tamiflu, moving prep & brunch for days

Happy three day weekend, beautiful people! Well, if you're like me and you work in marketing, it's likely not a three-day weekend for you. Otherwise though, happy three day weekend! There's no daycare today, so my little men will be home and playing with Daddy today while Mommy works and dreams of having a proper office (soon). I swear our weekends just keep ticking by way too fast lately. It's probably because we don't have beaucoup time left here, and fate wants to kick us in the behind, but we're making the best of it.

On Saturday, we laid low. The boys, though they didn't catch the flu, seem to be nursing little colds, so we didn't want to do too much. They're on preventative Tamiflu, and their appetites are down, so I've been bribing them with any food they'll eat...read: ice cream. Our giant adventure for the morning was the car wash and the local Stewart's for an oversized sundae, which they devoured.

On Sunday, we did brunch again with Phil and Loralee. Rather than going to Kingston this time, we went to a local place, Skewed. Watertown has very few local joints that are really good, but this is one of them. It's randomly placed in the mall by the movie theatre, and it looks like it would be a weird little chain, but their drinks are fantastic, they're great with the kiddos, and their prices are fair. The boys ran the length of the mall multiple times before breakfast, worked up an appetite, and ate their fair share of the delicious food, which made my mama heart happy.

Ryan and I have been attempting to get off our butts and get stuff done, but it's hard motivating ourselves with things like his training and my knee surgery on the horizon. Speaking of my knee surgery. I gave a little backstory about it on my instagram yesterday, and I appreciate everyone's thoughts and well-wishes! On the plus side of moving though, we've cleaned out two closets, and we're making headway with the third. I know we'll get it all done, but dang, it's not easy when life likes to get in the way!

We've decided to move ahead with a full DITY here, as well. For those non-military folk, that's a full, do it yourself move. Rather than have Army packers/movers show up and break all our stuff again, we're going to pack and load our own truck, and we're going to move it across the country to Washington by ourselves. This really deserves a post of its own, so I'll do that later, but for now, we're trying to knock out the planning phase before anything else.

Friends who've recently moved...any tips or tricks you want to share?! Happy Monday!


  1. Holy moly! Surgery and moving yourself...You are wonder woman!!! Sorry about your knee, but yay for getting it taken care of before the move. Hopefully it'll be all recovered and ready to roll across the country by summer. XO

  2. Ahh, full DITY move?!?! I hope all goes well!! I hate moving!! Hope the boys are fully on the mend!

  3. You are a brave soul woman!! I too am glad the knee will be taken care of before the move and with your determination, it's all going to go great!

  4. Sounds like a fun weekend! So sorry about your knee. That's got to be a total bummer, but sending hugs and thoughts your way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery! When is your move happening? Ya'll are brave!

  5. Good luck with your move across country! 8 had the flu this ast week and I called my girls dr to see if they should be on tamiflu preventitively and they told me no because of the side effect. How are your kids since they’ve been on it?

  6. I didn't have off either :( Ugh, or next holiday isn't until Memorial Day. Girl you have so much going on with that knee surgery and the move. Moving is one of my least favorite things to do. What worked well for us was having a number system with our boxes that correlated with the rooms. For instance, instead of labeling them living room, kids room, ect. Our room was labeled all number 1 (with more detailed descriptions of what was inside), the living room was number 2 and so on. Since we had other people helping us move we realized they didn't know who's room was who so we spent more time directing people where to put things instead of them just being able to drop them in the spaces. We put numbers on each of the rooms so the box that matched that number, that's where it goes. Sierra~Beautifully Candid