This week has been…odd. Busy, yet woefully unproductive, different, yet mundane. In a word: random.
In keeping with that theme (does “random” actually qualify as a theme?), here are 5 things going on around these parts.
Unexpectedly Great Deals
There are multiple things about this picture that make me happy, not the least of which is my new, blingy coral watch from Kohl’s that I loved so much I was willing to pay almost full price ($29.99, but I had a 20% off coupon) for it. Imagine my delight when it rang up at $10.40. SCORE! (Can you guess what other elements in the picture make me smile?)
I didn’t get to all of my meal prep this past Monday, although I did have my menu planned. So, I ducked into our local answer to Whole Foods (Fresh by Brookshire’s) to pick up a few “essentials” (let’s just say my hair has been in a not-so-cute ponytail all week), knowing I would pay more than at Walmart but counting the cost more than worth it considering that it was less than a block away from the hair place where my boys were getting a long overdue shearing. It was still a bit of a shock, though, when the total for that paltry pile you see there (minus two bananas) came in at over $30. Choke. I guess I needed something to balance out that great deal on my watch, huh?
I had been smelling an acrid burnt odor each time I got out of my van for the last day or so, but I kept forgetting to tell my husband. So, on the way home from the gym last night, we took a quick detour when I smelled it again as I was driving. I ended up pulling over at the “South campus” of the First Baptist Church for the closest city nearest us. As we were waiting for Shaun to come, Simon developed the urge—aka, the sudden uncontrollable need for facilities when all that’s available are parking lots and grass. So, we drove a little farther in and sneaked inside to use said facilities. At which point, Della spotted the playground out back and just about blew a gasket at the prospect of not getting to play on it. So we “sneaked” out there too (picture a disheveled, sweaty woman in brightly colored workout gear with a baby carrier on each arm, and three other small children with her “sneaking” anywhere, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of how successful we were). Shaun even brought us pizza since we were all the kind of hungry that makes 5-year-olds whimper, 2-year-olds wail, and Mamas wish they were allowed to do either or both.
We ate our pizza on that bench, and I enjoyed the lovely views of that placid pond while the kids climbed on the jungle gym and Daddy figured out that Della had managed to partially engage my emergency brake when she was sitting in the front seat while I chatted with a friend in the gym parking lot, thus accounting for the burned smell (my poor brakes).
All in all, it could have been a whole lot worse, but the views could hardly have been better.
A Very Rare Glimpse of our Perfectly Made Bed
Hey, I’m just trying to keep us healthy.
A Shoe Hunt…
My future sis-in-law is looking for white shoes to go with our bridesmaid dresses.
Something dainty and affordable with a not-too-high heel.
(which we would have bought if they’d had all the sizes we needed)
(of which is there is a huge surplus, apparently, based on our findings)
Anybody able to help a sister (in-law) out?
So, what about you guys? Any random fun (or not) tidbits to share from your week?
Ever had any luck finding cute white heels?
Any fun “potty emergency” stories to tell? (C’mon! I could use the entertainment!)
P.S. HOPEFULLY, I will be adding some more offerings to Shop My Closet for Good today so be sure to check back in!