A Good First Week Back
We finished our first week back-to-school, and it went pretty well. I was exhausted to the core when it was over though. We ended up making our last Hello Fresh of the week for dinner, but even that felt like too much when I was “Friday Tired”. I told my husband that I am hearby declaring Friday nights “Pizza Night” until further notice. He agreed as long as we could call it “Pizza and BEER Night”, which I think is fair, so we have a deal.
Lunch Out on a Patio
We had lunch out on the patio of a local restaurant today with the kids. It was the first time we’ve dined out since February. It was a beautiful day, with temps in the mid 70s, after a long stretch of hot days, so it was the perfect day for dining outside.
I was nervous, but I relaxed pretty quickly after seeing how well they were following safety protocols. All the servers were masked, they required masks for diners any time they were up from their table, and the tables were spaced very far apart.
It was so nice to spend time with the 6 of us at once, enjoying the weather, the food, some tequila flights…. For just a little while, life felt “normal” again. I forgot how much I miss that.
I love seeing my kids in this young adult phase right now. I look at them and feel so much pride at who they’ve become and what they are accomplishing. They are such kind compassionate, emphathetic, smart, good people, who are already carving out great lives for themselves.
Being their mom is one of my biggest blessings.
Censoring myself for the greater good, and fully committed to choosing what is best for my own peace of mind over toxic people’s drama.
This Week’s Features:
This post by Rachael from Milk Glass Home made my heart skip a beat as soon as I saw it! We’ve been working on sorting through the contents of my parents’ house to prepare to settle their estate, and I recently brought home an old kitchen utility table. I loved seeing what Rachael did with hers to bring it back to life!
This upcycled caddy by Marie from Interior Frugalista is so cute. I’m working on a post about things I’ve upcycled recently, so this post inspired me to get going on that!
I love the neutral tones accented with natural greenery in this vignette! Add in the bit of sparkle from the silver and it’s perfect.
My mom used to crochet so many beautiful things, including a few little stuffed animals, so this adorable bunny by Howling at the Moon caught my attention.
Thanks everyone, for linking up with me! I love seeing all your creativity!