Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Week in Review (February 5-11)

A Week in Review (February 5-11)

Watched: I got all caught up on my TV shows that our currently airing.  I am really enjoying the new Masterpiece show, Victoria.  It's a British royals documentary, but it's not an era that I am very familiar with so I very intrigued by all.  I know it is a doing a great job entertaining me when I am googling things to learn more about them after the show just briefly covered them.  I also watched the movie Split with Nick while Jack got to celebrate his birthday with his Tio & Aunt Jess.  It had me totally creeped out. 

Read:  I was able to finish up Carry On.  When I first started I didn't know if I was going to be able to finish because it seemed like such heavy Harry Potter fan fiction. It took about the first quarter of the book for it actually take on its own personality. I ended up enjoying most of story. Although when I was trying to think of who I would recommend it too, I couldn't come up with any particular thing to say.  Next, I started a chapter in The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir.  It didn't really float my boat and so I decided to go with Our Souls At Night, which just came off my holds list.  It's a very short book, so I will definitely have a review of next week.

Listened: To the loud boom of the Dart Warz speaker as our school hosted a fundraising night there on Thursday.  We were able to take Landon and many of Jack's classmates showed up.  We got the benefit of the worker's sloppy writing and the boys were able to play for an hour and half for the price of only one hour.  It made squeezing in dinner in the car and wrestling practice extra tight, but luckily I was prepared for that and we squeezed into practice just in the nick of time.

Made: Jack an absolutely amazing Valentine's Day box.  This is the first year that we have gotten advance notice to make a box at home. He said he wanted the theme of Jayhawk's but didn't want to help make it.  After a google search, I decided to make a basketball jersey box. Luckily, Roy and Nick have had lots of conversations about Trajan font, so I was able to download the font that matched the jersey perfectly. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully the kids like it a lot too. 

Felt: So thankful to be part of such a fun book club that really spends time discussing the book that we read for the month.  There had been lots of talk of reading a classic, so I suggested reading Murder on the Orient Express for our next novel.  It is coming out as a movie again this year and I thought maybe we could all go and see it together too.  It will be my first Agatha Christie book so I am looking forward to it.  She is one of Nick's favorite author's so I think it will be neat to finally share that with him.

Planned: All sorts of meals at home for Jack and I.  Nick was out of town this week which generally means that we will eat out often or eat snack type dinners.  We actually had yummy teriyaki chicken, pork chops, and a couple other yummy things.  I guess the more often Nick goes out of town, the more used it to we become.  He has been gone so much lately, but we are glad to say that, as now, he will be in town for three weeks.  He's gone a good chunk of March, but I guess you take what you can get!

Loved: Seeing all the volunteers come out to make our club ran tournament totally awesome.  It was great working a big event knowing that there were other people that I could count on to make the tournament great for everyone involved.  I didn't hear any complaints and I thought our club represented really well.  I made easy to read concession signs that I was quite proud of.  I also helped Coach upload some training videos and create a mock match.  Our table help really seemed to get it and we impressed the league too.  Hopefully we will be able to get another tournament in next  year.  I am also very glad to say that I was able to make it to each of Jack's matches.  He ended up with 2nd again, losing his only match 0-1 with an escape point.  He was so close to flipping him and I wanted him to know which is why you will here me yelling "You're going to lose."  I wanted him to know how hard he had to push.  It didn't work out, but I super proud of how hard he wrestled.  His opponent has only had wins by pins so I think that it is very impressive that Jack did not let him get a take down on him.  You can watch his matches HERE, HERE, and HERE.  

Here are the pics for the week:




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