I'm going to be really quick today - I promise Kelly!
I am going to be really quick today because I feel like I have no thoughts. We just had a nice, lazy, quiet week around here. It's been nice to have perfect weather to lounge around outside not doing much at all. The kids have been running fairly wild which I don't mind at all, but they are needing a bit more nudges to be creative outside - I think all this nice weather has bored them into summer complacency.
Summer weather here means last Friday it was so cold we had to turn on the furnace and our zucchini and pumpkin plants got frosted in the garden. The pumpkin and zucchini are still alive and growing, but their top leaves are now all black. It's so early for that it makes me want to cry a little. Last night we had a terrific thunderstorm at around 1 in the morning and miraculously not one child woke up. What?!? I don't even know how that is possible, let alone how it happened to us, but I was lying in my bed listening to cracks of thunder and waiting with baited breathe as to who would start crying first...but nothing...
We finished the first season of True Detective last night and whoa - that show was intense. I officially take back all my previous negative comments concerning Matthew McConaughey's acting abilities, because he's amazing. Also; my husband is now terrified of Louisiana.
Now we need a new show because Canadian Netflix refuses to give us new seasons of the shows we know and love, so hit me with the ones my husband won't abhor because I've already got Grand Hotel covered!
I was cleaning my floors this mornings and as I was doing it I was trying to remember if I ever had standards for cleanliness? I cannot even remember a time when I would get riled up over spilt oatmeal on the floor and immediately clean it up. Entryway hasn't been swept or vacuumed in weeks? Did I ever really care about that? It's not that I like filth and dirt, and we try to stay on top of things, but things just aren't really clean for that long. And I just don't really care. When did this happen? Have I just always had a million children??
We've been playing croquet all week in the evenings with the kids. I grew up playing croquet because apparently I was an anglophile from birth or something, but this is the first time we've pulled our set out of the basement for the kids. It's surprisingly kid friendly, and the kids really like it. I really recommend picking up a set if you've got more than a postage stamp size backyard. You'll feel extremely civilized while playing!
I'm planning on doing a Whole 30 type diet starting in September because I feel like I've gotta crack down on my bad habits and I'm curious as to what I'll feel like if I give a concerted effort towards my eating. But I'm also a bit scared it may, in fact, kill me. I make fun of Whole 30'ers out of fear you guys! I've also been cramming myself with all the gluten, sugar, and alcohol this week in preparation. I'll need an extra Whole 30 just to work off what I've eaten to prepare for the Whole 30. I'm a health all-star. Pray for me.
Happy Weekend guys, I'm going to be emptying out my cupboard of all San Pellegrino and tequila so that I won't be tempted a week from now...because....thinking ahead!
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