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Friday miscellany

 Happy Friday! 

Today is a “no school” day for the boys. I rolled my eyes a little bit when I saw this on the calendar, because, well, haven’t they already had an excessive amount of “no school” days over the past 6 months??…but I get it. It was a pre-planned diocese wide staff development day, so even though the kids JUST went back to school, it stayed on the calendar.

The kids aren’t complaining. 🙂 I don’t blame them. Even though I liked school fine as a kid, I lived for those no school days growing up. We used to get a bunch of 4 day weekends in the fall, between the annual teacher’s convention, then parent/teacher conferences and then Thanksgiving. That was the BEST!

Let’s see, what else is new?

This has been a fairly uneventful week around here. My Dad has been here for the last few days working on installing a tile backsplash in our kitchen. (THANK YOU DAD!!) We re-did our kitchen over a year ago now and it has taken quite a while to get around to some of the final touches. I’ll be so glad when this is done! The tile is going to really finish it off. 🙂 

I’ve been staying up way too late though this week. Like into the hours that start with “11”. Boo. It’s been nice (at the moment) but messes up my mornings a bit. Oh well. I’ll get back on track next week.

 Last night we all watched Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games movie. Ethan finished the whole series in August, but Asher just finished the second book the other day and was excited to be ready to watch the movie. It didn’t disappoint! Now even my Dad is sucked in and said we’ll have to wait to watch the third one until he can be here again, too. 

Weekend plans….

-swim practice x2

-soccer games x2

-Halloween/fall decorating!! 

-hopefully carving out some time to read this new book that Amazon dropped off yesterday for me:

Coco mentioned it recently and it sounds really interesting. I haven’t read a personal development genre book in a while now and was feeling in the mood for one, so I ordered it. It’s written by Google’s Former Chief Business Officer and it sounds like in it he uses his engineering and logic background to research, determine and explore the “equation” for true happiness. Sounds intriguing and like a different perspective from other books like this that I’ve read!


In the spirit of Friday, here’s a mini Friday 5 list, gratitude style:

1. Pizza

2. My Dad being able to help with our tile project, AND the fact that he is so amazing and detail-oriented. The particular size tile we bought + a few irregularities in our kitchen make this tile job a bit complicated, but he goes above and beyond to make it just right. 

3. Birds in my yard- this week we saw a beautiful black/white woodpecker and some kind of gorgeous blue jay. (Or was it a bluebird? Not sure. Or wait- was it a mockingjay??? Hahaha, just kidding.)

4. I get a raise at work! They had said due to financial difficulties this year at the hospital we might not, but per an email yesterday, we WILL get small raises after all. I’ll take it. 

5. The recovery workouts included in my workout program. I don’t do much real stretching on my own, ever…and I’m not into yoga really at all. But it feels SO GOOD to take time to stretch and I think it’s really good for me. I’m loving that my Beachbody program includes 2 sessions per week of a Flow/Yoga style workout and also a “Re-Vibe”/ recovery session. I never skip stretching when it’s scheduled in for me and it’s been amazing. 

In closing, I’ll share a quote I loved from this week too. It came to me in James Clear’s 3-2-1 newsletter, but the quote is from Anne Frank. It spoke to me a bit this week. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Friday miscellany

  1. Hopefully you've come out of your funk from the conflict w/ your friend. Those kind of conversations can be hard to recover from though! But yes, you do see a person's true character when you argue/get into a fight!

    That book does sound interesting. I'll be curious to hear what you think!! Happy Friday!!

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