Friday, August 8, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 35)

First off, I want to wish a big happy birthday to my little sister.  Yesterday, she turned 28.  Woo hoo!  I wonder if that makes her too old to party all night on a Thursday.  I bet not. 
Happy birthday, Poonsie!

Speaking of all night parties, I threw a baby shower for my friend Peggy on Wednesday, and we stayed up talking, eating, and drinking until 12:30 am.  On Thursday, I painfully remembered why I haven't done that in years.  It was a great party, though.  A big thank you to Kit for the use of her lovely home.

Last Monday was one of my top five worst parenting days ever.  Not sure why, but someone (or both) was crying for 70% of the day.  We had to leave the arboretum in a fit of tears (Elijah's) and I considered just sitting in the car with the kids and crying until Kurt got home, but I couldn't stand the noise.  Of course, Tuesday was 10,000 times better.  That's just how it goes sometimes.  But man, I am glad that day is behind us.

If you are wondering about the other 4 days in my parenting hall of terribleness, they all occurred when Elijah was a baby, and all involved nights where there was absolutely no sleeping.  So, upon reflection, things are pretty good around here.  (Note: The picture at the top was not taken Monday.)

One of my current favorite books around here is If You Want to See a Whale

I am a big fan of Goodreads, and this week I created my first list!  Check it out, vote, and add your own favorite train books.  I am sure I have forgotten some.

Finally, the most exciting news around here this week is that I got a job!  Starting in September, I will be teaching preschool three days each week.  Isabel will be joining me.  It seems like the perfect opportunity to dip a toe back into the paid-employment waters.  Wish me luck!

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