I mean, why settle for five on Friday when you could overachieve with seven on Saturday? Exactly.
1. Matt and I started doing Whole30 yesterday! If you have no idea what it is, then go visit their webpage, ha. We are trying to break our horrible addiction to eating fairly healthy most of the day and then eating 46 servings (each) of cookies or ice cream...every night. We've gotten terrible. So since we've been failing at moderation (and my clothes are failing to look good...), we figured we'd give this a try. Two days in and I'm feeling great! I mean, I'm feeling exactly the same as I always do, honestly, but at least I'm not suffering from debilitating cravings or sugar crashes...so I'm calling it a win.
Oh and look, my sweet potato loves me! So surely that's a sign that I'm doing something right...right?
2. Millie is sick again. I know- surprise, surprise!! It's a double ear infection and pink eye this time...so we'll give her an A for variety? Anyway, she was pretty pitiful in general today, and her face was constantly covered in dried goo (from her eyes and nose, and you're welcome for that mental image), but possibly the saddest part was the times when she would wake up from sleeping and literally (no, literally) not be able to open her eyes because those long, long eyelashes were so gooped up that her eyes were glued shut. It must have been so scary and disorienting to be awake and WANT to open your eyes but not be able to!! Anyway. Poor baby. She's on about a dozen(ish) new medicines now, so hopefully she feels better (and looks less crusty....hahaha) soon.
During her happier moments today, she played with her toys while Lola babysat and I drank cocktails by the pool. Just kidding, I didn't do that...but Lola totally does look like she's babysitting.
3. I must admit- I'm pretty proud of myself. I achieved my 10,000 steps per day goal 22 out of the 30 days in April!! I think that in some of my previous jobs/life stages that would have been a nearly laughable goal- I probably walked that much by noon or something. But since I currently have a basically sedentary job and lifestyle...I have to work really hard to get to 10k, and I'm proud that I did it almost every day last month!! So yay, pat on the back (or...feet?) for me.
4. Speaking of mobility...this one is contemplating it for herself.
Well, she looks like she's contemplating it. But actually she just likes to sit in this position. She's tricky like that.
5. And yes, she sits on a beach towel on the floor in the kitchen. Let's just say that my floor-cleaning goals go unmet basically every single day. Blah. But I'm pretty good at staying on top of laundry, so...play to your strengths?? Something like that.
6. After reading Unbroken for book club last month (and suddenly feeling like I'm SO EDUCATED about WWII), I'm on a WWII fiction kick. My favorite so far has been The Soldier's Wife, which I think would be a really great book for a book club. The discussion questions in the back gave me lots to think about (so basically, I conduct book clubs with myself...). It also alerted me to the fact that (in addition to my ignorance about the war in the Pacific) I know nothing about the Occupation, but it made for some fascinating (albeit fictional) reading. So if you have any other WWII fiction recommendations, I'm all ears (or eyes, as the case may be). I've heard that All The Light We Cannot See would fit the bill, so maybe a copy of that will become available at the library sometime in the next decade...but feel free to add to my list!
7. Apparently Millie's #1 Biggest Fan (besides me, of course. And Matt.) is her cousin Carley. My mom reports that to Carley, every single baby/baby-related-thing/small item in her world is "Mill-Mill's." If there are two things and one is bigger and one is smaller (like, I don't know, pieces of food. Shirts. Dogs.), the smaller one is automatically "Mill-Mill's _____." I think it is SO adorable. So today the girls did some FaceTiming, and although their faces don't look overly enthusiastic at this particular moment...it was a pretty big day for them both, I think.
I'm so thankful that we live so close to our siblings (well, relatively, I guess. I grew up a thousand miles away (Georgia to Texas, yo) from all of my relatives, so two hours is nothing) so that Millie will be able to grow up knowing and loving her cousins. And it's also pretty awesome that FaceTime exists for the weeks in between visits.
And there we go. Seven random things to round out your Saturday. You will probably be disappointed but unsurprised to learn that Matt (who also read Unbroken and also now has a renewed interest in WWII) is rewatching Band of Brothers this weekend and that my excitement about WWII definitely does not stretch that far. I'm once again ignoring it (but enjoying the lovely score), even though Matt tried to convince me I'd like it this time...nope. Just can't do it. He did mention that there's a newer (but similar) series focusing on the Pacific theater of WWII, and maybe I would like that...and I'm intrigued...but I don't know. They're just so...war-ish. Or something. Bleak. (Oh, and then I like how one time he was like "but didn't you like the movie Pearl Harbor?" "well, sure." "well, that's about WWII." ummm...pretty sure I wasn't in it for the battle scenes.)