Hi friends, it’s that time again to share what’s been going on this past week. Quite frankly it has been an overwhelming, disruptive and koo-koo past few days. Since we talked last week, so much has happened. But let’s start with the best.
My 12 year old finally got his room decorated to his specifications. It was a long time coming and the picture above gives you some idea of the bright colors and fun he wanted to incorporate. I am going to write about the inspiration for his room and how our decorator pulled it together, without going zonkers and sending me to the poorhouse! That’s what we all want right?
More on that later this week.
Now for the worst. As I was flying home from Miami last Monday evening, my husband was on his way to pick me up from the airport and was involved in a major car accident. He was hit from behind while at a complete stop (first car hit), which created a chain reaction of five cars total being rammed into each other.
He was unable to move and was taken to the hospital (as well as one other driver). He was boarded, his head immobilized and taped down in fear of a broken neck or spinal cord injury. Luckily his CT scan was clear, but he was still in a lot of pain. Days following he has had constant headaches, nausea, lower back pain…as expected from an accident of this magnitude. He is getting through it.
One of the worst things of it all was that I was still in flight when the accident occured. The fire department had to call our home to inform the kids that their father had been injured in an accident, was immobilized and couldn’t speak to them. This was very upsetting and terrifying for them and were at a loss for what to do.
If anything, this has gotten me in gear to better prepare them in the event of another emergency; a phone tree of who to call, what to do and what can be expected in case this happens again. Now that they are old enough to stay home without supervision at all times, it’s more important than ever to have all of that in place…especially if both of us (husband and I) were inured in an accident at the same time. We always believe our kids will rise to the occasion and do the right thing, but they are just as stunned and vulnerable when something like this happens. Clear directions that are written down are really helpful in this situation.
The car is likely totaled. The rear tailgate is completely smashed as well as the front of the car from the force of the impact. This whole accident has taken over our lives this past week and will likely continue to do so. Wish me luck.
In the shadows of all the badness, I did receive my monthly box of happy from Stitch Fix. I absolutely love getting a box of clothingjust for me. Not just any clothing, but really nice quality stuff I can’t find around here. Have you tried it yet? You really should.
Here’s what I received:
Tart Cliff Graphic Print-Roll-Tab Henley Knit Shirt
NYDJ Louie Skinny Jean, stone colored
41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan, spring blue
Tart Mariana Cable Knit Detail V-Neck Sweater
Bay to Baubles Beatrice Chain Knot Necklace
The items always have such nice details from the buttons, material or design. You will love Stitch Fix, try it!
I did stock up on a couple summer wines on a trip to Costco this week. Even though I make wine, I do not make Rosé (yet) and it’s a must in my house during the warmer months. I bought 4 cases!
My first pick was Francis Ford Coppolla Sofia Rosé ($9.99)….this is an easy drinking summer wine. Think strawberry pie and spice made from Grenache and Syrah grapes from Monterey County. It’s very food friendly and afforable enough to serve a big crowd. You will love, love this.
I also went for Julia’s Dazzle Pinot Grigio Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills ($7.99). Think strawberry shortcake, kiwi fruit, peach taffy, pear, nectarine, white strawberry and honeydew melon all in your glass at once.
Both bottles are this gorgeous bowling pin shape and are easy drinking enjoyable wines for the hot temps. Get them before I buy them all.
My freezer is now stuffed with 55 pounds of farm-raised lamb. We have friends who raise them and we were lucky enough to get a whole one this year. Last night we grilled some of the chops and they were amazing. No gamey flavor whatsoever. So delicious and my kids love lamb too. Big win!!
I’m still planting cactus…and am a little obsessed at the moment. I can’t kill them, which is one of the reasons I love them.
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Things I’ve seen around the web this week:
My cinnamon-obsessed kids will love these.
Fruity cocktail time!
How cool is this cake?
Love this version of pizza for dessert.
A fun twist on pasta salad.
Perfect summertime cupcakes.
My fave taco is now a salad.
Yummy bite-sized appetizer.
A lovely no-bake cake!
And even more no-bake cake love.
This will be happening for dinner.
And this gorgeous layer cake.
Oh, this dip.
More cake envy.
A yummy, seasonal salad.
My kind of nachos.
Oh but wait, this dip.
Cute Graduation dessert.
Crazy ketchup I want.
Serious burger love.
Can’t wait to make these!
Hello cheesy-yummy dinner.
That is all friends, until next time.
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