Beth, What's Up Weekend

What’s Up Weekend – 4.14.17


I have never been so happy to see a Friday. I have nearly survived my work week of Hell. Everything goes back to normal next week. In spite of it being a hectic, crazy and at times stressful week, I still have some things that were awesome or made me happy, so let’s go through that weekly list of fun for What’s Up Weekend with the Peaceful Posse!


(1) My book club ladies. We had the best meeting last night. We met in the community room of one of the members apartment building and did a make your own grilled cheese night – yum. We had a good conversation about how we all agree Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a National Treasure and needs to stick around at least another four years to the next election if she can do it. We all think we need to band together to protect her somehow, ha! Basically we all loved the book and she is now our new mascot I think. But lest you think we’re just serious, nope, there were plenty of conversations about silly things like where we go to get waxing done, what clothes we all wore back in school and what we’re each having for Easter meals which led to my favorite quote of the night “Jesus died for our cheesy potatoes you guys.” Another good quote, when discussing a retreat this summer at a cabin, one girl said “I’ll bring the cheese” as she was eating shredding cheese out of a bag. I have seriously found my people. ย I laughed a lot and it was just the release I needed after this week. I love my Nasty Women more than I can say.

(2) Fajitas and margaritas homemade by my awesome chef husband for dinner one night. I think it’s one of my favorite meals we make. He always uses leftover steak meat from another meal, marinade it and cook it up with a bunch of veggies. Nom. Nom. Nom.

(3) Finishing Parks and Rec for the second time and loving the finale just as much as I did the first time. And you guys, they predicted the Cubs winning the World Series last year right? Well they also have Joe Biden as president in 2025 on what I assume would be a second term. So hang in there, I think 2020 is going to be our year.


(4) Finding a random selfie on my phone from my little goober. I don’t know when he stole my phone or how he got into the camera, but this totally made me chuckle.

(5) Getting Ollie’s Easter basket finished up. I’m excited for him to find it on Sunday morning.

(6) Dance parties in the evenings. Ollie was being squirrely while Nate was making dinner one night so I started a Pandora station based on Jump by Kriss Kross. Best. Decision. Ever. Ollie is loving all that old school hip hop dance music from my youth. He’s down with OPP, yeah you know me. He mostly just jumps around and calls it dancing, but it’s been fun and gives me an extra energy boost to get through the rest of my evening on these long days!

(7) Cat snuggles. I have had about 45 minutes to an hour before Ollie comes home after I’m done with work this week and I’ve been planting myself on the couch while I wait and Taylor’s just loving that. I don’t often get to cuddle with her as much so I’ve been enjoying it. And then Pippin comes and sits with me when we watch TV at night. I will say, they say petting an animal can reduce stress and I think there is something to that.

PicMonkey Collage

(8) Minnesota Weather. It snowed on Monday morning. Enough to cover the ground completely in white. But it warmed up and the sun came out and by the end of the day – you’d never be able to tell. Our weather sure keeps us on our toes round here!

(9) Trying out a Hyvee grocery store. They’re new to MN and we don’t have one in our neighborhood yet (we will next year though) but we had a gift card for dinner at a restaurant by one of the new locations so we did our grocery shopping there this week. I’m in love. I really can’t wait for ours to open up!

(10) The Peaceful Posse group. I’ve made some great connections and I know I keep saying it, but they’ve really helped fuel my fire for blogging again, I can’t believe I’m back to posting five days a week, but I’ve been just feeling so inspired!

And there we go! This weekend we have Easter, I’ll be singing at the early morning Mass and then we’re doing a brunch meal with both my family and my in-laws. Saturday we have a birthday party for Jen’s Avery and Nate’s also going to make some Jamaican food. And I think I’ll be catching up on some sleep this weekend too! What a week. ย I wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Linking up with My Pixie Blog, The Flynnigans and The Brave Wanderer

19 thoughts on “What’s Up Weekend – 4.14.17”

  1. I’m so glad that you were able to find some peaceful and fun moments this week, especially with the week you’ve had. I hope that you have a great weekend and a wonderful time celebrating Easter with your family! Love you tons!

  2. Awwww, we love to have you in the group <3 I've been feeling the same lately.. Just rejuvenated in a whole new way where my writing/blogging are concerned.

    That sounds like SUCH a fun night and your people sound like my people (damn it, I wish I lived closer!). I love that you are all trying to protect RBG for the next four years (YES) and that you have a friend who eats cheese out of a bag (major kudos) and that you have grilled cheese nights (my dinner last night, coincidentally).

    Hope you have the bestest Easter ever, and I love Ollie's random selfie ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, you get some crazy a** weather in your neck of the woods! Hope spring sticks around for you!
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    1. You’d definitely fit right in with my book club! And we sure do get crazy weather here. I’m hoping spring is here to stay this time! xoxo

  3. I am happy to hear you made it through your hell week and are still standing(or sitting). Next week will be better. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love Parks and Rec! I need to watch it again but Mr. J doesn’t’ like it. I know, I know. What’s wrong with him?!
    I love looking through Jake’s tablet to see what he takes pictures of. Pretty hilarious.
    I took a similar picture of our lovely state!
    Love Peaceful Posse and love that I met you!!
    Have a good weekend sweets!!
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  4. I love the selfi pic. After finding some on my phone that my 5 year old took, I ended up giving her an old camera and told her to have some fun. I couldn’t believe how great she is. You start to live for those moments. Sounds like a great week… and now I need to get the Notorious RBG! Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. Your book club sounds great! I love my book club but we’re much smaller – only 5 of us!

    Love the selfie. My 2 year old always steals my phone and I constantly find photos and videos of his feet and the couch lol.

  6. Mmmm, fajitas and margaritas sound wonderful! After this work week I could use a margarita too–thank goodness it’s Friday, right?! We have Hyvees here, but the one that’s closest to me is always a total zoo when I go there. I’ve become an Aldi shopper of late though ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend Beth!
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  7. Your grocery stores are all foreign to me. But my favourite thing about grocery stores is how two stores can be part of the same chain but have entirely different vibes to them. I find my shopping trends change depending on which one I go to. I hope your Hyver lives up to the love of the one you went to!
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  8. I spy Kati Rose! I love Kati! I’ve been known to call her my little sister in the blog world ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yes, we were thinking the same this week with fur baby cuddles and fajitas. I am also a big fan of random dance parties.
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  9. So as I was reading your comment about the cheese – I laughed out loud also. I’m thinking that is something that would happen with my group of girlfriends! Isn’t it wonderful to find a place you belong. I shivered when looking at your snow photo. Spring weather is keeping us all on our toes. Happy Weekend and so glad your week is over and you can rest.
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  10. What a great list… and yay, it’s the weekend! I love that you’re loving your book club group. I need to join a local one (I am in two “virtual groups”, but it’s just not the same as meeting with a group of lady friends!)

    Yay for fajitas and margaritas… love it!

    I also love the Peaceful Posse and the great new connections I’ve made through the group!
    Have a great weekend!
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  11. Hey Momma,
    I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. How fun must that be sharing your life with a chef. That would be so awesome, that is of course if they don’t mind cooking when they get home from work. The fajitas sounded delicious!
    #6, #7 and #10 are everything. ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad you’re still enjoying the group and making amazing connections with people.

    Have a great week my dear. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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