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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The Thanksgiving holiday has me feeling all sorts of giddy, mainly because I’m not Native American, which means I get to keep my land and heritage without fear of recrimination. Cultural genocide aside, I am incredibly thankful and privileged, and it’s good to recognize it from time to time.
Let’s get listing:
I’m thankful for…
Ave was a rock star at Thanksgiving, by which I mean she didn’t spend the entire day attached to my leg. In all honesty, I had really low expectations. After a long car ride, I knew Ave wouldn’t greet a room full of strangers with open arms. I figured she’d cling to my side like a spider monkey, and she did, but only for the first ten minutes. After that she explored, made friends, fist bumped practically everybody and ate her body weight in M&M’s. Go tiny dictator go!
Catching up with old friends over a feast of food and simultaneously having a date with the Hubby. Did I mention Ave spent the night at grandma and grandpa’s house? Bow chick-a-wow-wow.
(So many tasty vittles at Collision Bend, and the best service, which had nothing to do with the phenomenal cocktails.)
Exercising again. It’s been a long time since I worked out consistently, but damned if it doesn’t make me feel good. I wouldn’t mind shedding some of the baby weight either, but that’s neither here nor there.
Hot water. We lost ours for a while this weekend, and it’s a pretty big deal. No showers, no laundry, no washing dishes. While it sounds like a great way to get out of adulting, it’s not. One new thermocouple later, pretending I know what this is and how it works, and we’re back in business. Bonus points for clean underwear and learning how to fire up, pun intended, the pilot light.
(I don’t have a picture for this. Instead here is the fridge in our creepy basement. The hot water tank is right across from it. I spent far too much time on this floor last weekend.)
The holidays. I puffy heart this time of year. Working in accounting made it really hard to enjoy the month of December. Since I’m semi-retired now as a stay at home mom, I get to kick back and embrace the moments. I can’t wait to make Christmas cookies with the wee babe or force her to watch The Sound of Music at an inappropriately loud volume while singing “these are a few of my favorite things. ” I know my Hubby is really looking forward to the latter. Snort.
While I’m thankful for a thousand more things, including but not limited to the Hubby, family, coffee, wine, and bribing my child to get on the potty with Baby Einstein videos (cough, mother of the year, cough), I’ve rambled long enough today.
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.