What's Up Wednesday in May

I'm not so sure that May's What's Up Wednesday post is going to be all that exciting since we've spent yet another month sheltering at home.  However, I do want to participate and have a record of what our months were like during this crazy, crazy time we're living in right now.
What We're Eating This Week:

Grilled chicken wraps with french fries and salad

Homemade Weight Watchers pizzas with salad



Steak, baked potatoes, broccoli

Shrimp stir fry over rice

Homemade macaroni and cheese (I'll use this recipe and omit the broccoli and ham) with salad



Chicken sausage & vegetable Alfredo over pasta




What I'm Reminiscing About: Though our school year has been over for a few months already this year I am thinking about schooling through spring in years past and how much fun we always had learning with all of our homeschooling friends... Even us veteran homeschoolers are not used to learning at home, alone, day in and day out.

Like the day we went on an ocean research vessel (4 years ago this week!).




The college class we took on Google Earth and natural disasters.



Learning about sustainable farming and cooking methods.


Learning all about submarines at the museum



What I'm Loving: All my mother's day gifts!  Especially this chair!


You can't beat the view!

What We've Been Up To: Hiking, baking, working on puzzles, getting the flower gardens and deck/patio ready for summer, redoing Alec's bedroom, reading, kayaking, and crafting.










What I'm Dreading: Waiting another few months for my surgery.  I just want to get it over with.

What I'm Working On: A few fun summer crafts, another puzzle, reading a few more books, trying to plan a few fun things for summer (knowing they'll most likely get canceled).

What I'm Excited About:
We finally finished Alec's room and I am loving it!  We still need to hang his pictures but other than that it is all completed.  So now I'm thinking about our next home improvement project and I'd love to talk my husband into really tackling the basement.

After we moved his furniture in but before we unpacked

All finished. 


What I'm Watching/Reading:

Watching: I began watching Council of Dads on Hulu and am loving it! A dad, with fairly young children at home, has been diagnosed with cancer and decides to create a council of dads for his family to turn to in case he doesn't live to see them grow up.  I've also started watching The Beauty and the Baker on Hulu, Sweet Magnolias, and Outer Banks.




Reading: I read 10 books this month and will have a full review of them on the blog this weekend.  I hope you'll come back and check it out.


What I'm listening to: Absolute peace and quiet!  The younger boys are off watching TV and my husband and Ian are out working on getting the jet ski ready for the water.

What I'm Wearing: I've finally gotten to mix in some spring clothing to my wardrobe!










What I'm Doing This Weekend: Nothing much- maybe hiking or kayaking or shopping.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month: Getting my hair cut!  I don't even so much feel like I need a haircut but I am really excited about making the trip to the salon... even if I will be required to wear a stupid mask (man I hate those things!).

What Else is New: Ian is supposed to be starting a new job (just as soon as I can get his working papers in order).

Linking Up With: Mid-week link up, On the Edge, Fabulous Fridays,




Comments

  1. Yes on Council of Dads- totally forgot to include it in my post but I am really enjoying that one- love your outfits- they look adorable AND comfortable :)

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  2. Okay, all I can think about is how awesome that new chair is! I LOVE it!!!

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    1. It's amazing!! I told my boys yesterday that I could happily sleep out there if it weren't for the mosquitoes.

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  3. That chair is pretty awesome! You look so cute in all of your spring clothes! I don't wear a mask when I go out. Luckily my hairdresser is my husband's aunt and she makes house calls for me! I love all of the old pictures of your boys. I love looking through old pictures and remembering the things we did that didn't seem so important then, but they are now.

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    1. We can't go to restaurants, dentist, doctor, hair appointments, etc. without a mask; they also take your temperature and assess you for symptoms before allowing you to enter (or sit outside in the case of our restaurants as no indoor seating is allowed). I've mostly been avoiding any and all places that require us to use masks.

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    1. It's amazing! It was awful to put together but worth the work.

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  5. That pizza looks so good! I may have to try it. Also, great chair!

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    1. The pizza is so yummy and only 6 or so points for an individual cheese pizza.

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  6. I love your new chair! I looks so comfy! I have been having a little more fun in the kitchen and plan to try some French dessert recipes next week. Going to add a scale to my amazon shopping list so I can measure in grams!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. We bought a kitchen scale this year because many of the recipes Alec wanted to try had gram measurements too. It has come in pretty handy.

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  7. The chair you received for mother's day looks so comfy!! What a thoughtful gift! Great outfit pics too, love the jeans embroidered at the bottom!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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    1. I found those on JC Penney and thought they were so cute; they're comfy too.

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  8. I just adore you that sweet chair you got, best lil spot at the house. That weight Watchers pizza looked so good.

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    1. It is definitely the best little spot around and I almost always have to kick Evan out of it.

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  9. I hate hearing that you have to wait for your surgery...ugh! I loved The Gown and hope you did too. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't super thrilled when my doctor told me that I'd be falling toward the end of the line of surgeries waiting for hospitals to open back up but at the same time I also thought I'd rather not have the surgery until my husband can hopefully be there with me too. I really enjoyed The Gown a lot!

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  10. I could not be more excited about my hair appt today!!! Looks like you scored big with that mothers day gift. I've really wished so many times that I had a chaise for my back patio during this quarantine....or an in ground pool haha.

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    1. I definitely scored big with my gift. I'm eyeing another patio set for our deck that is always neglected since I'd like to try and use it more.

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  11. A friend of mine just got the same chair as a gift for 40 years with the hospital that I retired from...She said it is hard to get out of...
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. I do think it's tricky to get in and out of but oh so comfortable once you're in.

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  12. I am so into anything that has to do with sustainability! Love all your pics and you styled such fun looks! If you'd like, come link up over at my blog! It's starts every Friday at 12 Eastern time. Thanks!

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    1. I'd love to join you! Any restrictions on what we link up?

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  13. You are so on point with your meal planning! All of it looks so amazing. I have been craving stir fry lately. I am also loving all of your cute outfits! Thanks for linking up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you! We just had kabobs on the grill last night that we served over rice and turned into an impromptu stir fry with a bit of teriyaki sauce.

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