showers and flowers

14 April 2019

grainy grins.

1. What a week. Two weeks, I guess. Clement and I had the pleasure of tagging along on a work trip to Tucson (sunny! sunny! glorious! Tucson!) with Simon last week and had the most wonderful time. My Fitbit (diehard 4 life) reported that I logged the best sleep I've had in months and we came back feeling so refreshed and grateful for my saint of a mom who watched the older kids. Spring sprung here shortly after which was SO nice but has since gone back into hiding. I'm hoping she makes a triumphant return for Easter. My hopes are very much up Up UP.

2. I've been trying to get to the bottom (with the help of my doctor, of course) of some recurrent and intense migraines I've been having and a brain MRI ruled out anything serious/scary this week which somehow seemed to alleviate their intensity and frequency almost immediately. I may have Dr. Googled my way into a spiral of stress and worry making said headaches much worse than they were at the outset. A visit to the chiropractor (my first!) helped too so I might need to make that a more regular thing. I also went for an eye exam and had my prescription updated for the first time in an embarrassing number of years which I'm guessing will help too. I'm trying contacts again as I'm told they've come a long way since I last tried so ... fingers crossed my extra sensitive eyes can handle them. These are all things you don't care to know but the whole thing all but dominated the past several weeks so ... you're lucky you're just getting a summative paragraph, to be honest!

3. Are you hosting an Easter meal? Any good dishes to share? I made this salad out last night to test out as a possible side. I went a little too heavy on the Sriracha otherwise I think my kids would've liked it better (although Abe ate more than Simon and I combined) but it's definitely a contender.

4. I don't think I'll read a book I love as much as I loved Where the Crawdads Sing for a long time but I'm reading The Girl He Used to Know and am thoroughly enjoying it.

5. I've been utilizing the free trial for these workouts until I work up the nerve to even try dropping Abe off at the gym daycare (he so much as hears the word, "sitter" and glues himself to my side and I don't foresee a dropoff going well at ALL) and so far? So great.

6. I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quality of these earrings. You could keep a pair and gift the rest or go in with a friend ... so so cute and affordable. I'm still chipping away at my Amazon faves too :)

7. There's a big fat Spring Sale going on over here featuring two of my favorites: Madewell & BP (these boots!!!). These crowd favorite leggings are on super sale in my favorite length too!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. I also loved Where the Crawdads Sing! It surprised me!

  2. You probably don’t need the millionth idea of what your migraines *could* be caused by, but gluten is sometimes a culprit! Hope you get a handle on them!

  3. I just finished making these for Easter dinner - they are a pain but so delicious I make them for holidays. I really like that I can make them in advance and par-bake and freeze them, and then on the holiday itself I just throw them on a cookie sheet, brush them with butter, and bake them right from frozen. It decreases the actual-day work significantly and the recipe makes a ton.

  4. for anxiety. I convinced myself that I had a heart problem and it even skipped weird. Went and had all the super-duper tests done...found nothing. But...better to be safe than sorry!

  5. My migraines always get worse this time of the year due to the weather change and the constant flip-flopping from cold to warm. Relpax has been a lifesaver!

  6. This photo is fantastic!! My brothers and I are close in age so it resembles our family photos. :)

  7. Loved where the crawdads sing and have been in a reading slump ever since. Excited to hear Reese bought the movie rights and wonder who will play the marsh girl?
    Love the humor in your posts and your style of writing. Happy early Easter!

  8. My dad suddenly started having daily migraines a little over a year ago. He went to several doctors and it ultimately turned out to be a bone spur in his nose! The spurs (cartilage) grow after trauma to the face and he had been in a couple of accidents where he hit his nose hard. Anyway, he had the surgery and no longer has migraines!

  9. This photo is so cute. Lovely sharing.

    Helen | 10 off 25 old navy for Mother's Day



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