This week was a blur of obligations, responsibilities, and to-dos. We were so over scheduled it hurt, and when things didn't go according to plan, I was ready to throw in the towel. But like most things in motherhood, there is redemption. It comes in simple forms like, hugs and kisses, a dinner you actually cooked, a trip to Walmart that wasn't a total disaster. For me, this weeks redemption was Thursday. It was jam packed, over scheduled, and exhausting. But it was also sweet and kind, and gave us a chance to enjoy each other. Was it perfect? No way. Was it fancy? Are you kidding. But it was a little piece of heaven for all of us.
Mac had her Halloween school party. Thankfully it was my day off, so I got to go too. She chose Belle, but needed a tank top for the "itchys". I'm more in love with the shoes and the baby nylons. Yes, nylons. We had a great time at the party, but while I remembered to bring all the stuff I signed up for, I forgot the treats for the class. Let's be honest, I didn't even buy any, I just forgot the box of fruit snacks from the pantry.
Caitlin had a doctor's appointment, and since it was Doughnuts with Dad, I didn't bother packing a lunch or cooking her breakfast. I picked her up from school and promised Chick-Fil-A. I mean, who doesn't love cutting school and delicious waffle fries? The line however was crazy long. So I decided the only way to pass the time was to complain about it on Instagram.
At our stop at Whole Foods for the essentials like Almond Milk Cold Pressed Mochas (yes, they are amazing), we found this. The employees held a pumpkin carving contest and this my friends must me Dr. Oz. Cool, right?
A happy Caity prior to the doctors appointment where she had to get a flu shot. Ugh, this kid hates shots like it's her job. I mean shots aren't fun, but she cries and cries and screams. She put on a brave face. I promised cookies from Whole Foods. All was right with the world after about fifteen minutes. Cutting school with her and sharing waffle fries was good for our souls.
Blueberry muffins. Grain free. Sugar Free. Dairy Free. But my goodness not taste free. This is a recipe I hacked from Against All Grain. I'm still tweaking it and when it's good, I'll let you know.
My recipe swap gift came in the mail. It was perfect. I mean, I'm a sucker for mason jars. But add in recipe cards and some hand made tags... Swoon. I love joining in on blog swaps because you meet new friends, and also... SWAG! This swap partner made me laugh! She sent me a recipe for steak. She's got faith in me! And a little happy mail was the perfect end cap to my Thursday.
So while Tuesday sucked in a major way, Thursday was a big sigh of relief. We needed that time together. To laugh at Mom singing to Madonna. To tell "punny" jokes on the way to the doctor's office (what kind of shoes do ghosts wear? BOOOOTS). I needed to have my girls and have the luxury to just be. Stroll the aisles of Whole Foods with no agenda. Sit in the car in the parking lot of Chick-Fil-A and eat lunch. To drive across town just to indulge in an almond milk mocha and buy the overpriced cookies to make up for unannounced flu shots.
Thank God that for every disastrous Tuesday, there is an average, happy, no where on earth I'd rather be, Thursday.
PS: If I timed this just right, this post will go live Saturday Pacific time.
So that I will have posted twice this week.
That was one of the only goals I accomplished this week in my blog life.
Better luck next week.