Weekends

Did/ Did Not List

This was the first weekend in a long time that we had a pretty wide open/ empty weekend. (Well, after Asher’s Regional swim meet on Friday night, anyway.) I was almost giddy with excitement at the idea of just having large spans of time with NO plans again. Next weekend is Asher’s State for swimming, from Friday- Sunday out of…

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Friday 5

Friday 5: Random

5 random things I have either done this week or been thinking about: The Olympics I am greatly looking forward to the Olympics starting next week! Opening ceremonies are Friday, July 23. I am pretty bummed that there won’t be any spectators, though!!! After the whole delay thing last summer, I was really hoping, for the athletes’ sake, that it…

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Family Fun, Kids

Solo outing with Ethan! :-)

I had a quick appointment yesterday morning on the other side of town, and Asher had summer school. So, a few days ago I asked Ethan if he wanted to come along, and said maybe after we could stop by the zoo, just the two of us. Our city has a fairly small but still GREAT (and FREE) zoo. We…

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Kids, Productivity

B-day Recap and Better Time Blocking

Birthday Recap: The birthday boy seemed to have a nice day. Admittedly, it was a bit low key on his actual day yesterday. But, that is just the reality of life (with working parents, at least). Might as well learn now that the entire world does not stop because it’s your birthday. 🙂 Granted, we could have taken the day…

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Kids

TEEN

I have a teenager. A 13 year-old. What in the WHAT just happened?!?!?!??! I am seriously having the hardest time wrapping my head around this. Not that this is “brand new information“…I mean, they turn 1, then 2, then 3….and so on and so forth. I have personally experienced 37 birthdays so far, so I get the idea of how…

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