Week(s) in Review: February 1-21

You know, it seems like no matter what my intentions, I just can’t get my act together when it comes to blogging regularly. My weeks turn into months and I’m always running behind.  Maybe I’ll get my act together one of these days, but for now I’ll just have to post when I can.

This year is rushing by already and I seriously don’t know how we’re just a week away from March.  March, peoples. That means…spring break, and Daylight Savings Time (that which we do not speak of), and MAD’S BIRTHDAY (gulp), for which I have not prepared one iota.

But back to February.  I don’t remember much about the first week.  We did school, tried to recover from the trip to Colorado (you know, collecting the cat, cleaning the house, doing mounds of laundry), and for a surprise lunch with Heather and Co. who were driving through Dallas on the way home from visiting family. We only had about an hour to visit but it was super fun to see them.  And now every time we drive by Saltgrass the girls ask if Auntie Heather and their cousins are maybe, just possibly, sitting inside.

Thanks for lunch, Heather and Caleb (aka Hulk Hogan).

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Then Friday evening I headed out to Atlanta for a long weekend with my girls, Amber and Lanae. I hadn’t seen them for 10 years and it was a seriously fab couple of days.  We shopped and ate and laughed and shopped and ate some more.

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(And yes, I pilfered some of these photos from the other girls.) We visited First Baptist in Atlanta and heard Dr Stanley preach and we’re pretty sure we’re famous TV stars now because of it (joke).  We also visited the worlds creepiest theater to catch what’s probably the worlds last viewing of Mockingjay and Amber didn’t even have to pull out her ninja knife.  But she did have it ready, you know, just in case. (Seriously, when we came out into the lobby, even the employees had already left. Weird.

So glad I had a chance to reconnect with some old girlfriends; it was good for my soul.

I signed the girls up for a mail swap with some other homeschool kids and they had a blast making, sending, and receiving Valentines.

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In other news, it’s February so our nectarine tree has blossomed…way too early, as always. It’s supposed to freeze this weekend so no nectarines for us. Again.


Here’s a little update on some of the fun mail I’e received this month:

New oatmeal varieties to try out from Bzzagent – Susannah especially has been enjoying these.  And on a side note, WHY are there instructions for microwaving these oatmeal packets when they always, ALWAYS boil over the sides of the bowls?  Probably the better question is why do I keep trying when I always get the same result? Bzzagent

This fun little box was a giveaway I won recently from Cakes.com  Pretty awesome, because Madeline OF COURSE wants a Frozen themed birthday party so these supplies will come in handy in a few weeks. I love that they included a handwritten note in the box, too.




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This monstrous package came courtesy of Crowdtap, jammed full of Splenda goodies.  I have tons to share with friends and family! Crowdtap Splenda Crowdtap Splenda 2

This delicious little box was from Influenster and the girls pretty much decimated the bottle in a matter of days.  I had a taste and this stuff is pretty amazing (if you like Reese’s PB cups)! Influenster 2

And finally, although I always plan to do a separate review for my Ipsy bags, just in case it doesn’t happen again, here’s what I received this month.  I just opened it up and haven’t had a chance to test anything yet, but this just might be my favorite package from them, yet.

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I think that pretty much wraps up the week(s).  The girls are still fighting sickness (will it ever end?) so we’ve been taking school pretty slow, focusing mainly on math and history and reading.  Hopefully we’ll have some fun projects to share next time.