1. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
This week I taught my daughters that the most fool proof cure for cramps and emotional upheaval is Diet Coke and M&Ms (unless you love Diet DP...hence the picture.) Because you know what...four women in one house who are all on the same cycle and who have had a particularly exhausting week without a calm, patient Scout Master to temper them will do what they have to do to survive.
My kids talked me into this movie...one in particular whose shift was cancelled at Aero and who loves to go to movies. I was not thrilled. Honestly, the previews looked a little silly and I didn't think a movie about a snail was going to be riveting. But it was SO GOOD! It was uplifting and inspiring and we all left that theater feeling like, "No dream is too big and no dreamer too small!" You gotta go see it!
3. Hobby Lobby Treasures
Emma and I went on our monthly Hobby Lobby treasure hunt this week. All the spring and summer stuff is 80% off...that's practically free. We got that owl for $1.20 for Megan's room. The little pink glass picks were .70, and the fabric was $6/yard. Amazing!
4. Genghis Grill
Since Craig travels so much, we have a pretty great plan for his departures and arrivals. I drive him to the airport so I can use the Jeep all week and then I pick him up when he comes home and we debrief the happenings of the week over dinner. Last night we needed a LONG debriefing session, so went to Genghis Grill. Super fun, make your own stir fry. Well, you don't actually MAKE it yourself, you just pick the stuff you want in it, and the sauce you want, and they cook it for you. LOVED it!
5. Favorite Pin of the Week
Since we've had such a tumultuous week at our house (I've only blogged about half of the trauma that has occurred here) we decided that this would be our theme for next week. We are going to have good thoughts so they "shine out of our faces like sunbeams."
Let the glowing begin...