Grateful for Friday


It’s Friday…

life is crazy again…. of course… but I’m also celebrating the fact that I have a gratitude buddy. More details here. meanwhile, I’m grateful for Tyler of Baby Lux Design. Really. And here are five things I’m grateful for this week:

1. daughter’s laughter

2. pedicures

3. an upcoming beach vacation

4. winter sunshine

5. yoga

What are you grateful for?


Sick Day….


(photo taken by daughter, of daughter, at school last week… she brought the camera for show and tell and took 150 photos in just a few minutes)

I spent most of yesterday at home with a sick kid. It was her third day feeling under the weather, so we decided to keep her home rather than pushing it at school. We watched Winnie the Pooh three times. We had matching peanut butter sandwiches for lunch. We sat on the couch cuddled together as close as we could for nearly four straight hours.

I thought about writing. I thought about cleaning and laundry and organizing a closet, but I didn’t. I stayed put. I handed daughter fresh tissues and kept her wrapped in blankets. I laughed right along with her when Pooh’s stomach growled and giggled when Tigger bounced. I breathed in her sweet scent and held her little hand.

And you know what? The world waited. It was there when I woke up with morning. Commitments, projects, emails, appointments. They all waited. And today I’ll tackle them. And all will be well.

Friday Five



Five things is back!

It’s been awhile, but nothing like turning over a new leaf, or returning over a new leaf at the first of the year. So this Friday, in honor of the weekend, I’m asking you five FUN things you hope to do this weekend. Don’t tell me what errands you need to run or what needs to be organized, just five FUN things. Here goes:

1. Playing hockey – two games, can’t wait.

2. A 4-year-old birthday party, outside, at an outdoor rink. (yep, FUN)

3. Watching the Vikings play the Packers. (FUN? not sure, will tell you after the game)

4. Spending time with Daughter (FUN)

5. Watching the Season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey. (I watched the first two seasons on the iPad in the last two weeks… FUN!)


Missing Manhattan


I love New York City. Specifically, Manhattan. And when I saw this print by Yoni Alter my mind immediately went back the hours and hours and hours of wandering I did this past September. Manhattan is Magic. I can’t wait to go back. Other NYC prints (and other cool places) here!


Happy New Year!

Hey all.

Well, it’s been a while since I posted. Things have obviously been busy. Things have also been stressful. But I feel better now that 2013 is here. I’m looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow, even though Daughter is dreading her first day back at school. That makes is hard. Work will be busy. Life will stay busy. But that’s good. Busy is good. Too busy is not good.

And for the first time in years, I’m not declaring any New Year’s Resolutions. I plan to continue to workout 5-6 days a week. I will continue to eat healthy. I hope to find more time to write. And more time to laugh. And really, I hope I can be a bit easier on myself. Life would be boring if it were perfect, don’t you think? Let’s just see what each day brings and embrace it with a smile.

So there. Happy 2013. What are you hoping for this year?