Friday, October 23, 2015

7 Quick Takes about Mediocre Housekeeping, Kayaking Tips from Someone Who's Done It Twice, and Going Back to the Future

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! That means we're summing up the last 7 days in 7 quick takes. How was your week?

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This week I've had some energetic days and some days when I feel like I've been run over by a street sweeper. It's frustrating to try to keep up with life as usual when you just don't feel like yourself (if you're new here, don't worry: I'm not dying, just pregnant.)

The kids have been going to school in shorts on 60-degree days, I have no idea if they've been doing their homework, and my preschooler is drawing on every surface of the house. When the dentist's office called to say I missed my cleaning appointment on Saturday I had to try really, really hard not to burst into tears on the phone with the receptionist.

When I have good days, though, we've at least been cleaning up a few of the preschooler's art bombs around the house.

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}


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Generally speaking, it appears that my housekeeping skills could use some work. My preschooler walked in on me cleaning the bathroom the other day and asked, totally perplexed, "What are you doing, Mom? Mom?? What are you doing to the toilet??"

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}

For the rest of October I'll probably just pretend the house is haunted by ghosts who scatter dirty socks and Legos everywhere.

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Somebody in our house (I'll let you guess who) did a triathalon this weekend. If you guessed the one of us who wasn't lying on the couch eating Saltines and moaning, "I can't believe you're leaving me!" then you guessed correctly.

Anyway, the triathalon sounded pretty cool. A friend of ours did the mountain biking leg, and Phillip did the trail running and kayaking. All in all, they didn't do too shabby.

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}

Tip: Phillip says that he recommends kayaking more than once in your life before doing a 5-mile race in one. Apparently going straight is kind of a learned skill, so he estimates he actually went about 10 miles to everyone else's 5.

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My 2nd grader learned how to make origami cranes at school and is now filling up the house with them.

Even her 3-year-old sister decided to get into the action.

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}
Paper crane, as interpreted by a 3-year-old.

This crane's name is pronounced muh-TEE-ox. I think it's Latin for "I don't know origami."

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Did you know that Wednesday was Back to the Future Day? In the sequel, they went into the future to October 21, 2015. Some theaters around us were even playing it that night.

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Weirdly enough, we'd actually just decided last Saturday to watch the first Back to the Future with the kids.

Watching a movie from your growing-up as an adult with your own kids is really weird. I definitely did not remember the amount of mild swearing, and the Libyan terrorist subplot had also gone completely over my head.

In summary:

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}

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This week we got a flyer in the mail letting us know about Kia's vehicle upgrade program. Nice offer, but I don't think we'll be participating. With the size of our family the only upgrade that really works for us now is "school bus."

But thanks, anyway.

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5 comments:

  1. I just took that exact pic of my 2 yr old grand baby cleaning up her crayon masterpiece off the floor!! I guess it's a national rite of passage!
    Melinda

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  2. I have had that Libyan embassy dream.... Adulthood does stink!

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    1. Even in my dreams I can't stop being responsible for people - before worrying about my own escape I had to first smuggle out my daughter (thank goodness in the dream I only had 1 to worry about!) Why didn't I enjoy my youth when I had it??

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  3. rofl - I'm so glad I found you... I needed a laugh. :)

    Hope you feel better!! When are you due??

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