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Nov 17, 2015

pardon my french blog

Ugh, getting back into the swing of things after having my mom here for two weeks is hard. She is always such a huge help. Even in the mornings, not having to load up all four kids for school drop off and pick up was amazing. Having a thought provoking conversation to start my day over a cup of coffee. Having another body to keep the girls occupied while I was helping the boys with homework. Staying up late watching movie after movie while Chris worked well into the night. All so good. 

But now it's time to get back into the swing of things....however long that may take me. 

So what's going on? 

We wake up and go to bed with negative temps as of right now. I mean seriously? Alaska. You couldn't ease us into this shit? You had to just go balls to the wall with the freeze. I feel so bad watching all the little kids get bundled up in their cars and then have to take ten minutes to try and get un-bundled once in the classroom. One of the teachers told me it is 45 minutes of their day just dressing and undressing. Whoa! 

We currently have yet another mouse in our garage. I think this brings the count to five. No, not five in their all at once, although who knows. We got the other four. Chris so lovingly calls them all Jerry, which is a running joke in the house. You seen Jerry today? Did you see that Jerry ate the peanut butter off the trap and is still taunting us with his presence? Jerry, Jerry Jr., Jerryetta, I fucking hate Jerry. Your time will come mouse, just ask your friends. I just hate the fact that there is a mouse in my garage, like gross! We have talked to housing about it because clearly there is a hole or something, I mean I don't know the logistics of the situation. But they said "when there is an influx of them they can send a crew out". An influx? Is five not an influx? I'd say that is a hostile take over, and we have declared war. 

My neighbors put up their Christmas lights. It seems like every year the internet tries to one up the year before. Oh you busted out your tree on November 1st? Well, shit I had my Halloween decorations down, and tree up on October 31st. Take that! Kidding I don't have a tree yet. But have we all forgotten about Thanksgiving? I mean take out those cornucopias! I do love Christmas don't get me wrong, but I have a hard enough time dodging the Santa related questions without a tree's lights flashing for my children. I'll have my tree up by December 15th, for sure!

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I don't know if I will be cooking a feast this year. I mean, I loooooove it, but we don't have family visiting this year, most of our friends are going home, so I just don't know. Chris and I are toying with the idea of turkey sandwiches. HAHA! But, let's be honest. My kids will only eat small portions, Chris and I do not want that many leftovers because butter and heavy cream aren't whole30 compliant, who made those rules? So I don't know, do you have any thoughts on this? What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Finally, Chris' birthday is on Friday and because I absolutely suck at surprises, I gave him all his gifts like a week ago. Clothes, shoes, and a new car. Well, I can't take complete credit for the new car, he did all the wheeling and dealing, I was just sneaky enough to have the dealer tell him that the car he wanted with all the fancy upgrades was not on the lot and he would have to wait for it. But, then it showed up in our driveway. And now......I really have nothing left up my sleeve for Friday. See...I suck at this.

YOLO!




12 comments:

  1. For all you Blog followers of Pardon My French, I can tell you the magnitude of activity and energy in this home is amazing. As "grandma" i visit and try to give Kelsey and Chris some "downtime" and it is a wonderful experience. My grandkids are glorious little humans; smart, funny, tender, tough, and good for a laugh a minute. How Kelsey does it, I will never know. I can't wait to return.

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  2. Sounds like you win in the gift department! Great job! :)

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  3. It's the nature of the beast right? Sooner and sooner each year. I certainly feel like i need to get it done ASAP. But that's just who I am. And the 45 minute dressing ordeal? Awful. Simply awful.

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  4. Damn woman! How about you come to Hawaii for my birthday? I need a new car and the most recent Lululemon line. Thanks in advance. Pierce telling a kid he smelled is just being honest and like I always tell Dane..it's not mean if it's true.

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  5. I feel you on thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday. Can't people just let it be? And my husband had a bday on Sunday, got all his gifts a week in advance. Whoops. 😜

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  6. My husbands bday is the 29th and he got his alrdy too haha. A French press.. he is a teacher-the kids are going all holiday nuts on him and two fellow teachers are out so he has double the kids- I thought that warranted an early French press lol.

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    1. The best gift EVER! Chris loves everything coffee and his french press is definitely a fav :)

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  7. Order a pick up thanksgiving dinner from Marx Brothers, you will NOT be disappointed. Number one its my husband and I's favorite restaurant in Anchorage for date night and holiday meals, number two, the amount of money you spend on the dinner is about how much you would spend on a shit ton of ingredients that you never use again. AND you choose the serving size, so as little or as many leftovers as you want. Do ittttttttt.

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    1. Oooooh! Looking into it right now. Thanks girl :)

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  8. How is it going on the the whole30? Have you dropped weight or notice a difference health wise? I have thought about doing it myself but honestly don't know much about it and would love some honest feedback

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    1. We did our first round of it in January while I was pregnant, so I didn't want to lose any weight, but I saw a huge change in my mood and energy level. From then on we have just adopted the whole30 way of eating into our daily routine. We do cheat every now and then, and then just jump right back into it. I have learned what foods do what to me, like dairy gets me all sorts of congested, and flour and gluten give me horrible headaches. Things I battled before but had no idea it was what I was eating. I really do love the cleaning eating aspect of it all. If you haven't read the book It Starts With Food, I totally recommend it.

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