Friday, November 21

Five on Friday

One day I'll be able to write real blog posts instead of just bullet points.  Sadly, today is not that day, so here's a little Five on Friday!

{one} After 2 1/2 weeks of being sick, I finally went to the doctor yesterday as I had woken up with some severe sinus pain.  My cold had turned to a sinus infection, but at least I can finally take some meds to help kick this.  Which is good because poor Skip has succumbed to it now and is currently trying to sleep it off upstairs.  Better this week than next I guess?

{two} It has been *freezing* here this week....actually below freezing.  I'm so not ready for a real feel of 10* in November.  Fleece leggings {from Family Dollar!} for the win.

{three} My Charlie is the sweetest, squishiest love ever. 

However she also knows how to push the boundaries more than I ever imagined.  I don't think it's fair to talk about my kids' behavior on here much, but let's just say I am just about at my wit's end recently.  I took her monkey away for a few hours yesterday...monkey is her absolute favorite toy in the whole world since she was a baby.  It was really hard on her {and me!} but I'm hoping it will help correct her behavior.  If not I'm going to need a lot more diet coke and candy to survive.

{four} We are all awaiting the news from Ferguson Missouri.  I will probably have lots to say once the decision is in, but for now I will say that I am a proud cop wife who proudly stands with our police.

{five} I am ridiculously excited for next week...Frozen on's birthday...I can't wait!  But the absolute best part?  Skip is off from everyone else in the country!!  This never happens!  I seriously can't even remember the last time he was off on Thanksgiving, let alone for the whole holiday weekend.  I'm going to soak up every second. 

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Monday, November 17

Everything I Touch Turns to......Dust?

Phew...I am happy to see last week gone.  It was a trying one for sure.  Thankfully nothing really major happened, just a few first world problems.  But sometimes it's hard not to think that karma is coming after you.  In the past two weeks it seems like everything I touch breaks:
baby monitor
cell phone
Skip's car
I think that was it?  Thankfully the vacuum, baby monitor, Internet, and Skip's car were able to be fixed relatively easily and quickly. 

There were all kinds of problems with our computer, so that was in the shop all last week.  Which would have been fine since we all have phones, IPads, etc, but that's where I've been writing my book!  Well, I hand write it first in a notebook, then type it up.  But not being able to type or look back at all really threw me off my game.  In fact I think it spurred the change I decided to make to the end of the book, meaning I deleted 30,000 words and now have to start over from there.  Good times.

Then Wednesday afternoon, my cell phone just decided to stop working.  Sadly Apple couldn't do anything to fix it {and of course my warranty expired three weeks before...if that's not a conspiracy I don't know what is} I was able to get a new phone and back online on Saturday, though I lost everything picture wise from the past week {since I didn't have my computer to back it all up}

Add in the fact that my foot still hurts and I have a never ending head cold, I'm more than over this week.  Oh, and I'm on day #4 of no voice.  Fun stuff.

But this is a new week and I'm determined to get back to normal again, even if it's Monday and pouring rain.   Fingers crossed I don't break anything else for at least a while!!

Tuesday, November 11

We Thank You

I could not let this day go by without a huge THANK YOU to all our veterans. I am so blessed to not only be married to one, but also have several other family members and friends who served. Thank you for all that you do and have done. Thank you for sacrificing your time and comfort so that we may be free. I felt so blessed to be able to take my daughter to school today, a privilege not given to many.  And it is all thanks to all of you.  So thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

And a very special thank you to my man Skip.  The girls and I are very excited to celebrate you today and take you out for your free dinner tonight!

So if you know, or see a veteran, make sure to give him or her a big hug and say thank's the absolute least we can do.

Thursday, November 6

Brain Dump Thursday

I love a good brain dump post, especially on a cold rainy day, when Emmy is home sick, and I was up until 3:00 am writing.  It's going to take about a vat of coffee to get my through this day.

- Speaking of writing, I've been making some real progress with my book.  Skip just helped me flesh out the ending last night.  It's the first time I actually know how the whole story is going to end.  I'm super excited about the progress I've made and am now hoping to push myself and have it all done by Christmas.  We'll see!

- Good news and bad news at the podiatrist last week.  Good news is that I don't have a stress fracture.  Bad news is I have an inflamed nerve in my foot.  The doctor taped up my foot and I was banned from working out for a week.  It has been so frustrating to not be able to do anything for the past week.  I hate taking off this much time, but I listened well as I didn't want to injure myself further.  I have to call the doctor today to tell him how I'm feeling.  It's not 100% better, but definitely an improvement.  Hopefully I get the all clear to work out again soon!

- I went to check on Charlie the other night before I went to bed and this is how I found.  Oh how I love this girl.

- Skip and I officially have the worst team in our fantasy football league.  That combined with the Giants' loss the other night makes me want to boycott all football until next season.

- It was nice and warm the other day, so the girls and I spent some quality time at the park.  With possible snow showers in the forecast next week, we soaked up every moment of this!

- Streaming Gilmore Girls all day long makes everything seem a little better.

- One day I'll be able to make a dent in my to-do list.  I fear it won't be today though.

- Shiba actually came downstairs and hung out with us for a bit the other day.  It was she was a real dog!

- I am almost done with Christmas shopping for the girls!  It was totally unintentional.  I just started buying things as I saw they were on sale, and my basement has accumulated quite the collection.  Nice to get a jump start on things!

- These two have been fighting a lot, but when they're not, they're being ridiculously sweet with each other.  I love these moments so much.

Wednesday, November 5

The Teal Pumpkin

A few weeks before Halloween, I started to see some people talking about the Teal Pumpkin Project.  I did a little research and found out that it is for Food Allergy Awareness.  The gist of it is, you are supposed to paint a pumpkin teal, and then off both candy and non-food items to kids with allergies on Halloween.  Well I could absolutely get on board with that! Halloween is probably the most stressful holiday for a food allergy parent, so I was happy to do anything I could to help.

First off, all the candy I bought to give out was peanut and nut free.  I put that on the sign I left when we were out.  I also had some gummy candy that was chocolate and dairy free as well. 

I painted our pumpkin teal that morning, and wrote on it that we were an allergy friendly house.  I had picked up some small toys at the store and placed them in a bowl to hand out with a sign that said they were for kids with allergies.

We were not really home most of the afternoon, but I hope that the toys were a success.  A lot of them were gone by the time we got back to our house, so I hope the parents and children appreciated them!

A few friends on instagram said they participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project as well.  I hope that that number climbs higher every year so ALL are children can feel safe and enjoy Halloween!

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