I don’t think we’ve had a “normal” WUW this year.
First, I frantically had to cancel because of Andrew’s unexpected surgery and then the next month, it was dedicated to the third anniversary of Manda’s passing and now, well, nothing is normal right now. Here’s hoping April’s WUW is VERY uneventful. V.E.R.Y.
If you’re new around here, on the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little linky party where we share what’s going on with us right now. It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post.
Here we go…
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
If you missed my spring inspired Meal Planning Monday this week, you can see that HERE. Tonight, we are grilling up some chicken sausages and having it with sides from Trader Joe’s like their gnocchi in the air fryer. Guys, that air fryer is legit! You can read my review HERE.
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
On Sunday, we had a Manda Strong Foundation board meeting (via Zoom) where we discussed the details for next year’s gala which made me think back to this year’s and friends, I’m still on cloud nine! It was such an unbelievable night!
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Guys, I was CRACKING UP yesterday reading your comments about my “making the bed routine”. You people both validated me and made me feel crazy at the same time. I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed comments more than yesterday’s! What are some other random posts like that you might want to see? Let me know in the comment section!
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Lots of things at home! We have gone on so many walks, grilled out, enjoyed time on the swings, playing with the dogs…we’ve watched movies, read books, played and played…allllllll the cozy inside things 😉 . Our teacher lead homeschool begins on Monday, so this week, it’s been parent lead based on resources provided. We’ve been doing that in the morning and then they’ve been outside (thank goodness for gorgeous weather!) most afternoons. They’ve built a “house” in the backyard from all sorts of random things and have spent a great deal of time getting dirty in that.
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
I think sooner rather than later, Ashby is going to get a new surgeon and that makes me sooooooooooo sad. Her doctor has mentioned to me recently how she is about to hang up her surgical gloves and honest to goodness, it makes me want to cry. Have any other mamas out there been through this? I know we’ll probably love the new one (whomever that may be), but geez, it makes me sick to think about starting over with someone new. I love her doctor, and she always puts us both at peace, so this is really sad for Ashby and me.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Well, I started my little veggie garden again this year. Every year, we do this and every year, I end up with a problem or two. I think my main issue is that I always over crowd the area. I get too eager when picking out plants, and then fill my raised bed with too much (plus, it always looks small in there when you first plant it, so I add more…and then it grows and I have no room). This year, I really want to get cherry tomatoes to grow. I always do Big Boy tomatoes, but I think some small cherry ones might go quicker around here. I tried strawberries in pots two years ago, but had no luck…so, maybe I’ll try that again? What else? Right now, I have all of my herbs and some larger tomatoes, bell peppers and jalapeños too…carrots do well for me and green onions. Ideas? Suggestions? I’m all ears!
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
Andrea told me this week to start watching Tiger King. Whoa. Who else has watched this? I’m only on episode two…but let me say again WHOA. I had no idea that so many people want to live with big cats. Whoa again…and whhhhhhy?
My MARCH BOOK REVIEW will be out next week and, if I do say so myself, it’s EPIC! I have some chick lit, a thriller, some current “must reads”, a memoir…a big batch of greatness! I really enjoyed all of my books this month, so I’m excited to share them with you! If you want to see what I’ve already read this year (or in year’s past!), you can see them all HERE.
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Right now, I’m sitting outside on the driveway writing this listening to Ashby try and teach Madeley how to “ride her bike super fast”. Madeley keeps saying “but Ashby, I don’t want to go fast!”. Side note, she’s currently riding a tricycle 😉 .
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
I’ve been wearing lots of yoga pants around here, but just in case you were wondering, here is a hodgepodge of what I wore on vacation along with another cute top just for fun…
Well, I could just wear this striped t-shirt dress every day! It’s soft, it’s a little flowy, it can be layered. Love. It. The wedges and jacket are oldies but goodies, but the dress can be found HERE.
Remember my little Amazon dress from last year? Still love, love, love it!
Speaking of things I love from Amazon…
…this dress wins for being the most DM-ed about while we were gone! Isn’t it super cute? I wore it as a cover up, but you most certainly could wear it with sandals and call it a day!
For this trip, I found a lot of fun things on Amazon like this top HERE for whale watching 🙂 .
Awe, this pic just makes me happy. I think it’s my favorite from the trip. My romper cover up can barely be seen, but it’s really easy to wear and you can find it HERE.
Okay, two more Amazon finds for you…
…horrible picture, adorable dress (with pockets!). I was suuuuuuuper impressed with this dress! For only $22, I thought the construction were fabric was spot on plus, it has pockets! I love a dress with pockets 🙂 .
Finally, last but not least…
…this cute leopard top just makes me happy 🙂 .
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
We watched Pearl Harbor with the kids this last week (over three nights because geez that movie is LONG), so we’re looking forward to another movie weekend coming up. Any suggestions? I liked that one because it was somewhat historical (minus the cute Ben Affleck part), and prompted some great discussions around our house. What else???
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
This cutie turns the big 3-9 on April 2, so even though we’re going to celebrate low-key at home this year, I’m already looking forward to next year when we celebrate his 40th in a big way!
(Side note: how did we get this old?! We were just 22!)
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
…I’m still giving one lucky winner an Apple Watch!!
To see all of the details and enter to win, head HERE.
In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!! xo