7 Things

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Happy Easter to those who celebrate! We very willingly took it as an opportunity to slow down to spend extra time together as a family, plan a special meal, and have do some fun tradition related activities. We have a few weekends of being out of town coming up so we stayed put, and it’s been nice to have the time with my two favorite guys.

This week was a quiet one around here, but I had to jump back in for another round of 7 Things. You know when my posts are a week apart and there’s back to back 7 Things that it was probably a bit of a rough week. Just was feeling a little off and having a week that felt all over the place. Here’s an example of why…

1. I had a hair appointment after work on Tuesday and after leaving 5 minutes later than I meant to because I forgot to send an email that I really wanted to get out that day, coming across a weird police situation on the highway, and then the real kicker of getting pulled over, I was about 20 minutes late and had to (understandably) reschedule the appointment. But hey, at least the officer just gave me a warning! Lesson learned.

2. My appointment was rescheduled for this weekend, so I got my hair cut yesterday and went a little bit shorter than I usually do. It’s so fresh and light that I keep getting the urge to dance and shake it around anytime some music comes on. Weird I know, but kind of testament to my feeling of when you think you look good, you usually feel that way too.

3. We decided coloring eggs would be fun this morning and it went about exactly how you should expect it to with a toddler. Whining when we had to wait for the tablets to dissolve, throwing the eggs in the containers, and spilling the pink one before ditching me to finish them on my own when he spotted a new toy that made an appearance. 🙂

4. I read Shea’s post over on the Kansas City Moms Blog because with a pretty much two and a half year old on our hands, those threenager meltdowns have pretty much started so I think I needed the reminder that this happens to probably every parent and ideas on how to deal. After a week full of meltdowns every single night when it was time to get out of the bath, when we tried to get him into his pajamas, and then again when it was time to go to bed I was feeling pretty defeated and started listening to the podcast Shea recommended. I’ve only listened to the first episode so far, but think I just need to start a routine of listening to one during my morning commute each day.

5. I finally picked a pair of glasses! After pestering friends, family, and co-workers to weigh in with opinions once I received my try on picks from Warby Parker I finally just went for this pair. Even though they were an out of pocket cost, my out of pocket costs would’ve been two and a half times the amount I paid through Warby Parker if I would’ve used my insurance benefits at the place I was looking at so I’m calling this a win.

6. Back when I did some reflecting on what I want this year to look like, one of the things I identified was that I wanted to develop a better skin care routine. Right now I wear a minimal amount of make up and skin care has consisted of most nights just taking a cleansing pad to my face (but many nights just heading to bed), washing it in the shower each morning, and then when I remembered every once in awhile a face mask while I’m just hanging out in the bathroom while my son takes a bath. In the past couple of week I’ve seen both Franziska and Bridget reference Sydney’s new Korean skin care routine and my skin has been having a bit of a rough time lately so I took note. Reading all the steps sounds intense (and expensive!) but I bought a couple of things this weekend and want to ease into some of the steps to see what happens. I’ll keep you updated!

7. My husband has been a life long fan of all Cleveland sports and as of this weekend the NBA play offs have officially started. I enjoy watching the Cavs because when we first started dating we spent a lot of time heading to play off games together (during LeBron’s first round with Cleveland!), but I’m just going to go ahead and accept that the next few months could very likely include a lot of anxiousness and definitely a lot of weekend plans revolving around needing to be near a TV for every possible game. Here’s hoping they make it worth it!

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2 thoughts on “7 Things”

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, friend! You’ll have to let me know if you like the podcast. I’ve learned a lot although I really really struggle to stay calm all the time. In fact, I’ve been failing majorly in that department lately… We still haven’t dyed eggs with Jona yet–I’m scared to do it! Is that terrible? But I know it will be such a huge mess. I hope you had a good Easter!

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