Around Here Lately // Heat Wave, Ambulance Ride, and 10 Years Married

July 9, 2018 Life 0

Two weeks ago, Dan and I celebrated 10 years of marriage. We celebrated it in the traditional style of forgetting all about it. HA! At least mostly. Dan did buy me flowers and wrote a sweet note. I realized it was our anniversary when I saw the flowers and note. And then I took our kids to swim practice and their well visits. Ha! We did get out to dinner and saw Ocean’s 8 on Saturday night. I didn’t take any pictures because I was just so thankful to be eating a hot meal I didn’t prepare, could eat with two hands, not get up the entire time, and not have to clean up after.

In other news we’re swimming, swimming, swimming. Kate has swam in each A Meet so far, and she’s placed every time. She’s worked hard the entire year, and she’s put in extra hours with one of the coaches to improve her starts. We’re so proud of her!

In related pool news, Thomas scared the bejesus out of me and everyone else at the pool (and then all of the Town of Vienna) when he jumped into the pool, attempted a twirl, and hit is head on the side of the pool. I grabbed him out of the water immediately, and he never lost consciousness or swallowed water or became disoriented, but it was still scary. The guards call 911, and I took my first (and I hope last!) ambulance ride. Thomas screamed from the moment I pulled him out of the pool until we were safely enclosed in the ambulance. And then he perked up immediately and asked the responder all sorts of questions. Then he asked him if he could drive him BACK to the pool! I mean, honestly!

Thank goodness he’s just fine. But, phew. What a scare. Here’s to no more accidents this summer!

Switching gears, here’s what’s going on around here this week:

Trying out natural deodorant for the first time. I know this has been a thing for a long time, but I’ve resisted because I sweat a lot. A lot, a lot. I just didn’t think any natural deodorant could stand up to my sweat. But then I found a three pack of Schmidt’s Rose and Vanilla scented deodorant at Costco and snapped it up. I’ve only tried it out for one day, but so far, no stink! I’m going to try it all week and report in on IG stories. Let me know if you use it and like it.

Reading Educated by Tara Westover. I’m only a little ways in, but I’m really into it.

Drinking lots of coffee and cold brew from my cold brew maker.

Listening to the new BodyStep and BodyPump on repeat. I need to learn these new moves ASAP, so I’m listening to the music over and over and over again.

Washing endless loads of laundry. We’re at the pool every day, so I’m constantly rotating swim suits and towels, plus, I think we go through more clothes in the summer since we get sweaty.

Teaching Kate the art of cleaning toilets. My kids hardly ever flush the toilet. Why, oh, why?!? This weekend I taught Kate how to clean her bathroom and scrub her toilet. I am so over cleaning up after these kids! My mom used to say: I’m not your maid. I find myself saying that, too!

Swimming each and every day! Last night someone on IG mentioned it’s 5.5 months until Christmas, and I had a mini freak out. I love summer, and I dislike winter. I don’t even like fall because it means WINTER IS COMING. I’m feeling a little sad that swim team is almost over, and we’re approaching half way through summer. I’m trying to look at it as season half full, but since I get panicky about the fall/winter, I’m struggling.

Are you a summer lover or do you hate the heat? Are you also drinking cold brew and washing endless loads of laundry? Have a great week!