Cheers to the Mama’s out there surviving the second full week of school! This post is titled “Not as Planned” because our weekend definitely did not go as we originally planned. I had big plans of a camping trip which included fall hikes and a full turkey dinner at the campsite. I was super excited for this but last week was insane for us all and it ended with not being able to get the lights on our trailer working and a kid melting down after a long first full week of school.
Hello all my dog lovers! I really thought after Billy Jean passed away that I would just be done with animals. I am so so glad that I changed my mind! Dogs bring so much joy to life. Spoiler alert we are ALL loving Java. Java is a maltipoo bordercollie mix. I know right now everyone is all about the purebreds and finding the perfect breed but I really think just being open to what is out there is key. The reason I picked Java was not her breed it was her price. I almost had a heart attack when I went online to look for a dog. They are so expensive.
The first week of school is in!!! It feels great to start this new season after such a wonderful break during the summer. Here is what made me happy this week:
Starbucks brought out their famous #psl early this year and EVERYBODY had something to say about it. It was like seeing eggnog in July. Everyone said it was too early. Get. Over. It. Of course Starbucks wants to capitalize on one of their best selling drinks that is just good marketing. Even if you are desperately hanging onto summer it is over. The evenings are much cooler, the leaves are changing, the whole earth including Starbucks is telling us that a new season is here no matter what date is on the calendar. I happily got my Pumpkin Spice Latte on the day it came out. It is my favourite drink of the entire year and I get to enjoy it even longer. #woot
Well it finally came and went. School has officially begun and all the Mom’s say “Hooray!”
School is bittersweet, I love having Miss Charlie home with me but she was ready to go back and so was I. Back to routine. Java had no idea what this school thing was and my guess is that she is not a fan seeing how it takes her favourite human out of the house for most of the day. I am going to try to bring her for drop off most days. Today was her first and she sat in the passengers seat very well. When Miss Charlie said goodbye and gave her kisses she was fine with that. Then she caught sight of Miss Charlie walking into the school and let out 1 bark and looked at me. I could see some panic so I gently told her to lay down and she did. As soon as we got home though she went to Miss Charlie’s room and brought me her Pj top.
A vacation should be easy and relaxing but often it is not. There is a lot of driving, cranky kids that are always hungry, and you end up spending way more money than you wanted to by the end of it. So when we were invited to accompany my Sister and her family to a friends cottage after very little thought we were all in!
I have so many things to get done today mostly errands and grocery shopping but I am exhausted just thinking about it. So instead let’s focus on the things that made me happy this week!
Where has the time gone!? I was suppose to read 5 books this summer. Miss Charlie and I were going to work on her reading words each day. Mr Simon was going to be completely potty trained. So many projects were lined up to get done. Just like that we have just over a week left of summer.
I finally took some well deserved time off this past week and didn’t work or pick up any shifts and it was needed! I organized and cleaned well as much as you can do with a two kiddos and a puppy, haha and of course went swimming and relaxed a bit too.
Wow, it has been a busy but fun week over here. We have been spending more time at home with our new puppy so we have had lots of visitors. Here are just a few things making me happy right now:
Last year Miss Charlie only went to kindergarten until 12pm. So I did not need to make her a lunch for school and only had to pack a morning snack for her. I absolutely loved this and having her home early for the day was great. Now this year she is at school until 3pm except for on Friday. On Friday’s all of the kids get out at 12pm. #woot