Monday, April 2, 2012

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

I'm back from vacation!

The alarm clock this morning was a bit brutal, I must admit.  I tried (and I think did a fairly decent job) to unplug for the week that I was off......minimal texting, no checking of work email, clearly no blog posting... ;)

A few highlights from my week:

  • Never underestimate how nice a vacation at home is.  No, it's not lying on the beach...but there is something so nice about being in your own space and having no agenda (or at least a minimal agenda).
  • A slumber party with three 9 year old girls is loud.  I mean LOUD.
  • Saw The Hunger Games and loved it.  I don't know that I would've appreciated it as much had I not read the book, but then again I wouldn't have known what I was missing. ;)
  • Read The Help.  Yes, I realize I'm about 2 years behind on that.  Really enjoyed it and wonder what I'll think of the movie (which I feel I can now see since I've read the book...I'm weird like that).
  • Spent a beautiful afternoon at the zoo....just the 3 of us.  It was sunny and just warm enough outside that we were perfectly comfortable.  I've been to many a zoo, and yet Lincoln Park Zoo remains #1 in my heart. The giraffes and apes are my favorite.  I could watch them all day. :)
  • My little girl is growing up...and it's kind of freaking me out. 
  • Saw Friends with Kids...I love Maya Rudolph.  I want to be friends with her.  For serious.
  • We spent two nights at a hotel in Chicago and played tourists....visiting The Art Institute of Chicago and standing in line at Garretts for popcorn.  My mouth is watering just typing this.
  • Every stitch of laundry in my house in clean.  Every. Single. Piece.  :)

And, I leave you with a fantastic little pig..........who has the ability to blare your music..........

here piggy piggy

I'm happy to be back, and have some fun posts and a new series or two to unveil soon.

talk soon



  1. welcome back! i want to play tourist too ....

  2. Missed you..well the blogger you! Checked every day....haha!
    And the PIG well there are no words...

  3. I'm a little late to the party but pumped you are back! You were missed! Glad the Pisha's had a fabulous week!