Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A Week in Review (May 10-16)

A Week in Review (May 10-16)

Watched: The first season of New Girl. It's quite funny and all the characters are pretty adorable.  We spent a couple hours of Mother's Day getting started. It started out okay for Jack to watch, but quickly turned to more adult themes and I let him know he couldn't watch anymore. He was bummed, but I think he'll get over it. 

Read: I finished up Dead in Dallas. It was overall an okay book, but none one that made me feel like I had to jump right into the next one.  My reading slowed because it was a super busy week and I just wasn't good about making myself go to bed early enough to make good progress on any book.

Listened: To Jack tell me all about the freaky big snake that he had seen at school during a presentation from Snails 
And Tails. He said that you didn't have to worry because it could only eat one kid at a time, so he sat in the back. I didn't realize how big it was until I saw the pictures posted on the school's Facebook page.  His teacher later sent me a picture with Jack actually touching it. I am sure he never would have done it without the encouragement of his classmates. 

Made: A lot of goodie bags up for the students who won the Box Top daily competition for Jack's school. I knew it was going to be a big project, but it was more than I had imagined. I am so thankful that I had some excellent volunteers that helped me work through it. If you would like some helpful hint on box tops, please trim them nicely. This saves the school on postage and makes counting them so much easier for the volunteers. Also, make sure to be careful to include the expiration date at the bottom or it can't be submitted. 

Felt: Upset with Xbox.  I went down at the end of a long day to watch a Days of Our Lives and our Xbox would not turn on it. It appears the power supply had quit working. I trouble shot it and determined it to be officially dead. I had a nice chat conversation with a representative that lead me to believe a new one was being shipped out. Then I got an email that stated I had to ship in the defective one, wait for them to get it, and then wait up to 10 business days for them to return it. Ugh. This isn't handy when they have had you run all your cable and everything through the machine. Frustrating.

Planned: On having a picnic on Saturday, but Mother Nature had different plans. It was rainy and chilly so we decided to do fondue instead. We made it an all day affair with the shopping trip, then we had our big cheese course, followed a couple hours later by our broth course. It was yummy as always. 

Loved: Mother's Day.  My boys spoiled me well. I got some long lasting flowers on the table.  Nick actually set an alarm so we could wake up and make it to a brunch on time.  We chose Squatter's, a local brewery, in downtown.  It was really good food for a pretty reasonable price.  They even had $2 Mimosas.  There was a bit of wait when we got there, but it gave us time to explore the outside area and the funky art that was on display.  On the way back to the car, Jack hopped up on one of the bike racks and asked me to take his picture.  I remembered that I still had the one from August in my phone, so I made a side by side photo.  I don't know that I see any huge changes.  When we got back, Jack sent me on a scavenger hunt to find my presents.  He had made a Spa Book at school for me.  He is very excited for me to redeem my coupons.  They also completed a book about their mom.  Here were his answers:

She loves to go to.... Walmart
She loves to listen to... Pandora
She loves to spending time... working
She loves to watch... Days our are lives
She loves to eat... vrerthing (in case you cant read 7 year old, that's everything :D)
And then there was a spot for them to just write and he chose...  You are the best because you dont like purple.
Nick also gave me the gift of planning and cooking every meal during the week.  The cooking didn't always happen with his crazy work schedule, but I love the thought.  I hope that it is a tradition that repeats itself every year!

Here are the pics for the week:

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