Project 52 Week 2



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.



Monday Memo 1/5/14

It’s the first Monday in January which tells me you need an update on life here in our parts.  I think I have a lot to share so let’s get started shall we?

~ The kids have started sleeping later and we are all better for it. There is something so therapeutic about getting out of bed when there is a 7 on the clock.  The mornings have become lazy and lovely.  Am I right? Just in time to go back to the school routine I know.

~ We went sledding at Flick Park in Glenview on Saturday. First of all, there are actual steps up to the top of the hill which was amazing.  It was a bit icy and got crowded but boy did we have fun! Brady had this look of pure joy on his face every single time he came down the hill and even went down by himself.


~ Our kitchen renovation is becoming real. We bought all new appliances are looking at lighting and seem to be waiting for March when the demo begins.  This reminds me I need to show you some other spaces in our home.  I wish I could show you the drawings but I think the before and after will be pretty exciting.

~I have seen more snow fall over Winter Break than I ever want to see again.  It was pretty for a few hours but after the constant need to keep up with the removal and the bitter cold temps I am over it.  I know we live in the Midwest but the extremes lately have been a lot to handle.  Glenn has carried the majority of this burden, but I am tired of cold mud room floors, slushy gross feet and constant monitoring of  No school Monday might just send me over the edge.  I am all for a snow day but not after a two week break.

~ We played Cards Against Humanity on NYE with good friends. Have you played? Holy cow is it funny. And so not appropriate.  But dang did we laugh a lot.

~ This week is nuts. During and after school.   I have to work late Tuesday but get to hear an awesome speaker named Adam Grant.  His book is so interesting and I am really excited to hear him talk.  Wednesday and Thursday nights we have Academic Life which is hard on me and my kids and my husband.  Luckily, the rest of the month is pretty quiet and thank goodness I live so close!

Hope you have a great week! I will be back with a heavier post later this week. Happy Monday! Did you survive the snow? Have you dug out? Thawed out? Enjoy your week!