Friday Five Recently | Week 2

Hello August!  How is it time for school to start back already?  We still have another week before we start back with our virtual homeschool.  However, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day and saw that some of my friends’ kids started back last week and earlier this week.

Since I’m still recovering from July (more on that below), I’m so thankful that I have another seven days to rest up.  Here’s to hoping I finish getting everything organized next week.  Anyways, since I’ve been on a hiatus let’s play catch up! 

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Recently . . .

Celebrated |  Last month we celebrated my niece’s birthday!  I think that I really nailed it with her gifts.  I had a little input from the kids too.  We got her two 9×12 Melissa & Doug sketch pads, an ALEX Toys Artist Studio Portable Art Set, and the cutest gold squirrel necklace from Spinningdaisy.

So after opening her presents, we went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp.  I had heard mixed reviews on whether or not this movie was kid-friendly.  In the end, it turned out to be as kid-friendly as the Avengers movies are.  We really loved it.  Also, I loved the dynamics of the family and how they stayed away from the stereotype that divorced couples can’t co-parent peacefully, especially when one parent has remarried.

After the movie, we went to Cookout!  It’s one of our favorite restaurants and I had been craving one of there bbq plates.  So glad my niece requested to eat there for her birthday dinner.  If you’ve never tried Cookout, you’re missing out on some delicious eats. Overall, it was a great weekend and I enjoyed spending time with my family.

Finished |  I finally managed to finish Season 2 of Riverdale.  Since I loved the first one so much, it never dawned on me that the second one would lose some momentum.  Needless to say, I couldn’t get into the second season and I decided to wait until it was uploaded to Netflix in full before attempting to watch the rest.

Thankfully, it did pick up and I got sucked in.  However, the amount of underage sex that was going down this season was a bit of a turn-off.  I’m all for realistic representation and I know teens do have sex.  However, I think Riverdale went overboard from realistic representation and entered into territory where it became glorified instead.

I hope they cut back a lot on the teen sex for next season or at least balance it out to where they can show teens some of the consequences of having underage sex.

Cried |  My mom got admitted into the ICU last month.  I cried after I got off the phone with my brother.  He and my aunt had been calling and texting me all that afternoon, but my ringer was turned off.  I didn’t see their missed calls and messages until 7 PM that night.

I remember being so scared and rushing around the house packing up clothes and stuff for me and the kids.  Thankfully, her condition had improved by the time we got there and she only had to stay in the hospital for a few days.

This was just as scary as Moo’s snake incident from June.  Maybe a little bit more because for the first time it really hit me that my mom is getting older and what that means.   It made me that I’m getting older as well.  And while we both still has a lot of life left in us, I do need to be realistic and accept that none of us can live forever.  We can only cherish and make the most of each day and each moment.

Decided |  Speaking of cherishing time, we decided to plan our next family trip.  We’re going to Atlanta for Spring Break!  It seems like a long time away, but with this year being almost over, Spring Break will be here before we know it.  So far the kids really want to check out the World of Coke.

Let me know what other family-friendly attractions are in Atlanta in the comments below.  Also, be sure to share your favorite restaurants as well.

Started |  This month, I started saving up for two new cameras.  I was all set to purchase one of the cameras in June, but adulting happen and I had to make choices on where my coins should go.  Anyways, I’m looking to get a Canon PowerShot SX730 for vlogging and for taking less formal pictures.

For sponsored work, I’d love to have a Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR.  If you have either of these cameras let me know if like it or not in the comments.

Have you started planning for Spring Break yet?
Linking up with: Momfessional | TBB | High Five Friday

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  1. Daenel T.

    August 14, 2018 at 12:18 am

    I sure hope your mom is feeling better. The Hubs and I just found out that both of his parents have been diagnosed with cancer. They’re our parents, they’re supposed to be invincible. It’s scary and hard when we realize that they’re human. I didn’t go to Atlanta when I lived in Georgia, we mostly went to small towns in Georgia and Alabama. Such a good time visiting museums, historic homes, etc. I can’t wait to see your posts about your family vacation.

  2. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 27, 2018 at 6:48 am

    So sorry to hear about your in-laws. I can't even imagine what you all are probably going through right now. It's definitely scary when realize our parents human. I will definitely be keeping you all in our prayers.Visiting museums and historic homes is something I'd love to do. Let me know if you have any specific ones that you'd recommend.

  3. Veronica Lee

    August 28, 2018 at 4:55 am

    I hope your mom is feeling better. Now at 56, I am more conscious of mortality than ever and am beginning to cherish each day and moment more.

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