Look at that flexibility! Those knees are straight, people! Such a savage. We’re back with one more Steve post and, after seeing the traffic on the last one (not even kidding!), I’m pretty sure we need to make this a more regular thing and that you guys are sick of my face. It’s ok, I’m not mad. Spotlight’s still mine again tomorrow. He doesn’t even know my WordPress password.
Cheers! It’s the weekend. We don’t have big plans–hanging out with some girl friends tonight, and then getting my washing machine fixed tomorrow (yikes–it showed an error message in the middle of a load earlier this week). Looking forward to doing very little but hanging around. And catching up on laundry. The weeks have been too busy. You?
Some weekend reading…
You already know that we love children’s books in this house. I can never have too many (maybe that’s a problem… we’re overflowing with them!). And if those books have a good lesson in them? Even better. Today is International Peace Day and I’m working with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publishing house behind some of our absolute favorite children’s books ever (like Bill Peet!!!) to introduce their latest book IMAGINE. It is so wonderful and I’m excited to tell you about it.
i’m always so interested to hear what’s the latest and greatest on the beauty scene, and even more so if it’s natural and good for my skin and body. i know i’ve mentioned this before, but one of the best things i’ve done for my skin so far is drinking a lot of water. i feel like i notice it more the next morning. if i’ve hydrated the day before, my skin looks dewier, more full, smooth, even. that should be our first course of action!
Steve in the hot seat for today’s post! He keeps things running smoothly over here at Tales of Me and the Husband, in a sort of unsung hero way. While he may not be shown as much, he’s behind the scenes all the time, so it’s fun to have a post all about him. Or at least I think so. You agree, Steve? Here’s ten things about him, in no particular order.
Since Steve came back from visiting his parents, we’ve been mostly ships passing in the night. I was at a HS back to school night, he had two late nights at work, so basically helloooo weekend! I plan on soaking you up. I think we’re going to start this documentary tonight with a glass of wine and pajamas.
Some weekend reading…
September, man. I promised a peach recipe on August 24th that still hasn’t come through, I showered once in a week’s time (not in a quest for the no-poo thing; this was unintentional), and, while on the topic, when was the last time the boys had a bath? Nevertheless, we’re creeping towards fall but having these glorious warm days that have brought us to the beach twice in the last week and I cannot complain about that. Hot September days are some of my very favorite of the summer. We’ve had a beautiful week so far.
As a parent and homeowner, there’s about a million things on my to-do list in varying degrees of importance. From priming and painting the divots in the wall to getting kids’ physicals done so they’re eligible for fall sports to that oil change that’s so overdue that my engine might seize at any second (it happened to one of the kids!) to the never ending trips to the grocery store. You get it. Even as I check things off my to-do list, I realize that the list will never be complete. Some of these have been made a heck of a lot easier with things like the ability to email our doctor to make the appointment (for some reason, I’m so much better at this than I am at the phone call). Or, having your mechanic a five-minute walk away so there’s none of that driving two cars to leave one nonsense (it really is amazing; never thought “live walking distance to mechanic” would be part of my criteria for home-buying).
no. 1 // the overdrive app. my friend kacia told me about it and i have no idea why i didn’t learn about this sooner. most of you have probably already heard about it, but if you haven’t: it’s an audiobook (or e-book) app that you sign into with your library and library card. then you can basically place holds on books and have them on your “shelf” to listen to for 21 days. it’s amazing! and freeeee. i’m listening to being mortal, and not that kind of girl. plus when breath becomes air was just added to my library!
no. 2 // this face polish. it’s expensive, but has a lot in it and i only use a really small amount about once, maybe twice a week. it’s so gritty that i feel like it really gets the dead skin off and gets into the pores. at least, that’s what i tell myself. and my skin is really smooth afterwards.
no. 3 // this one size fits all sweater for winter. i think we all need one. winter is coming. (who’s sick of that phrase?!)
no. 4 // ozark. i just finished it last night and it was really good but man did it get dark. if dark is not your thing, avoid. jason bateman is great in it. but it’s not his typical funny business, that’s for sure.
no. 5 // trader joe’s greeting cards. they’re $1! and they’re the prettiest greeting cards around. (i can’t bear to spend like $3.59 on a hallmark that i don’t even like.) i grab a stack every time i’m there.
Like so many of you, we went off to school with hearts on our hands. I wrote more about it all here. What a week it has been. I’ve also stopped nursing Anders (many of you are probably reading that like, “Huh? You were still nursing that child?!), and Steve’s father is quite sick. Emotions all around. And now, with week one behind us, I’m looking forward to easing into a routine and seeing signs of fall. (I mean, I guess. I do like leaves changing. But I could happily have another month of summer too.) What are you up to this weekend?
Some weekend reading…