Here’s What Happened This Week:
If you read last week’s update, you will know that we had no kids with us this past week because my parents are angels/saints/amazing grandparents who like the opportunity to spoil their grand babies. So Gordon and I got to work in peace the entire week. Eureka!! It was amazing.
No kids meant work and more work for the both of us! As someone on my instagram stories told me on Tuesday “you’re boring without kids” and I might have to agree…at least this past week was pretty boring. I had my head down in my laptop, typing and working away because I am a one woman show and it makes me feel SO GOOD to cross things off my to do list. I really liked being able to test recipes and have a whole uninterrupted afternoon. It’s the little things that make me happy.
Gordon and I took advantage of no kids and went to Rosa Mexicana for a hot date on Monday night and boy oh boy the guacamole was AMAZING. Everything else we got was a little too spicy for my taste, but that *mild* guac was something else. Super buttery with a lot of tomatoes and cilantro. I’m going to be working on a copycat recipe real soon, as soon as all those darn avocados I bought are ripe. Haha!!
One day this week, I was able to take the train out of the city again for a little project I’m working on. You’ll find out what that is in the upcoming month or two. I was completely radio silent on that trip. I definitely had my eyes and ears on social media though, even though I wasn’t home. Any guesses on what I am working on? It involves the whole family 😉
I think on Thursday, I mostly finished my Mommy-ing free downloadable PDF’s!! It’s amazing what you can get done when you just put your head down and work. These PDF’s are mini guides or chapters about random things that all mom’s need to know. As mothers, we need to know a little bit about a lot of things. We oversee everything that happens in the home! So, these 12 free downloads will be hopefully available for you lovely people as soon as I get my darn email subscriptions figured out. (One more thing on my to-do list.)
By Friday, I was really missing all three of our kiddos and the apartment seemed just a little too quiet. I did a photoshoot in the rain (and froze my butt off!) and Gordon picked up a rental car so we could drive north a little to stay at a hotel about half way between NYC home and half way to my parents place where we’d be picking up all three of the kids on Saturday afternoon.
Then on Saturday morning, we drove the rest of the way to get those rascals and love on them hard!! I didn’t put Blake down for a long time!! We truly did miss them and it seemed like they were so much older even though it was only seven days.
This week of having no kids around made me realize that yes, they are a TON of work, but they make my life better, even if it means total exhaustion is the cost.
Here’s what’s coming up this week:
Some yummy recipes I tested last week, including that chicken and veggie coconut curry! Yum yum!
March 1st is on Thursday! WHAAT?
I need to pick up some summer clothes because Gordon and I are going to Aruba in a few weeks and apparently summer clothes aren’t sold in the winter. Haha! I own zero pairs of shorts.
And the first few days of the week are looking sunny and gorgeous!! So, we will be out and about.
Have a great week, friends! xo