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Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Five

1. Happy Friday! Does anybody else just feel behind?? When we made the decision that I would quit my job and stay at home, I wasn't so disillusioned that I thought I'd have enough time to keep a spotless house, cook a gourmet meal, and look like some gorgeous model by the time my husband came home (or ever, ha!). However. I did expect to at least be able to keep up.  Instead, I feel like I need a whole weekend (at least!) to play catch up. My house needs a good cleaning, I'm only to Avery's 3rd month in her scrapbook, I need a plan for this year's Christmas shopping/baking, and I would love to paint our bathrooms at some point, not to mention that I need to clear out our guest room/craft room to make space for baby #2. Avery's nap times just aren't long enough!

2. Speaking of that precious girl, she has become quite the mimic! While it's adorable when she talks to her babies like we talk to her or pats their backs while they "sleep" or "talks" on the phone, it's not so cute when she copies our (okay, my) less desirable traits. For example, she picked up on my "aargh" that I apparently do all the time when I'm frustrated. She also now says "shoot" every time she drops something, but at least I've curbed the habit of using shoot's more offensive cousin. Anyway, I bring this all up to say that having a little mirror who follows me around the house has been good for my self-control. It makes me far more aware that she is watching every little thing I do, making it necessary to act in ways that I want my daughter to act. Whether that's treating every person I meet with respect or keeping calm in the face of adversity, she is watching and I'd better be a worthy example. Ouch.

3. I've been looking forward to this weekend forever! Okay, not forever, but since May when we booked it. It's the Family Life Weekend to Remember, so in a few minutes Matt and I are heading out to San Antonio for a marriage conference. While I know lots of people who have gone to this conference and have just raved about it, I really don't know what to expect, just that it should be challenging and relaxing, all at the same time. Plus, my good friend Tiff and her husband are going, so I'm looking forward to seeing them as well! I'll blog about it when I get back.

4. Last night I cut up raw chicken (which is huge for me; usually I make Matt deal with the raw meat) and made a dinner that I could actually eat without wanting to puke. Yay for milestones! It was Hawaiian Roni, and while it definitely wasn't the healthiest of meals, it was so so yummy, even as a leftover lunch. Score! Here's the recipe if you want to check it out. Hey, carrots and pineapple are good for you, so it can't be all bad!

5. I keep complaining about how I've been blogging so irregularly, so now I'm going to do something about it. I'm going to attempt to get back to some sort of blog "schedule" in hopes that I'll be a little more motivated. I keep this blog mostly to document our lives for the purpose of looking back on it in the future, so I want to make sure I'm recording as much as possible. Life goes by all too quickly, and I don't want to forget it.

Have a happy weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1. I'm behind since we've been sick for 2 weeks....well, taking turns anyway.
2. Over here, E copies everything that M does. So funny and cute! Something to look forward to. =p
3. Enjoy your Weekend to Remember. I have heard good things but have never been.
4. Do share your Hawaiian Roni recipe.
5. I love documenting what happens in our life, but sometimes there's not enough time to capture everything. ;)