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Five Things Friday {1.18.19}

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New to my Queue

                                         

 

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Favorite Book of the Week

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When I Wasn’t Reading

Unfortunately I had a bunch of sick kids this week. Today is the first day all 4 are actually back in school. We also had the varsity football banquet for our senior, which was so bittersweet. I’ve spent most of this week medicating, sanitizing, and washing bedding. Is it Spring yet? 

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New Books I Borrowed

          

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What’s Up this Weekend

We have a 3 day weekend and we have absolutely nothing planned except relaxing and enjoying some football on Sunday. I need to grab some groceries but other than that I plan to wear my comfy pajamas for 99% of the weekend! I’m trying to fight off whatever devil virus my kids had this week so I cancelled all plans. Next week is super busy so this weekend of nothing is much needed. 

 



Five Things Friday {1.11.19}

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New to my Queue

                                          

 

{TWO}

Favorite Book of the Week

 

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When I Wasn’t Reading

This was my kids’ first week back to school after a 16 day winter break. It was hard, y’all. So hard. Cranky kids, cranky mom…even the dogs were cranky. But we survived. I’m not even sure what I did all week- laundry, cleaning and organizing, grocery shopping, and took one kid to 2 different doctor appointments. I’m so ready for the weekend!

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New Books I Borrowed

       

 

{FIVE}

What’s Up this Weekend

We have no set plans this weekend. Three kids have social plans but other than that I think we’re just going to stay home and watch the NFL playoffs. And do more laundry, of course. 

 



Five Things Friday {6.15.18}

1. Tyler and Maia recently had their sports physicals and both failed. Sigh. And not for the reasons one might expect. I would assume Tyler failed because of repeated concussions. Nope. He failed because the nurse heard a heart murmur and sent him for an EKG. So now we’re in a holding pattern waiting for his EKG to be read by a cardiologist. Maia failed because she has a lingering foot injury that needed further evaluation. They were both so bummed that I treated them to Chick-fil-a afterwards. 

Maia had her follow up this week for her foot. Thankfully it’s not a break. But it is a severe high ankle sprain with a moderate foot sprain and mild ligament damage. So she’s in an ASO brace for the rest of summer and doing rehab twice a week. Hopefully she’ll be fully healed and ready by the time cross country starts at the end of summer. 

2. We’ve been working some on our backyard this week too. We enlarged the fenced area to give not only us but the dogs more space to run. We might actually enlarge it some more soon. But for now it works. We love this no dig fence from Lowe’s Home Improvement. Easy to install and sturdy enough to stand up to the dogs. 

My hillbilly hot tub was delivered and I got it set up this last week. It’s not as janky as I was fearing. It’s actually really well made. It’s filled and fully heated now so I can’t wait to take my first dip! 

I snagged a Badminton set for the kids on sale a couple of weeks ago and we finally got it set up for them. They have spent hours outside playing Badminton! Our backyard is fully in the shade by about 3pm and we get a fabulous breeze all the time so they’ve been outside a lot. Best part? No trees means no mosquitoes! 

Another thing I snagged on sale was a full size hammock with stand, blanket, pillow, and cupholder! It ended up only being $69 with free ship on Kohl’s! I’ve wanted a hammock for so long but never bothered to get one because I knew I wouldn’t use it with all the dang mosquitoes at the other house. Now I can enjoy it!

We’ve been enjoying the backyard so much that I haven’t cooked in a week! We’ve grilled every single night and I love it! Last night we did chicken skewers and Zucchini boats. Delicious!

3. Tyler has been bugging me for a year to let him get his ears pierced. I always put it off because of football and basketball and training camps, etc. I finally caved this week and took him. Now, I could have taken him to the tattoo place and had it done but it was much more fun (for me) to make him go to Claire’s to get it done. HAHAHAHA! It was awesome. The best part was the unicorn sign over his head. Of course, he didn’t even flinch and even asked the lady when she was going to start. She laughed and told him he was all done. 

The girls came along too. Zoey because she wanted me to buy her stuff. And Maia because she wanted to video Tyler just in case he shed a tear. He did not. But they had fun anyway. And I took 2 more pictures of them to add to the big ball collection. 

4. I broke down and bought a Ninja Coffee Bar this week. I’ve been unhappy with the Keurig for a long time but I was trying to hold out until the stupid thing broke. But it would not die! Then my ENT recommended I get rid of it because I tested positive for mold spores which he thinks are contributing to my constant sinus infections. Considering how many times I’ve cleaned a spot of mold out of the Keurig I feel confident that it’s a source. So it went into the trash immediately and I replaced it with this beauty. So far I’ve made both hot and iced coffee and it’s delicious and easy! I wish I hadn’t waited so long!

5. Zoey’s best friend came up to spend the day with us this week and brought her mommy along to (who happens to be one of my best friends). So we took the kids to the amazing park down the road from us and let them play on the playground and then walked along the Greenway for awhile. It was so much fun and so nice to spend the day with friends!



5 Things Friday {3.23.18}

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It’s been a week, y’all. I’m literally counting the days until Spring Break. It cannot get here fast enough for me. I need a break and I need to blow through this to do list so we can get our house on the market within the next 2 weeks! ugh. 

1. Little Miss Sassy Pants here had a birthday party last weekend and she wanted her hair in the top knot “just like mom”. I’m so proud. She rocked that top knot and had the sassy attitude to go with it. Ha!

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2. On Sunday Zoey had her best friend over for a playdate and they had the best time. They watched a movie, drew pictures, played Minecraft, and took a dip in the hot tub. A good time was had by all and Zoey was so tired after her friend left that she slept for 4 hours. That’s a win!

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3. Tyler did his promposal this week. It was adorable. He’s taking the sweetest girl and I’m so happy! He did the whole thing himself. He bought the donuts and sweet tea (her favorite), made the poster, bought the paint and recruited some football and basketball teammates to help out. And a good friend of his videoed the whole thing so I could see it. I love this school. 

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4. We love Spring. And we especially love the first day of Spring when Dairy Queen gives out free ice cream cones and Rita’s italian ice gives out free italian ices. Win! We hit both up on Tuesday night despite the fact it was freezing cold and raining. We don’t pass up free dessert at our house!

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5. And on Wednesday I woke up not feeling great. By Wednesday afternoon I was so sick that I had to hit urgent care. What I thought was just a sinus infection ended up being a very serious sinus infection, an ear infection with a perforated ear drum, and the infection had spread to the lymph nodes under my jaw. Sigh. So I’m on heavy duty antibiotics and feeling like death right now. 

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5 Things Friday {3.9.18}

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1. So we pretty much have a revolving door of kids in our house every weekend. Maliah has a handful of friends who rotate sleeping here most Friday and Saturday nights. Mason has his best friend here fairly often. Zoey and her bestie take turns having playdates at each other’s houses. And we never know who or how many friends Tyler is going to show up with. It’s awesome and I love it. I love knowing their friends and what is going on in their lives. 

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2. I shared this picture on IG and captioned it “How you know offseason football training is starting back up this week” haha! Tyler has weights several afternoons a week plus field work several afternoons and on Saturday’s. He also has a combine coming up at the end of the month so he’s working hard to get back into peak shape and shed his winter body. I’m still not pleased that he wants to go back to football but at this point he’s been cleared by his sports medicine doctor and the neurologist has given his tentative approval. Tyler’s completed another round of concussion specific physical therapy that concentrated on brain function and his grades have come up. Still….it’s scary. 

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3. We spent last weekend cleaning out the garage. Holy clutter. We threw away or donated several car loads full of stuff. Some of it I’m still trying to figure out where it came from. I don’t remember buying it. But it’s done. We were hoping to get the garage painted this weekend but of course the weather isn’t cooperating. We’re supposed to get torrential rain both Saturday and Sunday and temps are COLD. Maybe next weekend. 

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4. Have I mentioned how much I love our charter school? Maybe a time or two? Or a thousand? I get pictures all the time from teachers, parent volunteers, and on the Facebook and IG feeds. I love seeing my kids during their day. The pictures of Tyler at the varsity basketball playoff game were posted on IG. He was so so bummed to have to miss basketball season this year due to the concussion but he’s been at every game supporting his teammates and friends. The pictures of Maliah were taken on the 7th grade trip to Washington DC and posted on Facebook by a parent chaperone. The pictures of Zoey were taken by a parent volunteer during her STEM class and the pictures of Mason were taken by his teacher and sent out to parents. I really love this!

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5. Maliah has had such a rough transition to school this year. It’s so hard to jump into middle school not knowing anyone, especially when it’s a smaller school and most of the kids have been together for years. She’s made friends and her grades are fantastic. But recently she’s been dealing with a mean girl situation. This girl is someone Maliah considered a friend so to have her all of a sudden turn on Maliah and start some false rumors has been hard. Mean girls suck. Maliah seems to be handling it well. There were some tears and then she got angry. She introduced this girl to the definition of slander and let her know that bullying will not be tolerated. It helps having an older brother who is uber popular and known by everyone…including the mean girl’s older sister. That helps a lot. 

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