Happy Friday! It’s been another insanely busy week at my house. I’m determined to enjoy this weekend, because the next three are going to be very busy. I think I might just need a weekend getaway by the first Saturday in October, so that my introverted self can recover. Better yet, maybe I’ll plan a weekend getaway for everyone else and just hole myself up in the house alone.
Next Saturday is Megan’s birthday. I’m not sure what we’re going to do yet, but she wants it to involve some friends, the mall, and possibly a sleepover. The next weekend, Brianna takes the ACT. I’m sure that will be stressful for all of us. At least it’s only Saturday morning, so the rest of the day shouldn’t be too crazy.
The last Saturday in the month, Josh has his second band performance at a local fair – the kind of thing that we never go to. It’s going to be crowded, early, and probably hot. Yuck. I do look forward to hearing Josh play the drums in a show again, though. He really enjoys it and does well.
It has occurred to me the last several Fridays, as I’ve put together my Weekly Wrap-Up, that I’ve gotten really lazy about taking photos again. I need to do better. I really enjoy them and it’s fun to look back on what we did over the week, not to mention that they make the WWU post so much more visually appealing. I just tend to forget. I should make myself a reminder on my Google calendar.
Monday was a rough day. Josh and Megan clearly did not get enough sleep. I solved that by making them both go to bed early Monday night. I don’t know if it was the extra sleep or the threat of having to go to bed early again on Tuesday night, but that seemed to do the trick. I’d ask if you ever have those days, but I know you do. I was just thankful that I wasn’t grouchy, too. It’s bad when you throw a grouchy mom in the mix with grouchy kids.
The rest of the week has passed in pretty much mundane sameness. We’ve been reading The Captain’s Dog as our read-aloud since we missed it by starting with Paths of Settlement instead of Paths of Exploration. I love when a books makes you laugh out loud – especially when it makes the kids laugh, too. We even got a chuckle out of Josh. It may say something about our personalities that what we found so funny was a scene where Sacajawea was giving her husband down the road for doing something foolish.
Remember last Friday when I said I was going to try to convince Brian to do something fun? Well, I finally got myself an iPad! I’ve wanted one for awhile, but it was very much a want, not even remotely a need.
Good sense lost the battle, though, and Brian and I both indulged in a couple of wants as slightly belated anniversary gifts. I’ve downloaded a couple of apps that I knew I wanted because I’ve already got them on my phone, but I’m sure there are plenty of great, undiscovered (by me) apps out there. What are your must-have tablet apps?
I hope you all had a wonderful week and that you enjoy your weekend. I’m going to work hard to enjoy the last peaceful I’ll probably have for awhile.
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