March 3, 2023

5 on a Friday

It's Friday!  Yay!  Here are 5 quick things.

1) Thursday was world book day! Isaac dressed up as Fox in Socks. Lilah dressed up as Baby Shark:

2) This weekend should be good - we are taking the kids to the bike park on Saturday morning, then hopefully kids will take naps and Grandma will watch them in the afternoon so Andy and I can go for a hike together.  We haven't been for a hike since Summer (when it was 40 degrees and horrible) so I have high hopes for this.  And then we might even go out for dinner.  We decided against an overnight because it seemed expensive and a big ask for Grandma

3) It's probably weird to link to another blog with links, but San's link list had some absolute gold in it this month.  Especially the article about how people don't "hang out" anymore.

4) We had our house cleaned on Friday.  Not the whole house, just the bathrooms, kitchen, dining room and hallways.   We stopped having cleaners in November but realized we really hate bathrooms.  We kept the house in OK shape (minus bathrooms) but weirdly now that we have a cleaner I have been far worse about cleaning my own bedrooms.  I need to get back into a cleaning routine for bedrooms... I don't understand where all the dust comes from?

5) My citizenship application was approved!  The final step is the citizenship ceremony, which is later this month at City Hall.  Andy will hopefully come with me for the ceremony and then we are going out to lunch at a Steak restaurant.  The final FINAL step is applying for a passport.  How surprising that I will be British soon?


  1. Thank you for linking to my link list :) I am glad to hear when people enjoy them (and one of your posts was part of it!).

    I didn't know you're getting citizenship. Are you going to be a dual citizen?

    1. I know it feels a bit self aggrandizing to link to a blog that links me - but I loved every one of the other articles and links in that post! All such good reading.

      I am going to be a dual citizen - I didn't think I would but now that I have British kids I wanted to have the same passports as them. I'll also get them American passports someday, but getting british citizenship for me seemed easier than getting two kids and my husband to the US embassy in London at the moment.

  2. Congrats on getting the citizenship squared away! It's such a big deal!

    Dan Kois who wrote the article about hanging out was on a podcast episode of Slate's Culture Gabfest talking about it and I was absolutely riveted. It's such an interesting topic. Do you hang out with your friends a lot? Do you always do structured activities? How often? I feel like I just want to know all about other people's hanging out lives!

  3. Adorable (and cozy) costumes! Congrats on your impending citizenship!