(*Okay, topic for today is mostly just a little general "musing" on an interesting (to me) topic. I don't want to accidentally offend anyone, though, so just know that I don't actually have a super strong opinion on this either way- I'm mostly just mulling it over.) So. Last week I was at the gym… Continue reading Kids and expensive brand name clothes?
This summer has felt a little odd so far. I'm not 100% sure why. Brainstorming, it may be a few things. 1- The kids got out of school extra early- at the end of May!! 2- The weather was super hot for a bit, then chilly and damp and almost fall like for the past… Continue reading A bit of a weird-feeling summer so far
Yet ANOTHER super busy weekend is in the books....this makes 3 in a row that I've basically been away all weekend. This one was for a Friday-Sunday swim meet in Milwaukee. I took off early on Friday and headed out with Asher. We went straight to the pool so he could swim the 400 free… Continue reading Another weekend away + new Travel blog page
Hey blog world. This has not been my "most favoritest week" ever (I know that's grammatically incorrect, I just felt like saying it that way). All's good, just feeling edgy and kinda stressed out, but, c'est la vie. Some times are like that. The kids are staying up TOO LATE (has been pushing 10:30 the… Continue reading Random check in
Yesterday we had to finally say goodbye to our sweet hamster, Flint. If you recall, I mentioned a while back that he developed a tumor on his belly this past winter. We had him in to the vet two different times. She said that at his age (~2 years old), there was really nothing to… Continue reading The hamster with many names
On Sunday we spent the day in Chicago!! It was a really, really great day. SO FUN!! Chicago is only a couple hours from our house, but it's not a place we go often at all. In fact, I think the last time we were there was when the boys were maybe around 3 and… Continue reading Chicago Day: SO MUCH FUN
5 Downs: 1- The overwhelm feeling I complained about several weeks ago has not lifted. If anything, it might be worse. argh. I don't have a great plan in place to combat this, at the moment. Maybe later today I will sit and try to corral all the to-dos from my head/ paper into one… Continue reading 5 downs/ 5 ups
First of all, just a note to say that I'd forgotten how summertime is kind of....chaotic. It is very nice to have the boys home. I like seeing them more. But, even though they are older and things are much, (MUCH) easier now, having them home still throws me off a bit. Especially at first… Continue reading Summer w/ kids home + a recipe I like
I was thinking this morning, as I filled out my little daily journal page....I am so glad I started including a section of "things I accomplished". I've been doing this religiously for a couple years now. I'm currently sitting in my car outside a morning swim practice, so I don't have my journal with me… Continue reading Writing down things I accomplished
Happy belated Memorial Day. 🙂 Hope any US readers who celebrated the holiday had a nice "kickoff to summer" weekend! We took an impromptu short getaway to LaCrosse, WI this weekend. (Technically, we started from home, drove to Prairie du Chien, WI/ McGregor, Iowa along the Mississippi River, then drove up a stretch of the… Continue reading (Not) ready for a new week!