the friday post – vol. 7

It officially feels like summer here in Florida. Not quite the sticky, heavy, damp-immediately-when-you-walk-out-the-door kind of Florida summer heat, but what I, as a midwestern gal think of as summer nonetheless. My spring break garden is growing like gangbusters thanks Charlie and I’s daily watering adventure, we’ve been taking lots of walks around the neighborhood, and my sandal tan is making its annual come-back.

I’ll be honest – It’s actually fantastic that this week is ending because this week and I didn’t get along very well. I shattered one of our half gallon mason jars in the sink on Monday night. Then on Tuesday I overslept, woke up frantically with half an hour to get ready, feed Charlie and be on my way. I proceeded to forget all of my pump supplies, so I had to call mike to ask him to bring them to me after he dropped Charlie off. The house is a mess. I still have laundry from last weekend that needs put away while having another three loads that need run. Classes in the library have begun and while they’re going really well and make the day fly by, it makes me feel like a scattered mess. I feel like I have everything I had to do before with the addition of classes all afternoon. And on top of all that, Charlie’s daycare has three new teeny babies who understandably need lots of love and attention, but that means every few times I check in on him on video, he seems to be crying. This week and I. We need to end things.

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Looking on the bright side though – Charlie slept through the night for the first time this week, I passed another of my teaching exams, there are only 8 weeks left of school, and it’s finally FRIDAY!!

I just finished The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty the other day. Highly recommend. Chick lit drama at its finest. Currently listening to Happiness At Home by Gretchen Rubin and loving it so far. While making me realize how happy I already am at home, it also is making me take a closer look at how I show gratitude and affection to Mike. I love anything happiness related and listen to Gretchen’s podcast, Happier, religiously so I knew I’d love her book too. The Happiness Project is actually her first book. I also started reading Brooklyn by Colm Tolbin and I’m having a hard time getting into it. Someone tell me to keep at it. I’ve heard such good things. Anyone have any other book recommendations? I’m in a bookish phase and I’m taking advantage.

I can’t think of a thing we’re doing this weekend. I guess it will be a surprise! Whatever your plans are this weekend, I hope you kick up your feet and enjoy! xx, em

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