Whew! Friday, where have you been all week?
On Tuesday, I thought it was Wednesday. Wednesday, I thought it was Thursday and Thursday I stopped keeping track. Things are good this week, mostly, but somehow I got lost in the week. I think having Valentine’s Day on Tuesday did it – getting valentines organized to hand out, etc just sort of added a day to my week somehow.
We also had the excitement of a first loose tooth for our oldest, with the added excitement of it being so loose we yanked it after dinner. Ping! It went flying. I had tried pulling and wiggling it to no avail before dinner, but afterwards we tied on a little floss and hubs did the deed. I was so amazed and totally amused by how gruesome and fantastic it was. I can’t believe my kid wasn’t more traumatized by it all, I thought at some point his bravery would give way, but nope, survived the pulling and the aftermath, all smiles. I seem to remember standing around with floss tied to my teeth, willing myself to slam a door and being too chicken to do it when I was a kid. Barftastic and just the kind of thing seven year olds love. And the tooth fairy made a sneaky appearance, leaving money and a nice little note. Yet another milestone for my gigantic, growing kids.
I also haven’t touched my sugar bowl since back in January. Nor my brown sugar canister. These are significant details if you know me well. Read about me and sugar and the Domestic Diva sugar detox, here.
Well, anyway, Friday is here and I’m glad. I like the weekends, even though technically with no school, no daycare and no naps I feel like I’m twice as busy with the kids. But it’s lazier, with a slower start to the mornings and just more pajamas in general. What’s not to like? I’m finally getting over my strep throat and trying to look and act like a real live human being. I know, I’m fancy.
So, here are some noteworthy bits I’m happy to share:
~ First and foremost, did you catch the amazing video of Dee, the Cocktail Deeva, sharing her journey as she underwent a breast ultrasound? It’s really mindblowing to read some of the breast cancer stats and risks for women with what are called dense breasts. Dee shares a ton of info and actually takes the camera with her for the ultrasound, crazy brave lady. It’s a definite watch and share thing – get the info into the hands of other women in your life. I wrote about it here: Would you take it all off for a good cause?
~ I shared some tips for wining and dining your valentine over on the Electrolux Canada blog and honestly, who cares if the holiday is over – the recipes I linked to in that post are to die for. Go check them out, they are so tempting! And up right now on the blog is a Family Day post with a whole family favourites idea for Monday if you are lucky enough to have a holiday. How to actually do something as a family, especially if the weather is sort of uncooperative? Well, I say bring on the food, the dishtowel wars and see how crazy you can get in the kitchen.
~ I was invited to guest post over at Merry with Children, and my post “What if you celebrated gaining instead of losing” looks all purty over there. Head on over and check it out – if you don’t know Merry’s blog, well, you are welcome and please make me some of the yummy food she features. Yesterday’s recipe damn near did me in. Thanks to Merry for the kind welcome!
~ And here on the Little Miss Mocha blog I wrote about welcoming Fisher-Price to the neighbourhood, and a post about the great laptop drowning of 2012 – also known as “thank God I didn’t yell at my kid when it happened” and “looks like nobody earned a halo this week”.
~ Voting is still open over at the Canadian Family Tales of Bliss competition – I would love you to read my entry “The Overflowing Life” and vote if you have not yet done so.
What’s up for your weekend? We’re going to be celebrating something we made up called Taylor Day and it went from a small mention after Christmas to some sort of crazy affair where we’re baking muffins tomorrow (a favourite treat), making something special for dinner, possibly heading out to brunch on Sunday and now I hear there are gifts. I don’t know who’s in charge of this event, but I think the use of the word “snowballed” would not be inappropriate.
Until next week, lovelies. Keep your head up and your coffee cup full. I don’t know what it means either, but the coffee part sounds good. And my kids are off all next week so I should have good stories to share by next Friday’s recap.
Wish me luck and no grey hair (none yet, if you believe my hair stylist, which I resolutely do. Pfft. As if you wouldn’t.)