Caution: This Blog Post has No Point

I’ve got writers block like no other. I’ve got the time to write but man, I’m just stuck! So here’s a bunch of random thoughts I’m having. As the title states: this blog post has no point.

First of all, holy pandemic. We had 1,500 new cases of coronavirus in Iowa yesterday – our highest number by A LOT. We are now closing down bars in certain hot spot counties and I’m afraid we are headed back into another shutdown. 

Here’s the thing – did the first shutdown work? I’m not really sure. Are we sure the masks are working? Or how is this still spreading like this? Like, of course I’ll still wear a mask but man, what are we doing that is or isn’t working? I don’t get it. Iowa has apparently been mis-reporting numbers for awhile lately so now I’m just not sure what or who to believe.

Second of all, I can’t wait for my bathroom to be done. It is looking absolutely fabulous but between the dog barking every time our tiler comes through the door, keeping the boys away from him as he works, juggling the babysitters, having to keep the upstairs bathroom neat, it’s just a lot. Looks like we should be functioning by next Wednesday if all goes well. Plus, it has been hotter than hades – the bank clock read 100 degrees yesterday – so we can’t really just kick the boys outside.

Our tiler, Tony, he is so good with the boys and let’s them ask all the questions and explain everything but man, Carver has NO self control when it comes to tools or construction. He literally cannot leave them alone. I usually end up at my mom’s house just to give them peace and quiet to work!

I don’t work this weekend for the first time in a long string of weekends. I usually pick up extra hours on the weekends – I’m only required to work every third. I want to do some family stuff but a) it’s going to be so hot and b) Craig usually doesn’t know his work schedule on the weekends until he’s on his way home from work and c) COVID. We’ve been dying to take the boys to a waterpark or the pool or ANYWHERE but no luck. It’s turning out to be a boring summer ever since our pool sprung a leak, and then COVID of course. That would have been nice to have this week!

I think they missed each other when Carver was at school

Gannon starts speech therapy next week – every Thursday morning. We are so excited to see his progress! She evaluated him and we determined that between sign language and his words that he has about 10 words. The average 2 year old has about 200 words and can make two word phrases or sentences so we’ve got some catching up to do! I can’t wait to see him grow!

Carver’s first day of preschool was GREAT! His teacher said he got a little emotional around nap time and said “I just want to sleep in MY bed!” – dude – I get it. And then he was OUT! Check out this picture his teacher sent me:

I’ve got a busy day today, I worked last night and I’ll go home and sleep. Gannon has an ear checkup at 3:15, then I have my first ever WalMart grocery pickup to try out. Then I’ve got to pick up Craig’s new work boots and then my wedding ring had to get fixed and I have to pick that up, I keep putting it off. 

BLAH! SO that’s about all I know. What a weird rambling blog post for you all to start out your Friday! I hope you have a good day, a good weekend, and more than that I hope that the next time you check on my blog I have something a little more prophetic to share with you all!



  1. Kim J LeMere
    August 28, 2020 / 1:03 pm

    So glad that Carver had a good day at school and what a sweet picture of him missing Gannon. I look forward to seeing the bathroom finished, I know its going to nice. I didnt know that the pool sprung a leak, what a bummer for you all. I really like using the grocery pick up option, so far I have not been disappointed in what they choose for me. Have a great week end at home.

  2. Karen
    August 28, 2020 / 1:22 pm

    I lLOVE Walmart pickup! Haven’t been in the store since the beginning of March. Just a heads up on the substitutions- it they have to get the larger size it’s at the original size price! I got a great deal this week on creamer and Twix!

  3. Donna
    August 28, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    I’m also glad Carver’s first day was a good one. Make’s all the difference, doesn’t it?
    As for the Covid – the fact that different stuff comes out every week drives people nuts I think. Especially when players in the NFL are tested positive then find out a couple of days later that they were false positives. Smh.

  4. Elle
    August 28, 2020 / 2:00 pm

    This blog post is like a normal day-in-the-life right? Just go with the flow 🙂

    I hope ya’ll find some way to cool off this weekend. Is there a creek nearby? A shallow spot in a river? (can you tell I was raised in the country?)

    Happy Friday and enjoy this fabulous weekend OFF!!!!

  5. Susan the Farm Quilter
    August 28, 2020 / 5:59 pm

    I have my two grandsons with me right now – 1 and 3. Good thing your mother is younger than me because these two just wear me out. It doesn’t help that I just got out of the hospital yesterday after having about a foot of my lower colon removed on Tuesday and can’t do much of anything. Their mom is packing everything she wants up from my dad’s home, so I will have a very empty house when they head back to Oklahoma. Makes me happy that she wants her grandparent’s furniture in her home. Good stuff that has lasted the 45 years they were in this house will now be used by them.

  6. Darlynn Venne
    August 28, 2020 / 9:23 pm

    You will LOVE Walmart pick up. First, there are other markets I would rather frequent, and do. Yet, Walmart makes life so stinking easy! When I worked full time (retired) I used Walmart pickup ALL the time! Meijers was on my way home, so if i need something inbetween the Walmart pickups, that was my stop. Also, I appreciate Meijers produce. I love Walmart pickup because, it is dependable, they charge the local rates for groceries (vs other stores, but that may have changed), the app is easy to use (better than when first started), if a substitution needs to be made, they will make a “better sub” to ensure I get the best deal, groceries are loaded in the back of my car and no tipping is allowed! Let us know what you think….

  7. mpv61
    August 29, 2020 / 12:04 am

    I love the “day in the life” kind of posts! I hope you can get your pool fixed. Even a small kiddie pool could help.

    According to the NY Times (, Iowa has the highest number of cases per capita in the last 7 days. 🙁 My guess is that the shutdown wasn’t shut down enough, and/or reopening was too soon or too fast. In Massachusetts, where the numbers are pretty good (43rd state in number of cases per capita in the last 7 days), we STILL haven’t reopened bars. There was a while where bars were trying to restyle themselves as restaurants by serving more pretzels and such, but the governor shut that down.

    It will probably be a long time before I’m comfortable going into a bar or eating inside at a restaurant. I won’t even eat outside at a restaurant yet. My comfort level is “Order and pay online or via phone. Pick up curbside or go in the restaurant to pick up, fully masked of course.”

    I think another reason for some of the hotspots is people in many parts of the country thought their “wave” was when NY’s wave was. They thought, “that wasn’t so bad here!” but really, it was that their wave hadn’t come yet. :/ I’m no expert, for sure, and as a nurse, you probably know way better than I know!

    Stay safe and keep enjoying those amazing boys! It will be great for you to see all the improvement from speech therapy. Keep track of all those wonderful new words. 🙂

  8. Lola Zographos
    August 29, 2020 / 12:22 am

    My youngest son talked very little at age 2 and the pediatrician was worried and wanted him to be tested. My gut said he was fine- t went with my gut. At 2 1/2 he started talking and has talked nonstop since he stated.

  9. sewhappy
    August 29, 2020 / 2:20 am

    I agree with the above comment about reopening too soon and colleges students coming back. There e are many in NYS who are not happy but we reopened slowly because March and April was so bad. People just have to believe it is happening and masks do help. Happy to read that Carver had a good start of school.

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