Get your pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back.
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Let’s get listing:
I worked zero hours on the job and instead took a staycation where I devoted my time to home renovation projects galore, most of which magically appeared on Snap Chat so if you’re interested in the down and dirty details, follow me there.
In other news, I got addicted to Snap Chat. Oops. In my defense, life is so much more interesting when you’re not trapped in an office all day.
In the land of DIY projects, I pulled nails, staples, and carpet tack strips until my fingers bled. Alright fine, that last part is me being dramatic; no blood was shed, although I’m certain I lost a layer of skin.
I washed floors, scrubbed walls and played with wood (filler), and I don’t meant the exciting kind. Pity.
I taped off walls, doorways, windows, bookcases so the Hubby could paint. Pregnancy and painting don’t go together or else I would have been right there with him splashing color on the walls, and by splashing I mean perfectly stroking. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
I hit up Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Target, and antique stores galore. I bought a bed, a console table, a medicine cabinet, scones, and a sparkly new bathroom vanity, minus the sparkly with a side of functionality.
I vacuumed, vacuumed, vacuumed and then vacuumed some more to try to keep the dust and debris from spreading and swallowing the entire house whole. Mission accomplished.
I soaked in the tub. De-licious.
I finished the second book in The Outlander series and damn that ending. It’s taking all my self-restraint, which admittedly isn’t much, not to immediately start the next book.
I took advantage of the 65 degree (18 C) weather on Saturday and went for a stroll in the park. “Look Ma, no feet.”
I had a long overdue Face Time date with my girl Lucie, who helped restore my sanity once more.
I hung with Oscar or rather he spent quality time with the babe, nesting; quite literally. I’m pretty sure he thinks we’re hatching an egg.
I got a maternity massage, which left me weak in the knees and right in the head. I need to do these more often.
I lunched, brunched and dined out with various friends and family throughout the week.
I answered emails, paid bills, balanced our checkbooks and sent out thank you cards. Adulting at it’s finest.
I made at least one meal at home every day, sans Sunday, which for me is pretty impressive. Also, making nachos totally counts as cooking.
I stayed fairly current with BlogLovin.
Last but certainly not least, I did some recipe testing, which means more goodness coming your way soon, but not too soon. I am pregnant after all and therefore make no promises on timing any more.
Before I relinquish the reins to you, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I had moments, including an entire day last week, where I felt like a waste of space. Yes, I’m being dramatic, again; it’s par for the course.
Guilt free relaxing is one thing, doing so while your other half is slaving away painting, is quite another. Also, it’s been a long time since we’ve taken on such a large renovation project ourselves and my expectation of getting the work done by weeks end was unmet.
All of that with a side of pregnancy hormones made me a little crazy on occasion.
I share this not seeking support or even empathy, but more importantly to let you know how I overcame my own mindset. I talked to a friend, I shifted my expectations for the renovations, and I sat down and worked on the Week in Review. Instead of lamenting all the things which didn’t get done, it was a tremendous help to refocus on all things that did. Yep, this little link up is a gem (pardon my horn tooting; the good kind), and I love sharing the positive vibes with all of you.
Without further ado, it’s your turn. I want to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What are three things you accomplished in the last week? How has the WIR helped you?