Five on Friday: The One Where I Cover Three Weeks in One

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{I did write this post on Friday night, but then my website went wonky on me and wouldn’t post. So here’s Five on Friday on Saturday. Close enough.}

You may or may not remember me; my name is Katy, and I blog at this address. Sometimes more often than others.

It’s been a busy three weeks, and I just haven’t been able to swing the blogging. I’ve missed posting. I’ve had all sorts of thoughts to share with you all, including an entire “What I’m Into” post for June, but I haven’t had the margin to type it up. But here I am, covering three weeks in one, and promising that I do intend to put up that What I’m Into post soon. Probably before I do the July post. ūüėČ

  1. This month we’ve gone on many long walks around our town. Fast, long walks are the perfect time to catch up on my favorite podcasts. Since I love to learn, I have a lot of favorite podcasts, so I need a lot of walks.

    Check out these cool old houses I had no idea existed. I hope they get repaired soon so they don't get too dilapidated to fix.

    Check out these cool old houses I had no idea existed. I hope they get repaired soon so they don’t get too dilapidated to fix.

  2. We’ve done a lot of swinging…
    The kid who is not mine is Aria and Noah's cousin, Aiden. He is sixish months older than Aria, and a really sweet kid.

    The kid who is not mine is Aria and Noah’s cousin, Aiden. He is sixish months older than Aria, and a really sweet kid.

    and sliding…¬†Sliding Summer 2014Sliding Summer 2014 2.png

  3. Unfortunately, that picture where Aiden is drinking out of a sippy? Aria drank out of that sippy, too, and then we all came down with a cold. That was the beginning of the overwhelm that’s kept me from writing. The kids and I got over it pretty quickly (thank you, essential oils!). But Andy got it pretty badly, then immediately also got pinkeye, went on an antibiotic, and got even more sick. He’s still coughing pretty badly, but otherwise he’s on the mend. I’ve started coughing again, as well, and not done as well at essential oiling myself, so I’m not kicking it this time like last time. I’ve got to get on top of it. Noah got some of the infection in his eye, but we’ve been treating it with breast milk (yep, breast milk in his eye), and it’s working wonders. Noah’s birthday was Wednesday, and he spent the entire day sleeping off a stomach bug. Are you catching on to the fact we have been living in a medical state of woes?
  4. We intended to have a big 1st birthday bash for Noah last weekend, but we were so busy/sick we gave it up and rescheduled for this weekend. This week we’ve had two deaths in Andy’s family, so we’ve given up the big birthday bash altogether. We’re going to settle for a couple small birthday parties with immediate family on each side (his and mine). I feel badly for Noah that his birthday party has been blown to smithereens¬†and he spent his first birthday sick. The more rational part of me recognizes that it makes no difference to him. He turned one, he has zero comprehension of birthdays. Really I feel badly for the rest of us (read: me), who don’t get to have the fun of his big party. Here’s hoping next year runs more smoothly.
  5. Noah has now been to the chiropractor several times, and his last time did not require an adjustment. He has started warming up to chiropractic care. Which pretty much means he doesn’t cry¬†much. We don’t go back for a month now, though, so that’s plenty of time to forget and have to start over again. By the last appointment in his series, Aria informed me that she wanted “him [chiropractor] to do my back! My back is boken!”. So I informed Lee, and he obligingly adjusted her back. The tool that made Noah cry made Aria giggle, and she did quite well. She went around for the next couple days telling people “The chiopacter did my back…see?!” before turning her back, leaning over awkwardly, and looking over her shoulder to gauge whether they were appropriately impressed.
  6. Work for me has been cray-cray (as my sister would say). Andy and I have the welcome problem of both being consistently overly-busy at work. Job security, am I right? (And when I say “at work”, I don’t actually mean¬†at¬†work for me, since¬†on a daily basis I go zero miles before I start working.) I enjoy that my job (marketing for non-traditional programs at a university) allows me to engage in many different areas of interest. But sometimes the learning curve is steep, and my limited hours can make it feel overwhelming. When weeks like the last few happen, I feel as though I’m treading water as hard as I can just to keep my head above the waves.
  7. Despite the busyness and the illness, I’ve managed to squeeze in time with most of my close friends in the past few weeks – my lifelong bff, my college roomy, and some of my other best friends from college. Each visit has been a welcome respite from stress. Right now my high school girlfriends are trying to work out a get-together for the next couple weeks. (Actually, it’s more accurate to call them my since-grade-school friends, because we were all homeschooled together from the time we were kids – some of you didn’t know homeschoolers were ever together, did you? Just shot your “homeschoolers don’t socialize” stereotype to pieces, didn’t I? Sorry/not sorry.)
  8. We got this fantastic couch. It’s going to be a bit tight in our current living space, but it should fit our needs perfectly in the new living room once it’s done. I am looking forward to the increased seating! We got a great discount on the piece, because Andy’s recliner, which came from the same store, has broken and is no longer available for a replacement. The whole thing worked out perfectly, because Andy’s chair has served its purpose, but it wasn’t going to fit into the new living room well, and I don’t like the look of it anyway. We used it for four years and then got a store credit in the amount of the entire price of the chair.

    It comes with six pillows, but I was able to choose different fabrics without increasing the price. The change does push back the delivery date, but that works just fine for us, since we don't have our new space ready, anyway.

    It comes with six pillows, but I was able to choose different fabrics without increasing the price. The change does push back the delivery date, but that works just fine for us, since we don’t have our new space ready, anyway.

  9. I’m enjoying my new Fitbit bracelet. There are some minor tracking problems, but since they cause it to under-count my activity, rather than over-count, I don’t mind too much. The last week or so has been a wash exercise and calorie-tracking-wise. I’m at peace with it. It’s where I am this week, but it won’t stay this way.

Okay, I think you are basically caught up on our goings-on. The next week is an eventful one, so I’ll have plenty to tell you next Friday! In the meantime, I’m going to start pulling together that June What I’m Into post. Maybe I’ll even get it up this week. That’s probably delusional, but a gal has to have her dreams.

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