I just had a minor freak out – our bathroom contractor hadn’t confirmed our start date for tomorrow and I might’ve been calling him more than is…acceptable the past few days. I knew he was traveling to the Upper Peninsula and had told me his cell service would be shoddy. But, I had recalled him ... Read More about Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini Skillet + Weekly Menu
I’m on week #2 without much exercise. I did play tennis at the end of last week and played in a hockey game on Sunday night. Both were probably a bad decision. Otherwise, I’ve been nursing my ankle back to health. I think it’s about 90% of the way there, but I think it will be wise to forego my ... Read More about Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
It was HOT in Michigan this weekend and we took full advantage by going to the beach both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, this is our first summer without Lily since we moved to our current home that is super close to a very private Lake Michigan beach. As much as having Lily not with us this ... Read More about No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake + Weekly Menu
I just got done reading Simon Sinek’s book, Leaders Eat Last. It was an assigned reading for the leadership cohort I’m in at work and it was definitely a good read. I learned a lot. The book wraps up talking about generational differences – the Greatest Generation vs. Baby Boomers vs Gen X vs ... Read More about Easy Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
Last week was long. It was our first week without Lily and Mark was in Italy for work all week. With the time difference and our combined hectic schedules, we communicated next to nothing. When he texted on Thursday saying his flight was cancelled getting out of Milan due to an airline strike, I ... Read More about Superfast Bean Tostadas with Cabbage Slaw + Weekly Menu
I recently established care with a new primary care provider - a nurse practitioner. She's super sweet and we had a good chat. I hadn't had much blood work done in quite some time, so she ordered a number of labs, as well as an x-ray for the middle finger on my left hand. It has been bothering me ... Read More about Greek Goddess Dip
I might have already whined, but our nanny is moving back to Colorado at the end of this month and to say we’re sad would be a huge understatement. Mee-Mee, as she told us to call her, is a total saint. At 79 years young, she will throw 26+ pound Piper on her hip and bound up the stairs. She’s a ... Read More about Cashew Chicken Sheet Pan Meal + Weekly Menu
It has been a really emotional 10 months but we had 9 years of joy with our English bulldog, Lily. She joined all the other angels last evening after making the very difficult decision earlier this week. She had just turned 9 on April 27th and we only wish we had the opportunity to celebrate many ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 71): See you in heaven, baby girl.