Friday, July 15, 2016
Happy Friday! I'm trying my best to get back into the swing of blogging, but, mercy, is it hard! Busy times, friends, busy times. Anyway, I love Five on Friday posts because they're fun, don't take much thought or time, and can be a stream of consciousness kind of thing. And let's be honest: in a world that is so scary lately, and so full of senseless tragedies, it's nice to write and think about things that aren't serious at all--hence this post.
1| I need a new blog name. This one doesn't fit anymore. Problem is, I'm not creative and coming up with a new name takes a kind of mental energy I'm just not sure I have right now. Also, I didn't even come up with this blog name--my person Kesha did, after I said, "Hey, I need a blog name and you know I'm not good at stuff like that."
2| The "my person" refers to Grey's Anatomy, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, you should immediately go to Netflix and right that wrong because you are missing out. I suggest you go slowly on your binge watching and really enjoy the first several seasons, because then Shonda Rimes gets crazy and likes to kill off characters that you've grown to know and love and you're left in an emotional and angry state because, Can't she let anyone be happy?! But I digress. Kesha is my person, and she knows that but if she ever forgets, I gave her a hand stamped metal keychain years ago that says it. (Thank you, Etsy.)
3| While we're talking about Netflix, please watch Grey's using your own password, not your friend's. And don't give your password to another friend so they, too, can be sucked into the emotional drama. These are federal crimes now, people, because there is not enough trouble in the world to worry about.
4| Let's discuss Ghostbusters. Now, I loved Ghostbusters as a kid. LOVED IT. I had all the toys. The year Santa brought the proton pack with the trap is easily one of the best Christmases I remember. This new movie though? I'm not sure.
5| It's July, and school supplies are filling the aisles at Target and Walmart. I can't even. In August, these same supplies will make my heart flutter with happiness and excitement. In July though? No. Just no.
Friday, July 1, 2016
1| Summer Fridays
Even though it's summer and I'm not working, I still look forward to Fridays just as much. Two days of family time? Yes, please!
2| Harper's Well Check
Harper had her nine month well check yesterday. After a thorough exam, her pediatrician announced that all signs of torticollis are completely gone! I knew her neck strength and flexibility had improved a lot, but it was great to hear it from Dr. P. She's in the 75th percentile for weight, and 50th for height. Her head circumference is still in the 95th percentile. Dr. P had originally said he wanted to run some tests if her head was still measuring large this time, but decided against that yesterday. He said it felt perfect and symmetrical, and he believes her head shape is just "blocky" (bless!) but completely normal. She was the biggest ham during her appointment, and kept everyone entertained.
We've been in our house for seven years. It's time to do some home maintenance, beginning with paint. I dread this because I'm terrible at making decisions.
4| Date Night...Kind of
Aniston spent the night with her grandparents on Thursday night, so B, Harper, and I were on our own. B picked up dinner and we spent the evening watching episode after episode of Turn on Netflix. It was the best night!
5| Lowering Standards
Recently, I read an article about motherhood and the stress of keeping up with everything. The author suggested that, to be happy, the answer is to lower your standards for how neat and organized your home should be...and then lower them again. Isn't that the truth?! Our house is definitely not the same as before we had the girls! I spend a lot of time being frustrated about how many things I have to constantly pick up or clean, especially during the summer when the girls and I are home all the time. This week, I've made more of an effort to let things go--within reason, of course. I'm basically referring to the toys in the living room. Toys are a part of life right now, and a lot of Harper's toys are big and bulky. Instead of worrying with the toys constantly throughout the day, I've just spent time keeping up with other areas and we pick up the toys before bed. It has made such a difference in my attitude!