weekend / odds & ends

October 22, 2018

I owe you all a planner review.

Or perhaps we’ll just call it a break (after all, I don’t want to overload you all!) and resume on Friday.

After today’s day off, I am entering a call week.  Considering the discussion after my last one, I am not going to say too much except that I did try to engineer a somewhat better situation.  I covered 3 nights this past week (for one of my colleagues) in exchange for future coverage, so that I will not be covering 7 nights in a row this time around.  The only longish consecutive stretch will be from Friday morning to Monday night.  So hopefully that will feel more manageable.

This is also my LAST call week while pumping.  OMGOMGOMG. That alone makes me downright giddy.

We had kind of a busy weekend, including a Boca bat mitzvah and a playdate/dinner with two other families at our house, which was a ton of fun!

(SIDE NOTE: I encourage anyone who feels like they have to host things ‘perfectly’ or have a beautifully neat house in order to have people over to completely ditch those ideas, order some takeout, open some wine, and just go for it.  As much as I love to talk Kon-Mari and appreciate pretty design, our home is quite imperfect.  Honestly, it is so much less ‘done’ than many of our friends’ homes.  We’ve got drawings on the walls and aging IKEA furniture — perfect for 3 young kids in my opinion, but not exactly the epitome of style or minimalism.  But this is not where Josh and I like to spend time or money, so we just don’t let it stop us from doing anything!)

Sunday we spent some time outdoors and took a trip to Target as a family, which is something we rarely do — so it was actually kind of fun.

We came home with:
– A pumpkin + decorating materials (sparkly Sharpies, pack of stickers) for A’s class (the reason for the trip)
– An extra pumpkin with spiky yellow hair b/c Cameron felt left out
– A charging cable for my phone in Josh’s car
– A bat mitzvah card (a day after the event, oops)
– A pack of white T-shirts for a craft project Cameron is doing in school

I am actually shocked at our restraint.  Josh and I kept marveling about how (due to Prime & ordering everything online) it had been forever since we went into an actual store that is not a grocery store.  Also, G was mesmerized by the colors everywhere.

Anyway.  That errand wasn’t terribly exciting but since it was done together as a family it was actually pretty fun.  The kids kept mentioning toys they wanted and we added them to holiday gift lists.

AND I started the 2017 photobook!!

All in all, it was a pretty mundane weekend but pretty relaxing and fun.  I also feel like I was kind of tired due to getting the flu shot on Friday (I know it’s not ‘the flu’, but mounting an immune response can take work, you know!?).

OH, and – I took email + Instagram off of my phone!  I loved all of the comments on last week’s post.  I will admit I put Insta back on today (because I’ll need to post to BoBW, and because I do want to continue to post/interact there to some extent!).  HOWEVER – I just figured out there is a screen time passcode you can set!  I’m going to have Josh set one so I can’t get back into Insta after my allotted time is up.

I still haven’t read How to Break Up with Your Phone. Maybe I’m attempting to do everything in advance so I don’t even need to . . .

teaser of a future planner review


  • Reply Omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I actually love doing errands with my daughter. Since we buy mostly groceries online when we go to the grocery store it”s for a special treat. Last weekend we went to Whole Foods and had sushi and Dyl got to pick out an ice cream flavor she wanted to try. It was lovely. Target is fun too. Glad it was a good weekend!

  • Reply Andrea March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I have been getting the flu shot for as long as I can remember and it makes me extremely tired and run down the day after, every.single.time. It”s gotten to the point where I get it on a day where I know I”ll have the day after off. Mounting an immune response IS tiring!!

  • Reply 500 March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I much prefer personal posts to planner review posts!! Maybe it’s just me, but I find the planner reviews a bit dry.

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      🙂 Totally understandable! I feel like the planner ones are partially to have as archived all together for people planning to planner shop (i’ll have a tab where people can reference all of them) and more helpful if you’re actively shopping for 2019. I’m glad you like the personal/recap posts!!

  • Reply SusannahEarlyBd March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Love your side note on having people over. If I waiteduntil my house was totally clean I”d never socialize! I”m the same way with not prioritizing decor, too—I”d rather spend money on more expensive food/ingredients 😜

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