Wednesday, August 30, 2017

what's up wednesday

Linking up with MelSheaffer, and Shay!

What we're eating this week:

Since Etta can't have anything with dairy, it is often a challenge finding store-bought snacks she can eat. Aldi had blueberry puffs on special buy last week. She was skeptical at first but decided she liked them.

As for the rest of us, this week we are having vegan stuffed cabbage, leftover slow cooker Italian chicken with potatoes and carrots, and pizza. With school starting up this week I did a pretty shoddy job of planning dinners!

What I'm reminiscing about:

Two and a half months ago, my postpartum depression was so bad that I needed to take time off work so I could get the help I desperately needed. I started going to therapy once a week and began taking antidepressants. I cannot believe what a difference those two things have made in my life. I was able to space therapy out to every other week and as of this last week I only need to go on an as needed basis! I feel better than I've felt in ages - the depression was a result of untreated anxiety - and I am so thankful for all the support I received during such a dark time.

What I'm loving:

I'm a grandma! On Sunday night we realized Big Guy's eggs hatched. There are at least 5-10 of these baby shrimp in the tank. We also have at least one other pregnant shrimp. We might be giving shrimp away pretty soon!

What we've been up to:

Jon and I went to the eye doctor on Saturday morning. My vision remained the same and his changed slightly. He was due for glasses and couldn't decide between two frames:
The sunglasses actually magnetically clipped onto the frames. The doctor had a special where you'd get half off a second frame and since our eye insurance is really good I told him to just get both. Now he has a backup pair in case something happens to his main pair. Also? My husband is hot.

What I'm dreading:

Winter. Seriously, it fills me with so much dread when I think about snow and being cooped up inside for months on end. I am doing everything I can to focus on the now so that I don't let the next two months get away without appreciating them but it is a challenge.

What I'm working on:

Edith requested a princess cake for her birthday this year. I found a tutorial to make cakes with the doll in the center and I am trying to figure out whether I am capable of such a feat! I definitely think this mold will make it possible!

What I'm excited about:

Seeing the friendship of our kids and our best friend's kids blossom.

What I'm watching/reading:

Jon and I are almost through all seasons of Friends. We haven't really watched anything else but I'm excited for our fall shows to start up again.

What I'm listening to:

I haven't been listening to anything lately... Etta is a very loud and demanding child so in the moments where I'm free to listen to music I have been enjoying the quiet.

What I'm wearing:

Clothes from Swap! I'm seriously addicted. I ordered these four shirts - all Lauren Conrad either New with Tags or Like New condition - for less than $35.

What I'm doing:

Cleaning and sorting and purging junk!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Nothing! We don't have much on the calendar for September and I'm actually really excited to do a whole lot of nothing.

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