Good morning, my darlings! Can I say I really dislike daylight savings time? This springing ahead of the clocks is for the birds, as I was already waking up when it was light outside and the sun wasn’t setting until much later in the evenings. Now, in addition to sleep deprivation, I have to fight with the kids about the sun and bedtimes from now until November. Yuck.
Did you see the big news? Jen from Devourer of Books and Nicole from Linus’s Blanket have brainstormed yet another project. This time, their brainchild is Bloggers Recommend – a takeoff of Indie Reads where bloggers are the ones to select the best upcoming books. They have the best tagline, “The hottest books. The bloggers you trust.” The advisory board of trusted bloggers crosses all genres and writing styles, and somehow, Jen and Nicole felt I was among the trusted bloggers and asked to include me among the advisory board. I feel so honored and can’t wait to share some of my favorite upcoming books with the wider Interwebz. If you haven’t already done so, please check out their website and sign up for the monthly newsletter!
We hit another childhood milestone – no more baby teeth for Connor! His last two baby teeth were wedged between his adult teeth and ended up having to get them pulled. Actually, he struggled with the last eight of them and has actually had to have four of his baby teeth pulled by the dentist. Thank goodness that is over. Now we can get to the business of determining whether he will need braces.
I managed to make it through the week, as depressing as it was. The foot of snow we ended up getting on Tuesday was a decent distraction, and then we had one of our friends from Cincinnati visiting the home office and came over for dinner on Thursday. It is always wonderful to see anyone from our old place of employment, and it always makes me feel better about being so lonely up here when they do visit.
The weekend is slowly seeing the snow melt. It is going to take a while considering it is piled higher than our house in some spots. The gloomy 40-degree weather isn’t exactly wonderful, but at least it means we are one step closer to spring. I think I can unequivocally say I am ready for warmer weather.
Jim leaves tomorrow for the rest of the month, so we will be spending the day relaxing, getting him packed, and enjoying each other’s company. Of course, as he leaves, the kids’ school activities heat back up before spring break at the end of March, so it always makes for an interesting work week.
Reviewed this week:
- The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
- Lessons in French by Hillary Reyl
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Oh, goodness. I'm glad the dentist didn't have to go through all that for Connor's last few baby teeth.
YAY! Enjoy Bloggers Recommend!
Aw, thanks, Jenny!
We hope Connor doesn't need braces either.
This grey, cold, windy weather still is sticking it out here. Yuck.
Thanks, Diane! We are still getting snow occasionally. I wish Spring would make up its mind!
Thanks for signing up for Bloggers Recommend! It is going to be great!
I always feel more tired during the summer months; I blame daylight savings time. LOL!
Yay! No pain for Connor. It will be interesting to see what the dentist says the next time he goes in for a check-up.
Thanks! Still waiting on that warmer weather. It snowed two days ago. Gah!
Thanks, Carrie! I'm still waiting for that spring weather. Can you send some our way?
I don't remember what I read. Lately, my Sundays have been mostly reading-free. I don't like it.
Spring is definitely taking its time this year, isn't it? I'm beginning to doubt that it is ever coming.
Yeah for Bloggers Recommend!!! I just signed up for the newsletter and subscribed to the blog!! Congratulations!!
Good luck with the upcoming weeks!
My son was slow with losing his teeth so at the age of 13, he had to have surgery to bring up a molar that never came up on its own. It was all very archaic. They cut into his gumline, attached a chain to it and every week, pulled it up! It wobbled around for months with braces in place but now, he has a real molar at the age of nearly 15. Only took a year and a half. Geesh!
Congrats on Bloggers Recommend! They couldn't have chosen a better person. You will do well and help make their new endeavor a success.
Jim is gone until the end of the month?! Oh no, poor you 🙁 Feel free to reach out for a shoulder to vent or cry on. Sometimes a mom just needs to vent.
Yay! for losing baby teeth. Connor is an adult now. Hope he doesn't need braces. They suck.
I hate loosing the hour, but I know it brings more light and warmer temps. I am so sick of the grey, cold and windy weather. I wouldn't have minded snow. we got nothing this year.
Hope you week is good Michelle 🙂
No more baby teeth? Awwwww.
I signed up for Bloggers Recommend. That sounds awesome.
Our snow from Friday is pretty much gone again after the 50 degree weekend — crazy. Have a good week holding down the fort with your hubby gone.
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the time change either. I slept on and off all day. Felt like I was jet lagged or something. 🙁
Gabe is having kind of the same issue with his baby teeth. He had a new incisor growing in on top of the baby one. Luckily, he was able to get the baby one loose and he finally pulled it out. He's always determined to get those old teeth out. I really hope he doesn't need braces, but my sister had some of the same issues and she had to have braces.
Hang in there while your husband is gone!
I'm so intrigued by the Bloggers Recommend project. What a great idea! I've subscribed to the newsletter and can't wait to start receiving it.
Baby teeth loosing must be going around 😉 My youngest daughter (Avery) just lost her last baby tooth last week. And yep, time for braces here too! Poor kid isn't looking forward to it. I hope Connor isn't it too much pain!
It's been gloomy around here, too – warmer but I'd almost rather have the cold and the sunshine!
Good luck surviving the month with Jim gone and all of the activities the kids have going on.
Your posts make me feel exhausted for you – and I don't know how you handle so much with Jim traveling so often. I hope the rest of the month goes by quickly for you – and that you get some spring weather soon.
So what are you reading this afternoon?
I am so ready for warmer weather, too. We're finally getting a taste of it this weekend, and it makes me want to grab on and demand that it stay instead of plummeting back to the 40s for another couple weeks. I hate losing my hour this weekend, but I do like the sun being out later into the evening, so I'm trying to weigh the pros with the cons.
Hope you have a good week!
Oh my gosh, he's leaving for the rest of the MONTH? Feel free to call/text/tweet/email/gchat me if you're feeling lonely.