Thursday, July 26, 2018

Most Boring Currently Ever

Drinking: Water. I don't understand people that don't drink loads of water. It's really delightful.

Watching: Nothing really. I can't even remember the last time I turned on the TV. I'm just too damn busy. I'm even weeks behind on my General Hospital. And I've only watched a handful of minutes of Le Tour de France since it started.

Reading: I started this new-to-me book, maybe you've heard of it. Something about Harry Potter. It's quite captivating.

Playing with: Cars & trucks. Koala Crate musical instruments.

Feeling: Disbelief that it's almost August. What? How?

Enjoying: Time outside. Saturday hikes. Ice cream. Reading with my little man.

Looking forward to: Ticking things off my to do list. Eating ice cream. Reading Twitter messages. Going outside.

What are you up to these days?

Monday, July 09, 2018

Summer Wishlist 2018: Berry Picking

On Friday I saw our favorite local farm post about u-pick BLACK RASPBERRIES. Berries are super yummy. I love all berries. BUT black raspberries are THE BEST. I have picked commercially farmed red raspberries many times, but I've never seen black raspberries on offer. Saturday morning plans were set clearly.




Little man did pretty well as you can see (his berries are on the left). The best part is I can eat as many of "my" berries as I want without feeling guilty that I'm depriving him because he has his own and they won't stay fresh forever. We didn't pick enough to freeze because he is three years old after all, but we picked plenty to satisfy both of us.

And this checks a second item off the Summer Wishlist.

Monday, July 02, 2018

2018 To Do List: June

  1. Rearrange/clean the family room to make it a more usable space
  2. Read at least 28 books - two books finished in June (17/28)
  3. Hang snow shoes
  4. Hang rabbit art (x2) in my son's room
  5. Acquire a hammer ✅
  6. Get rid of clothes my son has outgrown
  7. Get rid of clothes I don't wear/like
  8. Go swimming, preferably in a natural body of water
  9. Go to the Adirondacks
  10. Take my son camping in a tent in the woods for at least one night
  11. Frame 2017 school pictures ✅
  12. Spend less money on weekly groceries 
  13. Try shopping at Aldi ✅
  14. Eat more veggies
  15. Eat more fruits
  16. Journal more
  17. Complete 365 Mile Challenge - 47.4 miles for June (206.8/365) 
  18. Refinance my mortgage - process continued, closing date in July
  19. Make my own kombucha
  20. Get my son to use the potty - We've got the pee thing pretty well down. Poop though, that's a whole other story.
  21. Get new glasses ✅ - Hopefully it will be the last time I have to use my ex's health insurance to get new glasses.
  22. Decorate the house in some way for smaller holidays (Valentine's Day ✅, St. Patrick's Day ✅, Easter ✅)
  23. Grow some sort of veggie this summer (zucchini? tomatoes?)
  24. Have the driveway sealed
  25. Take down the baby gate at the top of the stairs to the family room ✅