Week in Review

Week in Review 11/17/17

I hope everyone had a great week. Thanks for checking out my weekly series, Week in Review, posted every Friday. Enjoy a recap of how the week went down and tell me about yours.

1) What’s gotten my attention this week?

When Families have Favorites. The holidays are upon us. Yes yes these are happy times, but sometimes all the togetherness can bring family conflict too. This post reminded me of that. Does your family practice favoritism? If so how do you handle it, especially this time of year?

2) What blog should you check out?

Deep As Thoughts. Deepa is a full time mom and blogger who incorporates short stories, poetry, musings, and observations about all aspects of life into her writings. So when exploring her blog you can read a fable then a poem about her friend and move onto thoughts on self care prompted from overhearing a conversation. Deep As Thoughts is an interesting blog definitely worth checking out.

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3) What’s been going on this week?

Work. It was another busy work week. I came home tired, but there were a few evenings of pretty weather. So the kids and I tried to squeeze in some walks and playground trips. We have all been tuckered out this week, even the Paw Patrol characters.

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4) What’s going on this weekend?

My husband’s birthday. I don’t write about him on here a lot because my husband is pretty private, but I have to give a shout out to him. He is an amazing husband and father that deserves way more credit than I usually give him. The kids and I have an exciting and jam packed day planned for him that includes a visit to an arcade and trying out a new-to-us seafood restaurant.

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5) Did you miss this post?

5 Soup Recipes You Need This Winter. I’ve got you covered with some cold weather comfort food.

5 Soup Recipes You Need This Winter

Thanks for reading. How was your week? Tell me, what are you up to this weekend?

– Lacey 

18 thoughts on “Week in Review 11/17/17

  1. I don’t practice favoritism. It’s a conscious choice, but I watch as families play favorites and it makes me sad. I listen to friends who tell me why they prefer one child over another and it makes me sad. People can be so cruel, in the most unnecessary ways. Like you said, favorite things, not people. Maybe how I combat it is to set a good example? Maybe that’s all you can do.

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  2. I feel the smaller one usually become the favorite but then I make an extra effort to ensure that the older one feels as important and loved. It is a tough job! 🙂
    Thanks much for featuring my blog in you weekly Pick Lacey. Really appreciate it.

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  3. Hey Lacey– that family favorites post was really pretty sad. What do you do with people like that?? I know some people are easier to love– but we should try to care completely extravagantly all the people in our families. And– Happy Celebrating with your husband! Hope it’s the best day for him! xox

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    1. I really don’t know. The holidays are usually stressful for me but because of the sheer amount of places to go and people to see with two kids in tow, but this year I’m looking forward to it. The kids are in a sweet spot that started last year. Those excitement was contagious. I’m sad for the people that have family strain and who have a difficult time during the holidays.

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      1. It does make special days even better to enjoy them through your kids eyes… Ani & Brian and driving down with baby Lois right now– get it late tonight. And the grand-girls come Wednesday. Can’t wait! Enjoy your on the run Thanksgiving– hope we get to hear about it!! hugs hugs!

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    1. Sorry Rhonda, I’m just seeing this! Yes work has straight up kicked my tail AND everyone at home has been sick. I got a Week in Review post up today (barley). Thank you so much for checking on me. I hope I can catch up on your posts this weekend.
      How was your Thanksgiving? Beautiful and yummy no doubt.

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      1. Hi Lacey!! I’m surprised how much I’ve missed your posts!! Like being out of touch with a close friend! So sorry things all piled up at once with work and sick people at home, Did you catch it too?? Sometimes blogging just has to take the back seat. hugs from here Lacey!

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      2. Thanks Rhonda, I felt like I missed you too. I did. I had strep over Thanksgiving. I just keep repeating and praying, “We will NOT be sick over Christmas. We will NOT be sick over Christmas.”

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      3. Oh gosh Lacey– Hoping with you for a healthy Christmas!! (after our Thanksgiving flu epidemic, I’m with you on this!). I have “great expectations” for holidays– and they do not include being wiped out on the couch! With the kids all here and their lives all turned up-side- down from the fires (they can’t get back into their house to get clothes etc. yet) Christmas will be a little more low key around here. That’s fine. How are you coming along on getting ready for Christmas?? Such a crazy time– and with work and all you have on your plate… Merry Christmas weeks ahead!! xox

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      4. That is so crazy. We came home after the area was hit by an F5 tornado here a few years ago. We had no idea what we were coming back to. Our house ended up being fine, but the not knowing and waiting to be able to get to the neighborhood was terrible. I’m so sorry they are going through that.

        Christmas 1 of 4 is this coming Saturday. So far so good, but it may get nuts after this weekend!

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      5. Hi Lacey– I think you know how they were feeling here. Not getting up to their house til last night (after a week). It was discouraging. This Friday they have to empty their house for repairs and paint. — And I can feel Christmas gearing up too. Hope you enjoy every minute even when it gets a little “nuts!” Christmas hugs dear Lacey.

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      6. Hi Lacey– they put it in a storage unit. It’s complicated. The girl’s school starts Jan 2nd and I don’t they’ll have a home up there yet. It’s just one of the “one day at a time” kind of things. How was your Christmas kick off weekend?? xox

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