Friday, November 12, 2010


Happy Friday! 

Sooo, I've been a little MIA in regard to the blog-a-day challenge this week, and I'm willing to admit that I'm OK with that : ). 

I think I'm more of a "blog when I feel moved" kind of a gal. I also have had a few new things on the docket since the month began, and as a result, have been pulled away from the computer.  

Due to some recent shiftings I am on the hunt for a new apartment!  I have moved on from the live-in nanny gig, and am actually very excited to find my own little corner of the world.  It has been quite the adventure already as I compare prices and look at studio apartments in the western Chicago metro.  I have enjoyed it and am excited to get re-settled. 

For now, I have been staying with my Aunt Fran and Uncle Joe who have been more than generous with their hospitality.  This is all also while my Aunt Fran battles a very bad back--hoping she is feeling on the mend very soon.

Another thing I am grateful for this week has been  the awesome weather!  As I traveled back from Minnesota to Chicago (which was a great visit!!!), drove all around the city to work, class, and various apartment appointments, I couldn't help but be amazed at the weather at this point in November!  I have been driving with my windows down quite a bit as a result of these sunshiney days and it's been nice to feel the fresh air while we still can...

As well as the fresh air, however, I was greeted by a major leaf blast on my way to class yesterday evening....!! Yes that's right--leaves, and lots of them, straight into my car.

A man was blowing his leaves into the street as I was tooling along, music pumping, fresh air flowing through the hair...the whole bit.  Then it happened.  A full leaf force right into the windows.  At first I was shocked, and then I had a good laugh.  There were lots of them, and I think it was just the perfect timing--my open windows, his leaf blower made for one funny moment.

The leaves have been picked up and no further damage was done, I'm just thankful to be picking up leaves at this point in the year, and not yet shoveling snow off the windows!  I think Jack Frost may be back from vacation soon though....
Have a great weekend, everybody!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bonus hour.

Happy Daylight's Saving Day!  Today seemed like a long day with the extra hour of rest and with the early onset of sun down.  I spent the day with my fam and will be returning to Chicago tomorrow...hope to write more soon.  It's been a great getaway weekend with lots of fun time with my brother, sister-in-law, and niecies today.  I even snuck in a visit tonight with my sis and bro-in-law as we rooted on my bro in his intramural bball game.  It's been great to reconnect with everybody, and I've been thankful for the bonus hour because of all the fun : ).

Take care and have a great start to you week!

...Wishing Shawn a big congratulations on his race today in Seattle!  SO excited for you!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Stomach Hurts When...

...this woman makes me laugh!!!

I'm talking about SNL's comedian, Kristen Wiig

Today, I had a great day with the family at my cousin's wedding in southern Minnesota (more on that later!) and now I'm spending some bonus time at my brother Paul's for an extended weekend : ).  Paul and I had a great catch up chat on our drive from the wedding today, and throughout our discussion, he brought up my favorite laugh provider, Miss Wiig herself.  As siblings, I have found that we tend to share in our sense of humor, so we enjoyed discussing a couple of her previous (and hilarious) roles.

...and since it is Saturday night,  I will honor this funny lady by providing you with a skit that I just think is laugh out loud funny : ).

I hope you're all having a great weekend (enjoy your extra hour of sleep tonight)!

 Here's the clip!