1.) I just realized that I titled last week’s Thinking Out Loud incorrectly. Fail, Caitlin. Good thing I remedied that today, since I’m sure you all noticed it as well. I blame it on extreme sleep deprivation. I’ll be honest…I don’t think I’m getting much more this week, but I feel less tired, so either my quality of sleep is better or I’m just getting better at functioning on less sleep. Not sure how I feel about the latter, but I am sure that I love today since it’s full of randomness thanks to Spoons ;)
2.) We got AMAZING news about Peanut yesterday. He doesn’t have to go back for treatment anytime soon and doesn’t have to go near the hospital again until April for another round of scans to check on things. The resident who spoke with the boys’ mom two weeks ago gave her incorrect information, which made things seem a lot worse than it is. He’s good for now, which is all we hoped for and more. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers over the past year, friends. It’s meant a lot, and I have no doubt they helped make the difference in this case <3
3.) I absolutely adored this post from yesterday. I love this lady as it is; her food is heavenly, she makes me laugh every other sentence, she was one of the first blogs I discovered and started to follow regularly three years ago, and she lives in Pittsburgh, too. If you haven’t already done so, add her to your reader, try one of her many recipes, and get ready to laugh at her daily words :)
4.) I got crafty on Tuesday night. You should all know by now (thanks to Big Kid) that arts and crafts are not my thing. I wish they were more than you know, but they just aren’t. On Tuesday, though, I noticed that there was a small hole developing in one of my favorite pairs of jeans, which made me super angry since I just bought them over the summer. Clearly, it’s not my fault for wearing them almost every day…definitely the jeans’ fault. Rather than go get another pair, however, I decided to see if I could sew it up…and sew it up I did. Can you tell that something is a little off? Of course. Do I care? Not in the slightest; in fact, I’m incredibly proud of myself for being economical and getting my craft on…and if someone takes the time to notice there’s a smidge of color wrong on the knees of my jeans, they have entirely too much time of their hands, so there.
5.) Big Kid knows me too well. And was absolutely correct.
6.) I started babysitting for my Monday night girls again this week, which was good because I missed them dearly. They give Peanut and Big Kid a run for their money in their ability to make me laugh, and I’ve known them for four years now, which has given me a wonderful opportunity to watch them grow into two amazing little people. The eldest, Maddie, introduced me to the world of the rainbow loom (very popular among the youngins these days as it turns out) and made me a friendship bracelet, so now we’re best friends for life. Highlight of my Monday…not even joking.
7.) Her younger sister, however, gave me quite a run for my money at bedtime. She calmly informed me that she would not be going to sleep until her mommy and daddy came home; “I’ll lay quietly in my bed, but I won’t go to sleep. And if you try to make me go to sleep, I’ll scream and wake up sissy.” Usually, I don’t go for threats such as that at all, but I naively thought that I could get her to go to sleep by sitting with her and gently rubbing/patting her back like I usually do….and I was entirely mistaken. Not only was she awake when her parents got home, but we were both sitting at the kitchen table when they walked in because she jumped out of bed and ran downstairs as soon as she heard the garage door go up announcing their arrival. They weren’t surprised in the least and took her up to bed as I was leaving. Abigail: 1, Caitlin: 0.
8.) Peanut is officially obsessed with cats. He finds them in anything we read, tries to jump out of my arms or his stroller anytime we see them when we’re out, and goes around saying, “Meow meow, meow meow” for hours. When you asked him what a rabbit says or he starts snuggling with a bear, he says, “Meow meow,” too. We have some work to do on animal sounds…but it’s absolutely adorable :) He will occasionally growl like an alligator from one of the games he plays on his mom’s iPad, but that is very rare and usually only happens if he’s mad at me…and then I laugh, which makes him even more mad.
10.) I walked into our bedroom on Monday night and found this waiting. Best anniversary surprise ever <3
11.) I cannot stop reading Sisterland, which is part of the reason for my sleep deprivation. It’s been a long time since I’ve stayed up late because I can’t put a book down, but that is definitely the case with this one.
12.) Joe participated in another session of living room yoga last night, and this one was 30 minutes long. Ten minutes longer than last week, and he still handled it like a champ. Next step: 90 minutes…with Lauren ;)
13.) Tuesday morning was one of those days where nothing goes the way I planned; both boys have colds so neither has felt particularly awesome. I thought it would be a good idea to get out of the house for a bit to get some fresh air (and also because I knew that we wouldn’t be leaving on Wednesday thanks to the snow and ice storm from Tuesday night/Wednesday morning), and their mom agreed, so we headed to one of our favorite spots where they have both a toy room that the boys can play in and a gym where they can run around. The toy room, however, was packed with children, which was overwhelming to the boys and caused some less than fun behaviors to come out, and there were classes going on in the gym, so we couldn’t use it. Fail. The three of us went home disappointed, tired, and cranky, but thankfully lunch, some cuddles and stories, and a nice long nap made us feel better.
14.) Have a wonderful rest of the day :)
Have you ever sewn something you love to make it last longer? Do you get sucked into books at the expense of sleep? What’s been your favorite memory of the week so far? Any funny pins to share?
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