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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While Ave is still having some sleep issues, and we’ve added separation anxiety to our repertoire, I don’t actually have 99 problems. I simply couldn’t resist the opportunity to insert a little Jay Z into our lives. Besides can you believe this is my 99th Week In Review post? I’m impressed, especially since I blogged through the baby’s first weeks and postpartum depression. I’m giving myself two snaps and a twirl.
Without further ado, let’s get listing:
We kicked off last week in Franklinville, New York at my mother’s house. She hosted the entire family for a lovely outdoor dining experience complete with (root) beer, burgers and bumblebees.
Ave also had her first driving lesson. She’s a natural.
Once back at home, I spent a lot of time last week trying to tackle all the produce piling up in our fridge and on the counters; after getting a double share and being out of town, the amount of veggies I have on hand is indecent.
As such, I made a creamy tomato basil soup from scratch. It was finger licking good.
I made a holy crapton of buttermilk peach pancakes and peach muffins to give to a friend. I also visited with that same friend for a bit.
I got in a run and I swam laps on three separate occasions. This is my first time swimming in at least ten years, and it made me so damn happy. It’s my jam, filled with rainbows, unicorns, fudge brownies and popcorn. Oh and water because it’s a requirement.
I did a little online shopping, specifically for a new bathing suit because my current one is so old the elastic no longer works, and I’m sporting side boob every time I do butterfly or freestyle. Oops.
We had dinner at the in-laws one night, and we hosted them at our house another. My mother-in-law broke her foot, so we’ve been trying to help out as much as possible. At the same time, she gives us a break with the baby so it’s a win all around.
The Hubby and I did yard work one afternoon, and we planted our mums. Bring on the Fall, although not pumpkin. You can keep that over hyped nonsense.
I went on a random Thursday dinner date with the Hubby, where I failed to take pictures of the food. I did however consume an entire margarita in twelve seconds flat in an attempt to calm the burning flames emitting from my mouth due to consuming two significantly too spicy tacos. Ouch.
We hit up a Baby Bonanza sale on Saturday morning and that shit was bananas. Think super organized and over the top yard sale. I almost threw an elbow over a winter jacket. Thankfully, I kept my cool and bought a bunch of other stuff, including two coats and this adorable striped sweater dress.
On Saturday afternoon, we went to an outdoor community festival. We danced, we ate pizza, and we stalked the playground until we had a mini-meltdown over an exuberant toddler nearly pushing Ave down the slide.
The best part of my week though was the hubby. He’s still hanging at home with the baby and I while he recuperates from knee surgery. In fact, this is our last week together so we’ve been trying to make the most of it. As such, I made him take me out for a bit of romance last night. We saw Stephen King’s It in theaters. Considering I read the book at least twice, once as a child and again as an adult, this was my idea of a great time.
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. Any interest in seeing It? How do you handle pushy kids?