A few scenes from this weekend:
Post-work treat at Magnolia Bakery on Friday evening
Corned beef hash for a rainy Saturday brunch at D4
My crooked belly; little man definitely likes to hang out on the right side
Blitz using Jason’s foot as a pillow. Standard
Good fortunes from Big Bowl
Mastered the cast-iron frittata on Sunday morning – never looking back!
It rained or looked about to rain pretty much the entire weekend. Now it’s early Monday morning and I’m drinking my tea, getting ready for work, and it is of course – beautiful. Ah Chicago.
We had tickets to the Cubs game on Saturday, which was called for weather before it even started. I was bummed about the game, but grateful that we didn’t have to go up to Wrigley in the rain and crowds before they decided to cancel it. So instead of baseball and peanuts, we had a very low-key weekend that was still a pretty great one.
Lately I’ve been really aware that the days of just me, Jason and Blitz have a countdown on them. There’s a handful of instances that I look back upon and realize that I shut the door to a particular chapter of my life without realizing I was doing it. Particularly painful – living with my college roommates and then living by myself. I was SO ready at the time to be done with both stages at the end that I’m certain I didn’t fully appreciate either for how unique and special they would be in the grand scheme of my life. Since I realized that a few years back, I’m determined not to make that mistake again. Not changing and growing is not an option, and I know that when the little guy shows up in August, we’ll be more than ready for him and will embrace the new chapter whole-heartedly.
But in the meantime, I’m not mad at a weekend of Netflix and snuggling in bed. I enjoyed every single minute of laziness, sleeping in, and Big Bowl “picnics” in bed.
We did manage to check some things off the list – I had a design project in the works for a building party that I wrapped up, got organized for baby shower/wedding shower madness both past and to come, and spent way too much time picking out birthday presents for our friend’s little girl who’s turning 2 this weekend while we’re in Marco Island. I also snagged two great bags from Marshalls for the trip and this upcoming summer.
And maybe the most exciting – the painter came by for a consultation so that we could get the little man’s nursery painted! Waiting a month to get it done is a little painful for my impatient self, but we know she’ll do a good job. And I’m also pretty sure May is going to fly by.
And now, I’m off to kick off what promises to be a fast and furious week at work. Cheers to the blank slate of a Monday!