Monday, August 20, 2018

Weekend Recap

This weekend was exactly what I needed, and I'm so grateful for that. I wasn't so sure it was going to turn out all that well actually, but it improved quickly and I was almost in tears yesterday, feeling so grateful for just feeling better.

Last week was a hard one for me. It didn't need to be and there weren't many issues I could even pin point or base my emotions on. And I always feel guilty for that. I always feel guilty for having an off day or week when there are people so close to me that are currently dealing with so much worse. I know comparing isn't the answer, but I tend to use comparison as a way to gain some perspective: people always have it worse than you do. But I also don't want that to take away from being able to acknowledge my own feelings and letting those have power even if they aren't as "significant" as others'. 

Whew that was a lot for a Monday morning ;)

The bottom line is this weekend was exactly the magic I needed and hoped for and I'm so grateful to start this week with a clearer head and full heart.

Now about that magic...

I'm starting off my recap on Thursday because this Thursday was my Friday (as I was off work on Friday). We had a going away lunch for one of my coworkers and I ordered this calamari pizza that I thought was going to be the size of a personal pizza and straight up came out ready to share with like 8 people.

Needless to say I ate almost all of it myself. I made tacos for dinner and then spent the rest of the evening trying to unlock our desktop computer (it was Sammy's grandma's and we didn't think to ask her for the password before she went to rural Sicily--aka limited cell reception--for three months), while drinking what was left of a bottle of rose that was surely expired, while listening to Aretha Franklin on repeat only to get buzzed enough to sit in front of my mirror and rant about how people "just don't understand Sex and the City" after reading an article I apparently strongly disagreed with. Doesn't that make you want to hang out with me?! ;) I swear it was actually a super cathartic evening for me.

Since I was off, I slept in and basically lounged around the whole day which was awesome. I watched To All the Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix and loved, loved it. Highly recommend. I started reading the book on Saturday so I could get into the second and third book before those are made into movies (fingers crossed!).

I met up with Tess for drinks at Jaster's and it was SO nice. I can't wait to get together with her again. Finally a friend in my neck of the woods. Did wonders for my soul. Also, so did my drink--"The Godfather": whiskey, amaretto, simple syrup, and some other wizardry. 

I spent another morning lazily, and then met my dad in the afternoon to run a few errands. We stopped to pick up a birthday gift for my uncle (whose birthday we celebrated later that night) from a sport's store my dad frequents. We picked out a framed photo of the Cubs when they won the World Series with a quote and autograph signed by Pat Hughes (Cubs radio announcer). He loved it, so we think we did well.

My dad spent a little time rifling through baseball cards from the 50s for his personal collection. I love this picture so much. So him.

We stopped by my mom's before my uncle's birthday dinner and were surprised to find my sister got a puppy! Little Clara is such a sweet girl. Amy is over the moon and it's so nice to see her so happy.

Look at that sweet face!

We had dinner later that night at Sapori's in Norwood Park. They're known for their pizza which is pretty much what everyone got except me ;) I thought the pasta was just OK, but everyone else loved their food.

Does he look like a sixty-year-old man? Best genes.

A list of things I did on Sunday:
-had a cup of coffee and read Better Homes in my library (couldn't have been happier in this moment)

-lounged on the couch until Sammy left for work

-watched Lockup for the rest of the day, literally this is all I did, I'm obsessed

-made creamy tortellini spinach soup

-talked to both of my parents <3

-organized a few of Henry's belongings :) before we meet him (TOMORROW!)

-promptly got myself into bed at 7:30 p.m. and painted my nails and did a face mask, a picture of which I'll spare you from because it is quite literally the scariest picture I've ever taken. 

It was the perfect relaxing kind of Sunday I needed to cap off the weekend. This coming week and weekend are going to be kind of whirlwind, so it was awesome to have this past weekend as relaxing as it was. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a happy Monday!

*linking up with Biana!


  1. I just love Jenny Han's books, and I was so excited to see there's a movie on Netflix! My poor husband is totally going to have to watch it with me when he gets home haha also, that calamari pizza looks divine! Yum! I'm so glad you had a relaxing and cathartic weekend. Sometimes we all just need an emotional vacation. Cheers to Monday!

    1. I think you'll love it--especially if you love the books! I'm loving the first one so far. Following her on Insta this weekend was awesome, she's been so excited about the movie--rightfully so! YES, thank you, girl. Totally agree. xo

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better after a great weekend! Thank you for the Netflix recommendation - I'm in need of new things to watch! xo, Biana- BlovedBoston

    1. I bet you are! Definitely check it out--it's SO cute! xo