Making My Monday
Thank you all for your comments over the past few days, they came at just the right time.
I had a frustrating weekend. We had our eyes (and hopes) on these homes being built a few miles away and in the week since we last saw them, the prices jumped 25k (25 THOUSAND IN ONE WEEK!). Then I went to tour a school for Little D yesterday that I loved but it’s very tough for us to justify the costs, especially with two kids. And I just felt really burnt out on life in Southern California and the exorbitant costs that come along with it and wanted to pack it up and move to Idaho or something. Anyone out there live in Idaho? How is it??
But lo and behold, it’s Monday. And with it comes my weekly self-inflicted dose of positivity – five things “Making My Monday” today:
These biscuits. Oh my god, you guys. These biscuits. It’s the second time I have made them and they are ridiculously easy and SO good. I was craving some Southern flavors on Saturday so made these and crockpot BBQ meatballs and some roasted brussel sprouts and the whole thing was to die for so I am recreating it for dinner tonight. You know when you have a meal in mind and you spend all day looking forward to it?? That.
Kai’s gym class. We like to stick to one extracurricular activity at a time with our kids. In the Fall we did a fun music class with Kai and now we are trying a little toddler tumbling class. He loves it, it’s far more physical than music was and he’s at that age where he needs that. I love, love, love that I am able to steal away one hour of the week for some alone time with my little man. The second baby really gets the short end of that stick, don’t you think?
The pin above (originally from here). It’s a good little roadmap to keep handy, no? I am still very into Pinterest and all the treasures it unearths. It’s the perfect little spot for a mental break during the day. You can follow me here.
It’s a big week for my dad – his birthday is this weekend and he is retiring this week. He has been working (very) hard at it for 40+ years, having defected from Romania with $500 in his pocket and very little English in his vocabulary and has built an extraordinary life with my mom through the decades. When I catch myself complaining about my dream house being out of reach, I look to them for a dose of reality…which they are happy to dish out. And this week I am extra proud of him.
A night in with the girls. Like I said in an earlier post, I feel like January has kind of kicked everyone’s ass this year. So I am planning on reuniting with some of my fave girls for a little after-the-kids-are-in-bed glass of wine at our place later this week when my husband is out. Getting together with friends doesn’t have to be complicated or costly or planned ages in advance. It just has to be.
Happy Monday, friends ~