What’s Up Wednesday – 9/26/18

Hello and happy Wednesday! When I realized that it was the last Wednesday of the month, I couldn’t believe how fast September has gone!  We are in our 4th week of school and settling into our routines.

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I’m linking up with Shay, Sheaffer, and Mel to answer these questions.  Here’s a little look into our life lately.

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WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK…
Sunday – London Broil for my birthday
Monday – Stuffed peppers
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday
Wednesday – Grilled chicken
Thursday – leftover chicken or pepper stuffing
Friday – pizza
Saturday – Oktoberfest Dinner Club

WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT…
I’m not really reminiscing about too much. I am loving this stage of life!!

WHAT I’M LOVING…
We finally saw the sun on Tuesday afternoon/evening and it was glorious!! The boys and I got outside for most of the afternoon and we really needed it. I got my run in outside too!

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Do you see that sun shining behind me??

The boys have started to help pack their lunches and I am really loving that!!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…
School has started so that has been the big thing we’ve been up to.  Jack and Luke seem to love their classes and are doing really well so far. I am loving how this year is starting in the media center too!

We have also been trying to attend as many sports practices as possible.  That has been a pretty challenging task with all this rain we’ve had.  Our fall schedule looks like this:
Sunday-Jack baseball, Monday-religious ed & Jack baseball, Tuesday-after school golf & Luke soccer, Wednesday-swim team, Thursday-Luke soccer & Jack baseball, Friday-swim team, Saturday-Luke soccer & Jack swim.  I know, it is BUSY but it keeps everyone moving, they have friends on every team, and they all like their activities.

I’ve been running with my girlfriends during practices and it’s been pretty great!

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We went to Jeff’s school for a Friday night football game this month. We always have so much fun at the games and I am hoping we can get to another one this year.

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WHAT I’M DREADING…
More rain!! I am not sure I can take it! There is hope though, Thursday only has a 25% chance of rain, Friday 15% chance, and the weekend looks sunny!! ☀️ ☀️

WHAT I’M WORKING ON…
I have been working on our school directory for the PTA. We are switching to an electronic directory this year and it is so much easier to manage!  At work, I have been working on securing 2 big name authors for our school in the next few months. I am SO EXCITED about this!! I love my partnership with A Likely Story, our local bookstore! Debbie, the owner, works so hard to bring so many wonderful authors into our community!

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT…
I am signed up for my next race and I am very excited. I am going to run the Zooma Florida Seaside Challenge (a 5K Friday evening and a 12K Saturday morning). This is a race that I have wanted to do for a while and I am so excited to be doing it! My mom, the boys, and I are headed to visit my sister and then we’ll all head over to Amelia Island for the run.  I am also excited to be back on a training plan. I love when the calendar tells me what to run each day!

WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING…
I have been watching housewives and Very Cavalleri on demand lately.  I haven’t really been watching much because I have been reading some AMAZING books!! I am going to do a full review on Friday, but I read these three books in close succession.  They are amazing and I loved the common theme of strong, resilient, young women surviving whatever life threw their way!

I also read When Life Gives You Lululemons and My Oxford Year recently. 

Right now I am reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I am really looking forward to next month’s books, too.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO…
I have been listening to Another Mother Runner podcasts when I run lately.  It’s like running with girlfriends.

Jack got a trumpet last weekend and is starting instrumental lessons at school on Monday.  We have been listening to a lot of trumpeting.

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WHAT I’M WEARING…
I bought the Sims Stone necklace in every color when Sheaffer and Shay had a great discount code.  My plan was to give them as gifts, but I started wearing them. And I haven’t stopped. I love these necklaces.  The only one I haven’t worn is the orange one, but don’t worry October is right around the corner and October calls for orange!


It got a little chilly around here this week so I have been breaking out some pants outfits.

 

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I have also been having a moment with Lilly rompers. I am loving them for work because they look cute, are shorts in case I need to sit on the ground, and are very comfy!

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND…
Luke has a soccer game on Saturday and Sunday. We have our first dinner club on Saturday night with a bunch of friends.  I’ll be running a 5-5.5 mile run for my Zooma training.

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH…
Jack just found out he’ll be getting his braces off just in time for all the chewy Halloween candy!!

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Jack’s last braces color change/ check up appointment

I am going to run that Zooma challenge and see my sister!

Halloween is always fun and I got a new Halloween mystery mailer from Prep Obsessed. It came on Monday and it is cute!

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I am looking forward to Lilly packages coming to my door. I still haven’t gotten most of my items from the After Party Sale!

We are headed back to JMU for a football game with a bunch of my aunts, cousins, and their kids to cheer on the Dukes! We went last year and had a blast so I can’t wait for this year!

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My sophomore year dorm room

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WHAT ELSE IS NEW…
I took Jeff, my parents, and the kiddos to Black Ankle Vineyards on Saturday for a little early birthday celebration.  I have been there a few times and always have fun.  The weather was beautiful, even though it was a little chilly.  The kids and the grown ups had a great time in that beautiful place!

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BONUS QUESTION: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO EAT OR DRINK PUMPKIN?
So the truth is, I hate pumpkin everything! I only like to eat pumpkins this way:

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Have a great rest of the week! I hope it is full of sunshine and books!

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