Share Your World – May 22

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What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?

Publish a book. Well, finish writing and then publish a book. I’m fine with self-publishing, just as long as I complete a writing project and get something out there.

How often do you get a haircut?

Usually every six months or so. I hate getting haircuts, so unless I’m getting color touched up (and I’ve been color-free for over a year), then I’ll put getting trims/cuts off as long as possible.

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search or numeric puzzles?

Word search. I can finish those ridiculously fast, so I’m cool with those, but I don’t have a bit of patience for doing the other ones since they take longer.

How many cities have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.

If you count the two places I lived before I turned six months old, then I’ve lived in four cities/towns. If you’re only going by the places that I’ve been a legit resident of, then it’s just two.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I was extremely grateful to get away with my husband over the weekend. We went to the beach to celebrate our anniversary, and it was so relaxing. We hung out on the beach or by the pool and had adult beverages and tasty food. I finished reading a book and listened to some music with my toes in the sand. It was heaven.

For the week coming up, I’m looking forward to Little Man’s toga party tomorrow. First the kids will do a condensed version of Julius Caesar (Little Man is Cassius) and then they’ll have their toga party. I got his costume together tonight, and he pulls it off quite well.

I’m also looking forward to LM finishing up third grade this week. It’ll be nice to have him home full-time again, plus we have so many plans for the summer. It’s kinda bittersweet, though — he’ll be wrapping up the year with an amazing teacher and my baby will only have two years of elementary school left. He was just in first grade when I started this blog. Crazy how time flies!

The Share Your World challenge is hosted by Cee’s Photography blog.

 

Share Your World – May 15

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How many languages do you you speak?

Just the one. I can usually make out what I’m reading in Spanish thanks to all of the Spanish classes required for my English degree, but that’s about it.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

Reading – Tina Fey’s Bossypants.
Watching – I’m in between TV show binges right now.
Listening to – This amazing song called I Was Born.
Eating – I just finished a turkey sandwich.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

Scrolling past a few pictures that show too much identifying info, I’ll go with one that Little Man took on Saturday evening. I saw something moving outside and thought it was a bobcat, then a coyote, then a fox, and then — after getting everyone excited — Sam pointed out that it was in fact a fat cat. Little Man tried to take a picture before Sam burst our bubble, but you can’t see anything.

Like the little dinosaur in our windowsill?

What is your favorite time of day?

Would it sound awful if I said “after the kids are down for bed”? Yeah? Then I’ll go with around 3:00, which is when I pick up Little Man from school. It’s nice to have the band back together again. 😉

The Share Your World Challenge is hosted by Cee’s Photography Blog

On April…

It’s hard to believe it’s been a little over a month since I posted on this blog! (A vent-free month for you guys on my end, very niiice.)

The month was full of soccer, appointments/meetings, hustling the kids here and there, and spring break, which was 10 days long this year. Oh, and I broke the same tooth twice (ouch) and had to have it pulled (not as bad as I thought it would be). All of that, plus I did the A to Z Challenge for my other blog, which ended up being a bit more time consuming than I had anticipated.

But the blog-every-day thing is done with for now, as is soccer, dealing with school projects, plus school will be over in two and a half weeks. We’ll be doing something for our anniversary and then go on vacation, which we’re all looking forward to. Now, if we can just get ourselves healthy for vacation — a stomach bug worked its way through our house again this week, plus the kids and I have nasty colds now. Of course, if you remember posts from last month/earlier in the year, you know that’s nothing new for us.

That’s about all there is to report for now. For those of you I haven’t been able to keep up with over the past month, I hope all is well!

Taking A Break

Just a head’s up — I’m going to be taking a break from this blog for a few weeks. I’m planning to do the A to Z Challenge on my other blog in April, and between that and some other things that I’m working on, I doubt I’ll be able to keep up with posting here. I will keep up with reading the blogs I get delivered to my inbox, though.

So, now you know that I’m not ghosting. See ya in May.

Things Kids Say: Strawberries, Fevers, And More

Yesterday Baby Girl gave me enough material to do a few weeks worth of Things Kids Say. Instead of making you wait for it, though, I’ll post it all today, because I’m cool like that.

While changing Baby Girl’s diaper, she started scratching herself. She’s got a bit of a rash going on. It’d be nice if she were ready to potty train (and she did show interest briefly but has since flat-out refused to go on the toilet), but that’s not where we’re at right now. So, as usual, I instructed her to stop her clawing.

“Baby Girl, don’t scratch at your vulva — it’s already red,” I told her.

“Ooooh, Mommy, do it look like a strawberry?” she asked excitedly. I had to inform her that, no, her vulva did not resemble a strawberry. File that one under “Things I Never Thought I’d Say.”

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Little Man is sick with the flu. Again. Yep, he had to go ruin our Illness Free streak, which I think lasted about three weeks. (I’m kidding — poor Little Man.) So, Baby Girl loves going to the doctor and often asks to go. She has a little doctor kit that she plays with a lot, too. (Yep, I’m already boasting to Sam that our daughter is gonna be a doctor.) I commented to BG that Little Man was sick, so she asked about the doctor, expressed regret that she didn’t get to go, and immediately went to doctoring.

“My doggy sick. I get my step-o-scope and shot and take his fever.” She went through the motions with the toy stethoscope and syringe, used the thing that’s used to check the nose and ears, and then pressed the button on the digital thermometer I had left out. (You can tell she’s paid close attention in her visits.)

“It say he got five dollars! He sick!” she said when the numbers popped up on the thermometer. Poor dog.

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Our power went off briefly yesterday evening. After taking out the lantern (which BG declared to be “amazing”), Sam talked about getting some candles out. This made Baby Girl super excited.

“It’s my birthday?! Yay! It’s my birthday! Where’s my cake?” It took a while to make her understand that there was no cake. I was tempted to stick a leftover birthday candle in a Little Debbie cake, but she didn’t eat her supper, so no Debbies for her.

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And now for the super sweet thing she said yesterday — we were waiting on a call from Little Man’s doctor (the insurance denied his Tamiflu prescription, saying they wouldn’t cover it more than once in a 90-day period, so the office was trying to get that sorted out). I didn’t hear the phone ring, because sucky hearing, and Baby Girl told me it was ringing. I told her a little bit later that I appreciated her telling me it was ringing.

“Mommy’s ears don’t work very well, so I need your help hearing things sometimes,” I told her.

“Your ears not work?” she asked.

“Not very good,” I answered.

“Poor Mommy,” Baby Girl said, looking sad. “I go see Santa tomorrow. I say I want new ears for you. I say, ‘Pleeeease, Santa!'” All the feels right there.