I am loving this Ali Edwards Week in the Life project! I didn’t really take as many images today but I’m okay with that. It was a day where I was rushing from one thing to another and was pretty much late for everything.
Everyone is so happy that Daddy is home that our morning routine was thrown off. Breakfast was reduced to a bowl of cereal for Clayton and some egg bites from Costco for me and Ryker (which he and I both agreed were not very good).
Sometimes I hate that I’m the mom who can’t seem to get her hair dried in the morning or makeup on before heading out for the day. That my car and my house are in a constant state of clutter and mess and my personal appearance often mimics this. Today was just one of those days.
After dropping the boys off at school, I headed to my women’s Bible study. The women in my small group have become some of the most important people in my life. Their support, wisdom and transparency over the last year + since I was introduced to the group has truly been such a blessing.
After Bible study I had a couple of errands to run. First stop was Target for Mother’s Day cards for my mom and mother in law. I also needed deodorant. I have been on a hunt for a natural deodorant but so far every brand I’ve tried has been totally ineffective. It’s super frustrating because I don’t want to be a hypocrite – after Clayton’s vaccine injury, I object to the aluminum content used in many products (including vaccines and deodorant) – but I haven’t found an aluminum free deodorant that actually works. If you happen to know of one please let me know!!!! It’s bad enough to walk around in yoga pants and a sweatshirt, with wet hair and no makeup – the last thing I need is to smell bad on top of it.
When I was younger, I used to hang out at the mall. Just walking around browsing in shops with my friends. Now, it’s Target. I can literally waste an hour like it was nothing just walking up and down aisles checking out what they have. I’ve found that Target runs are best experienced without my boys in tow.
After Target I made a quick stop at an art supply store to get some colored pencils for my office / craft room decorating project.
Next it was back to pick up Clayton from school to take him to his last swim lesson for the week. I took some great videos of him jumping off of the high wall in the deep end for the first time. He’s loving these flip flops but they are too small and so I’ve added flip flops to my shopping list.
We made it home about the same time as Daddy and Ryker and I had roughly a 1/2 hour to get ready before our date night. Tim and I typically have a regular weekly date night – although what we do each week varies. For the last 18 months, we’ve used Krystal to watch the boys for us. When she started, she was in her last year of college. She graduated last May and then took a little time off before she went through a paralegal program which she completed about a month ago. She just told us last night that she got a job as a paralegal and won’t be able to cover our date nights going forward. It’s so bitter sweet because we’re totally happy for her but selfishly sad for us and our boys who love their weekly time with her so much. So another thing added to my list is to find a new babysitter….
Our date night tonight was a Dodger’s game. Even though the stadium is only about 25 miles away, we have to leave the house by 5:15 to make the 7:10 game time due to LA traffic. Los Angeles is having a real problem with sanitation issues and raw sewage in the streets right now and the homeless encampments lining the bridges through the city was heartbreaking. I don’t pretend to have a solution to this issue but I wish our state legislators would focus more time and attention on this type of real problem as opposed to wasting our tax payer money and time on measures like SB 276 which literally solves no existing problem and helps no one.
The game was not a good one – the Dodger’s got crushed. But it was a wonderful night eating junk food and hanging out with each other and some good friends.