If you’re anywhere near Lake Erie right now — WTF!?
Is this lake-effect weather situation some sort of cruel and unusual punishment? I woke up to gusty (gale-force) winds, freezing temperatures and snow, people. YES, SNOW. On April 7th. Coincidentally, the forecast calls for sunshine and 70 degree weather in less than 48 hours. Um, ok… that’s 100% weird but I’ll go with it.
Spring Break cannot come fast enough.
Nothing better than a good Friday Link Love distraction to keep yourself in a happy place! Just read on for all of my favorite reads of the week and some good shopping finds, too.
My motto for the past week is, “better late than never.”
All week, I seemed to be struggling with squeezing in all of my responsibilities and tasks into what seemed like a shorter day. I can’t decide if I’m excited it’s Friday, or if I’m more anxious that it’s Friday and I still have so much left to get done before my weekend can begin.
Ha, the struggle!
Nothing a cocktail (I’ve been craving tequila all week!) and a bit of fun internet browsing won’t cure. In that vain, here are this week’s (slightly late) Friday Link Love reads for your enjoyment — whether you’re still at work, or if your weekend has already officially begun!
And just like that, we’ve made it to the end of the week!
While yesterday, I woke up to a brisk 19º F, today it’s supposed to hit 70° F. Nothing like Spring in Cleveland! I say that with sarcasm and an eye roll. Speaking of eye rolls — that pretty much the only part of my upper body I can move without pain this morning. I woke up to a muscle strain/spasm in my upper back/right shoulder and I literally can’t move. Getting dressed and trying to tame my hair was an epic fail. I’ve already popped some Aleve and I’m hoping the muscles relax enough for me to get through my day, crazy hair and all.
Getting old stinks.
To take my mind off the searing pain and discomfort, I’ve put together a great roundup of internet reads to share with you. So let’s get to it! This week’s edition of Friday Link Love is right this way…
I have kids home from school today, so my wild and crazy St. Patty’s day debauchery will be at a minimum. We’re starting off the day at a fun, kid friendly brunch at a friend’s home. I currently have thisOVERNIGHT FRENCH TOASTbaking away in my oven. It’s beyond delicious and pretty much a dessert that’s masquerading as a breakfast/brunch dish. Sneaky, sneaky. Whether you’re Irish or not (I’m 100% not, but my kids have an 1/8 of the Irish green in them), I love holidays that are just plain fun. So go grab a green beer — no one will judge if it’s before 5pm, and sláinte!
Oh, but first make sure you catch up on this week’s edition of Friday Link Love!
Apologies for the radio silence over here yesterday. I’ve been juggling a lot of balls lately and inevitably, one drops. As you can imagine, it’s been a rather busy week. I’m hoping this morning’s hot flow yoga resolves some of the lingering stress and anxiety as we head into the weekend. I’m in desperate need of a solid ‘Downward Dog.’ Who am I kidding!? What I really look forward to is the ‘Shavasana’ — a.k.a. Corpse Pose at the end! It’s like nap time for adults.
This season can most certainly be called, “A Tale of Two Winters!”
One day, I wake up and it’s close to 70 degrees, birds are chirping and tulips are starting to poke through the ground. Today, I wake up and there is 2+ inches of snow on the ground with a high of 29 degrees. Last week, I thought I packed away all of cold weather gear and accessories for good — I guess I should have known better! Good thing I’m obsessed with myDANNER BOOTS — at least I have another opportunity to break them out.
This is a slightly short week for me as the kids are home from school today (and Monday) for President’s Day weekend. For now, the house is clean and quiet, kids are still asleep and I’m plugging away, trying to get through my regular work load before all chaos breaks loose!
I’m pleased to report that aside from the fact that we are mere hours away from the weekend, the sinus infection from hell that has plagued me for 2 weeks has finally been reigned in. All it took was 2 trips to the doctor, a dose of antibiotics, a dose of steroids, daily anti-inflammatories, a humidifier and about 1,000 tissues. Man, I don’t get sick that often, but when I do — I go down HARD. This is precisely the time of year when the stress of frigid, dry weather, and close indoor quarters start to take their toll.
My point?! Take care of yourselves, people and WASH YOUR HANDS!
Now, onto happier, healthier thoughts — this week’s assortment of Friday Link Love reads!
Overall, the best way to categorize this week was weird and unexpected. From an unexpected snow day on Monday, to an unexpected bout of sinusitis and a whole lot of political drama and turmoil, it’s definitely been a go-with-the-flow kind of last few days. My reward? A quick 36-hour kid-free getaway with my husband. You’ll just have to follow along onINSTAGRAM + TWITTERto see where we’re up to!
If you’re in need of a mental break as much as I am, why not start with these Friday Link Love best reads of the week?