weekly wrap up

Weekly Wrap 10/10-10/16

Last week was a busy week but a good week overall. Today I am linking with Holly from hohoruns.blogspot.com and Tricia from misssippipiddlin.com  for the weekly wrap up.  I love this linkup, and the wonderful women behind it.  Even if I don’t have much to report, I love visiting their linkup.  Please check it out if you can.




I am proud to say I am still planking every day since my husband arrived in country. Tomorrow marks the 32nd week since he’s been gone, and I’ve planked daily since May 1st which is when he arrived in country.  I also made myself run last week, TWICE.  YAY.  While I still struggle with just a couple miles, I am happy to at least be doing more exercise.  My mental health has really been tested these last 7-8 months, and I just need to find time for me.

Here are the highlights from my week:

I finished staining my deck on Monday. It doesn’t look perfect, but with the harsh winter we’re due to have it’s at least protected.

Tuesday I celebrated my 2 year anniversary of trying out for MasterChef.  One of my proudest memories.

Wednesday we had some crazy storms but I caught this beautiful double rainbow from our administrative office window.


Thursday we were feeling pretty stressed.  This pic of my daughter says it all:

Yup...hiding under the desk. I joined her for a bit. LOL
Yup…hiding under the desk. I joined her for a bit. LOL



Friday night I babysat my neighbor’s 3 month old baby boy. Let me just tell you what an honor it was to give back to a family that has done so much for us while my husband has been deployed.  They’ve plowed my driveway last winter and mowed my 1.5 acre lot the entire time he’s been gone and at NO charge.  Like, who does that?!?!  These people…so when she asked if I could babysit I jumped at the chance.  This family not only said they’d be there for us over this last year, but they’ve shown it and it made my heart happy to snuggle with this little cutie for a few hours to show my appreciation so they could get out and have some adult time.



Saturday I was invited to a corn maze (Richardson’s corn maze) up in northern IL by my neighbor’s friends. What a blast.  We all brought food and cooked over a campfire, and then headed in to the maze.  It was dark…and I had a couple glasses of wine, but man was it fun!!  The kids had a blast too.



Sunday was my lazy day where I catch up on laundry, do some cooking for the week but mainly just relax. I had missed my goal of running 3 times last week (to be fair I made that goal mid-week, LOL) so last night I threw dinner in the oven and hopped on the treadmill for a couple miles.  #winning



What were the highlights of your week? Do you have any good casserole  or cook ahead for the week type recipes you’d like to share?  How many times per week do you try to exercise?


Have a great week, y’all!



24 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap 10/10-10/16”

  1. That double-rainbow picture is beautiful! Yay for getting your deck stained – that must be a huge weight off your shoulders. LOL at the pic of your daughter under the desk – I would have wanted to assume that pose at my own desk last week, too. That is wonderful that you got to babysit your neighbor’s 3 month old baby boy and give back to them for all their helpfulness. Sundays are my lazy days, too! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

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  2. You have really impressed me with all your home-maintenance projects. I made a list of stuff to do while my husband was deployed, and got a lot of it checked off. One such task was painting his office downtown (who wants boring white walls, anyways?) 😉

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  3. That is great your husband is in the country, that’s got to put a lot of your mind at ease knowing the soil he’s on, rather than the unknown.
    You really have had a busy week, but fun too! Corn Mazes are lots of fun, I haven’t done one of those this year.
    Great job on the planking!


  4. Awww I love that you have such great neighbors and how very sweet of you to repay all the favors with looking after their little one!
    I knew you were a planking queen but I did not know it was a daily thing since the hubs has been gone! Keep going lady, you are amazing!
    Let’s just say I exercise way more than I cook! 🙂

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  5. You have wonderfully sweet neighbors! How fun to snuggle with a baby for a few hours! And then give him back…LOL. It’s what grandparents get to do! Your planking has been amazing for all of this time! I’m horrible at cooking ahead. No meal planning or prep for me. I call it a WIN if I get to the grocery store. Thanks for linking, Michelle!

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