October Days with Mom!

Sorry I’ve been MIA! I feel like that’s how all blog post start off these days. But really, I’ve been super busy. Most of my days off have been spent with my mom because she’s awesome and I love her so much.

Yesterday was an adventure in itself. I had about a five minute warning before we decided to jump in the car and go get groceries and we were going to pick up my niece Georgia too.

I stopped and got some of my favorite snacks at Hy-Vee, the boys got a haircut, I loaded up on groceries, and we finished the morning in a way that it seems like we have been lately with a crispy chicken sandwich from Kwik star.

If you don’t know what Kwik star is, I’m so sorry. It is the worlds best gas station/convenience store and it’d be pretty hard to drive 20 miles in any direction in the Midwest without hitting one. They recently started serving chicken at all of their stores and needless to say it has changed my life.

Carver doesn’t have preschool on Wednesdays so we stopped him off in the combine for his first ride of the season!

When we came home, she forced me in the most loving way to get my shit together and clean out all of the garbage and all of the stuff I’ve been meaning to take to the used store. We even started working down on the basement, I’ve got a big project that I wanna work on down there. There will be more blog posts on that soon.

Our curb is literally filled to the brim – we got rid of SO MUCH! I feel so much lighter and happier and accomplished!

Here mom and carver are “helping“ get all of the junk to the end of the driveway. It was about 7:30 when we finally finished up and we were all beat. I feel so accomplished, ready to tackle new projects, and today we are headed to Home Depot to get some supplies and materials.

I love having my mom so close to me, she truly is my very best friend, and lately my partner in crime as well as the other parent while Craig is in the field.

Also, just a few housekeeping things, I’m having trouble sharing my blog post to my stories on Facebook so if that’s where you see the link for my blogs, you won’t be seeing them but it’s best to always check my Facebook page.

Also, I’ve heard many comments about the light shade of gray as a font on my blog and I want you to know I am working on fixing that. I have heard you, I appreciate your feedback, and I hope you’ll still read even though it’s been a slow process.

Thanks for reading friends! See you tomorrow!



  1. Amy
    October 8, 2020 / 1:19 pm

    Purging is so freeing! I am doing the same. I bought my parent’s house 2 years ago. I am still trying to clear it all out. I have a pole shed full too. My dad saved too much! My son is coming home this weekend to help me do more work in the house and the garage. We have junk days a week from Monday. Can’t wait!! Good job on your purge. Can’t wait to see the secret project!

  2. Elle
    October 8, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    Congrats on a fun and productive day! Everything is easier when done with “a partner in crime”. 😉

  3. Kim J LeMere
    October 8, 2020 / 2:32 pm

    It is always a good feeling when you get stuff cleaned out and how nice that your mom was the other helper that day. I love Kwik Star / Kwik Trip gas stations, they are the best. What a cute picture of Carver being pushed around.

  4. Barb
    October 8, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    Is there a place on your blog where you list all of the items you have recommended? I’m looking for the razors you mentioned a while back.

    • Cathy Odle
      October 9, 2020 / 2:13 pm

      Oh, I bet you feel good after cleaning out the garage. It always makes me happy when a space is clean and free of clutter. Motivation is usually my issue. Sometimes a person just desides today is the day.

  5. Virginia Grenier
    October 9, 2020 / 8:16 pm

    There was a Twik Trip where I used to live in Forest Lake, Minnesota (it’s the same company as Twik Star). I loved it especially since it was only 1/2 mile down from my house AND my favorite quilt shop was in the mall right behind it. That was years ago, have moved twice since then and there is nothing like it up in this area. Sad.

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