Every year, I can't help but start singing AC/DC's "School's Out for Summer" on the last day. It's such a classic beat and the lyrics are, well, very fitting. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpM6_EBQoLs&t=2s School's.....out....for....summer! (dun dun dun dun dun dun dun).... (that's supposed to be the drum beat. 😆) 6th and 7th grade are over. 1st day… Continue reading School’s out for summer
Friday, March 18 We had made tentative plans to go biking on Saturday, but upon waking up Friday morning, the weather forecast looked significantly better for Friday than Saturday. It was supposed to be extremely windy on Saturday. So, we called to reserve bikes from a local rental place for later that same afternoon instead.… Continue reading Day 7: Country morning + Biking the Greenway
Summer vacation is a mere two days away now!! We've been trying to start thinking through our summer screen time plans. I think we might be onto something that will work for us, and it involves the use of the iPhone's "Downtime" feature. We tried to think about what matters to our boys, and discussed… Continue reading Summer screen time plan: Downtime
Someone referred to the month of May as "May-hem" in a comment recently, and I LOVED that!!! Truer words have never been spoken. The mayhem of May kind of snuck up on me. Things kept getting added to the calendar, slowly, in such a way that I didn't fully realize what we were dealing with.… Continue reading May-hem coming to an end….
Thursday, March 17 Thursday was St. Patrick's Day! We didn't specifically plan our trip to be in Ireland over St. Patrick's Day, exactly, but it just happened to work out with the timing of the boys' spring break. It was just an added bonus. 🙂 I should say, though, that I think when people envision… Continue reading Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!
Finally resuming the recap of our Galway day! See part 1 here. Wednesday, March 16 (continued) So, I left off at lunch time, at the Kings Head. Following lunch, we set off to do some sightseeing. First stop..... St. Nicholas Collegiate Church This was a very quick stop, because it was CLOSED. Bummer. Apparently it… Continue reading Day 5- Galway, Ireland: Part 2
The end of this week has involved quite a lot of time in the car. For various reasons, we were flying solo for swim practice (no carpool) both Wednesday and Thursday. Both days, practice was not held at our local high school- instead, we had to drive ~20 minutes to different pools. Meaning I had… Continue reading A funny ’90s music comment + pretty walks
I won't claim to be any kind of expert on skincare....no, not at all. In the last couple years, though, I've really made an effort to at least do SOMETHING about my skin, after years of literally not even washing my face before bed. Eek. Someone should really mail out a neon orange postcard to… Continue reading Skincare
Something simultaneously exciting, yet very SAD, happened at our house yesterday.... We got the big, dead tree in our yard cut down!! Exciting- because this was a very necessary thing, and I'm glad to finally be able to "check it off the list". (We've been trying to have this done for over a year! The… Continue reading Trees and Job Interviews
I had a rather stressful day yesterday. No need to elaborate, but it was just mentally taxing for me, and I have a lingering dull headache right now as a result. There were some good things, though. 1- The weather was spectacular. It cooled down and the sky was a brilliant blue all day. 2-… Continue reading On to a new day