Weekend Recap


I woke up this morning with an intense pain in my arm as if I had been sleeping in the shape of a pretzel all night.  Any direction I move this thing is painful…wtf.  I got out of bed, started the coffee pot and took a peek out of the window.  Woo hoo, snow is back in Chicago!  Sarcastic emphasis on woo hoo.

Also, while I sit here writing about my affection of this particular morning, my son spits up all over my shirt and so adorably laughs afterwards.  Eh…don’t you just love Monday’s?

The weekend was a chilly one and one I was feeling a bit under the weather for.  Just didn’t feel myself.  Maybe these winter blues are just hitting me as our weather has been a bit bipolar the last couple months.  20170313_082618

With the current chill factor we kept it pretty calm the last couple of days.  I attempted to finish all the laundry in this house which quickly just became another pipe dream…because who am I kiddin…every time I see my daughter she has a different pair of pants on or socks because the girl in her, has already decided that multiple outfit changes are needed throughout the day.  And, the amount of drool coming out of my teething baby is on a whole new level leaving a change to be needed quite often…so laundry is forever an endless cycle.

The largest spider I have seen in a while decided to visit me in the bathroom as I was trying to take a shower.  I have a sad, sad, fear of these creatures and this thing looked like it came right out of a horror movie!  I mean this thing looked like it was pregnant and that it’s babies were pregnant it was so big…much larger than a half-dollar coin…I mean what has happened to the species of these creepy things…since I was a kid they have gotten larger and larger and I sware this thing was following me with its eyes.

Anyways, I definitely go into freeze mode when these creatures decide on a visit and the kicker is…my husband hates them too!  So, this usually causes a battle of who is scared most to decide on the one that has to make this thing GET GONE!  Well…I won!

Now, it can get pretty comical watching this grown man figure out the best way to rid our house of this thing without getting too close.  What would probably take someone a second took my husband close to 20 minutes…ha…first, a nice wrestle head to head with the spider using a broom.  Then, patiently waiting to see if he had met his maker only to be startled by the awakening of it.  I think he may have come back with a vengeance for my husband as I can hear the amount of force that my husband was using that broom, this time around. Finally this thing was brought to its final demise but then we argued for some minutes on the reasoning of picking it up with a paper towel and flushing it down the toilet.  My husband for some reason, thought this idea was crazy and that somehow the carcass would just disappear on its own…

I mean, if I were watching the two of us during this ordeal I would be completely entertained as this did not seem to be an easy feat but the vacuum helped to give this eight-legged freak a final resting place and I am happy to say it is no longer terrorizing my family and I…thank goodness!

‘Just because’ flowers from the hubs


On another note, near our home we have the yearly South Side Irish Parade and some of the neighbors always make a celebration of it…with the cold we decided against taking the kids but we were gifted some yummy treats regardless.  Delicious corned beef, cabbage, corn bread and some divine Bloody Mary’s!  Heyyyy!  I just love the neighbors! 😉

That sure was my weekend in a nut shell…let’s see what the week brings forth!





Weekend Recap 2


I can’t say enough about how beautiful it was in Chicago this weekend.  It was so warm I thought that we had completely skipped the winter.  Previous years we would have been sitting in snow with freezing chills that slap you silly. 😮  Although, the reasoning for this weather shift is a bigger issue; at this very moment I will not complain as I was able to enjoy a beautiful weekend with the fam…outside.

It was quite the lazy weekend, one that was needed.  It was all about taking advantage of the rare opportunity that we were allotted. 🙂

Lazy weekend…minimal pics just enjoyed the sun…
We barbecued quite a bit…steaks, hot dogs, pork chops…the hubby was on a meat frenzy…detox in order? I think so…
Chalk fun, of course…
Despite the lovely weather, I was incredibly productive work wise…off to a great start this week…always a plus…


All this laying low has inspired me quite a bit which is great!  Sometimes you just need to recharge the batteries, take in the air, relax the mind and enjoy the most basic things.  😉



Weekend Recap 1


Last week ended pretty crazy.   There definitely wasn’t enough time in the days it seemed.  So, I had to sacrifice some work time to get things done and that’s always a little hard but ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?

Regardless of the crazy, the weekend was a good time.  We had a relative visit, a birthday and lot’s of celebrating.  Because I generally don’t post on weekends I figured I would start recapping them on Monday’s.  Hope you all had a lovely weekend! 😉

the fur babies got a…
Gifts from Mexico from Papa himself…
craft time produced a Birthday card for daddy…
spirit from Mexico…from dad to son…you can’t see in the pic but it’s half empty…it didn’t stay unopened in the house for long 🙂
the hubby got some Jordan’s…of course…
one of the few weekend tantrums…
more birthday celebrations…
one of a few cocktails…Purple Rain for ya…
the next morning…lol
the endless task of pairing up socks…grrrrrrrr
bacon…nuf said…
lil man’s new obsession…his feet
my panda at Nana’s house 🙂