Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Midweek Confessions

This will be the last one of these for a while, so I better get it all out now...

- I went to work this morning without taking a shower.  (Yes, I realize that some women do this all the time and can totally get away with it.  When I do it? It shows.)

- All I ever "want" to make for dinner is tacos. 

- The main level of my house has remained relatively straight recently.  Meanwhile, the upstairs looks worse than ever.  I am beginning to accept (and actually even kind-of like) this set-up.

- I've had to have two cavities filled in the last two months.  

- I went to JoAnn's fabric last week and bought all kinds of cute craft supplies because I was feeling ultra motived and excited about "creating."  Those supplies are now sitting in a bag in my car waiting to be returned.  I think I'd rather just order things on Etsy.  #justdon'thaveitinme

- During that same trip to JoAnn's last week, Sam absolutely REFUSED to sit in the cart or be held.  The result was a crazy toddler literally running around the store.  I ended up buying two books that I didn't know were in my cart and having a sales-lady "politely" ask me to keep my kid from breaking things on the glass vase aisle.

- Jeff's brother and his wife hosted a "fry" party for the Superbowl which is - as the name would imply - just an opportunity for people to bring the most unhealthy food they can think of and throw it in a deep fryer of blazing hot grease.  I ate fried pickles, mushrooms (healthy, right?), buffalo chicken, cheese, and oreos.  I also let Sam eat one or two (or five) friend carrots. 

Could have been worse...
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The Large Utility Tote
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The Market Thermal Tote
(2) This thing is HUGE, and I love using it for picnics, tailgates, etc.  It can fit SO much and really does do a great job of keeping everything cold.  I also have two of the little thermal totes that I use as a lunch box (for me) and to carry snacks and milk cold (for Sam).

The Mini Utility Bin
(3) These are nice because they are flight and easy to move around.  We have one in Sam's closet for his stuffed animals right now, but we have also used it to hold laundry, blankets. etc.

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  1. I LOVE midweek confessions. It's like admitting to yourself that it's ok to make little mistakes and not be 100% perfect! Your confessions are so sweet too!

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog as a fellow English teacher looking for more English teacher/bloggers/multitaskers. =D I've done the no shower thing, I've also done the craft thing (that scrapbook WILL get done, it will!), so this post hit home. A great read!

  3. The same thing happened to us in JoAnns! What is UP with that place?!?

    And this is more related to an earlier post you wrote about toddler discipline, but I'll just post it here since I'm already writing. Please go read this if you have a moment: Addie is 15 months now, and we are definitely entering the stage of train, train, train... this was just what I needed.


    I did a short list this week too :) Mine also included unhealthy food for the kids!

  5. I think I'd be a fan of the fry party; problem is I've never met anyone who owns a deep fryer. I wonder if I could rent one - or ask McD's to hook me up. I watched an Oprah show where she and Gail ate fried butter at a local fair - that can't be good for you.

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  7. thanks for the shoutout friend! :)


    My confessions for the week!

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  10. I hate showering in the morning! Usually, it's just roll out of bed, wash my face, brush my teeth, dress...and I'm good! Nighttime showers work best (and I don't even have kids yet...Lord help me!)


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