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Eliminating Student Debt
Grace and Fury
Adorable Animal Photos
Does Harry’s Have Your Business?
New Yorker Poetry Bot
Cute Newfoundland Doggies
Right now I’m…
guzzling coffee and pretending it’s sweet. Mmmm!
loving surprise visits from friends (sorry I didn’t have a proper shirt on, J!)
Ridiculously crying over this and counting down the days until we get to see Endgame (ONE WEEK Y’ALL)
prepping the art show with a friend (thank goodness you have the ribbon department, L!), sending in submissions for the literary journal, a science website and yearbook and clearing out phone photos
wishing I could binge the rest of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or play outside instead of writing today… but knowing I have to get done before tomorrow morning so fly, you fingers!
giggling over Mogwai’s silliness and how she wants to hide eggs for Wood Sprite only to find them herself! When her dad asked how she knew that Gizmo (her stuffed Easter present from us) was a Mogwai, she said, “Maybe Aunt Sara!” And when I ask, “Where’s my Mogwai?” she points to herself and exclaims, “Right here!”
watching The Kid Who Would Be King (only Wood Sprite enjoyed it; I would have thought it brilliant only if it were directed by the kids who starred in it)
reading From a Darkened Shore, Phantom Tollbooth, Kingdom of Needle and Bone (eh, if you read the blurb, you’ve read the book), Beastologist 3, Bayou Magic (and our 20+ books we’re reading daily for homeschool).
Planning a very low-key fall semester with co-op. This semester I had over 20 events, some that met multiple times, and next semester I’m only planning two (okay, they also meet multiple times!).
watching too many SNL videos (as well as old Melissa Villasenior videos… thanks a lot for the rabbit hole, C!)
enjoying a hilarious game night
seeing my sisters, mom, dad and aunt all in just a few days this week
loving a new game called Red Flags at said game night
being thankful for my dad’s knowledge regarding a basement leak
enjoying watching Wood Sprite geek out over their Easter basket, complete with thestrals, chocolate frogs and books
Missing sugar! Ugh. Quitting is hard no matter how many times you’ve done it. I’m great at not eating junk until I’m sick and it’s all canned soup and Popsicles.
What are you up to this week?
Some things I’m loving this week are…
a date with my man. No, the new Hellboy wasn’t as good as the old one, and the plot STANK, but the monsters were fabulous and that’s really what we were hoping for. Plus, you can’t beat free tickets.
this week’s planner theme, which began as a Game of Thrones theme, had some Stephen King woven in (in honor of trivia night), and somehow also had Wonder Woman, Hellboy, Jessica Jones and RBG all added. I don’t usually do themes, but last week I made a cute Captain Marvel theme in between writing a million words (okay, like 15,000 words) because everyone knows to get a break from creativity, you do something else creative, right? Anyway, I loved it and ended up doing another one this week, plus a not-very-me-but-still-cute floral theme for next week.
homemade kombucha from a friend. It’s actually from her company, so it’s store quality and delicious.
help from friends and family getting to and from places. Wood Sprite’s best friend’s mom and I are taking turns for the kids’ weekly classes and oh, it’s been nice.
a cool science lab at Wash U that involved polymers, slime, chemical reactions, liquid nitrogen and more! Plus we took WS and her BFF (his recommendation) to a froyo stand after and it was both delicious and an adorable place.
Stephen King trivia night, which was not as expected–a few ambiguous questions could have had multiple answers, and the buzz-in format that replaced the usual write-in answers left me feeling anxious and hesitant–but still fun, and always my favorite excuse for a bag of puffed corn
a new game we like to play in the car: if we see someone who looks super happy, we shout out reasons why we think they’re happy. We saw a guy in a delivery truck pump his fist in the air and we guessed that he got a new kitten, had someone say yes, had someone recover from the hospital, had someone mow his grass, won concert tickets, etc.
archery safety training going well. It’s always grueling, that many hours for kids and teens is just too long, but they’re plodding through!
Planned Parenthood Healthy Sexuality classes. The teens are learning so much and I love that they get to discuss their questions and concerns with a professional who isn’t related to them and closer to their age.
walking with Leslie Sansone and my weights. I went up to the next set this week and my arms were aching but in a good way.
friends and loved ones trusting me to vent or keep secrets. I know I haven’t been the most available person lately between work and homeschooling but I still enjoy being there for those who are there.
prepping for game night coming up this weekend! I’m in desperate need for the laughs and can’t wait to try out our new Spyfall. We’re also having a teen night, watching my little niece Mogwai (and I bought her a Mogwai for Easter!), and maybe getting pizza and heading to the zoo for Easter. Wood Sprite is 13, but still gets a basket! Goodies this year include both a Funko pop and stuffed Thestral (from Harry Potter), new headphones (to replace the constantly breaking set), chocolate frogs, a chocolate bunny and a new book. Eggs will have candy kisses in them. I’m not loving that I had to scramble to get things ready because I totally forgot about Easter (we usually do Ostara, but we were sick, and I’m usually so much far ahead of the game than this!) but I am glad that everything should be delivered by today.
What are you loving this week?