The high of my week was finishing off my Christmas shopping. There were a couple of stocking stuffers I wanted to get Isla, so on Tuesday I dropped her off at my MIL’s and got the rest of my shopping done. Man, how I forgot how easy it is to shop without a kid in tow! I made four different stops and not having to pack her in and out of her carseat was just wonderful! (It’s so much harder in the winter too, with her jacket and boots and such.)
The low of my week was my failure at making fudge. I wanted to make this orange chocolate fudge and everything seemed to be going well, but it’s just not firming up :( And now that I read the can, I used the wrong type of milk (evaporated vs. condensed). Oh phooey. I guess I’ll try again! I really wanted to make it to take to dinner with us tomorrow evening.
A blog post I loved was Danielle’s post on parenting. I’ve followed her blog for quite a while now and I think she really hit the nail on the head. It’s so hard to remind yourself that this whole parenting gig is one where you’re constantly learning, regardless of how old your kid is. I often feel like I’m not doing something right, but really, Isla’s turning out just fine. The other day she peed her pants (my fault for not realizing how long it had been since she had gone) and I was telling Kyle about it, and he just said, “Oh well, accidents happen. You’re doing a great job though.” That was so reassuring and then reading Danielle’s post really reminded me that I’m not the only one.
The best money I spent was $7 on two pairs of tech-friendly mittens from Target. They’re cheap so I won’t cry if I lose one, and I don’t have to take them off to look at my phone and such. Win!
My favourite Isla moment was Tuesday evening. She almost always sits in the front window and waits for Kyle to come home, and then waves to him and tells him to come in the house. Well on Tuesday she was waiting but got distracted by something on the TV, so she didn’t get to wave or tell him to “Come on in!” and she was very saddened by this. Like, “I don’t want anything to do with either of you,” sad. So Kyle asked if she wanted him to go back outside so she could wave, and she said yes, so he did. She got to wave and after that she was 100% a different kid. So strange, that daughter of ours!
The song that has been stuck in my head is “Take Me to Church” by Hozier. After hearing Matt McAndrew perform it on the Voice and then watching Hozier sing it during the VS Fashion Show AND on the Voice, it’s STUCK. Such a beautiful and dramatic song, and the music video? So powerful.
My favourite meal of the week was the breakfast Kyle made Sunday morning. Eggs, bacon and potato pancakes! I had never had potato pancakes before, and Kyle claimed that was unacceptable, so he made me an amazing breakfast and the pancakes were delicious!
My plans for the weekend are an early Christmas dinner with Kyle’s dad and his girlfriend tonight, followed by yoga Saturday morning (which will be needed), then a get together with Kyle’s other side of the family Saturday evening, and (hopefully) a relaxing Sunday! I’m thinking we’ll be hermits and watch Christmas movies all day and order pizza for dinner.
ALSO: Keep your eyes open for a super exciting announcement here on the blog on Monday. (But if you’re friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, you may just find out sooner!) ;)
What are YOUR weekend plans? Are you ready for Christmas?