We had a basic week this week. Work for Billy, school for Wyatt and I, hanging out with my mom, chilling at home. I am hoping to find something for us to do today after Billy fixes our front porch step, which broke last night. We also got the good news from Wyatt’s therapist that insurance will pay for both his walker and a wheelchair, which is fantastic since Wyatt is not able to just walk everywhere right now. His stamina and endurance and ability right now allows him to walk short distances only, and I am so proud of him for it and all of his hard work, but we also need something for the other times. Kiddo is growing like crazy, 45 pounds and 42 inches and as a woman who is 5 feet tall it can be a challenge to figure out how to get us both around without any assistive devices. A wheelchair will be a welcome addition to the family, as it will be a form of freedom and independence. And phew I went on about that a bit more than I intended!
Read Last Week:
I just couldn’t read the book I had planned for last week, I am an Executioner. It was creepy and weird and clever and I am pretty sure had I not just read Our Crooked Hearts I could have finished it, but I am full up on creepy, weird, and clever for the moment. I picked up How to be a Good Creature instead, which I got for Christmas, and well, it was absolutely perfect. If you read here, you know I am a huge animal lover and always have been. I loved reading about Montgomery’s journey through her life and the animals that most changed her and how, what their stories were. I have had The Soul of an Octopus on my TBR for a while and I will probably be reading it sooner than later now that Montgomery is firmly on my radar. I just loved this book.
Reading This Week:
I started this last night and so far I am really enjoying it!
Reading With Wyatt:
We started a new chapter book read aloud and Wyatt is enamored. I have never read it before either, so it is new to me, and it is super cute so far. Wyatt wanted me to keep reading and reading it – I had to finally call it a night and tell him it was time for bed!
Posted Last Week:
Oof. So this list is long this week! We finished Shetland – so good! And what the heck!! That ending I can’t take it!
We are also still watching Around the World in 80 Days and All Creatures Great and Small. We are not used to watching shows weekly anymore, and it is weird to have to wait. And we are watching the Winter Olympics when we get a chance. I am a Winter Olympics fan, more than Summer Olympics, and I was so excited about them starting! I was rambling off to Billy all the events I like – figure skating, skeleton, bobsled, alpine skiing, moguls, biathlon, ski jumping, snowboarding, and the luge – and he just cracked up and said that was the most sporting events he had ever heard me say. We are also occasionally watching Kim’s Convenience and Steel Magnolias.
Our Saturday night movie was Kiki’s Delivery Service, another Studio Ghibli. Billy and I are taking turns picking what we watch. I apparently go for the more cutesy ones while he chose one that was a little less cutesy. I have a feeling the next one we watch will be Nausicaa, as it is Billy’s choice. So far we have watched The Secret World of Arrietty, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Kiki’s Delivery Service, which was adorable. I also learned that Studio Ghibli was formed by the same people who did The Last Unicorn movie, which is an all time favorite of mine, so maybe I will sneak that one in one Saturday.
As for our wake up songs this week, it was a mixed bag as always. Ho-Hey by The Lumineers, We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel (and somehow my brain still remembered all the lyrics), Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, White Rabbit by Jefferson Starship, and California Dreamin’ by the Mamas and the Papas.
Wyatt has been watching Let’s Go Luna lately, and it is so cute!
And that is about it from around here! What’s been going on in your world?