Well, the sun finally came out. I’m sitting in Starbucks writing out this post and the sun is pouring through the huge front window and it’s gorgeous in here. When the sun shows up after being gone so long it seems to transform the way we see things. Like sure, we see the dusty shelves and cookie crumbs but the big booty that walked in looks luscious, not messy. The normally mousy brown hair hangs healthy and full; it swings around her shoulders like a dancer. The dull, dehydrated eyes from a night of drinking sparkles with the memories past and possibilities ahead. The moon may be magic, but the sun gives it life.
And that, my friends, is my introduction to this week’s Week in Review hosted by my gorgeous friend Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets.
I brought Jake to the oral surgeon on Monday morning at 8:30 for a consultation for his wisdom teeth. Callum taught the waiting room a lesson or two and by the end of the appointment I think we were all ready to suck back some pain medication.
I tried to get Callum’s hair cut last week but he lost his shit in there so we re-booked it for Tuesday morning before the store opened but by the time Tuesday rolled around, I just couldn’t do it to him. I could tell that he was already feeling a bit sensitive about things and it was just bad timing. So I ended up sitting with him on the bathroom counter and I gently trimmed around his ears and the nape of his neck and then he was happy to play in the bathtub once we were done. Not a perfect hair cut, but that morning in particular, peaceful was greater than perfect. Check it out!
I took Katie and Callum to see the movie “Sing” on Tuesday. I really thought Callum would have lasted longer than ten minutes. Nope.
I got to take Freddy to soccer on Wednesday without Callum, though! We played gangster rap and lived on the wild side, driving 35 minutes to his practice on an empty tank of gas. Quite exciting.
I had to do some errands at the mall and Callum steered us straight toward Purdy’s chocolates for ice cream.
My whole week was made when I checked the mail and found these mittens mailed to me by my friend Una! You can’t see it but inside each mitten is lined with fleece so that they’re extra warm and soft. I swear it’s the things like this that make life worth living. I gut it out day by day, hour by hour and sometimes I feel so alone. But then something like this will happen and I’m reminded just how much I’m not. We’re not.
When the sun finally came out on Friday, I packed Callum’s little backpack full of snacks and drinks and we pretty much went from park to park, trail to trail, spending as much time as we could in the great outside. At one of the parks there’s a thing that I use as a chin-up bar to test my strength (or lack thereof) and it was only about a year ago that I could even do ONE. And now I can do two!! I videoed it to show you guys but Callum stole my thunder. Toddlers keep us humble. I love how you can see my boots peeking out behind his grin!
I love that kid.
On Saturday Andrew took Callum to Kylah’s basketball tournament so I blissfully spent the morning running with Lora while Katie and Lora’s two boys hung out. Then I tore around town and got as many errands done that I could while I was toddler-free and then watched Freddy’s soccer game.
Look at those (blurry) mountains!
I’m not sure why he didn’t get called for this!
Sunday was spent with my little man. We walked the trails, said hi to the horse and the goat, threw sticks and pinecones into the river, grabbed some groceries and then came home to paint with watercolours and have a big ol’ bubble bath. Pretty much a toddler’s dream day.
My dad sent me this comic and I knew you guys would appreciate it:
Has the sun come out in your life lately, literally or figuratively? Do you feel like it gives a more hopeful slant on things?
Have you ever raced a downhill race?
Yep. Tuscon. Hated it.
Have you ever run out of gas?