High Five for Friday February 6th

Happy Friday Friends! Can I get a TGIF! Holy cow was this a long, challenging week. Let’s get to it.

1. Brady got croup again this week. The good things- we know what to do when he gets it, our pediatrician gives us the steroids without question and we move on.  Stupid winter colds have plagued our household this week. Lucky for us we have NOTHING going on this weekend, so I am thinking we will lay low and get healthy.

2. The Super Bowl proved to be a money making venture for me. I was in a playoff fantasy football league with Glenn and his friends for the most part and guess what…. I WON! Money in my pocket. Some will get spent on some things for me and the rest is going in the bank.  See how much my marriage has made me more responsible?

3. Next weekend, hopefully, we are headed to Lake Geneva with friends for a quick weekend getaway.  I am so looking forward to lounging around, catching up with friends, eating and drinking to my heart’s content. I miss my kids desperately when I am gone, but I could really use a break.

4. Tech geek stuff. I made a book of our Instagram Life through Artifact Uprising.  It was delivered this week and I am in love.  It is lovely and I can’t wait to show you more of it.  And, the #WaterlogueApp is my new favorite. I just can’t figure out where to print my images.  This one below needs to go somewhere in my house.


5. We got so much snow again this week. It is thigh high on my husband in our backyard and we are all totally over it. But, then I saw this on Facebook and got a good chuckle.  It’s amazing how 2 doesn’t feel cold anymore and 6 inches of slow doesn’t slow us down.


Have a great weekend. Here’s to us getting healthy and having some down time.



High Five for Friday January 23rd

High Five for Friday

No blogging all week except for this post so I am apologizing and moving on.  No excuses just keeping it real that we are in the stomach flu trenches still so I am busy bleaching.  I don’t even have any pictures.  I am not sure there is much to High Five about but I will give you a recap of our week because I at least owe you that as I get some posts ready for next week.

1.  I finally took some time for myself and went to the orthopedic surgeon. Turns out I am not crazy and I have a pretty high pain tolerance.  I have a tear of the tendon that connects my big toe to my leg and that is why my foot hurts so much after working out.  How do you get that you ask? The answer, severe arthritis is my big toes.  Weird and annoying.

2.  My mom, the master shopper, found a Black FitBit Force for me size small. Just what I need since the news above made me a little bit sad.  I am hoping to have it up and running by Saturday and really start working on myself.  No excuses but all the illness in our house has left little time for exercise and self-care.

3.  Pre-kids one thing we really enjoyed doing with my in-laws were nice dinners.  And tonight we get to do just that with them to as a joint Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to my father-in-law.  We are going Schwa and doing the 9 course tasting menu.  I might just be a little bit excited for a night of adult only conversation and of course wine.  Hopefully my stomach cooperates.

4.  Delta.  I have a whole other post coming on this one but man do I love Delta Airlines after my experience this week.

5.  Brady’s ability to starting sounding out letters. There is something about him making those noises and association words with those noises that makes the teacher in me so proud. I love to read and I hope he does to.

How was your week? Anything good happen? The Polar Vortex can kiss my tush. I have had enough of the freezing temps and ridiculous snow.  Spring break is officially 9 weeks away. Who’s counting?


High Five for Friday January 17th

Let’s review this week shall we?

1. The stomach flu is plaguing our daycare.  I am terrified and just waiting for the call but it seems (KNOCKS ON EVERY PIECE OF WOOD ON THE PLANET) we may have evaded it this time.  Can I get a halleluiah? For the record, I don’t do puke.  It is the one bodily fluid I just can’t handle so I am so grateful we aren’t dealing with this yucky bug. {EDIT: We have it and we have it bad! Poor Cate is the first to fall}

2. These leggings are the best. I mean the absolute best. If you are like me and you love to wear leggings as either pants or leggings go get these. Run to the store. They are thick and the gray is the perfect color and I wear the black ones weekly. (Update: I can’t find them on the LOFT website but I assure you they rock).

loft leggings

3. I love my iPhone and use the same apps but sometimes I get a new one that I just become obsessed with and lately it has been Quiz Up. Do you play? It is good even though I usually lose to my husband unless we choose Fashion or Food as the topic.

4. I am going on a date with my husband tonight. We made a reservation at a sushi place Chicago Magazine raved about. It’s BYOB and I am just so excited to eat and drink with him.  It’s good to date him and do things we did pre-kids ya know? {Edit: NOT HAPPENING. So bummed.}

5. This week has been a lot of stress during the day, little sleep at night since Brady has suddenly decided sleeping is not for 4 year olds and lots of meetings and night stuff. So, my diet has sucked, I can feel the change in how I feel and I am motivated to get back at it next week. Just keeping it real here folks!

Hope you have a great weekend. I know I am looking forward to three days (MLK Day included) of being with my family, staying in pajamas and getting some things done around our house.