Hey y’all–grab a caffeinated beverage and join me as I ramble on about my week. I would offer you a homemade chocolate chip cookie had a certain little boy in my house not devoured nearly the entirely container. (He was kind–he left one each for his dad and me, but I was so overcome by his thought that I promptly handed it over. He probably anticipated that.)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Little Man has been out of school for one full week now. I’d like to tell you that his days have been filled with every kickass artsy, sciencey project under the sun, but then I’d be lying. Instead, it has been a total lazy week of lounging around the house, playing video games, going on bug hunts and frog hunts (outside, not inside), watching SlugTerra (the cartoon that currently holds the status of Worst Kids Show in my book), and reading.
FYI-if your kid doesn’t read as much as you’d like and you can’t seem to get him unglued from the screen, then put the Kindle app on your kid’s tablet. Little Man hasn’t even thought of playing a game on his tablet since I put that on there. We are trying out a free one-month trial to Kindle Unlimited, and there are a ton of books that he wants to read, so yay–this would totally balance out the late fees I pay at the library.
On that note–I have been enjoying the hell out of the Kindle app on my tablet as well. I’m someone who swore up and down that she’d never get into the e-reader thing, but I have to admit I like it. I just keep an old book by my side to sniff every so often, that way it still feels sorta the same. (Just kidding.) I finished up Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone and absolutely loved it–highly recommend reading it.
Over our hopefully highly caffeinated beverages, I’d tell you that I’ve been pretty busy the past few days getting in a little late spring cleaning. How is it possible to accumulate so much junk? Especially when we regularly clean out and donate to Goodwill? I’m pretty sure our junk mates with each other and multiplies. I worked on the kitchen on Saturday, pulled everything out of the cabinets, wiped them down, put stuff aside to donate. It’s still not all put back together, but when it is, everything will be nice and organized.
We are having Baby Girl’s first birthday party in a couple of weeks and have invited a few family members/friends to our house, so I’m hoping that if I tackle a room per day that things will be decent enough that I don’t move it to the pizza place at the last minute. (I’m very particular about my house, and if things aren’t perfect, then I’m not having guests over.)
One negative for the week–the writing job is not panning out. Boo. Since I usually only have time to write without distractions at the end of the day, all of the topics have already been picked over. It would have been nice to have been told this before the training, creating new social media accounts, etc., especially since I made it clear that I’d be keeping odd hours. Oh well. I’ll resume my search after Little Man goes back to school in the fall and clutter up WordPress with my ramblings in the meantime.
That’s my week. Tell me what’s new with you!