11.06.2017

from the week(end), vol. 4






1. I've gotten a bit eye-rolly over the past year whenever people went on and on about Stranger Things. Well, now I get it. It's like someone forcing you to try on a shirt that looks awful on the hanger but amazing when you wear it. I never would've chosen to watch this show all on my own, but now I'm hooked. James and I finished season 2 last night, and I am THISCLOSE to hosting a dinner party of everyone in my life who has watched it so we can discuss it in gruesome detail. Are you Team Steve or Team Jonathan? Am I the only one that keeps thinking of Uncle Jesse whenever I look at Steve? Is anyone else deathly terrified of Billy? I cowered behind a pillow every time he came on screen. He played that part so well I'd be scared out of my mind to run into him in real life. I saw a Christmas commercial the other day, and you could see snowflakes falling outside. I immediately thought it was a Stranger Things commercial and the snowflakes were those weird orb things in the upside down. Maybe it's a good thing it will be awhile until season 3...

2. This is the last thing I'll say about Stranger Things. I promise. We watched a couple episodes Friday night and then went upstairs to go to bed. We were lying in bed, about to fall asleep, overanalyzing the show and wondering what was going to happen when we heard music. It got louder and louder and I'm not even kidding, we were terrified. I opened the bathroom door to find Gracie's training potty singing the toilet paper song. It was pitch black except for the glowing smiley face on it. IT WAS THE CREEPIEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. It was just sitting in the middle of the floor with nothing touching it. There's no reason it should've started singing, and it hasn't done it before or since. Needless to say, we went to bed a little unnerved.

3. I had terrible insomnia last week, but I slept somewhere around 10 or 11 hours Friday night. It was glorious in every way. I didn't even get out of bed until 10am. James took Gracie with him to run errands, so I had an hour to myself to read my Bible, drink some coffee, and eat breakfast. After they got back, I bundled up and went for a long walk and listened to Christmas music. It was the most restorative morning I've ever had.

4. We made our presence known at church yesterday. Gracie has been amazing with the nursery at church for quite awhile now, but something happened yesterday and she was just not having it. She was screaming bloody murder and asking to go home over and over. It was frustrating and we couldn't take her anywhere without her disrupting the kids or the service. James finally took her out to the car so I could sit in the service for awhile. I sneezed out of the blue, which startled me and made me somehow hit the record button on my phone. I somehow managed to record my sneeze and text it to James without my knowledge. My phone made a loud dinging sound when the recording ended, which led to the pastor's son glaring at me which gave me the inappropriate giggles, a condition I'm very prone to in the middle of church. My shoe screeched on the laminate floor a few seconds later, which made everyone turn around again which made me laugh even harder. I sat in the back row, by myself, laughing until I was nearly crying. I looked like a mental case. We meet in an elementary school, and as we were leaving I noticed someone changed the Book Drive sign to say Boob Drive. James and I laughed about it all day because we're mature. It's just a good thing I didn't see it in the middle of church.

5. James surprised Gracie with this little bunny rabbit doll house. It is ADORABLE. Gracie is in love with it and has been playing with it nonstop. Yesterday she was running around in her twirly church dress, playing with her dollhouse, and I just wanted to cry. In a good way. She's so headstrong and difficult at times, but there is nothing sweeter than having a little girl running around. It just makes me so happy. These are the moments I used to dream about.

6. I have been dying to try Chipotle's queso even though I kept hearing it's not great. Last week, I even dreamed I went to Chipotle to get a burrito bowl with queso. Since I got queso, they said I wasn't allowed to have guacamole, but I had to get broccoli instead to balance out the liquid cheese. I was furious. James surprised me and drove to Chipotle after church yesterday. The queso was weird--it's true--but I hadn't had a burrito bowl in ages and I was in heaven. Gracie looked at it and asked me if I was eating broccoli. She never heard me tell James that dream. I swear, our lives are turning into Stranger Things.

18 comments:

  1. #4. You are definitely my daughter.

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  2. When I saw your instastory yesterday about the boob drive, I laughed but I did could not figure out what was changed to make it boob. I figured it had been a "blood" drive but then I didn't know where the extra letter went and I was mystified. I am dying that it was book. Why did that not occur to me? LOL!!

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  3. I love #4. I would have started laughing just for the sheer irony that I was finally BY MYSELF and you would think that I'd be capable of not making a scene because of the absence of any children, but no. Of course not.

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  4. Jordan loves Stranger Things. I tried to watch it with him, and it's too scary for me. Honestly, I am really sensitive to scary stuff, and I just couldn't do it. But I'm sure it's really good!

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  5. 1) I love that you are finding yourself just as obsessed with Stranger Things as I am. I actually refused to watch it last year as well LOL.
    2) G baby and her doll house sound so adorable. I wish I was playing it with Her Cuteness.

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    1. Joellen. I'm embarrassed about how much I think about Stranger Things. It's a problem!

      Come see us!!!

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  6. i haven't even been curious about stranger things. i feel like i just can't muster up the interest for some reason? i'm not even mad that other people are obsessed, i just can't make myself want to watch it!

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    1. That's how I felt until a couple weeks ago! Nothing about it appealed to me. And then suddenly I found myself sucked in.

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  7. I still haven't jumped on the Stranger Things bandwagon, and part of me wants to rebel and not watch it, but part of me is really curious about the hype! I would have been SO FREAKED OUT by the training potty singing. Oh man, I can't even imagine. I probably wouldn't be able to sleep after that.

    Finally, I love those tree pictures! It's nice to think about what real falltime looks like. Though, yesterday we went to the park and it was actually cold enough to wear jackets AND there were tons of leaves on the ground, and the fact that it finally felt like fall made me happy (Sunday it was a high of 82 over here, so this was a nice surprise!).

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  8. 1. Landon and I are 200% Team Steve (or Douchebag Steve, as we lovingly refer to him since he started out as a douchebag but has since changed his ways). And we've watched the first season through a couple times in the last year and blew through season 2 in a day and a half. I also have a sticker of Eleven on my iPad Pro. So yeah, I'll RSVP for our spots at your dinner party.

    4. You and I would be a disaster if we ever sat next to each other in church.

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  9. TEAM STEVE. Jonathan is a whiny emo hipster who literally does nothing when people are in danger. Steve is BA.

    BOOB DRIVE LOLOLOLZ

    That bunny dollhouse is DARLING and I am adding it to an Amazon list for when Imogen is older.

    I've only eaten at Chipotle's once in my life. I was underwhelmed all the way around.

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  10. I was team Jonathan during the first season but Team Steve for sure by the end of the second. And yes Billy scared the crap out of me! Oh my word! At church this week, the background for the song lyrics that they projected up front had like floating dandelion seeds? Dust motes? I don't know but I immediately thought of the upside down 😂

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    1. Yes! I was the same way with Jonathan and Steve. But I still kind of love Jonathan even though I'm in the minority.

      Hahaha! I'm so glad it's not just me!

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  11. Karl's going away for a few days in December so I'm planning to catch up on Stranger Things then. That might be a terrible idea.

    That potty sounds kind of creepy no matter what the situation.

    Boob drive! I now have an urge to vandalize signs.

    I've been thinking of getting Parker a doll house and almost added that one to my cart just now because it's so darling. I'll have to wait until the littlest one stops putting every choking hazard in her mouth.

    We don't have Chipotle here (or that other place, the chicken A place) and I feel like I'm missing out on some inside joke you Americans have. I have been to In & Out Burger, though, and it was straight up awful.

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  12. The bunny rabbit doll house might be wrapped up in my closet, waiting for a certain little girl for Christmas...
    Everyone talks about Stranger Things, but I'm just not sure I can handle the creepiness!

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  13. That church story is amazing :)
    I am NOT a fan of Chipotle but the husband is. I was excited for the queso when it was teased because I thought I might finally like something there! Nope... I think it's weird and grainy. *sigh*

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