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 or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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Let’s get listing:
Ave and I were adventurers last week. We went to Nature’s Bin, the post office, the park multiple times, we got the car washed and we even hit up Target. I figure it’s high time I put this little munchkin to work.
(She’s working on perfecting her sweet and innocent look.)
We read buckets of books, including Fartsy Claus and rocked out on our play mat, which involved smacking the monkey, and for once, I don’t mean it like that.
We Face Timed with Grandma and Grandpa on more than one occasion.
(“Oh sure mom. Choose the picture where you’re smiling and I’m drooling. Nice, real nice.”)
We went to our weekly lactation support group meeting where all the tatas go to party.
Speaking of parties, we had a play date in the park with some friends.
(This is the moment I realized despite chopping off all my hair so I don’t have to deal with it, I’m going to be doing Ave’s hair for the next however many years. Mental note, I need to teach the Hubby how to do a French braid.)
We had multiple baths because our necks (or lack thereof) were starting to smell. Those little folds are harbingers of filth, also known as old milk and drool.
(She is kind of cute. I guess we’ll keep her.)
We did some weeding. Well, really I did all the work while Ave supervised. She’s a total task master, cracking the whip at every opportunity.
(“Who said you could take a break. Back to work,” I say.)
To decompress, I went for a run, which made my feet happy; my head too.
I nursed Ave a total of 16 hours.
I planted flowers and thanks to my father in law, I got my garden established for the summer. Better late than never.
I kept it simple this year with just a few tomato plants, three zucchini plants, some volunteer squash, a couple of bell peppers, a smattering of herbs and of course some catnip for Oscar and Sam.
(♫ “Everybody must get stoned,” ♫ except pregnant women and nursing moms; then it’s a big no-no.)
I also packed up a box of maternity clothes and got my summer wardrobe out, even though nothing fits…yet, that is.
In the world of adulting, I ran errands with Ave in tow (see above), paid bills, vacuumed the first floor of the house (not that you could tell now), unloaded the dishwasher daily and folded mountains of laundry. Yes mountains.
On Saturday, the whole family went to dinner at our friends house for some deep dish pizza and baby snuggles. Somebody was a little cranky though, and I don’t mean me; not saying any names, of course. Cough, Ave, cough.
On Sunday night, I tackled the Kohlrabi we got in our CSA share and made Curry Kohlrabi Corn Fritters with an Herbed Yogurt Sauce from Eating Well. They were good, although truth be told, I like my own recipe for Kohlrabi Fritters a click better; mainly because they have cheese. Obviously.
The highlight of the week though (sorry Ave) was drinks and appetizers with the Hubby on Friday night. We hit up Forage Public House, one of my favorite local restaurants for cocktails and charcuterie while the grandparents stayed with the tiny human.
It was magical.
Updated to Add: And I stayed up way past my bedtime last night to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers make NBA history and clinch the championship.
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?