High Five for Friday #56 | I Need to Whine…

H54F - A weekly link up, hosted by Cup of Tea, Bright on a Budget, Coffee with Caitlin & Della Devoted

Welcome to High Five for Friday – hosted by me, TifDella, and Caitlin! If you want to know more, read about it here!

Quick reminder – don’t forget next Thursday at 9:30PM EST is our next LIVE Google Hangout! This time we’re talking about Valentine’s Day, stories about how we met our husbands, showing off wedding pictures, the works. And I may or may not be wearing my wedding veil… you’ll definitely want to join in with us!

This week’s featured blogger is Michelle from It’s the New Twenty! She’s a new mommy to twins + a fitness buff who is navigating her 30s and living life to the fullest! And anyone that dedicates a post to all the top finds in the Target Dollar Spot is #1 in my book. Go over and say hello, H54F’ers!

So, how was your week?

Mine was uneventful, friends…. I don’t even think I could cobble together 5 highlights, it was THAT dull!

Elizabeth has caught yet another bug and we were housebound from Sunday until Thursday. I was about to go crazy! She was just sick enough that she wasn’t feeling her normal self (so shouldn’t really go out and infect others) BUT feeling great enough to still want to play and hang out. But then throw in the fussy, half-crying half-whining… now I’m whining!

Bottom line is when Thursday morning rolled around, I was determined that, even though she wasn’t 100% back to normal, that I was hauling her down to her little school for the morning. It was best for both of us.

As a mom (and just generally in life), I work the hardest on trying to be more patient. I don’t have much of it and easily become frustrated or irritated. Throw in a sick toddler, who probably lacks as much patience as I do, and you have a week full of many tears – both from her and me. It wasn’t a pretty week.

So I’m hoping our weekend recovers us all and we end up back to our happy selves by Monday.

OK, that’s enough venting and feeling sorry for myself.

It was a FUN week on the blog though! So many exciting posts, in case you haven’t seen them!

The most exciting was a fun series I launched with Annie from All Things Big and Small. It’s all about our favorite organizing hacks and go-to tips! We’ve got a new post coming every Tuesday through the month of February! I am no organizing professional, but it’s one of my favorite things to do. I’m constantly trying out new systems, new ways to organize, new ways to write a to-do list. It’s going to be SUCH a fun series!

What's been on the blog?

Grocery & Menu Planning Hacks | Trying Out Blue Apron [Review] | Sephora/Ulta Haul + First Impressions [Video]

What were you up to this week? Let me know!

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20 comments

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      They don’t happen often! Thankfully those gift cards came my way, or it would have been Dollar Tree hauls 😉

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Haha I like that motto. I’ve replaced wine in the meantime for lots of HGTV!! Have a great weekend! Go Panthers!!

  1. Jess says:

    Oh man, I have no patience myself so I definitely would have been at wit’s end! At least your “whining’ produced some insight, which is probably the best case scenario for whining, haha! My bf is always teasing me about how much I whine, particularly about getting up in the morning. Oops. 🙂 Hope Elizabeth is feeling better and that you guys have a great weekend!!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Hahaha I like that idea – whining with insight is better than whining alone. Genius! She seems to have woken up on the right side of the bed this morning, so things are looking up!

  2. Amanda says:

    Darling sweet girl – I lack patience so badly. I pray every day for more patience. I also totally get being stuck in for several days with a kid and going a little loco. Here’s hoping your weekend is fantastic and the week ahead is super happy!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Thank you!!! We should be meeting up for coffee on those loco days and be impatient together. Haha! Have a great weekend too! Go Panthers!!!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      How are you all doing, sick-wise? Hopefully on the mend!! And yes, why is it that the most epic of meltdowns (toddlers AND mammas alike) happen in the evenings? Hooray for Tuesday!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Oh good!! I love organizing too! Some areas of my life are more organized than others HAHA! Come back Tuesday!

  3. Victoria says:

    Hi! TGIF! No worries about whining! I tend to lack patience too. It came out this week when it snowed like crazy and our son had 2 snow days. He was bored and I was stir-crazy!! So again, no worries. It happens to us all and I appreciate your candor/honesty! 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Oh man… I TOTALLY get that!! The stir-crazy feeling for kids AND parents is the worst. No escape or anything you can really do about it, either. You’re housebound!! Hope you’re having a great weekend too!

  4. Whitney says:

    Can’t wait for the hangout! I might not get to watch it live but I’ll enjoy it sometime before the weekend is over. 🙂 Whine all you want – I enjoy a good whine every now and then. Whine, not wine. LOL.

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      It should be an entertaining hangout, if nothing else 😉 And I’m one of those people who feels better after a whine/pity party, so writing that post was therapeutic! And it turned out to be a MUCH better day than the rest of the week, so win win!

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