What’s Up Wednesday

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It’s  What’s Up Wednesday !

Mel, Sheaffer and Shay host this link up where they share some random and fun stuff that’s up today.

While trying to edit my post from today, I inadvertently deleted it!  I had shared about four recipes for make-ahead meals…

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Black Bean Burgers

Cancer Fighting Soup

These recipes start off my “What’s Up Wednesday” post for what we are eating!

What am I reminiscing about?  THIS- – -Teeny H doing her first artwork!IMG_3521.jpg

We’ve been doing a little painting around here this summer.  Big H is so into it!  He did a great picture of his coach at soccer camp to take and share as part of his “homework.”  🙂

What I’m loving…

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Yes, my coffee picture needs to be that big.  I was on the decaf coffee boat all through my pregnancy and breastfeeding period.  It’s nice to have a real deal cup every morning.  I try to limit it to one.

I also have enjoyed using all the generous Starbucks gift cards that students have given me over the course of the past school year.  I finished my last one today with this for me and a fruit squeeze for H.

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What I’ve been up to…

Driving back and forth to soccer camp!  So I first had thought we would make the jump into summer camps next year.  H seemed a little young to me.  Although he would never admit it, I think he was getting kind of bored with Mommy and the little one.  He was apprehensive and pretty much downright reluctant when we first started talking about the decision to do it.  However, he has absolutely loved it!  He says it is so much fun and so much running.  🙂  IMG_5040.jpg

The picture above was on Monday (his first day out of 5).  He took right off for the fields!

What I’m dreading…

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I’m dreading fall.  I know I’m probably one of few people to admit to this.  I was thrilled today when the temps were lower, but fall symbolizes a lot of work, responsibility, and just crazy busyness.

What am I working on…

I’m working on relaxing with my “to-do” lists {easier said than done!}.  I’m working on getting Miss H to say all the words.  Right now, she loves to say “no” in a seriously cute slightly nasal way.

Pretty soon I’m going to be working on back-to-work/school prep that includes all the school supply shopping plus organizing plus let’s go back to getting up at 6AM things.  P.S.    I still get up early.  Today was a 4:30 day!  🙂

What I’m excited about…

I’m excited to be doing a couple more family visits before our back to reality prep.  I’m also excited about recommitting to some things.  For me, resolutions and such go better and seem more natural in September versus January.  A new school year is a fresh start.

I’m also hoping to get some one-on-one time with my most favorite person…even if I have to hijack his schedule to do so!

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What I’m Listening/Reading…

I’ve been listening to TED talks when I have the chance as well as Bethel Music.

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This book was excellent!  A romance/sister book plus just a story about having faith.  I really liked it.

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This one has some of the same characters in it but looks at a different aspect of the family story.  Liked this one as well!

As far as watching, I did watch some of the best clips from the movie Anchorman the other night.  So funny!

What I’m wearing…

Lots of gym clothes!  I do *try* to do regular shorts and a T-shirt sometimes.

What I’m doing this weekend…

Baby shower, pool {maybe beach}, cleaning, packing some stuff, cleaning windows, exercising, etc.  Playing with my kids, feeding them, picking up their stuff….the list goes on and on.  Basically all the things!  LOL!  I bet maybe half will get done.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

I’m looking forward to being back in a routine.  Kind-of.  Probably not.

What else is new…

This is not new, but it is odd.  I wax my car myself at least once a year.  Each time I do it I think about my grandfather nearly the whole time.  He was the master waxer, showed me the waxing ropes, and helped me do it on my car.

What do I love about summer…

Well, it is nice not having to rush off in the morning.  My most favorite thing though is having to put on less clothes to stay warm.  I’m cold pretty much every day all day when I’m at work.  It’s miserable, and I look silly wearing a heavy sweater in May.  I should also be noted that I stayed in my gym clothes from my early morning work-out all day yesterday.  🙂  I’m not sure if that is a positive or a negative.

 

Hope you have a great day!

Natalie

 

 

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2 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday

    • This year I’m working with only third graders – I am a special education teacher primarily working with students with ADD/ADHD, autism, and specific learning disabilities. 🙂 Keeps me busy!

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