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Week In Review – Almost 35

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another Week in Review!

Once again, it’s time for another week in review!  Can’t say much has changed this week, though.  We did, however, get some fresh air and accomplished a few things that really did need doing.  I treated myself to a little early birthday present as well.

  • My week started off with computer updates… lengthy computer updates.  It was also a week of Wonder Woman!

  • Enzo has been keeping up to date with what he’s been learning in school (which I love!)  We’re still working on remembering which way some numbers go, but he’s doing great.

  • The pets have all been rather snuggly/needy this weekend.  Almost every morning Uzi has wanted to climb up on my shoulders when I’m trying to get ready for work, Vega has followed me everywhere, and even Ziggy has been more clingy and talkative than usual.  Heck, even Bowser has been wanting to be out and held lately!

  • Got some housework done, despite everything being so hot and humid. I’m not a fan of doing housework when it’s sweltering.  Vega once again being the great helper that she is.

  • So glad we made the most of one really nice evening this week with a family walk.

  • This week was one with lots of interesting clothing choices for the kids. Haha!  My favorite was how we forgot picture day was on Thursday, however, and Enzo decorated himself in the car ride to school. Oh Boy.

  • My treat to myself was a nose piercing. I’ve thought of getting one for years and finally just went ahead and did it.

  • Phoebe and I did some shopping, the boys gamed and we watched football, and there you have it.

Happy Monday everyone!

Week In Review – Short and Sweet

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another Week in Review!

It was an interesting week… I didn’t get nearly as much accomplished as I would have liked, but it is what it is.

  •  I blogged and was happy with my nature walk photos.
  • So much laundry.  Always.  It never ends.
  • Phoebe finally let me trim her bangs!! Finally!! It helped that I got my bangs trimmed that day.

  • Scheduled some appointments – like that teeth cleaning I’m overdue for.
  • Went to the gym finally!
  • Started setting up next year’s planner – went with a cheaper brand… still deciding if it’s going to work out.
  • The kids started up swimming lessons again!
  • Wandered the Mall of America with the kids. Finally tried Shake Shack… meh.

  • I made cookies.

  • Cats and dragons were snuggled.

Happy Monday ya’ll!


Week In Review – Make that Two…

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another Week in Review!

I ended up not doing a week in review last Monday since it was a holiday and I had the day off and usually don’t blog on those days.  So… that means this week in review has double the fun!  Honestly, though, it’s been a nice mix of productive, restful, and fun.  I think I’m trying to fit in as much as possible while it’s so nice out.

Starting things, out we had a busy, but fun Labor Day weekend.  I talked Josh and the kids into dressing up and going to the Ren Fest and we had a great time.  Every year gets a little bit easier with the kids as they are able to walk more and enjoy exploring and people watching.  More on that later…

Then the kids and I had a play date with a friend and three of her boys.  The kids had a good time hanging out while Josh and some friends hung out at our house playing video games. We were able to hit up a splash pad and I am so happy that swim lessons has given them more confidence and there were no tears when water got in their eyes!

The guys continued game play well into the wee hours of the night, so I had some hang out time by myself once the kids went to sleep.  Can’t argue with that too much.

My shadow joined me as she usually does.

This past week we have finally gotten a few things put away and rearranged.  It really is never ending.  We also filled a few bags with stuff to donate, which is always a good feeling. Somehow Enzo still had size 2T pants in the back of his drawer.  Whoops!  Thankfully Phoebe was more than happy to claim some of Enzo’s hand me downs, but with how fast they’re growing, I had to make use of some Labor Day sales to start stocking their closets for cooler weather. Someone is just as excited as her mama about unicorns.

I had every intention of spending all of this weekend being super productive, but amazing weather on Saturday was calling me and I dragged everyone on a nature walk, which ended up being a fantastic idea. Aside from some bug bites, it was a great day and we will absolutely be hitting up these trails again.  There were these fun floating boardwalks that the kids loved and some flora that was completely new to me.

Now, to make this week more productive and I’m going to start my evening off right by hitting the gym later!

Have a fabulous week everyone!

Week In Review – TV, Zoo, and Almost Burning the House Down

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another Week in Review!

Oh, what a week.  It’s been busy and a tad chaotic and on Monday while everyone was enjoying the lunar eclipse, it was overcast and we had a slight mishap could have ended up fairly bad had I not been working from home.  I mean, maybe the house wouldn’t have burned down, but poor Bowser could have perished.  So… what happened?  We had a temporary lighting situation set up while I waited for a more permanent fixture to arrive.  On Monday, I went upstairs and immediately smelled something burning.  I looked around and realized that there was smoke in Bowser’s habitat.  I panicked and then saw that the light had come unattached from the top of his cage and had swung down and was touching his fabric hammock, which was smoldering.  I got him out right away and he was okay, but that scared the crap out of me.

On Tuesday I went to Target (as you do) during my lunch break.

There was plenty of TV and game watching this week, actually.  Trying to keep everyone out of some severe funkiness, and for me that sometimes just means doing nothing.

Apparently, Vega and I have been buddies this week. Haha!

Sometimes eating your feelings isn’t always a bad thing either?

A little gaming helped lighten the mood a tad on Friday night, so there was that.

On Saturday we attempted to get some stuff done around the house and Molly was kind enough to come over and bring me wine and and help me keep an eye on the kids.  Sometimes it’s nice to just have a friendly ear to talk to.

On Sunday, I insisted we get out of the house and get some sunshine and what have you.  Also… I really, really wanted to see the baby tiger.  It helped moods a tad, but in the end everyone was still just a tad cranky.

At least I tried, right?  Haha!  We ended up stopping for apps and happy hour before heading home.

Then I had to watch the Game of Thrones Season Finale.  So good.

And now, here we are at Monday again.  Since I start my work day earlier on Mondays, I’ll be able to head to the gym to hopefully begin a new weekly routine. We’re going to try and work in at least 2-3 gym workouts a week and see how that goes!  On that note… Happy Monday!

Week In Review – Ren Fest, Books and Games, Oh My!

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another Week in Review!

It’s been an interesting week, and from the sound of things it has been that way for a lot of people.  I think an eclipse is like a full moon on steroids in that regard! Considering today is only getting weirder… I’m going to keep this short.

I was so stoked to get the Lego Disneyland Castle finished last Monday night.

We discovered that Enzo loves these sriracha chips from Trader Joe’s as much as I do.

Had a decent book haul!  I love, love sales and awesome pricing. Haha!

On Saturday, Kendra and I went to the Ren Fest, which was a blast!

We were up late Saturday night so Sunday was a very relaxed and laid back day until I suggested we go get some shopping done at Target, which turned into lunch because Josh hadn’t eaten anything and then we ended up at a massive candy store and spent a boatload of cash on a ridiculous amount of junk food… we never even made it to Target. I blame the eclipse entirely.

May the rest of the week be balanced… please??  Especially considering the house could have burnt down this morning, but we’ll talk about that another day.  Just… oy.