Friday, September 7, 2018

High Five for Friday (9.7.18)

Two weeks ago I struggled. It was the kids' first week back at school, and while I took care of what needed to be done work-wise and around the house, I couldn't quite find my rhythm and therefore wasn't as productive as I would have liked. I also struggled last week, the kids' second week back at school. I felt somewhere between slightly under the weather and downright sick (insomnia, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, GI bug, and full-body viral rash, all of which are incredibly rare for me on their own, let alone together) for seven days straight, so while I once again managed what needed to be done, I still couldn't find my rhythm or amp up my productivity. Ah, but this week - week three - it all started to come together. My health still needs a swift kick in the pants, but I feel like I've finally turned a corner toward getting it together for the 2018-2019 school year!

After seven-and-a-half years, I finally crossed a big one off my Texas Bucket List. I have a full post in the works, but thought I should share a teaser...

Oh, three day weekends - I love you so. I don't mind mornings...starting about 10 minutes after I've gotten out of bed...but I really don't like waking up with an alarm and getting up when it's still dark outside. Three days of "sleeping in" until 7:30am did my body and mindset well.

A new creative studio recently set up shop in College Station. Hallie and I visited the open house to check out the space, and last weekend I officially signed up for my first class. Crossing my fingers that I have enough artistic ability to make (and the teacher of the class has enough skill to help me make) one of these wooden masterpieces!

Happiness Highlights:
He NEVER sleeps with her. I think he must have been confused
because she was in Will's bed, but she was thrilled nonetheless.
Once in a blue moon they act like they like each other.
One of the 4th grade teachers at Hallie's elementary school
collected enough donations/sponsors to be able to purchase
one book, per child (every single 4th grader), per month for
the entire school year. What an incredible gift!
A fellow dance mom who is also a vet brought a three-
week-old kitten to dance. It was the best day EVER!
What she chose to wear to a going-away party
for a student of Tom's. She's looking more and
more like a Texan every day...
Tom makes "football lunches" on Saturdays in the fall. They're not
complicated meals; instead, they're usually just fresh foods carefully
cut up into bite sized pieces. (I added the banana.) I love them, partly
because they're healthy but mostly because I don't have to do the work.
Too much fun in the Wal-Mart toy department.
Library days are my absolute favorite.
No fighting, no complaining...just quiet reading.
Somewhere over the rainbow...

Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!

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