Another oh-so-exciting Friday night in which my husband and I crash from exhaustion whilst our five-year-old prances around the room with unbelievable exuberance and unending energy, and we pray that bedtime will soon come.
Just keepin' it real, folks. It's been a looooooooooong week.
A looooooooooooong week justifies bullet points for the weary and worn out, so here you go:
*I clocked in 44.5 hours of work this week between my three jobs.
*Next week holds the possibility of anywhere between 34.5 & 48.5 hours.
*This doesn't count the endless hours of any mothering duties. ;)
*My hours included lots of manual labor helping set up the store.
*This meant my feet were downright burning at the end of every work day from standing all day long.
*But I am loving it. Truly. And meeting so many great people.
*Today all of my Anthro-working dreams were fulfilled when I was paid to hand-embroider items (for decoration in store displays) all day long.
*Serious dream come true.
*Which also meant I got to sit instead of stand all day.
*But the sitting was on the very hard wooden floors so I'm not sure it really counts as a victory in that department because my rear was very numb at several points during the day.
*Our old house is finally on the market. Hurrah!
*Our new house is still not fully unpacked. Boo.
*In fact, the TV is still not hooked up. Double-boo. Project Runway on the Internet for me tonight, I guess.
*On the flip side, this means we have gotten a lot accomplished with no boob-tube to plop ourselves down in front of to waste time.
*We got a new mattress, so we were finally able to spend the night on a queen-sized bed after several weeks sharing a full. (This comes after our entire marriage thus far was spent in a giant king-sized bed. So you can imagine there was much rejoicing when the queen mattress arrived.)
*My mom and I were the ones to actually get the box spring up the stairs. It barely made it within about an inch. Thank goodness.
*My little guy enjoyed his second week of all "green faces" on his behavior chart at school. That's always awesome news.
*He also is one sticker away from completely filling up his "30 Nights of Dry Pull-Ups" chart on his wall. When it is filled he gets to pick out a new Star Wars Lego set. Anticipation is high 'round our house. Can he do it? Will tomorrow be the day he and Papa get to go to the store? Very exciting, folks!
But the biggest and best part of this week?
My little guy is learning to read.
As in, SERIOUSLY learning to read!
Sounding out simple three-to-four-letter words, one sound at a time, so excited that it is his new obsession, trying to read every single second of the day.
There are no words to tell you how very excited and proud we are.
A great week, indeed.
(Ah yes, the absence of pictures in my blog posts is duly noted. I will continue to search for my camera cord...)