Monday, March 14, 2011

I've been meaning to week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Whoa, whoa, whoa. The second half of last week completely escaped me. This is in part due to my brother unexpectedly ending up in the hospital (it's serious, but mendable) and in part due to every day life making demands of its own. When something is stressing me out, I have a tendency to hyper-focus on That One Thing until it is resolved, and everything else just gets put on hold.

But now my big brother, Jeremy, is on the mend, and I can mostly return to every day life again (that is him in the photo, and I love him to itty bitty pieces). The first thing on my list is to update you on the rest of last week's project, because I did actually still manage to take care of a few things while biting my nails and waiting by the phone.

As you may, or may not know, we're planning a trip to Norway in oh... say... 51 days. Did you know that passports are required for international travel? Yup, so did we, but we sure haven't been behaving like it! Nick and I are both set for about the next decade, but Espen needs his very own. So, on Wednesday I finally sat down and figured out what we needed and where to take it. As usual when I've been putting things off, the whole thing was done in minutes, and we are one crucial step closer to getting ourselves across the Atlantic.

The first day of warm weather! Espen and I celebrated with our next-door neighbors by walking down to the park to play. Nothing too spectacular, but I've been wanting to try that walk with Espen since the park first opened last summer. It felt so good to be outside in the sunshine and breathing fresh air after an entire winter of being cooped up. It's only a mile down to the park, so even if some of the walk isn't exactly pleasant (some parts don't have a sidewalk and some is next to the highway), I think we'll be doing it again.

One benefit to Nick staying home sick from work, is that there is an extra parent in the house. I took full advantage of this, and snuck off to finally get my eyebrows waxed. I am a very strong believer in the power of eyebrow shaping (think $10 facelift), but for some reason it has just been nigh unto impossible to orchestrate the North family into finding 45 minutes for me to leave the house during business hours. However, on Friday afternoon, while Espen and Nick were both napping, I managed to sneak in and out before either of them were out of bed. And I look so much better!

That's it! That was my week of productivity. Because I only picked one thing per day I didn't get overwhelmed, and actually managed to whittle a few things off my to-do list. Win!

So, tell me: what are you checking off your list this week?

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