A Little Fun

My friend Nilsa posted this list of prompts and it was fun to read on her blog so I thought I'd snag it for mine.

The highlight of my week was when my mom and little sister brought my niece and nephew over to keep Grady occupied, and they made me soup and cleaned my kitchen while I took the longest, hottest shower in the history of long, hot showers.

The low point of my week was when I got the results from what was supposed to be my last pregnancy-related blood test. My HCG level still hasn't dropped enough for me to be considered unpregnant so the weekly blood tests continue. This week was my twentieth blood test of 2015. It is getting tedious. The good news is that my level is still dropping so I'm making progress, just not quickly enough to be comforting.

The best book/article I read was When Things Fall Apart. Pema Chodron is my homeboy/lady.

My favourite photo I took was of Grady's bedtime stall tactics. He's started doing this thing where he'll casually lean against the wall and start multiple conversations with, "So Mommy..." and it cracks me up (and annoys everloving hell out of me because GO TO SLEEP! SLEEP IS AWESOME!)


This week's workouts were nonexistent. No, you know what? I took Grady on a couple good walks and I walk Wolfgang every day so this week's workouts were of the walking variety and I will do better next week.

The best money I spent was certainly not the money I spent online shopping after I drank a pitcher of gin cocktails. It was a tough week. And Banana Republic has an excellent return policy. So whatever, retail therapy. It's a thing.

My plans this weekend are pretty extensive (for me.) Last night I went to my brother's new condo with my entire family and ate pizza and watched the littles run around like crazy people. This morning I FaceTimed with one of my favourite people who unfortunately lives in England so I never get to see her (sad face.) This afternoon I am meeting a friend downtown for (decaf) coffee. Then I'm meeting up with other friends for a dinner celebrating my best friend's wedding because her bachelorette party was a few weeks ago and it fell right in between my two surgeries. I missed all the fun activities and showed up for dinner but I was a mess and in pain and left early. Tonight is the redo and it is going to be excellent. We're going here and I'm already mapping out my cocktail strategy. Tomorrow I am going to take Grady to a new playground (weather permitting) and then we'll prep some meals for the week (steel cut oats and hardboiled eggs for quick breakfasts, turkey chilli and beer bread for work lunches, shredded chicken for easy dinners.)