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:
I battled a cold all week by taking as many steam showers as possible, guzzling tea with lemon juice and honey, gargling salt water, single-handedly blowing Kleenex out of business by buying up all their product, and getting as much sleep as a ten month old baby will allow.
The last one was particularly tough considering Ave and I had five middle of the night nursing sessions. Disrupted night time sleep means she’s either a) working on more teeth (we’re up to four now), b) getting ready to perform a new skill, c) going through a growth spurt, d) all of the above or e) none of the above because you never really have any idea. Oh the joys of parenting.
(My name is Ave and I love to eat.)
Despite some rough nights, the baby’s naps were unusually awesome. As such, I squirreled away a few daytime zzz’s myself when I wasn’t working on my postpartum depression and anxiety post. It was a tough one to type, although your comments, kind words, and support made it all worthwhile. THANK YOU!!
I signed the tiny dictator and I up for the spring session of Baby and Me story time.
We also hit up the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center one lovely afternoon. We hung with the foxes and ate fig bars in a sun patch.
I paid bills, reconciled our accounts and did copious amounts of laundry, including the sheets and all the kitchen napkins. Being sick means disinfecting all the things.
On that note, I scrubbed the kitchen multiple times, vacuumed like a crazy person and got the guest bedroom ready for a visitor this week.
I made cheddar cauliflower soup and a double batch of drop biscuits.
The tiny human and I delivered Chipotle to the Hubby one evening because he was working a twelve hour shift.
We also spent a ton of time with my in-laws last week. Since we were in Buffalo the weekend before, they needed their Ave fix. It’s a good thing I’m a huge fan of theirs, and I promise I’d say that even if they didn’t reading the blog. They have been a tremendous help with the baby and an incredible support for me.
We all went to Costco together one fine afternoon, and Ave got her first ride in a shopping cart, and I do mean ride. I ran her up and down the aisles as fast as possible, all while making vroom, vroom noises, which sound particularly sexy when you have a cold. Nasal noises get my gears turning.
The babe and I had an afternoon lunch date with grandpa. I shared my rice and veggie platter with her. Just like her momma, she’s a big fan of the beans and the butt bubbles they produce.
We had some gorgeous weather last week, including one seventy degree day (21 Celsius) and we took full advantage, strolling through downtown Cleveland, site seeing and snagging lunch.
The highlight of the week though was catching up with one of my besties on Saturday night over pizza and wine.
It’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What are three things you accomplished in the last week? Big or small?