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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I’m pulling a page from the Brits’ book today and talking about the weather. Normally I’m not one for small talk, but I have to make an exception because it has been nothing short of amazing here. Seriously, if I could roll myself up in one of those fluffy clouds while soaking up the sunshine and reading a great book, I would. I’d invite Oscar and Sam to join me too; maybe even the kid and the Hubby.
Suffice to say, it’s been sunny, in the mid-seventies (24 degrees Celsius) with a hint of a breeze that gently caresses your face. As a result, we’ve been outside a lot; like a lot, a lot.
Let’s get listing:
On Memorial Day, we stuck to tradition and joined friends and family for breakfast in the park. It’s always a good time. We spent the evening dining outdoors with the in-laws, and some of us took it up a notch and ate dessert in our birthday suits (cough, Ave, cough).
Tuesday we found ourselves back at the Zoo, this time with grandma and grandpa in tow. I’m pretty sure Ave is more fascinated by the balls in the animal cages than the actual animals. She did like the elephant, the one made out of duct tape.
Wednesday we laid low at the house so we (namely me) could recharge our social batteries. I wrote my post for this Asparagus and Asiago Strata and I even managed to get my hair cut; all of them in fact.
On Thursday, I had lunch with my in-laws before leaving the tiny human there for the afternoon. I spent my free time grocery shopping, reading, napping and cleaning the house. It was magical, minus the whole smashing my knee into the door frame and limping all day. Thankfully, I’m mostly recovered now.
Friday, the tiny dictator and I soaked up the sunshine at Crocker Park’s splash pad. The price was right (i.e. free) and the temperature was perfect. Ave dabbled in the water a bit, but reserved the majority of her energy for trying new snacks; mostly pretzels, including the ones the other kids dropped on the ground. She’s a scavenger.
Saturday was banana shorts busy. We hit up the local park for the Big Trucks event. There was music, dancing, bounce house, raffles, and of course all kinds of giant motorized vehicles.
The tiny tot took home a prize for winning the limbo contest. Granted, she was the shortest participant by far. Afterward, Ave napped for almost two hours before we hit the road again, this time for a five year old birthday party.
Sunday we kept it chill with baked goods, gardening and an evening adventure to the library.
Speaking of gardens, I harvested my first batch of spinach.
Other notables, I started and finished two books: The Litigators by John Grisham and The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. Both were quick, enjoyable and easy reads.
Last but certainly not least, after saying I was going to refinish our antique dresser for at least ten years now, I scheduled an appointment for a specialist to pick it up and get the job done.
Now, 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?