This morning I thought to myself, I'd really like to update my blog... but I have nothing to share.

I'm not going anywhere these days but to target, various grocery stores, and back home again. I'm not doing anything but working, cleaning/decluttering the house, and trying (mostly failing) to keep up with a toddler. None of the above is postworthy! So I'm just going to type until my brain feels thoroughly dumped, 2013-style.

The comforts of home have been even more special to me this year. I'm constantly looking for ways to improve our space, make it more functional, make it look nicer, make it feel more like the family we're becoming. Things I never thought I'd care about buying make me so darn giddy. I bought a steam mop for the floors back in April, and I think it was the best investment I made all year. Were my floors even clean before the steam mop? I'm not sure. Now I'm on the hunt for a new air purifier for our bedroom, and I have researched so much my apps all suggest new models every time I unlock my phone. Pretty sure I'm going for this one.

Did I mention I've been decluttering?  Yes, I did, and it's been a journey. It started this past Saturday with our bedroom closet. My side was feeling stuffed, even though I don't hoard clothes. I still had lots of my summer wardrobe hanging up, so I decided to start pulling all the cold weather stuff. Only a handful of things even fit me right now, because yay pregnancy. Instead of being rational and telling myself they'd fit by this time next year, I just started tossing everything. Then I started tossing the warm weather clothes that no longer felt like "me." So now I basically have a capsule wardrobe, which I may regret. Never declutter your clothes while pregnant!

Anyway, after I was done with the closet, I had bags of stuff for donation and bags of trash. Since the bags were already piling up, I figured I may as well move on to the next closet (hallway storage), and the next closet (Gabriel's closet), and the next (linen closet)! Not a closet came out this week unscathed, but now I have plenty of bar shelves and less stuff I don't need. The whole house feels light.

If only it felt cleaner. J's been removing the popcorn ceiling texture from the kitchen and dining area, and the white residue has our floors covered, even after multiple passes with the steam mop. It'll probably take weeks to be properly cleaned, but at least that crusty ceiling is looking better. Now we (he) just have (has) to paint it. *Update from two days later: He painted it. It's patchy, but it's a lesson for me in embracing imperfection.

Other than all this, I bought The Sims 4 since it was on sale for $4.99. I read The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. I grabbed three more books from the library which I have yet to start reading. I've been drinking lots of decaf gingerbread coffee. I finally made a small baby registry, and by made I mean I just used the same one we had for Gabriel and updated it with a few things.

So that's that. That's my nothing to share from the past few days. This Thanksgiving I'm looking forward to doing lots of nothing, watching Christmas movies, and keeping my feet elevated. People keep asking us about our Thanksgiving plans, and I'm just like... why would I have plans? in a pandemic? I'm staying home and doing nothing! why isn't everyone else?! 

If you made it this far, thanks for tuning into my stream of consciousness.

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  1. This thanksgiving I didn't go anywhere either and if anything I had to work which was very slow so easy money lol but still shocked at the number of people who came in to rent cars idk I just wish people would take this seriously and chill out. Like my co-worker just told me "Y’all better celebrate thanksgiving IN spirit before you and yours become A spirit. Stay yo ass in the house"! lmbo and I haven't stopped laughing since then 😂

    Happy Late Thanksgiving definitely hope you got that much needed rest.

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    1. i did, it was glorious. i want all thanksgivings from here on out to be lowkey and function-free. 😂

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  2. Super appreciate the 2013 style braindump; sounds like you're settling into 'nest mode' in the best way possible. I need to go through our closets as well but have been procrastinating because the doors do such a great job hiding the clutter. Hoping you, J, Gabriel and Baby Bun had a super chill and restful day yesterday! xoxo

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    1. i just don't understand how the clutter accumulates right under my nose. i'm usually pretty good about only bringing home what we need, but there was soooo much stuff to get rid of, even though we just did a deep declutter around the time Gabriel was due. i'm blaming the husband.

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  3. I'm in need of a brain dump! It is truly appreciated! I have things on the mind but not sure if I should write but maybe a post will help.. hopefully in the next couple of days. Hitting the registry link because - excitement! My sister got engaged on thanksgiving so before you, Niyah, and Setarra kill me... we've all been summoned to work from home so none of us really went out over the last month... I hope you've rested, and Baby G rules the house lol

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    1. thank you so much for the support! ❤️❤️

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  4. I think being home so often because of the pandemic and because I work remotely, I'm always thinking of things/areas of my home that need some decluttering. Lately, I've been getting sidetracked and I end up decluttering multiple areas at once, but really all I'm doing to re-cluttering. It seems so much simpler to just not even look through things and just File-13 it, but I always decide against it.

    Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving and that you're able to get all the rest that you need so that you're able to remain as centered as possible. :)

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    1. yes! it always starts with just decluttering one drawer or one cabinet, and then i have boxed and bags full of trash from multiple closets in multiple rooms. WHY ARE WE LIKE THIS?!

      and thank you! i hope you and your fam had a great thanksgiving as well. always thankful for your support.

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