Guess what I did yesterday.
I stayed in bed until 7:30 am!! I felt like I was an heiress or a socialite. Regardless of the day, I get up between 4:30 and 5 am to go downstairs to give my mom a hand. There are a few days a month where I could come back upstairs and try to go back to sleep, but my body hates me and usually refuses. Friday night I took the first Unisom I have taken in over two years. That magical little pill not only helped me sleep all night, but gave me the power to crawl back in to bed Saturday morning and fall back asleep.
Bennett woke up at 6 am, and Troy said “I’ll get him”. I think he was shocked when I said “great”, wiggled over to the middle of the bed and went back to sleep. Troy is the sleep-in parent in this house, and I can probably count on two hands the number of times I stayed in bed and he got up. I remember back when Jack was three, I decided to sleep in. I heard his scared little voice ask Troy “is Momma dead?” when Troy was the one who got him up with him.
So 7:30. Big deal. Big. Huge.
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she knows when she has found “the one”. There is such a thing as a perfect mate, and the lucky ones will find theirs as early as possible. I recently found mine.
A few months ago, I asked for a recommendation on your comfiest shoes that would look cute with shorts. I got so many ideas and brands to try, so thank you! I tried on as many as I could find, and nothing really clicked unfortunately. I have a high in-step and the tops of shoes really dig in to my feet if I’m not careful. I have a pair of Vans that I love, but for the life of me I can’t wear them without socks.
Jack and I were at Famous Footwear and I happened across these Dr. Scholls shoes. I tried them on and they were freaking heaven. It was like they were lined with the nut sacks of chinchillas. Yeah, that soft. The color options were limited, but I found the same shoe in that super cute pattern above on Amazon. My feet have never been happier, and I love them so much. I also got a three pack of these terry insoles for my Toms and other shoes, and they’re wonderful. If you have sweaty feet, these things are little absorbent miracles. Sweaty feet and a high instep…sounds like the start of an awesome Tinder profile! Swipe right, swipe right!
Guess who is turning 40 this week? Calves McGee!
I’m thinking that maybe I should turn off NPR in the car?
When you realize that all three boys are wearing striped polos at church.
We had dinner at our neighbor’s last night, and I think I am still stuffed. She is from Guatemala, and made taquitos, homemade roasted tomatillo salsa, and homemade queso fresca. And then there was flan for dessert. I wish I could eat it all over again. Why won’t someone make me that for dinner at least once a week?
If you take a selfie with a peacock, is it called a “peckie”?
Jack and I gave Bennett a hair cut this week. Jack held the ipad with Youtube videos of silly kids, and I did the cutting. It was my first time using clippers on Bennett, and it’s kinda choppy, but he’s a wiggly toddler, so what are you going to do?
As part of the plan to rework and rebrand my blog, I did something I have a really hard time doing. I asked for help. My in-laws took Bennett for most of the day on Friday while I holed up at a Panera to eat soup and use their wi-fi. I worked non-stop on updating an old post and trying to learn more about SEO. They are also taking him next week for five hours. And next Tuesday I have a four hour car service scheduled. “Old” me would have arranged for a loaner car, come home, and did work around the house. “New” me checked to see if the place had wi-fi, and I’m bringing my laptop to get more uninterrupted work time.
It was interesting to pack Bennett his first big boy lunch for a day at Grammy and Grampy’s. We were recently given a new larger Yumbox tapas from the nice people at Yumbox, so Jack upgraded to the bigger box for school. Bennett got Jack’s old Yumbox, and he seemed to think it was pretty cool.
I have stocked my Etsy shop with some fun new bags. I’m hunkered down in the sewing closet a few days a week working on a big “Christmas/Hanukkah” sale for July. The holiday fabrics are fun, but seem so out of place with the summery weather.
Question: would you find it remotely helpful if I could figure out how to make my meal plans printable?
Meal plan time!
Monday:: Street tacos, salad, and asparagus
Tuesday:: Boys will be having pizza and salad. I have a dinner at my old company.
Wednesday:: Cashew chicken, pot stickers, and stir fried veggies
Thursday:: I’m trying this risotto and a side salad.
Friday:: Popcorn and movie night
Saturday:: Sandwiches and salad
Sunday:: Troy’s birthday dinner
Smith Brother’s Farm $19.95:
Fred Meyer $29.60:
Costco (I lost the receipt!):
What are you having this week?