It's been a low-key week around here. My son got sick Monday night and has been home with an on/off fever the remainder of the week. I've been up most nights administering Motrin and sitting with him while he falls back asleep, so the week is a bit of a blur for all of us, but he's on the mend. We've got a weekend ahead of us and blue skies on the horizon. I've got a stack of books to be finished, coffee at my side and Sandy curled up beside me.
Here are a few bits from the week:
We had an Army buddy visit with his kids last weekend. They're moving and stopped by for a night on their way to their new post. He and his wife are the kind of people who actually know wine rather than dabbling with a new bottle a week based entirely on the label, and he brought us this Von Strasser Malbec. It was excellent, the kind of wine that makes you realize how small you've been playing all along. Going back to $15 blends might be an issue moving forward. I don't even want to know how much this bottle goes for. Grab it if you can find it. The color alone was stunning. Also, it pairs well with Domino's. Hahaha. Dear lord.
Maggie read this book, which I gave her for her birthday, in one bath. That's right: one long bath. That's my girl. :) She really liked that the book is based on the scientific method. I can't wait to read this and discuss. I got held up trying to read Wonder a few months ago and finally gave up. She granted me a pass on that one, and I'm now on to the The Mysterious Benedict Society. So far, so good. I really love reading what my kids are reading. Thankfully my son is now beyond Captain Underpants.
Speaking of kids and books, I saw this quote on The Skimm today. Hahahaha. I know just how he feels!
I found Maggie and Sandy curled up, both with blankets, watching Peter Pan. They appreciate that we refuse to get rid of this 20 year old sofa because it's so comfy. Who cares about sagging pillows? Not Sandy.
While trying to order See's candies for my father for Father's Day, my kids kept asking me questions and interrupting me. This resulted in sending 2 lbs. of chocolate to myself rather than my father, which meant I had to order another 2 lbs. for him, and the whole thing was a whopping $120. I made sure to eat as many of those chocolates as possible to really make it worth it. My face is now broken out, and I've got a few extra pounds. Lesson learned....don't allow one's children nearby while ordering chocolate. Whew. Glad that box is done.
And here are a few things I've been reading on the web this week:
I'm In an Open Marriage. Here's Why It Works. Um....when did the AARP start publishing articles like this? Fascinating.
This article on trying to change the pre-school and educational system in Ghana was really interesting. As a teacher, I bet parents are as challenging as any other aspect of teaching.
Is Body Positivity a Scam? Thoughts?
This Man Repeller article (or just comments from women who are 50+) on sex after age 50 is a must-read. These women, who wrote anonymously, are hilarious and honest.
Here are 18 new shows to watch this summer, according to the staff at The Atlantic. I'm dying to watch Making It and Dietland.
That's it around here. We're off to get some summer clothes for a soccer camp coming up and blow through the Starbucks drive-thru for a single shot of espresso over ice. It's the small things, right?