Friday, May 29, 2015

Five on Friday

I legit thought this weekend would never come. For a short work week, it's been L-O-N-G long I'll tell you! Anyone out there agree? Now that Friday is here, I can officially say that NEXT week is the last week of the school year! Last week of school = every teacher is doing the happy dance!!! 2 months off? Yes please!!!

Here's my Five on Friday for this week! 

I did a ton of laundry last night. I'm trying to get better with doing laundry throughout the week so that I'm not stuck doing 3-4 loads on the weekend. On Sundays, we I wash our bed sheets and JB's crib sheet and I would like for that to be the ONLY load we I have to do this weekend! I don't mind doing laundry but it seems like every time I'm folding it, Elizabeth is sleeping in the nursery and I don't want to go in there and put her clothes away - this leads to massive piles of clothes in the laundry room! 

I'm looking forward to Saturday's music class at Gymboree. I'm pretty sure we're going to go with that class instead of the Tiny Tykes class at My Gym. I'm hoping to sign up right away on Saturday if the class turns out to be a good one! It's super convenient because it's only about 8 minutes away from our house! At the Tiny Tykes class last Saturday, JB was a bit clingy, so maybe the music will perk her right up! 
Summer thunderstorm season is upon us. And I hate it. We had an awful storm on Tuesday and I was legit hiding under my covers in bed. The thunder was so loud it almost felt like the house was shaking. We have room darkening curtains and you could see the lightning through the curtains quite easily. Blah. It's going to be a looooong summer of storms if they are already starting. *Side note: when I was in third grade, we had a terrible thunderstorm and lightning hit the tree in our backyard. This resulted in a limb falling onto part of our house and I just remember getting up in the middle of the night to look out of the window and all I could see were tree branches and leaves. I've been terrified ever since. Yep. 31 years old and terrified of storms. And I live in Florida. Tampa, Florida to be exact which is knowing for intense lightning... Yikes.
I ended up taking Elizabeth to the pediatrician yesterday for her eczema. When I called the pediatrician on Wednesday, she said it'd be best for us to come in since the Eucerin eczema lotion isn't doing much for one stubborn patch on her cheek but it has worked wonders on her other cheek. Her pediatrician said it's most likely a combination of eczema and contact dermatitis (she lays on that side when she sleeps which is making it worse and her cheeks are always wet because she's teething, so the odds are against us with that!). She ended up prescribing a stronger cream, prescription strength that we only put on before bed (it's called Triamcinolone). I really didn't want her to have something strong like this but it's just not getting any better. I also asked her thoughts on cutting dairy to see if that helps and she said she wouldn't bother since if it was a dairy allergy, she would have eczema all over and not just a few isolated spots on her face. I'm praying the new cream works! I know it's not painful and I don't ever see her itching it, but I don't want it to get worse and possibly cause scars.  

I'm feeling really motivated to do a deep clean in our house this weekend. I have a lot of stuff that I want to get rid of (either donating to Goodwill or selling) and my goal is to make a game plan Saturday morning while I enjoy a hot cup of coffee before Elizabeth wakes up. Once summer comes, I would like to get up around 6am to get things done around the house before the little munchkin wakes up. I think this will help immensely with keeping up with household chores like laundry and dishes. That way when she naps. And oh yes she WILL nap, I can spend some time relaxing, reading a magazine, or blogging! Now if I can just actually get UP when my alarm goes off...
Happy weekend!!! 


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  1. I am so looking forward to the end of school and the start of a more relaxed summer schedule. I hope that your daughter's eczema gets better.

  2. I just love thunderstorms! I don't know what it is but they are just relaxing to me lol... Wish my cat felt that way about them though because she freaks out every time -_-

  3. I too am all about thunderstorms! I sleep best when the skies are rumbling!

  4. I love your 5 on friday segments! theyre awesome! x

  5. Love this! I feel like I'm all updated about your life. :) I hope your daughter's face heals up quickly... eczema does not seem fun! I've been meaning to deep clean as well... maybe NEXT weekend... haha ;)

    Erin |

  6. It was Friday....and in a few hours will be Monday. :) School is out for us here on the 10th so not too much longer. Not that it matters too much because the kids were homeschooled this past year. And it is thundering here!


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