Friday, August 16, 2013

Five on Friday {Welcome to the Neighborhood}

1 // The Cleanse // I meant to let you guys know how my little cleanse went. Overall it was fine, but I definitely didn't get an A+ from Gwenny Paltrow. The first day was fine, but let me tell you- that veggie lunch smoothie was not easy to choke down. It wasn't necessarily bad, just, well... green. Very meaty, in a veggie sort of way. It's hard to explain. And the dinner smoothie with the cayenne pepper definitely had a kick to it. It was weird. So by Day 2, I was more than happy to 'cheat' at Bible Study (which happened to meet at Panera that evening). Overall? I would really like to try and commit to a cleanse again sometime. It wasn't all that hard mentally, and I actually felt pretty full most of the time. It's just, you know... I like to EAT!

2 // Where the wild things are // Two days before we closed on our house, Evie and I stopped by, only to be greeted by a little snake in the garage. NOT my cup of tea. But since it was just us, I was all prepared to do what I had to do to get it out of our house. But as soon as I got close to it with a long stick, that thing started wiggling and shaking it's tail and flicking it's tongue. Yeah, I don't think so. Luckily, our contractor was parked down the road, so I called and asked him to help. Then, on our second night at the house, we were woken up around 1 a.m. to the sound of howling coyotes behind our house. At first I thought it was the neighborhood dogs all riled up, but soon it was very clear that that was not the case. Nope, just a pack of wild coyotes, howling away in the backyard. I could hear them running in the field from one end to the other. Also NOT my cup of tea.

3 // Two year molars // Heaven help us. I feel like Evie has been getting these things It has seriously been a solid month of angst around here and I just feel so bad for my girl. When does it end?? I haven't even seen the top two pop through yet. Oy vey.

4 // Purge // I feel like I took bags of stuff to the Goodwill while I was packing up to move, but here I am ready to do the exact same thing while I unpack. We just have so much stuff! First on my list is hubby's closet. ;) Seriously, though, seeing it all piled up in the garage, waiting to find a nook or cranny to get stuffed into in the house and then forgotten... ugh! Makes me want to just toss it all. I'm trying to go with this feeling, though, and sift through stuff while I feel the urge.

5 // Neighbors // We met a few of our neighbors last night and it was so nice! I'm really excited to meet more and get involved and get to know other families. That is one thing I'm really looking forward to here- other young families and friends to hang out with. The lady I spoke with said that all the young families a few streets over sit out on someone's driveway each night talking while the kids play. I love that. It reminds me so much of our neighborhood growing up, where we did the exact same thing.

Happy Friday!


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  1. Oh, NO WAY on that snake!!!! I would have freaked out!!!! I've got shivers just thinking about it.....

  2. Bleeeeeeeehhhhh..... That snake gives me the willies!!! I remember hearing coyotes when we lived in Bixby. Crazy!

  3. Aren't you glad we've shifted FAR away from the pioneer day! Seriously, sorry you're in coyote & critter country! But I'll bet the house is fab!! can't wait for more updates!


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