This week (in bullet point form).

A few things…

// Clara started preschool this week! I always thought it was ridiculous when I’d hear that parents were sending their kids to preschool before they were four years old, but now I’m one of those parents and I totally get it. More on that later. But suffice it to say, Clara loved it, I loved it, and now we’re poor(er). Preschool ‘tuition’ is no joke.

First Day of Preschool!

Obligatory ‘first day of school’ pic. I tried to take it outdoors but you should have seen/heard the meltdown that took place during that photo shoot. Yikes.

// The week after the holidays is so brutal! It’s going to take me quite some time to get into the swing of things again. I feel like I’m always in a state of constant transition.

// The biography of Louisa Adams is my current-read and it’s great. I read the biography of Alexander Hamilton at this time last year and could barely get through it, but this biography is all of the thumbs up. If you’re into (American) historical figures, pick this one up.

// I was playing around with Lightroom and realized I never edited most of the pics from the time right after Isabelle was born. Whoops. I blame the craziness and exhaustion and second childness in general.

// I went to a Goodwill-type store the other day and it was AMAZING. I usually avoid these stores, but I thought I would try it out because I’m really trying to find cheap kids’ clothes and some house accessories. I bought so much good stuff for so, so cheap. My favorite find was a North Face fleece for Clara for $4!

// Tim and I finally took the leap and decided to sign-up for Amazon Fresh. This may have been our best decision in quite some time. Now, whenever I think of something we need from the grocery store, I just go on the Amazon app and add it to our cart. So easy! I’m hoping that this actually saves us money (and calories) because I’m much less likely to make impulse purchases and add garbage food to our online cart. Time shall tell.

// Our Christmas decorations are probably never coming down at this point because we just don’t have the time and energy to remove them. It’s probably happening this weekend… hopefully. I just love the tree, though. Maybe I should buy a fake one and keep it up year round. I could decorate it with seasonal decorations, but I’d always keep the white lights up.

I feel like there are a bijillion other things going on in my mind right now, but I have an episode of Scandal to watch and a glass of wine already poured. OH, that should be my last bullet point on this list. I am now watching The Bachelor (obviously) and Scandal. I usually don’t watch TV so it is a big deal for me to commit to a new show. So far I’m on episode 2 in season 1 (of Scandal) and am completely sucked in already. Do you watch it?!

It’s almost Friday! We can do this!

(Linking up with Kristen and Gretch today.)

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15 Responses to This week (in bullet point form).

  1. we have our almost three year old in a daycare that’s set up like a school and she adores it. i couldn’t believe either when people said they send their littles to preschool so early too! but it’ll be great for them !

    • Lisa says:

      That’s so fun! Is she there full time? We considered daycares, too, but we only needed her to be in for a few hours a week, and that wasn’t really an option at the daycares near us.

  2. Rachel Emily says:

    Season One of Scandal may be my favorite TV season of all time. And I watch a lot of TV. Or I did. Before I was a mom. Everyone is talking about their goals for the new year and I’m over here like WHAT DAY IS IT EVEN THOUGH? The holidays are tough.

    • Lisa says:

      I’m loving season 2, too! I’m definitely watching less TV these days but I love a good show to binge watch once the kids go to bed (IF THEY EVER GO TO BED). I’m also really into Netflix documentaries!

  3. Is Amazon Fresh limited to metropolitan areas? It sounds interesting, but I love grocery shopping so maybe we’re better off doing what we’re doing.
    I’m glad Clara loves pre-school! I know some kids hate it at first, but that’s awesome that she’s doing so well!!
    *Our holiday decor/tree is still up. I can’t find the right time to bring it down. Like, I know I should, but I just love it too much….

    • Lisa says:

      I don’t actually know if it’s limited to cities, but I do know there are lots of options we considered but Tim decided on Amazon Fresh (over Instacart and Peapod and some other ones). Our tree is still up, too. BUT, it’s starting to die so I feel like its time is coming.

  4. Yay Bachelor! What are your thoughts so far? I’m curious to see how the drama plays out, since there are so many “older” women this season compared to some seasons (and by “older” I mean “not 22.” Haha. But there are a good number of women in their 30s!). At the moment I’m cheering for Danielle M., because she seems like a normal human being, but who knows how my opinions will change as the season goes on. I did like Rachel, though, too.

    • Lisa says:

      Ohhhh I love Nick. You’re right, there are ‘older’ women this season! I never even thought about it! I just know that my ‘team’ of 5 women I picked based on the online bios is AWFUL. All five are still in, but one is clearly the season villain and one already slept with Nick sooooo yeah, not looking promising.

  5. i used to watch scandal – i think i binge watched the first season in a couple days and i don’t remember how many seasons i got into before stopping. not on purpose, i think i just caught up to where it was on TV and i am not good with watching something once a week, so i imagine one day when it’s over i will binge it all over again haha. i don’t know much about amazon fresh, but it sounds like a great idea.

    • Lisa says:

      I’m the same way with shows so we’ll see if I can keep watching this one once I get caught up! We’re in season 2 now and it’s so, so good.

  6. I’m excited to hear more about preschool! Our Christmas stuff came down the day after, mostly because we were having our carpets cleaned the next day and needed to move a lot of it so we thought it would be easier to just put it all away.

    • Lisa says:

      We LOVE our preschool! I’ll be writing an entire post about it soon 🙂 Our Christmas stuff is coming down… kind of… but our tree is still up!

  7. SCANDAL. I’m so excited.

  8. I haven’t checked out Amazon Fresh! Crazy since I use Amazon for everything. I do like going to grocery stores and don’t have any reason to not go (no kids, and there are lots of places nearby). i’m sure it’s great for moms like you!

    Thanks for joining our linkup 🙂

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