Hello! How is it already the last Wednesday in October? October is my favorite month, and I feel like it needs at least 14 more days! haha Y’all, it’s completely flown by!
WHAT WE ARE EATING THIS WEEK:
I’m back to cooking this week which has been good for me!
- Sunday– Chicken chili and cornbread
- Monday- easy pork loin, Bob Evans mashed potatoes, and veggies
- Tuesday- leftover chili and cornbread
- Wednesday – Baked chicken thighs (my dad’s recipe!), Trader Joe’s Risotto, and fruit
- Thursday– leftover chicken, bagged salad
- Friday– Spooky Halloween dinner (hot dogs, mac and cheese, and grapes)
- Saturday– It’s Halloween. I usually make chili and/or Shay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup and some other family faves.
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
This pic of Hadley popped up in my Facebook memories from 2016 when she dressed up for the 50th day of school. I can’t get over how the elementary years have flown by and how fast this crazy school year is going!
WHAT I’M LOVING:
I’m loving this Chex Mix that I whipped up after seeing it on Instagram Stories.
- Chex cereal
- Candy Corn
- Reese’s Pieces
WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
I’m just continuing to rest up and heal from my surgery. I have my two week appointment with my doctor today. This week, I’ve definitely been easing back a bit more into “real life” with cooking, laundry, helping the kids with school and continuing to work from home.
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
This week we’ve had a little more down time now that baseball is over. Cross country and dance have continued, but we’ve had a few extra weekend days and weekday evenings just at home rather than running around everywhere.
The kids have been focused on their Pod President campaign. Over the weekend, they worked on their slogans and signs before taking them to their class pod. The election is next Wednesday, I believe. Before then, they will each give a speech and participate in a debate with the other candidate (three kids, total, are running for the position).
Pod President gets to choose the seating chart for the day, bring their favorite snack to share, and choose the recess activity.
Hadley upped her campaign game with buttons! 🤣
WHAT I’M DREADING:
Nothing really at the moment. I’m just always overwhelmed with the school situation (even though we have a great routine going), and now I guess we need to start thinking about the holidays. I’m not sure how all of that will shake out.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
My Missouri Tigers beat Trav’s Kentucky Wildcats in football last Saturday.
They say, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it…” Well, I have an MU garden flag, and it’s flying! 🎉#zerochill Hayden noticed right away, and I’m not sure if Travis has noticed I changed it yet or not.
WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
Last week, I binged Million Dollar Beach House on Netflix in a matter of a couple of days. In my defense, there are only six 30 minute episodes.
Then, I moved on to Virgin River which a few people suggested. I just finished episode 7, and I really like it. A perk to be late to watching VR is that I will finish Season 1 and Season 2 will be out next month! (Side note–Travis saw me watching it, and said he’d watched it back when shut down/quarantine started! I had no idea. 😂 )
I’m almost finished with The Guest List. This was definitely a popular read, and I was on the library wait list for quite some time. It’s pretty good. I hope to share about the books I read in October tomorrow or early next week.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Honestly, I haven’t been listening to my regular podcasts recently since I mostly do that on my walks and while working out. I hope to get back on track with listening to those very soon!
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Landyn shared about this Target robe that she’s had for years. Apparently, Target quit selling it a couple of years ago, but a follower of hers shared that they saw Target was selling it again. #rundontwalk This is the best robe ever. I had a Target gift card, so I felt even better about the purchase.
I was in Walmart recently and saw this lightweight tunic jacket. It comes in a few colors, and I picked up the dark gray. I like that it’s lightweight, so I can wear it in the house or layer it to wear outside.
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
It’s Halloween! This is one of our favorite holidays. Cool weather, candy, and costumes. So fun.
Hayden and Hadley’s costumes through the years..
2019: Ghostbuster and nerd
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
The kids’ birthday! Hayden and Hadley will be 11! How is that even possible?!
I think we wrapped up the birthday t-shirt tradition last year. I loved it so much, but I thought 10 was a good age to move on. I’ve said before that Hadley probably would have let me buy a her a b-day t-shirt until she’s 50, and Hayden was over it a couple of years ago.
We haven’t made any solid birthday plans just yet. This year, their birthday falls on a Friday, so we may let them hang with a few friends and keep it kind of simple.
Thanks so much for reading my What’s Up Wednesday post! Don’t forget to check out the other ladies’ posts too!
I hope you are having a great week.