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 need a vacation from my non-vacation. It’s amazing what you accomplish when you don’t spend your days punching a time clock, although managing a tiny and teething dictator is no joke, especially in the summer when we’re doing all the things. This is my day job and night job and on-call job. You get the idea.
Let’s get listing:
We had not one, not two, but three separate play dates last week. Ave worked on sharing or not, and I got to catch up with some of my oldest and dearest friends.
We hit up the library a few times for general shenanigans and high jinks and of course our regular Baby and Me story time. We even managed to stay the entire session last week, which is more than I can say for the previous story time. I did mention the tiny human has been teething yes?
We went to the park and had a picnic dinner for the summer solstice celebration.
We enlisted grandma’s help and went on a farm tour, where we sampled homegrown strawberries and vanilla ice cream. We met a handful of horses, including a two day old colt, and went on a very bumpy pony cart ride through the farm fields. Despite being twelve times her size, Ave was smitten with the horses and tried to stick her finger up their noses.
The whole family went to Memphis Kiddie Park for the first time, and Ave got to try a handful of rides, all of which she went on solo. I’d love to tell you she had the time of her life, but she had no reaction whatsoever, which was amusing in and of itself. No excitement, no fear, no tears, no smiles. It was just another day for her.
I did a whole bunch of laundry, which may or may not still need to be folded, although I did put fresh sheets on the bed, and it was sweet bliss. Clean bedding is magical.
Speaking of which, I took a handful of very necessary naps, which is no surprise given our active schedule.
I went clothes shopping for the tiny human. Yellow is the in color right now on the toddler circuit.
I ran errands, I paid bills, I went to the grocery store and my beloved Breadsmith multiple times.
I spent Friday evening curled up with the Hubby sipping cocktails, eating pizza, and watching The Wire.
I wrote two blog posts, including this recipe for Moroccan Spiced Carrots, which has already been given a thumbs up by one of my favorite blog readers. Thanks Grandma Lala; you rock.
Last but not least, I tapped into our garden and CSA produce making broccoli mac and cheese, cauliflower potato kale soup, kohlrabi fritters, rhubarb blueberry crisp, and raspberry buttermilk pancakes. I also sauteed some Swiss chard and washed mountains of lettuce. Alright fine, it was one head of greens, but it was a really big head. That stuff expands.
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.