Tackling the “To-Do List” This Weekend
This past weekend wasn’t filled with crazy road trips seeing castles or abbeys, instead it was filled with a good old fashion “check shit off the to-do list” and happily that was accomplished. You see with the weekend away to Edinburgh and then Paris two weeks later, I need to pull life together (just a bit) and get stuff done.
This included tackling our front garden, from de-weeding to planting new bushes and bulbs it was a time commitment (plus oh I am sore this Monday morning!) Once it looks nice and tidy I will be sure to post a photo or two. My experiments in being a gardener are always a mixed bag I never have any idea of what I am doing!
We conquered laundry and sorting out our back room, clearing clutter and sorting stuff out. Since Saturday was sunny (bless!) we actually threw open the windows and let fresh air circulate throughout the house.
On Friday, Neal and I headed to Costco where we snagged a bottle of Ranch dressing. Not a big deal I know, but ranch isn’t sold in the “normal” grocery stores. It’s all about the small victories as an expat.
I also attempted to figure out how to start filing my taxes for 2012 as a US citizen living abroad. I have pages and pages of boring documents to sift through, don’t be jealous. I went from a 1040-EZ to having to fill out about 4-6 different forms. Hooray for being an American expat abroad. (Can you sense my sarcasm?)
I found this awesome old LP of South Pacific and Oklahoma at a local second hand store, for just 50p. I am going to keep my eye out for more muscial LP’s and then frame them! Neal is mocking me a bit for this idea since he is a collector of “real” LP’s not just musicals. But look at this artwork, I love how bright and fun it is…I can see it hanging on the wall in our guest room. Fun.
And of course, no weekend update is complete without sharing a pic of Freddy. Bless.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend too….and here is to another great week!