Casual Fridays 6/5/15

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It’s Friday! Time for the latest installment of Casual Fridays, my weekly chat post – no structure, no rules, no prompts, anything goes.  And please also check out Casual Fridays over at Helen’s blog, Good Woman.

Let’s get random…

June?! How did that happen? Seriously. How did that happen?? We’re nearly to the middle of the year. Let that sink in for a moment.

My kiddos are officially out of school. I am enjoying an easier morning routine because I can now let them sleep and let their dad deal with them when  he goes to work (ha ha – and you would think this means I am leaving earlier for work but it doesn’t). This also means they want to stay up later at night, which cuts into my writing time. I love my kids, I love my kids, I love my kids. (No, really I do).

The campout last weekend was a success, I suppose. It rained on us all weekend so it was soggy and messy. And muddy. I am not an outdoor person (and even more so not an outdoor-in-the-rain person) so I was miserable. The kids, however, had a blast. We had fun activities and lots of crafts and music. And my younger, impish daughter (Caitlin) had so much fun getting covered in mud.

My husband has adult ADD. If you have this or know anyone who does, you know what a struggle this can be. I am an extremely organized and focused person. Type A+. There are days I want to kill him (I’m only half joking). He recently started taking Adderall and it is like living with a different person. I came home yesterday to a surprise – he had decided to clean the carpet in the playroom. So he shampooed the carpet. Then he decided to clean up and organize the toys. He cleaned up the area around his desk. He put the doors back on a closet – something I’ve been asking him to do for at least a year. He took unnecessary boxes to the basement. Then he moved to the kitchen. He did dishes, cleaned the counters and cleaned the floor. When I walked in, he had the stove top propped up and he was cleaning under the burners. With a scouring pad. I almost passed out from shock. He said he just got started cleaning and got focused and he just couldn’t stop. Welcome to my world, buddy.

I love this change in him. Love, love, love it. Don’t get me wrong, it has taken some adjustment. At first I gave him some major side-eye. I wondered if pod people had stolen my real husband away and replaced him with this 2.0 version. It really is a good thing though. He says his head is so much clearer and his thoughts are so much more organized. It’s like a veil has been lifted. Win-win.

I am working on a flash fiction piece but it is taking on a life of it’s own and being completely stubborn about fitting into the 100 word guideline. Off to work on that.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend, everyone!

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13 thoughts on “Casual Fridays 6/5/15

  1. This was a great post. I fondly recall being able to participate with my daughter in various activities. It is great that you are able to do that with your girls. They grow up so fast and one day those things will be only memories. I have no familiarity with adult ADD but it sure sounds like your husband is on the right track in dealing with his. I hope that continues to go smoothly for him and I am sure you are enjoying that change. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks. I wish you could find meds to work for you too. My mom has fibro and that is rough. Maybe I need to rent my husband out as a cleaning service 😉 Have a great weekend!

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      1. Stay at home vacations can be good and relaxing. Sleeping in is always great 🙂 We actually have no plans this weekend for a change and I’m loving it.

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