Friday, May 13, 2016

High Five for Friday (5.13.16)

1. On Mothers' Day my family made and brought me breakfast in bed for the first time in 10 years. It hit the spot in my stomach, just like their sweet gifts hit the spot in my heart.

2. STAAR testing is done! Teachers, students, and parents everywhere can now take a much-needed and well-deserved deep breath and relax. Oh wait, none of us can't relax yet - we still have two and a half CRAZY weeks before the end of the school year. We can do it, right? Right!

3. This meme describes me perfectly:

I wear my Fitbit 24/7 with the goal of reaching at least 10,000 steps daily. (I reach 10,000 steps on Saturdays and Sundays, but aim to go beyond that - to an average of 14,000 steps - on weekdays.) Cutting down on my walking, running, elliptical training, and step-based classes has meant a decrease in steps, but last week I discovered that I can still count at least some of the movement my legs make on the bike if I move my Fitbit to the cuff of my pants. High Five!

4. On a related note, in an effort to prepare Hallie for the family bike rides we'd like to take this year, we pulled out her tow-behind bike and hooked it up to Tom's bike. In the first picture, Hallie is crying hysterically as she and Tom pull out of the driveway. In the second picture, taken just an hour later, she's all smiles. I see a lot of (foot pain-free) biking in our future!

5. Happiness Highlights:
The last picture taken of my Clementine.
A sweet friend - who shares my love of coffee
and need for mascara on my blond eyelashes - sent
this to me. It made me smile, and miss her lots.
Hallie's Mother's Day poem. Note the third
line, middle word...girl knows her mama.
Each time I walk past this bush - at least three times a day,
as it's on my route to school - its flowers make me smile.
Just because.
This week's family game night: Clue! The new version of this
game - in particular, the game board - is so much more fun and
interesting than the old version. Hallie treats it like a doll house,
and pays very little attention to the game...which Will loves.

Happy Friday, friends!

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