Something that often makes me smile: Pretty much every day after school, at some point in the first 1-2 hours that the boys are home, Asher will casually pause and ask me, "So, how was your day today, mom?" I usually take a second to consider the question, because not all days are equal. The… Continue reading So, how was your day?
Some volunteer fatigue and I used the crockpot!
It's Wednesday, so only a couple more days until the big swim meet. The prep has been going fine, overall. I honestly can't complain too much. Except I still am feeling general fatigue from thinking about it, and there is part of me that just flat out doesn't want to deal with it. We had… Continue reading Some volunteer fatigue and I used the crockpot!
A few things on a Friday
*First, just a note for anyone having a rough week or a rough day: What a true and comforting thought. 🙂 *I got a haircut/ color yesterday. Can I just say (again)- I am soooooooooooooooo glad that I found my new hairstylist a year or so ago?? I cannot even explain how much I prefer… Continue reading A few things on a Friday
Random Friday 3: How not to parent, a nice article, and a podcast
1- How Not to Parent It's the end of what I feel has been a very busy week. SO MUCH GOOD stuff happened, but I honestly feel a little overwhelmed. Being gone all last weekend and getting home at 8 pm Sunday night, then rolling right into a busy week with my birthday stuff, the… Continue reading Random Friday 3: How not to parent, a nice article, and a podcast
(Very) random Friday list
First, I'm sure you're dying to know the outcome of my very scientific poll. Here are the results so far, from my overwhelmingly large sample size. 🤣 I find it pretty interesting that "podcasts or audiobooks" was the clear winner, and surprisingly to me- "listen to nothing" was the runner up! Not sure what it… Continue reading (Very) random Friday list
Another early Wednesday + mid-week misc.
It's another Wednesday, which means another early 5:30 a.m. swim practice morning.... Unlike last week, today was one where Asher didn't want to get up.... Ugh. But, he knew he "had" to, because he had practice conflicts last night and couldn't go, and he can't go Thursday (XC meet) or Friday (soccer practice) this week.… Continue reading Another early Wednesday + mid-week misc.
Hello! Sorry for the unintentional blogging hiatus. Life has felt a little bit all over the place, as it tends to. Work: Work continues to be chaotic and just generally somewhat stress inducing, with a lot of mental energy going to being the primary (and pretty much only) person onboarding our new employee. She's able… Continue reading Catching up
Post-Vacation mode: Bad, Good, Neutral
OOF I am BACK. Back in “normal blog voice”, no longer writing in “travel mode”. 😊 Re-emerging into regular life has been…fine. Considering our flight got in around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, and we both had to work on Wednesday. 😂 (I know, I know, I know…we are gluttons for punishment. We do it… Continue reading Post-Vacation mode: Bad, Good, Neutral
As I'd hoped, it was a nice day yesterday with the boys away. LOVE them to pieces, but sometimes you just need a little break from your own kids!! ha. I worked and worked all day, as we are approaching a deadline with my team and I wanted a very productive day after taking the… Continue reading Nice day
I've been missing the opportunity to come here and just blab on a little about random topics/ updates! As much as I absolutely LOVE writing travel recaps (well, they are a lot of work to put together- but I love reading them when I'm done, and I strongly believe my future self will love them… Continue reading Recently