It has been raining buckets here in Chicago this week, and it’s taken a serious toll on my attitude these last few days . . . even though I didn’t realize it until Thursday morning as I grumbled the whole way to work. I wrote this post during my Thursday lunch break, and it was definitely the boost I needed to get through the next day and half. Choosing gratitude always seems to pull me out of my whoa-there-negative-Nelly moments.
I’m looking forward to a low-key weekend of catching up on lots of writing projects, possibly making the switch to WordPress.org, and spending some quality time with Dan. What are your weekend plans?
A garage that protects me from said rain, at least on the first leg of my journey to work.
Birthday brunch. It was everything I had dreamed about and then some.
I’m gaining a sister when my brother, Colin, marries Katie in August. It was such a joy to celebrate her at her first bridal shower this weekend!
A smooth, healthy pregnancy so far and another positive doctor’s appointment. Little Bear Bergman’s heartbeat is strong and clear, and everything is measuring right on target.
Trader Joe’s, especially for their insanely fresh flowers, olive oil popcorn, and frozen chili lime chicken burgers. Staples.
My sweet and ever-patient husband. My birthday gift was a family-room rug, which we decided was too big when we got it home. So we trekked back to the store and exchanged it for the smaller size, which was way too small. On Wednesday while I was at work, he went back again and exchanged it again for the bigger size, set it up, and even vacuumed all the furniture so the room would look all nice and homey. Happy birthday to me!
I am in no way a DIY-er, but Lexi makes these farmhouse end tables look so easy.
Christine’s rationale for why her kids aren’t participating in sports this summer made me want to give her a huge round of applause and a giant hug.
Need a brilliant baby shower gift idea? You won’t go wrong with these suggestions from Claire.
Catherine shared a Paleo-friendly recipe for chocolate chip banana bread. I want to eat this for breakfast every day for the rest of my life.