Project 365 {week 35}

This week was back to work for me,

the last week of daycare EVER for Eddie,

and a test of how grumpy mornings will be around here starting this week.

August 24: This is my view from the couch. I am so over this view.

August 24: This is my view from the couch. I am so over this view.

August 25: Kindergarten orientation! Eddie is pretty excited about meeting Mr. F and seeing his classroom!

August 25: Kindergarten orientation! Eddie is pretty excited about meeting Mr. F and seeing his classroom!

August 26: My first day back to work, so dessert.

August 26: My first day back to work, so dessert.

August 27: Red sky in the morning.  Also I am going to work before the sun is up.

August 27: Red sky in the morning. Also I am going to work before the sun is up.

August 28: dude. My new school feeds us SO WELL. I mean, even better than I feed my own family.

August 28: dude. My new school feeds us SO WELL. I mean, even better than I feed my own family.

August 29: Charlie is sort of obsessed with his doctor kit lately. He listened to my ears, nose, mouth, and legs.

August 29: Charlie is sort of obsessed with his doctor kit lately. He listened to my ears, nose, mouth, and legs.

August 30: The room is ready to go. Let's hope I am too!

August 30: The room is ready to go. Let’s hope I am too!

Our family is ready to start school.

There are some nerves, yes, but overall it’s time to get going with a fall schedule.

So here we go!

Project 365 {week 34}

Our last week of summer schedule.

August 17: Lazy Sunday is lazy

August 17: Lazy Sunday is lazy

August 18: homemade blueberry muffins with blueberries picked from grandpa and grandma's house = 2 thumbs up!

August 18: homemade blueberry muffins with blueberries picked from grandpa and grandma’s house = 2 thumbs up!

August 19: back to school hair cuts. No more dirty  hippie children.

August 19: back to school hair cuts. No more dirty hippie children.

August 20: pie made by a friend is the best pie.

August 20: pie made by a friend is the best pie.

August 21 & 22: Lots of lazy around the house these last couple days of our summer schedule. No agenda other than play.

August 21 & 22: Lots of lazy around the house these last couple days of our summer schedule. No agenda other than play.

August 23: Spending a Saturday morning getting the classroom library put together. A few more bookcases are needed though. I have over 100 more books to fit in!

August 23: Spending a Saturday morning getting the classroom library put together. A few more bookcases are needed though. I have over 100 more books to fit in!

Monday is our last day together before I go back to work.

I’m only a little sad to see it end.

I’m mostly excited for the new adventures Eddie and I will both have this school year.

Project 365 {week 33}

This post is late mostly because this particular week is not our favorite and it’s hard to go back to it after it’s done.

But.

Here it is.

Except for August 10. Because I didn’t snap a picture. Which is dumb because we celebrated what would have been Cort’s dad’s 58th birthday with beach and homemade peach pie. It was glorious. I just didn’t take a picture.

August 11: I went to make banana bread and found this one taste-testing the brown bananas. Spoiler: he did not love it.

August 11: I went to make banana bread and found this one taste-testing the brown bananas. Spoiler: he did not love it.

August 12 apparently didn’t get a picture either. If I remember correctly it was not a good day.

August 13: after date night with this guy, he plays with his new phone. We went with Galaxy S5's and LOVE them already!

August 13: after date night with this guy, he plays with his new phone. We went with Galaxy S5′s and LOVE them already!

August 14: This day. Sigh. So hard. Took the boys to the pier to "see" Papa Steve.

August 14: This day. Sigh. So hard. Took the boys to the pier to “see” Papa Steve.

August 15: This kid is non-stop terror. It's time for school schedule.

August 15: This kid is non-stop terror. It’s time for school schedule.

August 16: The week of bad national news and rough grieving ended the way it needed to with lots of laughter and the best ribs EVER with awesome friends.

August 16: The week of bad national news and rough grieving ended the way it needed to with lots of laughter and the best ribs EVER with awesome friends.

This week put a lot on my heart with the death of Robin Williams and the horrible nightmare in Ferguson.

Add that to missing Cortney’s dad for nine years,

well…

it would have been easy to blow off the whole week as sucky.

But we still found moments of joy.

We still laughed.

And that’s what you have to do, right?

Project 365 {Week 32}

Oh hi.  Here I am with just pictures again.

But I have THREE posts in draft!

We will see what happens with that.

I mean, I totally didn’t take any pictures Sunday or Monday this week, so do with that what you might.

I can tell you that Sunday we were lazy and Monday we got to see a best friend from Denver, so they were good days.

Here is the rest of the week:

August 5: the five-year well child appointment. Not excited for the shots.

August 5: the five-year well child appointment. Not excited for the shots.

August 6: Trying to get moved into my classroom. Failing because SO OVERWHELMED.

August 6: Trying to get moved into my classroom. Failing because SO OVERWHELMED.

August 7: This guy has been putting in more than his share around here lately. Team work, yo. It's so important.

August 7: This guy has been putting in more than his share around here lately. Team work, yo. It’s so important.

August 8: This is what my house looks like. Real talk, people. I am ready for summer to be over.

August 8: This is what my house looks like. Real talk, people. I am ready for summer to be over.

August 9: Big Beach day on the Big Lake. So much fun gabbing with old friends who we don't see nearly as often as we like.

August 9: Big Beach day on the Big Lake. So much fun gabbing with old friends who we don’t see nearly as often as we like.

This week begins the hardest one of our year.

That time between Cortney’s dad’s birthday (the 9th) and the anniversary of his death (the 14th it will be 9 years).

We WILL find joy and peace in this week though.

Because Pops would want us to.

Project 365 {week 31)

I mean.

I have no excuse for why this is late…and again my only post.

Well, I do.

But I can’t talk about it yet.

It’s not bad; it just takes a LOT of my energy and time right now.

I’m doing my best.

July 27: my last day in San Jose. This is the sandwich I got and ate in my bed in my jammies because I could.

July 27: my last day in San Jose. This is the sandwich I got and ate in my bed in my jammies because I could.

July 28: Finally home...of course he met me at the airport with flowers. Of course he did.

July 28: Finally home…of course he met me at the airport with flowers. Of course he did.

July 29: This boy doesn't feel good, but is so happy to have mommy's arms home.

July 29: This boy doesn’t feel good, but is so happy to have mommy’s arms home.

July 30: We haven't gotten dressed in two days. Re-entry is a beast.

July 30: We haven’t gotten dressed in two days. Re-entry is a beast.

July 31: He has not left my side in three days.

July 31: He has not left my side in three days.

August 1: make that four days.

August 1: make that four days.

August 2: I am told that this is Busy Town. I see mess. Po-tay-toe, Po-tah-toe, am I right?

August 2: I am told that this is Busy Town. I see mess. Po-tay-toe, Po-tah-toe, am I right?

I have words in my head.

Lots of them, actually.

But there is a THING that is blocking them.

Again, not a BAD thing, but a THING.

Also school starts in less than a month, so you know, I’ve started THE DREAMS.

I’m trying, yo.

Project 365 {week 30}

So.

I am incredibly behind.

We have been sick. And then I went to BlogHer. And the boys were all still sick.

And then I had jet lag.

And now, finally, I cracked open my computer only to almost run away out of overwhelm.

This is what I failed to post on Sunday…

So I don’t have anything for July 20 because we were still all feeling like garbage.

July 21: I start to get weepy about leaving my little dudes.

July 21: I start to get weepy about leaving my little dudes.

I don’t have anything for July 22 because I was probably too busy freaking out that  I was leaving my boys the next day.

I have anxiety.

July 23: feet in an airport. I hate the travel part because it's a lot of crowds and waiting.

July 23: feet in an airport. I hate the travel part because it’s a lot of crowds and waiting.

July 24: I met Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black.

July 24: I met Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black.

July 25: I was honored at the Voices of the Year presentation. Those are my words on that big board!

July 25: I was honored at the Voices of the Year presentation. Those are my words on that big board!

July 26: Just at a party that Rev Run is MC-ing. No biggie.

July 26: Just at a party that Rev Run is MC-ing. No biggie.

I’ll probably write a BlogHer recap like everyone else. I just don’t have the energy yet.

But as you can see, it pretty much rocked.

I mean, I’m still recuperating.

Project 365 {week 29}

This week was pretty dumb.

I got nothing for Sunday, July 13. I read in church and then I think we slept the rest of the day.

July 14: After a rough day with the boys, my church book club meets at a yummy restaurant for the $5 burger/beer special.

July 14: After a rough day with the boys, my church book club meets at a yummy restaurant for the $5 burger/beer special.

July 15: Strep throat hits this guy.

July 15: Strep throat hits this guy.

July 16: After an AWFUL day that included the doctor's office and the ER, this guy get some meds that make him feel much better.

July 16: After an AWFUL day that included the doctor’s office and the ER, this guy get some meds that make him feel much better.

July 17: but now this guy is sick.

July 17: but now this guy is sick.

And I have nothing for July 18 because I fell victim and only got out of bed to go to the doctor’s office. Cort stayed home from work because I cried at the thought of moving.  It. Was. Rough.

July 19: The boys are all feeling fine, so they join family up north at a cottage. I stay home and feel miserable.

July 19: The boys are all feeling fine, so they join family up north at a cottage. I stay home and feel miserable.

As I go to hit publish on this, I have been back to the ER. No strep for me, but horrible bad virus giving me a sore throat. Cort is falling to it as I type.

I leave for BlogHer on Wednesday.

I’m not sure how much I will be around as I try to get 100% (ok even 90%) better so travel doesn’t suck.

I also need my family to be healthy because I will cry the entire 5 days if I abandon sick boys.

Also my house is a mess and I can’t leave it this way or it will be worse when I get back.

And I have laundry to do.

And I have to pack.

And I have to cuddle with those boys because I am getting anxiety about leaving.

So.

If you’re going to BlogHer…find me! I will be getting in Wednesday night, but ready for civilization on Thursday. I’ll have info about blogging opportunities with Imagine Toys.

If you’re NOT going to BlogHer, it might be quiet around here this week.

Isn’t summer sickness the worst thing in the world? Yes. yes it is.

Project 365 {week 28}

The week…

July 6: Sometimes they get along.

July 6: Sometimes they get along.

July 7: A little quality quiet time with the big one.

July 7: A little quality quiet time with the big one.

July 8: Clay fun during quiet time...he was so proud that he spelled his name.

July 8: Clay fun during quiet time…he was so proud that he spelled his name.

July 9: Newest read

July 9: Newest read

July 10: Again it's craftiness during quiet time. Today = sidewalk paint

July 10: Again it’s craftiness during quiet time. Today = sidewalk paint

July 11: Meeting my new nephew, Harrison

July 11: Meeting my new nephew, Harrison

July 12: Annual reunion with the college buddies/roomies. We figured out we have been friends for 18 years.  And have 13 kids between the 6 of us!

July 12: Annual reunion with the college buddies/roomies. We figured out we have been friends for 18 years. And have 13 kids between the 6 of us!

How was your week?

Project 365 {week 27}

Holy crap!

It’s JULY!

June 29: It's summer. That means Pants Optional if you are under 3.

June 29: It’s summer. That means Pants Optional if you are under 3.

June 30: Moving day! On to a new classroom and new adventures!

June 30: Moving day! On to a new classroom and new adventures!

July 1: Just reading a book to daddy.

July 1: Just reading a book to daddy.

July 2: A morning at the zoo with daddy.

July 2: A morning at the zoo with daddy.

July 3: Bird High by the fourth of July.

July 3: our garden is Bird High by the fourth of July.

July 4: park in the morning, lazy afternoon, dinner and sparklers with friends, and then daddy's fireworks show in our jammies. A great holiday!

July 4: park in the morning, lazy afternoon, dinner and sparklers with friends, and then daddy’s fireworks show in our jammies. A great holiday!

July 5: This is exactly what summer should look like.

July 5: This is exactly what summer should look like.

Hopefully all of my American readers had a great holiday.

I know we did.

You know how I can tell? Everyone could have realistically gone to bed at 8pm tonight.

Boom.

Project 365 {week 26}

So this week was pretty awesome.

June 22: Grocery shopping with this guy.

June 22: Grocery shopping with this guy.

June 23: Happy birthday to our FIVE YEAR OLD! Look how excited to get a Nintento DS!

June 23: Happy birthday to our FIVE YEAR OLD! Look how excited to get a Nintendo DS!

June 24: I made cake, frosting, and ice cream from scratch for Eddie's big day. And now we are eating it every day. There are no complaints.

June 24: I made cake, frosting, and ice cream from scratch for Eddie’s big day. And now we are eating it every day. There are no complaints.

June 25: Because sometimes you need to wear Turbo eyes and mardi gras beads.

June 25: Because sometimes you need to wear Turbo eyes and mardi gras beads.

June 26: I tried to wake this kid up from nap for 30 minutes before he pulled the blanket up and told me to "go way". Summer makes a boy sleepy.

June 26: I tried to wake this kid up from nap for 30 minutes before he pulled the blanket up and told me to “go way”. Summer makes a boy sleepy.

June 27: Now this guy is helping me at the store. One at a time is key. Both at once? NO.

June 27: Now this guy is helping me at the store. One at a time is key. Both at once? NO.

June 28: beach and cook out in the morning, fun with friends playing outside and then cards and a meat/cheese tray while the kids crashed. This day = perfect.

June 28: beach and cook out in the morning, fun with friends playing outside and then cards and a meat/cheese tray while the kids crashed. This day = perfect.

This week Eddie turned five, I saw my new classroom, met with my therapist, had a day absolutely alone with nothing to do but watch TV, and ended with a fun-packed family fun day.

I’d say summer is maybe looking better to me.

Just in time for July!

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