there? (Probably.) Or maybe get matching tattoos. Or go to Vegas for a night. Or we can spend the day antique shopping.

Or we can just stay home, watch a movie, have sex (without rushing because, kids!) and get some much needed sleep.

2. With all that said, I really, really miss the old days when we were able to be more spontaneous. Now we can’t not plan everything out especially since we need to factor in child care etc. *sigh* One day they’ll all be grown and we, as a couple, can be spontaneous again.

3. I started a drawing yesterday. I can’t even remember the last time I opened my sketchbook. It felt great to just zone out and draw for a bit. L and O were kind enough to sleep for 1.5 hours which is why I was even able to do it. Of course, today O kept waking up from his nap so I didn’t get much added. One step forward, two steps back.

4. I’m debating on whether I want to continue to use a (traditional) Plum Paper planner next year or just use my journal and turn it into a full on bujo. Right now I’m doing a little of both and part of me wants to just consolidate.

However, I absolutely do not have the time to plan/draw out creative weekly and monthly layouts. I like being able to just fill in our plans and events onto a blank calendar/box. On the flip side, I hate seeing empty boxes or sections on the days we don’t have anything going on.

Gah. This really shouldn’t be so difficult.

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Least Favorite Season

The only things I love about Summer :

1. The sun sets earlier every day.

2. C and L’s birthdays; July and August respectively.

3. School’s out = not having to rush around in the mornings

4. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wherein I stock up on my favorite Philosophy Purity face wash. I love a good deal.

That’s it.

With that said, is it Winter yet? I’m over this stupid heat and humidity. I cannot wait until I can wear long sleeves, boots and jackets again.

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Quickies : 012

1. FUCK this heatwave. I hate Summer and hot weather and humidity and dry heat and brush fires and sweat and grossness.

2. Thankful for AC and cold showers.

3. Is it Winter yet?

4. I can’t believe the year is half over AND I’m happy the year is half over. There is too much BS going on and I’m over it.

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