Even if you’re really good at making lemonade, it’s ok to just have lemons some days. That was my Friday. A lot of lemons. It’s really hard for me to whine on here because there isn’t one thing that I can point to that was so wrong, but a combination of little things, including only 4 hours of sleep due to extreme allergies/swollen eyes/etc which I’m sure was the kicker.
However, I certainly don’t feel right whining about my small inconveniences today either. Memorial Day is often seen as the kick off to summer and a really fun three-day weekend, which it is, because of the brave men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedoms. We watched American Sniper on Saturday night and that movie is just, wow, heavy. I think I just sat there is silence for 30 minutes afterwards just reflecting. I have incredible respect for our military, including the families of those that serve and it sure puts my frustrations in perspective.
Despite allergies, doctor appointments, changes in plans, broken washing machines, overflowing to-do lists, busted fuel lines, dead batteries and other minor annoyances (oh lookie there, I guess I did list them out) we did have a nice weekend. To ease back into blogging (it’s amazing what three days off does to my mojo!), I’m relying on the cute little survey I’ve seen going around…
Lately I’ve Been…
Making… jam. Lots of jam.
Cooking… not much actually. We had pizza Friday night and burgers the past two nights. Mojo = Off. We have been enjoying our first watermelon of the season though- juicy and fabulous!
Drinking… coffee. I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker but perhaps having a second child has finally made me a convert?
Reading… ha. Library Lion and my to do list?
Wanting… to turn all my recorded videos into DVDs. The only problem is that I have a TON and they are all in different video file formats. Can anyone help me with this?
Looking… forward to going to the BEACH soon with my family!
Playing… at Discovery Place Kids. It’s been a while since we’ve been there but recently we’ve made a few trips and the girls are both at great ages to soak it up.
Wishing… for rain to wash this pollen away. Or to move out west where grass pollen isn’t trying to slowly kill me. (Fear not, my appointment with the allergist is tomorrow and perhaps it will help to cease my whining!)
Enjoying… the water! I’ve successfully taken both girls to the pool solo and even had my inaugural dip in the lake.
Waiting… for our bathroom to be finished so I can share it with you! Most of the big things are complete, so I’m just waiting on a few details (like our tub that evidently doesn’t work as it should…) to be fixed.
Wondering… how anyone with three kids or more goes anywhere. Can y’all come show me how it’s done? I swear it took us over an hour to get ready to go on the boat yesterday between sunscreen and packing the necessities. Totally worth it, but boating has definitely transformed from a relaxing pastime to a hands-on endeavor that requires copious amounts of snacks.
Loving… the bows that my friend Leah gave Kaitlyn. I don’t have a clue how to have her wear them correctly but they’re cuuuuuuute!
Hoping… that Koda continues to take well to her treatments. I met a dog at her appointment the other day that was 5 months post treatments and still enjoying remission. Positive thoughts only! And she sure is a happy pup with this warm weather lately. Living the lake life… drinking a brewski… chillaxin…
Following… my own orders and hitting it hard this morning. David is working today so I’m using this holiday to try and knock some things off my list. I know I’ll be glad I did come this evening. And now to that coffee I mentioned…
Is it warm where you are- have you been swimming yet?
Allergy sufferers… group hug??
Pick a descriptor from above and fill me in on what’s been going on with you lately!