Weekly Wrap-Up: The one in which we awoke from the daydream

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, y’all! How is your summer going? We’ve had a somewhat busy week, though I managed to finally feel like I was able to catch up a bit, so that’s good.

Last weekend was packed with a family reunion on Saturday and Father’s Day on Sunday – plus a little insanity. We’ve been tossing around the idea of looking for a new car for Brian around the end of the year and giving his current car – yes, his Mustang – to Josh. Well, the air went out on his car last week, so I impulsively convinced him to go look at new ones now.

We’re not really new car people. We prefer to let someone else eat the depreciation and let us buy their car when it’s 2 or 3 years old. However, we drove up to the Ford place and there was this gorgeous 50th anniversary, black, convertible Mustang on the lot.


Long story short, we wound up driving it for the weekend. We were sorely tempted, despite the fact that it was bumping the top end of our price range, until we called and got a quote on the insurance. Ouch! When we added it all up and realized it was closer to a house payment than a car payment, we happily (okay, maybe a little sadly) turned the keys back in on Monday. It was fun to daydream, though.

It’s even more fun to eat on a regular basis.

We went to see Inside Out Monday night. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to. It was such a cute movie! Take some tissues, though. It’s got a couple of tear-jerker scenes.

Tuesday morning I went to a new women’s Bible study our church is doing this summer. Y’all don’t know how far out of this introverted homebody’s comfort zone that was. It was fun, though. I think I’m going to like it – despite all the internal dialog on the way home. You know:

I shouldn’t have said…

I probably gave the wrong impression about…

They’re probably all thinking…

Why do we do this to ourselves? Or is it just me?

Tuesday was also the day I had my big catch up day, which was kind of surprising since I was gone most of the morning. I came home and started laundry. In between loads, I tackled the disaster area that was formerly my kitchen and vacuumed.

Brian had a ball tournament – which his team won – so he was gone all evening. I used that time to catch up some online things. It’s such a nice feeling to get caught up when you’ve been behind on stuff.

Wednesday evening, we went out to eat and then bowling with our Kids Bowl Free coupons. I love a night of inexpensive entertainment! I had two more good (for me) scoring games, too. Granted, I was on a lane with Megan and my niece, so we had the bumpers up, but I only hit them two or three times in two games. I really think I may have figured out a technique that works for me. I’m excited about going bowling again!

In case you haven’t visited my site on About.com lately, I’m gearing up for back-to-(home)school for new homeschooling families. I’ve covered:

And, for you moms and dads of preschoolers, check out some fun picture book extension activities in Beyond the Book: If You Give a Pig a Pancake.

And now it’s time for a great big weekend of absolutely nothing. After such a busy weekend last week, I’m extremely excited about that.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. I love that y’all went daydreaming together. 🙂
    Also: totally feel your pain on the conversation replays after meeting new people! Introvert buddies unite!

  2. You are sooo not the only one that critiques everything she said on the way home! My Charlotte Mason study group is almost an hour from home, leaving me way too much time to go over how I put my foot in my mouth, or talked too much or too little, or misspoke, or talked too much about me and didn’t ask about them, or forgot a name… Wonder if it’s an introvert thing? That Mustang is gorgeous, but not very practical where we live – way too much snow and ice to give up front wheel drive (or preferably 4-wheel drive). I’ll have to stick to my shiny black front wheel drive “swagger wagon”!

    1. Maybe it is an introvert thing. A friend and I used to commiserate on the fact that we were both awful about doing that to ourselves. Sometimes we had to convince each other that neither of us had said or done anything crazy.

  3. Love those dreams, but as you say, eating is important. We just bought a Spark–opposite end of the spectrum but still cute. We’ll be getting it on Monday.

    I used to do the revisit my words thing, but I now spend so much time with people that I can’t even remember the things I say. That wasn’t the way it was before, though. I was very much like you. Praying for the other people helps a lot, because then your focus is on them instead of what you say yourself. Or daydreaming, say about a car….

    1. That’s a good idea about praying for the other ladies instead of obsessing. I’m going to do that!

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