Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday, normally hosted the last Wednesday of the month by Shay, Mel and Sheaffer was postponed until today due to Hurricane Harvey.  Continued prayers to the victims.

What we’re eating this week
Homemade pizza, crock-pot chicken tacos, and tri tip roast from Costco.  Tonight we are going out to a restaurant that donates 20% of your bill to the girls' school on the first Wednesday of every month.

What I’m reminiscing about
Now that school has started, I've been reminiscing about being a stay-at-home mom.  Every morning on our drive to school I see moms walking with their kiddos and wish I could be one of them, not to mention my constant daydreaming about all the stuff I could be doing while they are at school.  And I wish I could be home at a reasonable time so we could eat dinner together as a family and just be there when they get home.  Sigh.

What I’m loving
This concealer.
My neighbor became a Younique consultant awhile back so I've had a few online parties and have tried many of their products and I love them, but they are pricey.  But this concealer is the only concealer I've ever used that actually works.  It's awesome!

What we’ve been up to 
Getting ready for school and soccer which both started last week.

What I’m dreading 
Making lunches every night for the next 9 1/2 months and just the busyness of the school year.  But I think it will be better this year because the girls will be involved in fewer activities.

What I’m working on
Organization (always) and meal planning.  I'm really trying to be better about planning and preparing meals ahead so the girls don't have to rely so heavily on mac and cheese, ramen and chicken nuggets.  Which they still will because they don't like anything else.  Or at least Kayley doesn't.  Olivia is pretty good.

What I’m excited about 
My work group moving to a new location 5 minutes from home.  Future post on that topic forthcoming!

What I’m watching/reading
Seinfeld reruns and:

I went to high school with the star of Person of Interest, Jim Caviezel (best know as Jesus in "Passion of the Christ").  I've always tried to watch all of his movies but in the last several years I've dropped the ball, and for some reason I've never bothered to check out this show until recently.  It's really good!

As for reading, I'm current reading In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner.

What I’m Listening to
Nothing in particular.  Just the radio to and from work.

What I’m doing this weekend
Watching the girl's first soccer game and the first regular season Seahawks game.  Go Hawks!

What I’m looking forward to next month
Fall!  Football!  Much cooler weather!

What else is new
We got a puppy!  Separate post to follow.  Someday.

And for this month's bonus question, which I always forget, what are my best lunchbox ideas and tips:  Easy.  Search Pinterest!  I see so many great ideas on there but most of it my kids won't eat anyway, so I make like 3 things all the time: turkey sandwiches (meat, cheese and white bread only), bagels with cream cheese, or noodles with butter and cheese.  Every once in a while Olivia will have peanut butter and jelly or a roll-up/pinwheel of some sort, and they used to buy lunch every Wednesday because it's breakfast food but I don't think they are going to this year.  But the good news is they are starting to help me make their lunches, if not making them themselves sometimes.  Yay!

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