Sunday, 27 January 2013

A Week in Review (Jan 20-26)

A Week in Review (Jan 20-26)

Watched: Looper.  It's very rare that Nick and I take the time to sit down and watch a movie together.  We are usually watching sports, playing with the boy, or each doing our own thing.  It was nice just to take the time and be together.  The movie would get a B- from me.  It wasn't a half bad premise, but it felt like it was something and seemed pretty predictable to me.  However, the acting was okay and so I'd say if you are in the mood for a sci-fi action than this one is for you.

Read:  Finished Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter.  It really moved me.  It is a very honest look at life of a parent of a child with a disability.  If you know of anyone going through this struggle, I would highly recommend it to them.  I would recommend it to all teachers and child care providers too.  I also started and finished Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories.  I can only imagine the horror that Capote must have felt after seeing his short novel turned into a romantic comedy.  If I were a fan of the book, I would have been super upset to see the adaption.  It just went to show me that Hollywood has been messing up on book adaption for at least 60 years!  I began Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3), but haven't gotten very far as I seem to just collapse when I go to bed.

Listened: To not stop talk about Harry Potter.  Jack is currently fascinated and we spend a lot of time reading the books, watching the movies, and playing the game.  When we aren't doing one of those, we each had to be a character from the series.

Made: The template for Jack's Harry Potter themed valentine's.  We are going to turn a valentine pencil in a broom and rubberband a little rubber heart dude as the rider.  Than we are attaching a snitch made from a bouncy ball, some gold foil. and a paper background.  Let's hope I don't go insane before we get them all made and I can get Jack to give me a bit of help.

Felt:  Relief knowing that I made it through my 6 month check up without needing any dental work done.  This makes almost a year since I have had any cavities or needs for new crowns.  I know it might not sound like a lot, but that's been a very rare case for me and I am so glad :)

Planned: On getting Jack's picture taken, but it still didn't happen.  They are closed on Monday's, so I will keep my fingers crossed that we get them done on Tuesday.  The rest of the week is looking pretty full.

Loved:  Playing Bunco with my gals.  We added several new women for this Spring session and I am excited that they will be become permanent additions.  It is so good to get out and have fun and not have to worry about anything beside which yummy thing to try next!

The picture of me is at Bunco with my earmuffs that Jack made for me before I left. He wanted to make sure I was protected against mandrakes.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

My Week in Review (Jan 13-19)

A Week in Review (January 13th through January 19th)

Watched:  My little man take his 5 year shots.  It was a lot more dramatic than in previous years.  It caused a huge crying jag that put a huge snot bubble onto my shoulder. Luckily, he had no adverse reactions to shot, but I am still so glad we are done with immunizations until he's a teenager!

Read:  Finished up Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman which I gave 3/5 stars.  I thought it was filled with tons of neat trivia and would be great for any fans of Hollywood, the feminist movement, or late 50s trivia.  I began Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter which is a very powerful book.  In case  you are wondering Schuyler is pronounced Skylar and is the traditional German spelling.

Listened:  I started an audiobook, The Dressmaker.   It's been okay, but the narrator has the oddest British accent which sound so fake it throws me for a loop every time I start the car.

Made: New brochures and enrollment forms for preschool.  If there is enough interest, I will be teaching an enrichment class on Friday mornings.  It is fairly expensive option, but the area seems to have a higher income, so we will see if it takes off.  At our Open House on Friday, we had six sets of twins in the building. Only four of siblings were touring while one pair were older sisters to a singleton and the other pair were the younger brothers to a pair of older brother twins!  Crazy huh?

Felt: One saying kept coming to mind "The days are long, but the years are short."  I am still not sure where I heard it, but when I googled it turns out that it was from a book that I am going to read in February called The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun  We will have to see if I enjoy the book as much as I did the quote

Planned: On getting Jack's pictures taken, but it just never worked out.  He wasn't interested on his birthday and then my to-do list just always seemed to get in the way.  I ended up getting a coupon for it a free mug, so I guess it was better that I waited.  I will spend more than I should, but they do such a great job on his pictures, its hard for me to say no.

Loved: Watching my boy celebrate his 5th birthday.  I gave him a yes day, which he he loved and will look forward to next year too.  It was interesting to see what he chose.  He is already planning next years birthday.

Monday, 14 January 2013

A New Blogging Style?

I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought that I might be able to follow through with it.  They suggested for using it for the current week, but I am changing it up so you get a week in review.  I am telling myself that I will try to be very free association with it, but not sure I will be able to to do that.

So here it is:

A Week in Review (Jan 6th through the 12th)

Watched: About 15 Days of Our Lives.  I know, it was a little crazy, but for some reason I just had to get back on track.

Read:  Finished up Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) by Anna Godbersen and started Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson

Listened: Mostly Pandora Radio.  I wanted some upbeat music for my first day back to work and I couldn't figure out why my station was playing such slow songs.  Turned out it hadn't gotten switched to my sleep station.  Made much more sense after I bit of investigation.

Made: 50 Superhero Cookies for Jack's party.  After he realizing how yummy Grandma Teri's sugar cookies are, he requested them for his party.  It was quite the challenge since I had managed to avoid rolling any cookies in my baking life!  But I prevailed and the kids enjoyed them.  I think the packaging helped make them much cuter!

Felt: Sad that my Donkeys lost in their first playoff game.  I was glad that my brother was here to watch it with me so I had another fan to commiserate with.

Planned: The majority of Jack's party games.  I think that all the kids had a great time and what I planned as an obstacle course turned into a free for all.  Jack's favorite game that we played was Follow Flash.  Basically, everyone just had to copy the leader and everyone got to be Flash with a mask.

Loved: Celebrating my boys birthday in such a grand style!