Tuesday, February 18, 2014

3 day weekend recap

I love 3-day weekends.  Although I got nothing accomplished on Monday (except for finally finishing my book!) it's always nice to have an extra day to lay around.  This was the first weekend of the new year that we actually went out and spent a bunch of money & had some fun.

If you read this post, then you will have a better understanding of how my Friday afternoon went.  It was tear-filled and stressful & I hardly had the motivation to get ready to go out and have any bit of fun, but I did. I curled my hair, put on my new CNJ Style tank, & put on a happy face as we set out to the winery.  Once there I was fine.  It was so much fun, the pairings were awesome.  They even looked awesome!  I did the Illinois Sparkling Co (sister company to August Hill) pairing as did Jessica.  Joe and Mike tried the dry & the sweet, respectively.  It was then off to Starved Rock for an awesome dinner with more of our friends.  I had drunken mac n cheese & Joe had king crab raviolis.  Dinner was great, and the Moscow Mules were even better.  We played a round of Cards Against Humanity in the Lodge before calling it a night.  We actually ended up stopping a local bar on the way home for one more mule! 

Saturday was a big day, it started early and was accompanied by a little hangover, up at 7AM to get ready for our appointment at Maze for kitchen design.  The appointment was a tad stressful at first because the dimensions of our layout did not allow for the kitchen designed the way I had always envisioned it: kitchen island with a sink & 3-4 bar stools facing into the living at the fireplace & TV.  That's it, never any other way. To make a long story short, she was able to remove some cabinets & arrange the kitchen just how I pictured it & we were able to salvage the cabinets by placing them in another spot.  It all worked out!  Here's a sneak peak: 

Sunday we had a few friends over for some brewskis and moonshine.  It was fun, we lounged the afternoon away, watched Bad Grandpa, & sipped on Miller Lite and Sam Adams Rebel IPA.  The guys sampled some of the whiskey out of the white-oak barrel that I had gotten Joe for Christmas.  After our guests left we threw a couple t-bones on the grill & watched Jungle Book on blu-ray (Joe had surprised me with this for my Valentine's Day present which we had originally agreed not to exchange this year).  Another relaxing evening on the couch with my boys. 

Monday's forecast was SNOW.  6 to 10" more inches of snow on top of the 12" or more that we already have on the ground.  We should be in the upwards of about 70" or so measured inches this winter if we ended up getting all 10" that the forecasted.  We didn't leave the house.  I got up early & really was determined to finish my book, which I did.  Joe spent the afternoon on the computer 3D designing the house in a program he found online.  The day flew by, unfortunately, but at least it's a short work week ahead.

I expect to hear about the job sometime this week, not sure when.  I'm trying to put it in the back of my mind now until I know if I have gotten it or not.  There is no sense in stressing over something that doesn't need to be stressed over.  I did email my boss Monday, I preferred to sit and talk to him, but with Monday being a holiday & Tuesday being the last interview he had before he makes a decision, I had to get my message to him somehow.  I explained the situation with the insurance.  He already knows about the IUI and what we have been going through and has been so unbelievably supportive about the whole thing so he already knows where I'm coming from.  I am hopeful that we will make the decision that is best for our us and the future of our family.      


  1. So glad you were able to go out and have a good time on Friday night! I totally love your kitchen design & style (I totally looked at all your kitchen pins on Pinterest) and it will look great!
    Enjoy all the snow and please keep it away from SC! haha


  2. Ohh that kitchen! Glad you didn't compromise and they were able to work around what you envisioned!

  3. The rendering of that kitchen is absolutely DIVINE! I would probably kill for a kitchen like that! By the way, your outfit in that picture is the cutest ever :)


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