You know what is a great activity to prep for the TToT? Family laundry. All those outfits, stains, and smells bring back the week's activities. Why didn't I wash this stinky, stained garment immediately? When did we dress up? How in the world did my husband get eight Tshirts dirty in one week? This week's contained both snow clothes and lightweight jackets. There are still piles of dirt-flecked snow here and there, but Spring's tiptoeing in.
Brian found these while walking to the bus yesterday.
But speaking of laundry, I think the twenty or so piles of folded laundry in the my basement are worth one or two. Right, SGV? In fact, I'm quite sure I remember something in Article Seven of the BOSR/SBOR about remembering the launderers and their creaky backs. If only someone else would tote them all upstairs for me.
Birthday Week is over, y'all. From March 5 through 10, we celebrate three family birthdays (both kids and my MIL). (If you've been paying any kind of attention to my blog of late, you knew of two of those. Oh, you want to reread the birthday posts? Go here and here.) Time to take a breath, let it out slowly, and be grateful that all that time-bound prep and social pressure won't come again for another year.
I'm giving myself a virtual pat on the back and thumbs up (simultaneously since it's virtual) for pulling off two birthday celebrations that I think were well-tailored to each child's needs and preferences. One small party and one trip to the National Mall carousel (in the sun!), two sets of cupcakes (purple and pink frosting, respectively), streamers and balloons and a sizeable dent in the wrapping supplies.
There are other small items from this week: the gift card (dated 2001) from a student I found at the bottom of a gift bag (too bad I don't live in Austin anymore; that thankful actually belongs to my brother who will be the recipient), the time my daughter told me she was proud of me ('cause that's a way better repetition of something I've said than others I've heard), a belated birthday gift for me, a new plan that is yielding positive behavioral results, and a Frosty (simple pleasures). But I'll stop here. It's been a good week. It's good to be at the end of this week. Crocuses are blooming.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine
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