Thursday, May 9, 2013
These days I've been thinking about our Lucy starting Kindergarten next fall. She's ready, boy is she ready. I am too. No wait, I'm not. I mean. I know she's ready and all but my heart fills and breaks at the thought of her busy at school each day. And the absence of sisterly time, just the girls at home with mama during the day. This is it. Will Claire be heartbroken with all of her siblings at school and not getting to go as well? Or will she raid the good toys and bask in the undisturbed, un-bossy freedom of ruling the roost?
These days I'm watching a lot of old tv series on Netflix. No joke. Dawson's Creek, the girls hummed along to the theme song and Lucy would call it Dawson's Creep. Ha! Felicity, season two was a snooze/letdown. Andrew + I have loved watching Revenge (new favorite!) and Alias together as our end of day decompress and get over this crazy cough/sore throat/congestion bug going around.
These days I'm thankful for some really good posts on parenting! This one and this one are rad. Rad. A friend sent me this link about Pinterest stress and it was just what I needed to hear! "Why are we doing this to ourselves?" I love it. Like a big ol' hug.
These days I'm flossing more. I'm terrible about remembering and actually doing it, truly. I'm sure it's still not as much as I should, but it's a start.
These days I find myself in the garden section. This summer we're planting tomatoes, rosemary, basil (almost deader than dead, dang bugs), peas, chives, cherry tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, corn. I don't have a super green thumb, but the satisfaction of watching some of our plants grow and the kids excitement over the changes makes the failures and effort worth it.
These days I've been daydreaming about a bedroom makeover. I want to make this headboard. Hint hint, lover.
These days I have been menu planning! Not like, full on, but it's lessened the times I've had to go to the grocery store and that's worth celebrating! It eliminates so much stress and I know I'm spending less money. Am I late to the party? I'm hoping to get it down to just one trip a week.
These days I've been trying to organize and simplify.
These days our boys have become obsessed with Star Wars. Anything to do with Star Wars. Sticks become light sabers. They have conversations about I don't even know what. Lucy tries to impress them with her own knowledge of "Dark Vader" and "Star Wers" and "life-savers".
These days I've been feeling frumpy. But some days I make an effort and I feel fancy. Is that normal? I like to have my fingernails painted and hair curled, but I also like to not wear make up and have adopted a new hair washing method of once a week. Is that gross? I guess with my hair it can hang that long with a bangs washing every other day. I've tried dry shampoo but it's just not the same.
These days I've been thinking about how I need to be exercising. Mentally, emotionally, physically need it. I just can't get into it. The other week I slipped and landed on my ankle before I even realized I had fallen. I'm not getting any younger and I want to somewhat like whatever it is I end up doing.
These days I've been using my iPhone to document the everyday moments of our family. It's just so convenient! We were watching videos from a few years back and it's craaaaaaaaazy how much the kids have changed.
These days the girls are both sporting Styles by Mama bangs. Some days I just love them and some days they feel like a lot of work.
These days we're dreaming of summer break.
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