It's Monday Already?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Husband has come and gone. The semester is officially in its second week. Things are a whole lot more hectic around here, but I'm hopeful that we can establish some sort of lasting routine this week. During the spring semester, especially, weekends are highly anticipated. Between Mario's nonstop travel schedule and the hustle and bustle of classes, activities, and homework, Saturdays are our time to get in some much-needed, uninterrupted family time. Setting the reset button, so to speak.

Fortunately, I don't have Friday classes for the first time in four years, so I had the luxury of enjoying lunch with husband and the joy that is $250 in car upkeep. After owning it for nine months. This was also a common theme:

I'm guessing people thought I was a sophisticated British woman rather than the contagious mess I actually was. That's what I tell myself anyway. Deny, deny, deny.

Mario came home with the plague a virus last weekend which I inevitably caught. Between the brutally cold temperatures and the stress that always accompanies the first week of the semester, I couldn't shake it. The worst part was waking up every twenty minutes during the night gasping for air because I forgot to breathe through my mouth. 

I swear by the Sudafed you have to sign your life away to obtain, but it leads to a fitful night's sleep. My husband, on the other hand, swears by Alka-Seltzer Cold Plus.  Willing to do anything, I gave it a go. Don't tell him I said this, but he was right wasn't wrong. I don't love the baking soda taste, but I think I stumbled on the perfect combo: Orange Zest Alka-Seltzer and Tangerine Emergen-C. Oh the fizzy deliciousness. This was my little weekend nightcap. A touch of vodka might have been the cherry on top.

The last three photos pretty much summed up Saturday. That is not to say it was an unproductive weekend, however.

I tried out a great new recipe. Don't worry, I'll be sharing the wealth.

I put away two piles of clean laundry that have threatened to bury us alive for some time now.

I cleaned out this monstrosity that had me looking like a crazy bag lady every time I went to pay or find my keys.

I packed a sack breakfast for Husband since he had to hit the road by 5a on Sunday for the 3rd weekend in a row.

And I cut and marked the templates for my bedroom gallery wall. No more naked walls...this baby is going up. This week. I hope.

Oh, and I ordered pizza. That was really taxing.

I took some really hard-hitting photos of things like bedhead and kitty heinies.

Don't think the level of lameness this weekend possessed is lost on me. As much as I'd love to say it looked like this:

Alas, no.

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  1. I love the pictures and I can't wait to see the recipe for that yummy deliciousness. :)

  2. Your newest follower from the Meet and Greet! Life is hectic with family and kids! Laundry and dust will always be there. Do what's important to you!

  3. Sack lunch?! Is it okay that the whole time reading this, I mostly just wanted a sack lunch too?

    Thanks for linking up with me and Syn!


  4. Kittie hiney photos? I have tons of those...

  5. Oh, man, I hope you're feeling better soon! I'm working on Day 7 of a cold myself, but I finally feel like my throat ISN'T on fire and I'm turning a corner. I'm just thankful it's not the flu!

    C'mon by "this little light" today and link up your post to my new party: Much Ado Monday! I'd love to see you there!

  6. I am already a follower, I just discovered! HA!

    I hope you get to feeling better. I have the tropical flavored emergen-c sitting on my desk and I'm scared of it!

  7. OMGOSH I love you. I just loved seeing all the pictures and all you described in your weekend!!! I too have been struggling with the "winter crap sinus chest awful sickness" and may just try your concoction!! I just might add the vodka though... ;) SO glad to meet you! Such a great blog!!

    1. Thanks, Chris! I think I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel this morning (finally!). I'm checking out your blog right now!

  8. Hope you feel better soon - being sick is absolutely NO fun!

    Happy Monday!

  9. Sorry to hear that you've been sick. Feel better soon! xo


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