Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Currently: June 2019

Reading: Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith. It's a delightful YA novel about 2 people who take a train trip across the US before going off to college. It's a light, easy-breezy read which is perfect for summertime!

Loving: my new Rothy's sneakers. They are so comfy and I love the bright garnet color I chose! This is my second pair of Rothy's. I also have the blat pointed-toe flats. These shoes are not cheap but I love that they are machine washable and are made from recycled plastic bottles. And I mean Meghan Markle wears them, too, so clearly they are a cool, fashionable brand. ;)

Feeling: frustrated that Paul is still dealing with an ear infection. Usually they clear up super fast but this last one has been nasty. We saw a Nurse Practitioner at the ENT practice yesterday and she used a suction tool to clean out his infected ear. She thinks the ear drop antibiotics weren't getting into his ear drum so hopefully now that his ear is cleaned out, the drops will do their job. It's bad timing to get an ear infection as we need to keep his ears dry when they are infected and this is the time of year when we want to be swimming!

Anticipating: our quick getaway to my parents lake place next week. Paul and I will head up on Wednesday morning and come back on Friday evening. Phil has to work on Wednesday and Friday so we are heading back on Friday to spend the weekend together as a family. I'll get to see a bunch of relatives at the lake so I am looking forward to that, but as a total and complete introvert, I can kind of only handle 2 days of LOTS OF PEOPLE. ;)

Grateful: that my parents have a lake home that we can visit! All our summer trips/time off will be spent at their lake home. It's really nice to have an oasis to visit. Plus they are super excited to see Paul and are always willing to help out with him when they are up there (to the extent that Paul will let them help - he still clings to me!).

Working: on getting Paul to transition from 2 naps to 1. It hasn't been an easy transition. Sometimes he will only nap for a little over an hour which doesn't give us much of a break on the weekend. I hear of parents whose kids nap for 2-3 hours and I am soooo envious! I love Paul but I would love a little break to get things done on weekend days!

Listening: to Paul learn new words! He says dada, hola, agua, hi, bye, no, ma (which means more), all done, and sometimes he will say mama. I think he doesn't say mama much because he views me as an extension of himself. Ha. He's also learning to say Oscar. His teachers told us he says the name of one of his little school friends, Arthur.

Watching: the second season of David Letterman's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" on Netflix. I feel like the people he is interviewing in this season are a bit more 'b list' but it's still been interesting to watch. Except the interview with Kanye West. I can't stand him and think he is such a pompous a-hole! I really enjoyed his interview with Ellen, though! I'd highly recommend checking that one out.

(Still) Wishing: the perfect house for us would come on the market. The housing market is still super quiet in Minneapolis. Womp womp.

Bonus Paul pics!

Hey, I didn't approve of a break to eat breakfast. Pick me up!

Pants are optional for Paul at our house on the weekend!

No pants and in control of the remote. Basically living his best life.

Read this to me, mama!
What's new with you? What are you currently anticipating and grateful for?


Jeanie said...

What a fun post, Lisa. I like those shoes -- I wonder if my orthotics would fit inside (if the bottoms come out). And love that you're going to get to the lake. I know what you mean about being the introvert and too many people. I feel that way about Rick's family reunion.

Anticipating -- well, hopefully I'll feel well enough to go to the reunion or at least a day of it. That might be all I can take. And definitely anticipating the lake next week. Grateful that the pneumonia's worst symptoms are gone.

Stephany said...

How would you say Rothy's compare to TOMs? I really love TOMs but I hear such good things about Rothy's! It's hard to stomach spending so much on shoes, lol, but I also have really weird feet and I really *should* spend more on shoes to make sure my feet are properly supported. CAN YOU TELL I'M HAVING A DILEMMA ABOUT THESE SHOES?!

I'm so glad your parents have that lake house to take Paul to. I am sure they just LOVE having him around, too. Those will be such special memories to look back on when he's older.

I am anticipating a five-day weekend next week (and three-day work week, whoop!) and grateful for good friends.

katielookingforward said...

I love my rothy's, I got the loafers and wore them on a work trip to New Jersey. they weren't as comfy as wearing nikes, but they were great compared to other "dress shoe" options. Great call on having family time for the weekend after the 4th, sounds like a great mix!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Anticipating our trip up north. Slightly dreading it because I don't know how comfortable I'm going to be. But everyone else in my family will have fun!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Ahhh, poor little guy. I hope the ear infection has cleared up.

He is such a cutie!

To reply to your comment on my post, yeah, our summer holidays seem very different than in the US. We only get July and August off (teachers go back last week of August to get ready for the students). The students start at the beginning of September (just before or after labour day, depending when labour day falls). We get two weeks off at Christmas, a week in February, and a week for Easter (well, just over a week with Good Friday). I think it's 195 school days per year for the teachers, and about 185 for the students, due to about 10 PD days.

Amber said...

Paul is saying so many words! He has definitely surpassed Olivia's vocabulary. I swear she almost refuses to talk. I was trying to get her to say blue for blueberry over our holidays and got her to say boo once, but she hasn't said it again since and prefers to tell us what she wants with hand gestures. She beats her little fists together for more or again and when she wants berries at the end of her meal she taps her pointer finger on her tray over and over again and goes mmh mmh. And then we say "berries?" and she breaks into a huge smile and enthusiastically nods yes. Ha! So she definitely communicates, just not with very many words!!