life Weekend

Weekend Thus Far

May 2, 2021

In pictures.

On the plus side, the sun is lovely. It has been really dry and for that I have been grateful.

Annabel had her 4th soccer game (out of 7 in the season). She is definitely still learning but is a fast runner and I was impressed at how hard she appeared to be trying.

Caught this shot of her defending!

My sun defense strategy: approximately 3 layers sunscreen, UPF shirt, sun-umbrella, giant bottle of ice water. Spritz of bug spray for good measure. It worked reasonably well.

G continued to express her preference to skip her own soccer. Which was ultimately fine with me.

AND C moved up a level in tennis.

Josh is working this weekend and honestly I feel like mostly what I did all day was clean up toys strewn around the house and wipe down the kitchen table again but I guess we did a lot. I also ran in the AM, did our April audit + May budget setup in YNAB. Oh, and I finished Greenwood! OMG, what a great book though I am not sure I loved the ending. (Interestingly, 2/3 of the last 3 books I read featured dust storms in the 1930s and 2/3 featured families followed through multiple generations. Homegoing, The Four Winds, Greenwood. This was a really wonderful string of novels).


Write May newsletter!

Some food prep / make lunches / make easy dinner (version of this TJ’s green curry chickpeas)

45 min yoga (Peloton app)

15 min worth of organize 365

MAYBE start photobook

put week’s schedule / meals on our board


  • Reply Lori C May 2, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Yay! Sounds like a solid weekend and I am very impressed with your sun defense skills.

    I made a similar easy lunch the other day- diced and roasted a sweet potato, then threw it in a pan with some green peas and chickpeas and added Trader Joe’s masala sauce. Soooooooo filling and yummy!

    Would love to hear your meal plan for the week!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 2, 2021 at 9:46 am

      I’m actually using PrepDish this week –
      M – steak, green beans, baked potatoes
      T – shrimp cobb salad
      W – chicken cacciatore with steamed broc
      R – portabello mushrooms stuffed with chickpeas, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes & goat cheese
      F – leftovers 🙂

  • Reply Grateful Kae May 2, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I’m impressed with the outdoor tennis in Florida. I guess maybe it’s not THAT hot yet, being only May. But one year when we were in Panama City Beach in August, we decided to go play some tennis around 10 am. OMG. We literally melted. We couldn’t last for more than about 10 minutes. hahaha! I think the material in the tennis courts must attract the sun/heat even more than most or something!

  • Reply Shelly May 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    If you want to keep the streak going you might like The Dry by Jane Harper. It was a MMD summer reading guide book a couple years ago. 🙂

    • Reply Shelly May 3, 2021 at 7:26 am

      Actually, the dust storm one is The Lost Man (although The Dry is also very good).

  • Reply Lesley May 3, 2021 at 6:43 am

    Woah – what a productive weekend. I feel ya about constantly picking up toys and cleaning messes – total Groundhog’s Day.

  • Reply Kristina May 3, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Any UPF shirt recs??

  • Reply Sara Butler May 4, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    I highly recommend checking out #Hardcore on the floor group on Facebook for Peloton strength programing. It provides a monthly calendar with a good balance

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