Friday, September 20, 2013

dreamy :: practical

ray-ray and me 2 the boys

Hooray for getting through another week!  Sorry to drone on about counting down the weeks of the school year.  I never used to do that.  My job is more stressful now than it used to be and I feel like getting through each week is a huge accomplishment.  I need the weekend to unwind!  Another thing that throws me for a loop each year is Back to School Night, which was Wednesday this week.  I commute to work, so staying late for BTSN means I can't go home in between.  These last couple BTSNs I decided just to crash at my parents' house on that night  to save commuting home late at night and then having to get up at 5 the next morning just to drive straight back.  I feel like I'm still recovering!

Are you ready for a dreamy/practical list?

:: throw a popsicle party in the back yard!  Ken has invited a million families as usual.  It should be wild!
:: eat toast with honey and drink tea.  The boys like drinking Bedtime Tea with me in the evenings now.  So cozy!
:: be entertained!  I always have this as a goal in the back of my mind, but we rarely get to watch a show or movie anymore.  By the time the boys crash, I am exhausted.  Nonetheless, I'd love to watch a show on Netflix or bring out the Jane Eyre movie I bought ages ago but haven't watched yet.  (Ken can't stand period pieces, but maybe Dieter will watch it with me.  He watched Pride and Prejudice with me over the summer and we had a blast).

:: throw a popsicle party.  Ugh.  I'm the hugest introvert, so these parties actually take a lot out of me.  (But the kids love them).  I need to make a couple cheese balls and some popsicles and buy some popsicles too.  (And I'm going to remember to "fake it 'til I make it!")
:: do my cleaning routines
:: wash the car Sunday morning with one of the boys
:: ready myself for another full week and get my head together.  Get back on track!

ray-ray and me

 Bye bye!

PS--I'd love to hear what you're up to this weekend!


Denise said...

we are supposed to have rain all weekend - my youngest has a soccer game tomorrow that is 1.5 hours from home BUT near my sisters so we'll stop and visit with her.

otherwise, i'm thinking more sewing and reading for me. Like you prep for a new week!

Denise said...

p.s. - have fun with your popsicle party!

Gabi said...

Great feeling to have finished another week, isn't it?
Today will be shopping for clothes for my son. We both hate it. Tomorrow a raw-food-trade-show. So excited! Hope to post some pictures next week.
And preparing for the upcoming week, so important!

Madame Melville said...

I like how your popsicle party is both dreamy and practical! I'm not a big entertainer myself and find it exhausting to have many people at my house. My usual goal when hosting a party is to make it through the stress of prep time without yelling at the kids!! I hope you don't mind, I'm going to start Dreamy/Practical as a bit of a Friday ritual on my blog too (which I've taken a break from for over a year) I just love the idea of balancing the weekends. Here's my link:

Our Adventures As A Family of 4.... said...

I understand, I used to commute for my job too, at one point and hour and a half. It takes a lot out of you.

We are relaxing this weekend. Some rain is coming our way and a bit cooler temps (70's) so we are staying in and doing some housework, watching movies and maybe if it clears up tomorrow a backyard project we have been meaning to get to.

I have been doing a mini cleaning routine this week but the girls have some chores they can do to help so we will do some of them on Sunday.

Enjoy your popsicle party that sounds like fun!


Sarah said...

I hope the weekend was excellent.
I have learned so much about myself through parenting, especially that those social gatherings take a lot out of me due to being such an introvert, but I try to hard to make them happen for the kiddos.
I hope your party was great.
Have a lovely week and know that the parents appreciate all you do at school, your job is so incredibly important and the kids I am sure adore you :)