Friday, October 02, 2015

Five on Friday

Holy heck I cannot believe it is October already. I have a feeling the rest of the year is going to fly by and it will be before we know it. Here is what has been going around here this week.

1) Last Friday we went to my cousin's wedding. After 20+ years together and 3 kids they finally took the plunge. It was a lot of fun and I got to dance quite a bit with both of my guys. However, I can no longer bounce back like I used to and I was good for nothing all day Saturday.

2) We are on the second week with homework and so far so good. Little man is doing well and received 100% on both his math and spelling tests.

3) I managed to get my butt up and work out 3 days this week. I hope I can keep it up.

4) The new TV season is upon us and I have been watching a lot of TV - The Muppets, Empire, Worst Cooks in America, Nashville, How to Get Away With Murder, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods and Once Upon a Time. This week it's Dr Ken, The Good Wife, Supernatural, Couples Therapy and Reign.

5) I am loving Fight Song by Rachel Platten and it is my new theme song.

Here are a few pictures from the past week.

Clark and a statue

A beautiful sunset

Details at the Ravelry group

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Books Read: September 2015

My reading mojo has managed to stay around which is making me very happy. Although I know that I will not make my 52 in 52 goal (again) this year I will keep plugging away. In September I read the following 4 books. 

1) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – another Hercule Poirot mystery with a twist that was actually pretty interesting. So far Poirot is my favorite but I have yet to get to the Ms Marples books.

2) The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls – I really enjoyed this story of 2 sisters in 1970 who travel cross country to their uncle’s house when their mother abandons them. The story did not go where I thought it was going to but I still liked it.

3) Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I actually cried at this book and I cannot remember the last time I did that.

4) The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart – I was a bit disappointed in this one. I enjoyed the beginning but the ending left a lot to be desired. I did enjoy the way the author moved from preset day to the past and did not find it confusing like it can be in many books.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Learning Edition

 The topic for this week is 10 Things You Wish You Could Learn Instantly. There are so many things I want to learn this will be pretty easy.

1) Crochet: my brain just cannot get it
2) Sewing:  this really intimidates me for some reason
3) Languages:  Spanish, French, Italian, German, Finnish are just a few I am interested in
4) Math: I am horrible at it and dread trying to help Clark with his homework once he gets past basic adding and subtracting
5) How to properly fold a fitted sheet : no matter how hard I try I make a mess of it
6) Job duties: part of the reason I have stayed at jobs that I have not liked for a long time is that I hate learning new job duties
7) Website coding: again my brain just does not get it
8) How to let things go: more philosophical but something I want to do none the less
9) Car maintenance: so much money to be saved here
10) Graphic design: I have designs I need to type up and make pretty and I have no idea how to

Friday, September 25, 2015

Five on Friday

Here we are at the end of another week. I cannot believe that next week it will be October. Time just needs to slow down a bit. Here is what has been going on around here the past week.

1) I had a doctor appointment on Monday and my A1C is up from 6.3 to 7.1. The doctor thinks this is because I was so sick for so long and I hope it goes back down when I have it rechecked in December.

2) Something that will help with the A1c is working out. I did work out 1 day this week. It is not much but I really cannot remember the last time I worked out consistently so it is better than nothing.

3) I have been having serious technology woes. I updated to IOS9 on my IPad and now my podcast app does not work. I have been using my phone to listen/watch my podcasts but the issue is I cannot keep many on there. It is not a problem right now because I am pretty much current but if I get behind it could be an issue. Then on Monday I could not get my work laptop to work from home so I had to come in early on Tuesday to finish my audit that had to be done by 10am.

4) In my never ending quest to find weird ways to injure myself I managed to burn my forehead with oil while I was flipping pancakes last Saturday. Thankfully it was not a bad burn and the skin had peeled and I am back to normal now.

5) Last but certainly not least I finished the Spider-man blanket of doom!!!!!! He loves it so it makes the 5 months it took to knit is worthwhile.

Here are some pictures for you.

He loves it!

I have started a yellow bird of happiness

At least getting to work early means I get a close parking space.

I jumped on the Peanutize me bandwagon

Friday, September 18, 2015

Five on Friday

I cannot believe another week has come and gone. This was a long one and I am ready for a weekend where we have nothing really planned. Here is what is going on around here.

1) We are 2 weeks into the new school year and Clark is having some adjustment issues. None of his friends are in his class, he sits next to a boy that he has had some issues with last year, and his friends are also not in after school care anymore. I am trying to be patient and remember once he adjusts it will be ok.

2) There is some serious family drama going on. I need to remember that I cannot please everyone and the most important thing is the safety and happiness of my husband, son and myself.

3) Because of #2 my anxiety has been rearing its ugly head.

4) I know that I need to workout again – it will help with #3 – but I just cannot bring myself to get up in the morning and do it.

5) The weather has turned cooler and there is a slight nip in the air in the morning. Fall is very much on its way.

Here are some pictures from the week

Relaxing with the IPad at the end of the day

Enjoying the bouncy slide

Binding off the Spider-man blanket of doom

Lego time at the library

A boy and a statue

I need to remember this as I am navigating the family drama

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Fall Food Edition

The topic for this week is 10 Foods You Are Looking Forward to Eating Now That Fall Is (almost) Here.

1) Pasta with pumpkin and sausage
2) Pumpkin pie
3) Pumpkin pancakes
4) Chicken and dumplings
5) Apple cider and donuts
6) Thanksgiving dinner
7) Hot cocoa
8) Beef barley soup
9) Sausage and tortellini soup
10) Halloween candy

Friday, September 11, 2015

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone. Here is what has been happening around here this week.

1) We celebrated Clark's birthday. I cannot believe he is 7. We had a BBQ/pol party at my dad's house which was fun.

2) He started first grade on Tuesday this week. Four days in and so far so good.

3) It was my 5 year anniversary at work on August 31st and yesterday I went out to lunch with my manager, our director and a co-worker who just celebrated 20 years. I am mostly looking forward to the 1.5 more hours of PTO I now accumulate each pay period.

4) The road Clark's school is on is all torn up. The construction was supposed to be done for the start of school. It is really annoying.

5) With today being 9/11 I am linking to my post about being at the WTC 2 weeks before that horrible day. May we never forget.

Here are some pictures from the week.

Someone is trying to put the tooth fairy out of business

My 7 year old boy

The parking lot AKA our couch

The first day of first grade

This granny square afghan was at the cabin but now it lives with me

I am transported back to my freshman year of college

I really need to remember this