All Work & Then Play!

Happy Monday peoples!

So I was taking a step back the other day and realized that somewhere along the line, between all the unpacking, cleaning, sorting, organizing, and REorganizing to be had in several rooms of this house of mine ours, that I’ll be damned if it hasn’t all come together quite nicely. After several days of back (and nearly toe) -breaking labor (no comment), I did a complete 180 (complete with jazz hands) and let loose for the weekend.


Heck, if I’m getting all dance-y this early on in the game, I might as well throw down a little Week in Review alongside Meg today. If you didn’t know, Meghan happens to be the queen bee when it comes to getting shit done, tooting her own horn, and dancing along to the beat, and I love her for every bit of it. So how about it? Let’s jive!

Ham Soup

On Monday night, I logged in an extra shift at work in order to finagle the following weekend off. After ten long hours, I carried my zombie butt home and snoozed for a handful of hours on Tuesday morning before migrating to the couch where I spent the rest of the day cuddled up with my love marathoning Walking Dead (We’re starting over at the beginning since I’ve only ever seen season one)…though I did take a long enough  break to throw half the fridge into a pot and called it soup!

Chicken Dish & Wine

On Wednesday, I was up bright and early-ish for day one of Mission: Make Sense of This House which in the beginning started as a never-ending, swallow-you-up-like-a-black-hole sort of task. Somehow, I managed to cook for two days in a row (I’m a maniac I tell ya!) and whipped up this chicken and pasta dish that started with Trader Joe’s garlic simmer sauce and cream cheese and ended in pure and utter deliciousness that was washed down with TWO glasses of wine (thankyouverymuch).

Thursday, I was back to the grind. More or less my standard process with these sort of things. Start to organize a room, realize I need/forgot something from another room, get sidetracked, end up lost in an abyss of boxes and piles of junk, crawl into a corner in a random closet, try in vain to hide from it all, figure there’s no way it’s all going to get done on its own, and set back to work on aforementioned room. I’ll tell you, it’s a bit of a cycle, but obviously it works because in two days the garage went from this…

Garage Mess

To this!

Garage Organized

BAM! Uh huh, you see that tool rack hanging on the wall in the background? I hung that all my myself I did…with a drill! 😀

Bubble Bath

After that, my body went into self-preservation (slash reward system) mode. I spent a luxurious half hour in a nice hot bubble bath complete with bunny ears and Bronze Radio Return streaming in the background. Oh do I love me some unintentional alliteration. 😉


Though I had intended for Friday to be more of a laid-back day, the cleaning/sorting bug was still giving me the itch so I went even further and organized under both bathroom sinks and the linen closet. In case you were wondering, my go-to strategy is “Storm Before the Calm”. Like I told Jason, it only matters that ‘I’ know what’s going on in the middle of it all. “Trussssssst in meeeee!

Flying Saucer - Beer Flight & FriesI worked like that all the way up until time for us to leave. Where were we headed? Well, first we met our friends for some flights and fries at the Flying Saucer (hot damn, I did it again!) and then we were off to Nashville to see one of my favorite bands, Little Hurricane. Ahhh, remember them? How about they put on one FANTASTIC show! And? We actually caught them in the staircase on the way out and were able to tell them just how awesome we thought they were. I totally played it cool. Yep, totally.

Happy Meal

Saturday afternoon we were out for another adventure! Meet back up with friends. Travel four and a half hours by car. Stop on the way to get my go-to road food. Sidetone: Did you know McDonald’s has brought back happy meal boxes…actual BOXES?! I haven’t seen these since I was a kid! Park in Covington, KY (just across the river from Cincinnati) and dance/jump/sing our asses off to the sickest tunes that only Robert Delong can produce. After the show, I was literally out of breath. It was that intense. Oh and then, before we left, I almost passed out when this happened…

Selfie with Robert Delong

That is Jason AND ME with ROBERT DE-FREAKING-LONG!!!! Do you see that?! We’re touching him! Like actually touching him! Oh yeah, I totally kept my cool. All the way up to when I found myself only capable of asking if I could have a hug…luckily, my friends helped me get an autograph.

And with that, I’m right back to another Monday. This time fully relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on another week! This time with less cleaning, more relaxing, and lots of hugging on our monkeys when we go visit. Hope you guys have a great start to YOUR week.

Tell me, how did you get your R&R this weekend?

What are you looking forward to most this week?

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14 Responses to All Work & Then Play!

  1. Missy says:

    Your garage looks amazing!
    I’m glad you didn’t find any more creatures !

    *whispers*I’m not gonna ask about the Depends I’m not gonna ask about the Depends
    I’m not gonna….*

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, right? And thank you!

      Well actually, Jason has this little fetish…hahaha, KIDDING! I was wondering if anyone would be able to see those. They’re actually for Jason’s dad…he had a stroke a couple of years ago so we keep some on hand in case he needs one while he’s visiting.

  2. Oh my gosh I can’t believe you got to meet Robert Delong! that’s so cool!!!

    And I’m with you on the organizing bug. I’ve been going crazy lately! I guess I’m just trying to get things in order before people come for the holidays!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh yeah, that’s even MORE incentive. I just found out that we’re hosting a little Thanksgiving here and all that looked neat and tidy before now looks like a disaster. Lol

  3. Oh my goodness, you got to meet Robert DeLong?! I am insanely jealous. He looks quite happy to meet you guys as well, haha!

  4. Tara says:

    I saw my favorite band back in April and stood in the autograph line after the show in order to meet the lead singer…um, without having anything for him to autograph. So instead I went with, “I don’t have anything for you to sign, but I just had to shake your hand,” while staring at him way too intensely. Pretty sure I looked every bit the crazed fangirl that I was and was really lucky to manage to get even that sentence out!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      That’s awesome! I wouldn’t have even been able to get half those words out…or they probably would’ve come out in a weird jumbled order and I would’ve walked away with an autograph on my hand or something. Lol

  5. Oh my gosh… nice job on that garage! I definitely share the same feelings when it comes to the cleaning and organizing cycles… multiply “get side tracked” by 10 and that’s how mine roll. I start one thing and before I know it I’m knee deep in 10 more things. None of which usually then get done. I was so excited to see you pop up in Meg’s link up! I’ve been a long time fan of your blog (basically every pancake I make comes from your kitchen).

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thank you SO much! Glad to hear I’m still spreading the pancake love…even if I haven’t made any in over a year. Ahh, one day…one day. And thanks for making me feel normal about my CAD (cleaning attention disorder). 😉

  6. All that work definitely deserves one big horn toot!
    That soup looks delicious! Some of my best soups come from throwing whatever is in the fridge in a pot – but then I hate it when I realise I will never get that exact combo again!
    I haven’t been to see a band in soooo long, but off to see ACDC at the end of the month so I’m pretty fricken excited!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      “but then I hate it when I realise I will never get that exact combo again!” <- Omg, YES! I know exactly what you mean! Haha! Oh wow, off to see the big guys! Be sure to shout out some "Black in Black" for me while your there! 😉

  7. Could you rub some of those magical cleaning and organizing skills off on me, please?! Because I had to do a serious clean-up of my current abode last weekend and while much smaller than your house I was still exhausted after finishing. Though some mental challenges might have played into that, too …
    Your picture with Robert Delong reminds me of when my sister met Mando Diao before a concert, asked for a picture and afterwards excitedly told me Gustaf had put his hand on her booty. Those naughty Swedish guys ;).

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Hahaha, oh dear! Ugh, I have to say my cleaning and organizing skills seem to wax and wane…a lot of the time I just look around at everything and start grunting. Or I spend an hour on Pinterest trying to get ideas for stuff and then completely forget about it all and PIN ALL THE THINGS!

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