Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Weekly Round Up 3 of 3: A Midwest FLW Bender

Let's pick it up right where we left off last time.  Last weekend I combined a trip to my childhood home of Champaign, Illinois with a Frank Lloyd Wright house touring rampage.

It's definitely a "you had to be there" kind of thing, but I wanted to chat about where I went and hit a few highlights of each house.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Weekly Round up 2 of 3: You Can't Go Home Again

It's that time again!  If you're new here, my sitch is that once a month my husband and stepsons go to Boy Scout camp.  I used to stay at home on these weekends and do nothing, and now I get out of town myself and go on a little adventure.

I'll be the first to admit that my trip ideas are a little random but this time I really outdid myself.  Last time I left you with the hint "I get no kick" and if you completed the sentence as "I get no kick from champagne" and know your midwest college towns, then you know that the answer is the one and only Champaign Illinois.  If you're not familiar, Champaign is about 100 miles south of Chicago and along with its twin city of Urbana ("Chambana") is the home of the University of Illinois. 
It's a place that I used to call home.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Weekly Round Up 1 of 3: I Get No Kick


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads. 

Folks, it's finally happened - my life was so exciting last week that I need THREE COUNT 'EM THREE separate posts to tell you about it.  Today I'm going to tell you about the normal everyday stuff.  Tomorrow I'll be back to tell you about my latest long weekend getaway (the title of this post is a hint), and the day after that I'll tell you the deets of the FLW houses that I toured on the trip.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Weekly Round Up: You Never Forget


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  They say that once you learn to ride a bike that you never forget, and this week I'm here to present my personal 32 year research study on that.

But first, let's talk food!

Monday, April 10, 2023

Weekly Round Up: An Easter Comedy


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week I bring you the comedy of our Easter family dinner.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Weekly Round Up 2 of 2: A FLW Spring Break Bender


Picking it right up from last time, our normal thing for spring break is to visit my SIL in Chicago.  We stay in a nice hotel, visit museums, and then go over to her place at night for home cooked meals.

This year my husband is on a tight budget for PTO, so we needed something shorter than a Chicago spree.  I've become an expert at creating long weekend trips, so I gave the fellas a list of ideas from my travels and told them to choose their own adventure.  I was not disappointed at their choice.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Weekly Round Up 1 of 2: Everyday Life

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week was Too Big for One Post so for part one I'll talk about the normal stuff that I talk about in these posts plus food for our long weekend spring break trip.  Tomorrow I'll be back with the deets of our trip (spoiler: it involves the initials FLW).