Friday, May 4, 2018

Life Lately

I have a whole post marinating in my head about how grief has turned me into a evil monster, and another one about how half-assedly I'm committed to not weighing 500 pounds (I tried intermittent fasting! And there are two bags of chocolate in my nightstand!) But both of those feel like they'll require more energy than I have right now, between work and grading and not selling any of my children or dogs. So instead, a random sample of life. 
Cheerleader hair for the talent show! 
 I have been full-fledged Dance-Mom-ing Syd and her friend, who decided to do a hula hoop routine in their talent show. Then I realized that they couldn't hula hoop. SMH. But, after some tense rehearsals and several creative choreography edits, they had a pretty solid routine. They performed today and did great! Also, I super over-anxioused it, as evidenced by the other acts that were designed and performed by seven year olds.

We're so cool at the Talent Show, we were shades. Inside. At 8:00 in the morning. 

I've had these two cute planters on this wall forever, and the plants in them were not doing so hot (read: I forgot about them but they hadn't quite died all the way.) My cousin sent out a picture of her porch, which had fake flowers in honor of my grandmother, who loved all things plastic. I jumped on the bandwagon and I kind of love it a lot. C said it was especially great how I left the old crappy, moldy dirt in there for realism. 

Averson is kind of obsessed with my Orangetheory, so I'm working on her form. Never too young for a solid shoulder press! 

And in "My kid might be a sociopath" news...

This is Averson's favorite Barbie. "She's happiest when she has both of her arms up like this." I keep finding her in weird spots. And I just realized that we got her right about the same time that Manson died...

We're planting real flowers too! I'm going for an urban farm vibe, so we added a lemon tree and a blueberry shrub ($15 at Costco!), plus some ridiculously colorful daisies. Eli said that it smells like a greenhouse when he walks out the door. Just the way I like it...

We're late to the show, but the kids and I have started watching the Netflix version of A Series of Unfortunate Events. OMG. It's SO GOOD. Like, good enough that I look forward to watching it with them and even C is watching it now. And bonus, I've convinced the girls that I'm "allowing" them to play with my hair during the show. #winning. 

We're headed to LA next week to visit my brother and we're taking the kids to Universal Studios. We realized though that maybe they hadn't actually seen Harry Potter, one of the main reasons we chose Universal over Disney this time. So tonight we're going to binge on at least the first two. I REALLY hope they like it! 

OMG. I just got this text message from C and almost screamed out loud. If this were a horror movie, she'd be creeping up my ankle right now.

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