Friday, November 18, 2016

Faves This Week

Sorry for my absence yesterday. I had a doozy of a parent meeting on Wednesday afternoon and when I got home, a lot of time was spent on the phone with my supervisor, and even more time thinking about drinking an entire bottle of wine but restraining myself :)

But it's Friday which means the end of the week is here and a nice weekend to relax is ahead!
Despite the crummy meeting in the middle of the week (with a follow up coming the week after Thanksgiving--lucky me!), I still have some favorites from the week!

{1} Christmas Cards are Ordered
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I realized that by Thanksgiving time last year I'd had my cards ordered addressed, and sent out already, and this year it totally snuck up on me. I used SimplytoImpress.com again and they have an awesome deal going on right now through the 21st, so if you haven't ordered yet, do it (plus, their prices overall are cheaper than tinyprints and minted, and their sale price is better than both right now too). I'll be sharing the card with you once I get my hands on it, but it feels good to get one more item checked off the box!

{2}Volunteering
MG and I signed up to help at a food bank in a couple of weeks. It's been a while since we volunteered, and we finally found one that's close to the house, so we're jazzed about getting the opportunity to give back to the community by packing up bags of food and delivering them to people who need it.
In addition to that, MG and I are going to participate in the Wreaths Across America again, but this year, instead of going to Arlington Cemetery, we'll be going to Quantico National Cemetery to lay a wreath on my dad's grave. It had meaning to me last year, but this year it holds that much more meaning and emotion.
from last year at Arlington Cemetery
{3} Joe Biden Memes
The memes of Joe Biden have made me giggle all week long. I love seeing new ones pop up every day, especially on days that I need a good laugh.
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Here's the link to more....enjoy! 

{4} Surprise Gifts
My friends continue to surprise me and Baby G with the package arrivals at our front door (making me think that I've been doing online shopping in my sleep haha). My bestie sent me a little gift earlier this week which was a super sweet surprise at the end of the day! This t-shirt is not only adorable (and I'm assuming true, although I can't speak to the full on "mom life" quite yet), but it's also SUPER soft and comfy, perfect for those days I'll be at home, snuggling my new little bundle of cuteness. Thank you, Genna, for being my best friend and being so stinking thoughtful! Love you girl!

{5} Funnies--because after this week, I need some chuckles!

When you're at the end of a horrible meeting and they propose meeting again to continue the discussion
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How it feels when a parent gives you a compliment on the work you do with their kid:
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What I'd like to do in the middle of meetings when parents are rude
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When you're pregnant and the grocery store doesn't have the one snack you've been craving
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How I'm going to feel next week when there's still food on my plate that I want to eat, but I'm super full
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That's it for me today! Hoping the end of your week goes off without a hitch!

22 comments:

  1. I'm ordering my cards this weekend...haven't finalized them yet, so I'll definitely look into Simply to impress! Sorry to hear the meeting was such a long and tiring one - hope you have a great weekend!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I love that you guys are volunteering!! It's amazing how just a little bit of your time can make such a huge difference. I am loving all the Biden memes...they never fail to crack me up!

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  3. Okay I need to check out those Christmas cards! I've always used Minted but I pay a hefty price for them too. I LOVE those Obama/Biden memes...I mean, I literally lol at some of them! Whoever came up with those is a genius! I hope you have a better day today!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. Girl you are on it with Christmas cards! Go you!!! We take our pictures next week and then I'll order and send out. I'm so behind this year! Ha!

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  5. Oh my goodness. I so wish that I could pull the red flag with parents. OFTEN. haha All the presidential memes have me giggling. I wish I was that witty. YAY for fun gifts from sweet friends. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. I need to order my cards next week.. Time is running out ahhhhh
    Happy Friday
    Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  7. I have the wifey tee by the same company and it's the softest shirt ever!! So cute of your friends to get you that!

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  8. Definitely going to have to check out that company for Christmas cards! I'm so busy at work that I haven't even though about cards yet eek! And that tee is SO cute! Yay for thoughtful gifts! Happy Friday love!

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  9. There is nothing quite like volunteering, it's such a rewarding feeling!

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  10. Sorry to hear about the bad meetings but the funnies definitely brought a smile to my face! Especially the Biden memes-- too funny!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! XOXO, R

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  11. Enjoy as much food as you can, it gets harder to eat more the further along you get!! haha Thanks for the tip on where to buy Christmas cards, headed to check that website out now!

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  12. Oh my gracious..my friends were just talking about these memes last night!! Too damn funny. What a sweet gift from your friends..and it really is true. :) Have a super weekend!

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  13. I'm in the middle of making my Christmas cards! I got into other crafts so my cards have been neglected for the past little bit! I'm hoping to finish them this weekend. I always like to have them mailed out by the first of December so they get to where they are suppose to be on time!

    Volunteering is so rewarding! Glad you're doing it again.

    YES to the memes! I just love them! There are some bromance ones and I just love them too.

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  14. I'm sorry you had such a rough day on Wednesday, sending lots of *hugs*. I've been loving all the Obama and Biden memes, they've been winning all the prizes this past week! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  15. That's so great you are able to honor your Dad in such a special way!! Volunteering really is so rewarding. I have been cracking up at all the Biden & Obama Memes this week as well lol

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  16. Girl, the Obama/Biden memes are hysterical. I have wasted more time this week reading meme after meme! So funny!

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  17. Very few things are worse than the promise that an awful meeting is To Be Continued.

    Love the JoBama memes.

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  18. I am so sorry that the parent teacher conference didn't go well. I had a feeling that is what happened, but sad that it went down that way. Love that shirt. Looks really cute and so sweet of another friend to shower you like that!!! I love those memes they are just too funny. Have a great weekend!

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  19. Mom life is definitely the best life!!!!! :) So happy for you!

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  20. I hate when parent meetings are so hard. Hope you can relax this weekend and then email follow up details to the parents. I'm feeling behind on my Christmas cards, too. We had our pictures taken and I'm not so patiently waiting for the proofs to get back. I need to update my address list while I wait.

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  21. Jealous that your cards are ordered - that's on our to do list this weekend! We always love volunteering with our food bank here. How special to be able to lay the wreath of your dad's grave!

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  22. Im hoping that our cards come in soon, but I will have to check out that site!

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