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:
On Monday morning, we had a big family breakfast at Jack Flaps. If my edibles look familiar, it’s because I ordered the same thing the week before. I’m obsessed with the root vegetable hash, although I promise to switch it up next time… er, maybe.
On Tuesday, the Hubby, the tiny dictator and I road tripped to New York state for family dinner. It’s our last time hanging out with the Belgium contingent until Christmas. We’ll miss them.
At the same event, I managed to snag a picture of my dad, my brothers and I. I love these guys, even when they make me banana shorts or take me on motorcycle rides.
We headed back home on Wednesday after a long lunch in Kay’s Place, where they took pity on us when we arrived with a very cranky baby. Suffice to say, Ave is not always the greatest traveler and they sensed it instantly. I think the crying and wailing gave her away. In any event, they were fabulous with all of us. The milkshake definitely didn’t hurt either.
Thursday was jam packed. I dropped Ave off at the in-laws after we all went to the Hubby’s follow up doctors appointment (he’s mending well, by the way). Sadly that same day, we had a giant tree taken down in our back yard because he was hollow on the inside.
To offset our carbon footprint and lessen my guilt for felling the beautiful beast, I met an old co-worker for lunch at Treehugger’s Cafe.
On Thursday evening, we reclaimed our refinished antique dresser so my underwear officially has a home again, aside from riding up my non backside.
Later that same night, I had one of my besties over, so we could drink wine, catch up, eat a layered Mediterranean hummus dip, and drink more wine. Oh and did I mention the wine?
On Friday, the Hubby, Ave and I ran all the errands: Target, Breadsmith, Whole Foods, Pet Supply Plus, Walgreen’s and the kids section at the library for general debauchery. I dabbled in a little recipe testing with roasted cabbage, and we switched the tiny human back to two daily naps since middle of the night jam sessions and 5:15 a.m. wake up calls dictate a need for more sleep. Parenting is hard.
On Saturday, I made a huge effort to tackle all my CSA veggies and I cooked my non-ass ass off (plum pancakes with a plum sauce, peanut butter banana chocolate chip granola, stuffed peppers, and potato kale soup) before heading over to the in-laws for first dinner to celebrate a huge milestone: Ave’s first sleepover at grandma and grandpas without mom and dad. This was wonderful and weird all at the same time.
After we put the baby to bed, the Hubby and I met friends out for a second dinner of Ethiopian food and then took the party to Bar 32 for more shenanigans, also known as cocktails. We didn’t get to bed until 3 a.m. Hashtag worth it.
On the seventh day, we rested…or recovered if you want to get all technical about it. Damn those Moscow mules. Oh and the tiny dictator went back to one nap a day because kids.
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.