Spring Break officially starts for us on Friday and we are limping to the finish line. I supposed it’s because January and February were each about 164 days long and that just begins to wear on a person. Then I had to take Caroline to the doctor yesterday because we think she may have a stress fracture in her foot and now we’re going to get an MRI later today to try to figure out what’s going on. If you think about it, you can say a little prayer that it’s nothing too bad. I know it’s a small thing in the whole scheme of life, but it means she’d miss the rest of school soccer and track season and it’s just kind of yuck.
Anyway, here are a few things I thought I’d share this week:
P and I currently own about 35 pairs of readers between the two of us and Caroline got glasses right after Christmas that she has to wear when she’s at school or studying. This means we have a lot of lenses to clean at our house. Especially because I tend to put my readers up on my head when they’re not in use and they collect a lot of hair product residue.
P has used these Zeiss lens wipes for years for everything from his sunglasses to his binoculars and now we are all converts. I love that they come in little individual packages that I can throw in my purse or the glove compartment of my car. And they are also great for cleaning off my computer screen, which I have to do on a regular basis because Mabel likes to try to lick the blinking cursor on my screen when she sits next to me when I write.
This week was a sad one for all of us who loved Dylan McKay. He was the original Tim Riggins, the misunderstood bad boy with a heart of gold. And I was sad that when Caroline saw his picture on a news site after he died, she said, “Oh yeah, Archie’s dad from Riverdale died.”
It just goes to show that no matter how cool you once were, you ultimately just end up being known as “somebody’s dad”.
I can’t believe that we are already at this point in life, but I spent some time this week reading all about the differences between the SAT and the ACT and which one is best. It turns out that a lot of it is dependent on your child’s strengths and weaknesses. This article was one of the best I found and I thought I’d share for any of you who are going through the same thing.
Also, Caroline was super excited when I wanted to have a whole pro and con discussion about this at dinner the other night. And by super excited, I mean that I’m pretty sure she wished she could eat dinner in her bedroom.
I believe that my love of all things Hummingbird Farms lavender is well documented, but as the weather begins to warm up it feels like a good time to mention that this lavender oil is the best for shaving your legs and other areas that may need shaving once you can’t cover everything with sweatpants and sweaters.
And my other absolute favorite is this lavender dead sea salt treatment. You can use it to give yourself the instant look and smoothness of a manicure and pedicure on your hands and feet, use it in the shower to exfoliate everything, or dump a handful of it into a bath. It is the best and it’s normally $24 but is on sale right now for just $12.
My friend Bri McKoy (You should totally follow her because she is darling and a great cook and posts a lot of great recipes and cooking tips.) mentioned this on her instagram stories the other day and I sat up straight when I heard her mention something that helps her sleep deeply through the night and wake up feeling rested. This is what I currently need in my life. It doesn’t help that I’ve discovered I really get my best writing done from about 10:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. and then get in bed with my mind still racing. What I’m saying is that I am in need of sleep.
These all natural supplements promote restful sleep all night long and healthy adrenal function. I can’t tell you how much I worry about my adrenal function as of ten minutes ago when I realized that was an actual thing.
And if you know me at all, then you know the fact it contains Ashwagandha, Passionflower, Magnolia bark & Jujube to help promote healthy stress levels is a legitimate selling point. I am a sucker for some herbal ingredients that sound exotic.
That’s it for today.
Have a lovely Thursday.