What’s Up Wednesday – 9/29/21

Happy Wednesday! It’s the last Wednesday of the month so I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay to share what we’ve been up to. Let’s get to it!

WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK…

WHAT I’M LOVING…

The weather! We have had all the windows open in our house for a week and it is lovely! It’s a little chilly in the morning but the afternoons are so lovely. There are so many windows in our new family room and the breeze is just what I hoped for. The kids have been playing outside a ton and that makes me happiest.

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…

We are squeezing in as much fun as we can these days. Jack and I went to JMU for a football game with some of my cousins and aunts.

Jeff and Luke went hiking.

We went to Hall and Oates with a bunch of friends.

I met friends for a walk or run a few times this month (and forgot to take pictures).
We tried a new taco truck – delicious!!

WHAT I’M DREADING…

I’m not really dreading anything right now. School is pretty good. Sports are pretty good. Family is great!

WHAT I’M WORKING ON…

I have been working on author and illustrator visits for our school. We usually have 2-4 authors come and visit our students. Yesterday we had our first author/illustrator visit of the year. It was virtual because our schools aren’t allowing any visitors, but it was so great! Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the illustrator of the books I’m Bored, I’m Sad, I’m Worried, and I’m Sorry. These books are FABULOUS!! I love how they capture exactly how kids may be feeling and give them suggestions for how to react to feeling that way. After a practice meeting on Monday, she had the best interactive presentation for our kindergarten, 1st graders, and 2nd graders. I’m working on our next author/illustrator who will hopefully be visiting us in the next 6 weeks.

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT…

I did well in the Lilly Sunshine Sale. All of my shipments are in and I am thrilled. I got two dresses – one printed and one in a classic navy, a pair of pants, some tops, and a pair of shorts. I am ready to start wearing my new Lilly! Be on the lookout for these pieces in the What I’m Wearing section of October’s What’s Up Wednesday. 😉

WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING…

I’ve been watching two things lately – Schitt’s Creek and sports. The Braves have been on most nights. The weekends are filled with golf and college and professional football. When I am watching tv by myself, I’m watching Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. It is such a great show.

I haven’t been reading nearly as much as I have been, but such is September. By the time I get in bed to read, I fall asleep. I just finished Yoga Pant Nation by Laurie Gelman. I also read The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren and Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave. Hello Sunshine was a bit of a miss for me (☀️☀️☀️), but the others were great!

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO…

I haven’t been listening to much this month. Back to school adds a lot of noise to my day, joyful fun learning noise, so I’ve been relishing the quiet moments.

WHAT I’M WEARING…

I’ve been wearing a lot of bubblegum beaded necklaces for a sweet kindergartener at my school who requested them for every class. I get my necklaces from Cora’s Den and I love them. I am looking forward to wearing my all and Halloween jewelry starting on Friday! You can always save 10% on everything with code SUNSHINEANDBOOKS10 on Cora’s Den.

I’m trying to wear as many skirts and dresses as I can while it’s still pretty warm out.

I had this romper tailored to remove the bell sleeve and I love it even more now!

WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND…

Birthday season wraps up this weekend. We have celebrated 5 birthdays since September 8th. Jeff’s will be our 6th this weekend! The kids have soccer and golf. I’m hoping for a gorgeous weekend to spend a bunch of time outside when we are home.

This is worth a celebration! I am picking up groceries this weekend! I keep forgetting to reserve a weekend time early in the week and haven’t had a weekend pick up in over a month. I remembered last night and we’re picking up weekend groceries! Woohoo!!

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH…

We are going to a wedding next month with some of my college roommates and I cannot wait to see them!!

I am going to start decorating our house for fall and Halloween this weekend. I like to wait until October 1st to officially put away summer and bring out the fall items. The pillows on my porch rockers still say “summer forever” and they might stay that way for a while.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW…

I finally signed up to take a continuing education class. I picked a class on executive functioning skills but haven’t gotten around to starting it yet – the irony is not lost on me. 😂

I love reading these posts and finding out what everyone else is up to. Have a great day full of sunshine and books!

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7 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday – 9/29/21

  1. jgalvinwhite says:

    You’ve had such a great month! I’m laughing at the executive functioning comment 🤣 your menu sounds so good! Yay for a weekend pickup time. It’s the little things!

  2. natashajk says:

    I’m belatedly catching up on my What’s Up Wednesday reading 🙂 I just put my fall wreath up today. It was so warm, I was wearing shorts so I just haven’t felt the fall vibes yet.

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