WHAT WE’VE BEEN EATING THIS WEEK…
Monday – steaks on the grill
Tuesday – dinner faux pas – Chick-Fil-a
Wednesday – taquitos or quesadilla
Thursday – spaghetti
Friday – pulled BBQ chicken
Saturday – burgers
Sunday – no clue
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT…
Jack is moving on to middle school in the fall and I’ve been reminiscing about all the fun he’s had in elementary school. I’m excited for this next step for him, but I am a bit sad that our school time together is over. He’s so excited and I am excited too. I just wish our time together wasn’t cut a little short.
WHAT I’M LOVING…
The weather!! Oh my goodness!! We have had some absolutely perfect days lately! I’ve been plopping my beach chair in the middle of the driveway each afternoon and reading for work in the glorious weather! I can keep an eye on my kids, get my work done, and enjoy the fresh air!! Sunshine and books at it’s “safer at home” best!! ☀️
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…
Well, not too much. We did do some socially distanced socializing this weekend and it felt amazing!! I went for a walk with some girlfriends. I had a little afternoon, outside happy hour with some girlfriends. We had an outside dinner with two families. Everything felt super weird, but also so good. We were so overly cautious about keeping our hands and our touches to ourselves. It just felt worth it to see the smiles on everyone’s faces!!
WHAT I’M DREADING…
I’m not really dreading anything. We have 11 days of school left and I am ready for it to be over. We’ll keep learning this summer, more than usual, but it won’t be this structured.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON…
I am reading a bunch right now for work. Aside from working with the kids, that’s my favorite part of my job. I love reading these great books for kids. I am also starting to pack up the media center for summer.
I started a new series on the blog last week. New books are released/published on Tuesdays and I’ve started rounding up the new releases each week to share a few with you.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT…
Did you see that we have 11 days of school left?? I’m excited about that!
I’m hoping that the pool will open soon! I’m pretty excited about that! I’ve been there helping with the grounds and it feels so good.
WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING…
I’ve started watching more Netflix than usual. Jeff and I watched Waco on Netflix and it was so good. I finished season 6 of Grace and Frankie. I love that show! Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are so funny! I’m finished Unorthodox and it is really interesting.
I am excited to start watching Sweet Magnolias. I want to at least read the first book in the series first.
I’ve been reading a bunch lately. I’ve read kids books and grown up books. I’ve read:
The Unteachables by Gordon Korman ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ (kids)
Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ (kids)
The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
Beach Read by Emily Henry ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
Eliza Starts a Rumor by Jane L. Rosen ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ (I listened to this one)
Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
I had a mostly four sunshine month. That’s a great month of reading! I usually save my summer beach reads for the true summer, when school is out and I can just enjoy them. So don’t worry, they are coming soon!!
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO…
I listened to an audiobook while I was walking/running this month and it was rather enjoyable. I’ve been listening to my same podcasts – What Should I Read Next and Another Mother Runner. I’ve been listening to The Jonas Brothers for some fun kitchen dancing and a playlist from The Last Dance.
WHAT I’M WEARING…
More of the same – leggings, tank tops, quarter zips, running shorts. I did put on jeans for the boys orthodontist appointment and was pleased to say they still fit rather comfortably.
I got this romper from the Loft Outlet and it is the COMFIEST thing I’ve worn in a long time! I got the blue and may order the black one too.
I’ve been painting my nails and having some fun with the colors now that my nail salon is closed and I’m not sticking with a color for too long. This new color is Essie and it’s so summery!
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND…
I scheduled the Kona Ice truck to come back on Sunday. The weather looks waaaaaaay better than the last time it came. The boys don’t know about it. I also invited a few of their friends to come over for the Kona Ice truck. We’ll stay socially distanced but it will be nice to see their faces!
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH…
The pool!! I am really hoping our pool opens! All four of us are starting to get a little bored of our options at home so we are hoping to branch out a little bit to some state and local parks, hiking trails, and new scenery.
That’s pretty much what’s up. I’ll be back tomorrow with Monthly Musings. Have a great day full of sunshine and books!