Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekend Stuff+Perspective

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Monday means back to a full work week! Luckily it's coming off of a pretty good weekend with these highlights:

~Friday morning breakfast date with my friend Hanna since we had the day off of work

~MG coming home from his training and going out to dinner at our favorite pizza spot and a low key night in after a long day.

~Saturday morning was another rainy one so it was also kind of a lazy one. I was pretty impressed and proud to see how many people turned out for the Women's March. I had lots of friends who went and I cheered them on for standing up for equality.

~We headed to the hospital for our tour there which was surreal, but also makes me feel slightly more prepared for when baby girl arrives in a few months
~Stopped at our friends' place to meet their new pup, Luna who immediately rolled on her back to greet us, and was a total cuddle bug the entire time we were there--puppy snuggles make everything ok!
~Our good couple friends texted and asked if we wanted to meet up for dinner that night so we went to their house for drinks and to see their new apartment, and then headed over to dinner at Cava where I had a super delicious mocktail (at another place while we waited for a table), and the waitress took pity on my pregnant self and brought me the crazy feta stuffed olives that go in the dirty martinis--I was in heaven
~The food was delicious as always and we were all stuffed at the end of dinner. Not to mention my stomach hurt from all of the laughing we did--I cried I was laughing so hard!
obviously we enjoyed it all :)
~Sunday I woke up to baby kicks, so instead of sleeping in, MG and I cuddled and felt our girl doing her morning dance moves. I'll take that wake up over an alarm any day :)

~ had a yummy blueberry pancake breakfast and then got ready to take Coop to the groomers.
 Unfortunately I paid $80 for a haircut that didn't look like he got cut much at all. Won't be going back to that groomer!

~While we were out, we stopped at Pottery Barn and got a new rug on sale for the living room since the one we got around Christmas was too thin for the traffic in here, so we moved the shag rug upstairs to the baby room
~in the afternoon I got overwhelmed by all of the media coverage of everything, and just all of the negativity that people seem to get sucked up in around this, myself included. I took a break from everything and did some yoga to re-center myself.

And on that note, can I just put this out there? Can we all please try and remember that Democrats and Republicans aren't supposed to be enemies. We are treating each other like the opposite are terrorists. We all want what's best for our country, for our families and for ourselves. Yes, we have different ideas of what that entails but that doesn't make you bad, or me bad. It's what makes our country great. Please stop attacking one another like the other is the devil. Stop relishing the pain/angst someone else is feeling because you know how that feels. We all want to feel safe and respected.
This helped me to put things into perspective yesterday and I'm going to share it here today in case you need this, too. 

If I have different views than you, and you have different ones than I do, I want to listen and I hope you'll listen to me, too, and maybe we'll understand each other just a bit more. It's a step--we can all take one step. Like he says, kids are watching us and learning and I for one want to be an example of what TO do.

Make the start of your week great.

27 comments:

  1. Your sunday morning wake up call was too cute!! So glad you had a great weekend with lots of great food, laughs and friends!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Oh Jenn, this whole political war makes me sick. I love Kid President and he was so spot on. LOVE your new rug and now that I see your Coop, I realized Miss Daisy needs good grooming, so sorry you paid good money with lil results. Have a wonderful week ahead!!

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  3. I have a hard time watching the news now because it seems like every news source is so biased when really they are only supposed to give us the facts. It's sad when people can't trust the news anymore. I agree with you wholeheartedly--we can disagree about things but still be kind and respectful to one another. Perfect start to a Monday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. I feel like this is the first time in history where people identify by their political affiliation and what "side" they're on. I never remember it being like that before. We were Americans first, not left or right.

    New rugs are one of my favorite household purchases. They change the whole look of a room!

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  5. The the new rug! I'm still searching for the perfect one for my living room. Luna is such a cite and I love that name too. Oh my goodness $80 and lil coop still looks pretty fluffy. I didn't know grooming could be that expensive. I guess I'm lucky we don't have to cut Lola's fur.

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  6. The best wake up call! Even at 1am, 3am, etc ;) hope you have a great week!!

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  7. Ugh $80 for a barely groomed dog!? No fun! Love that new rug. And yeah, I had to stay off social media and didn't even really watch the news, I just needed a break from it all!

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  8. I can't believe baby girl will be here so soon! So crazy! And yay for waking up to her kicking :) So sweet. And your friend's pup is so cute! I want puppy cuddles too!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. Glad the hospital tour went well! But boo for $80 haircuts-- $80 is way too much for a small dog to be groomed even if it looked amazing!! Have a great week! XOXO, R

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  10. I love that mock cocaktail :) I can't wait to have a real one. Glad you guys got to take a tour of the hospital!!! Makes everything feel real !!!

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  11. Really love this post! So excited to see all the posts of fellow bloggers who marched. It sounds like a really good weekend. I don't know how you have so much energy. Hopefully the hospital was everything you thought it would be! I don't like olives, but those stuffed olives look AMAZING. Love your new rug!

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  12. thank you for sharing that video! i agree - we need to join together. sigh. i'm glad you had a good weekend though! laughing til your stomach hurts is pretty much the best thing ever :) and yay for hospital tour! getting closer!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. I remember my hospital tour with our first daughter, and it definitely made it all seem real! I couldn't believe I was peeking into rooms where I would meet my daughter. It's all so surreal and incredible. I love your laugh paragraph btw and agree with you whole-heartedly!

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  14. The hospital tour is such fun...and I agree gives you a sense of preparedness once you see where and how it will all happen. Also, I felt he exact same way Saturday afternoon. Just bogged down with all the hate. I had to log off and regroup and I felt better too. Hope you have a great week! :)

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  15. I love that video and definitely agree! There's this huge divide and so much hate in our country right now and it breaks my heart. At the end of the day we're all just people.

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  16. Yay for the hospital tour, it really is a very surreal experience.

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  17. Amen to the bottom part! I had a status up and all it said was nationalism and I should've urged people to look up the term before blowing up. Its crazy! On a different note, love coop and love that new rug! (80 bucks though for groom? whew!) Hope you have a great day!

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  18. oh my god! $80 for cooper's hair!? jeez louise!
    aww baby kicks! so sweet. in a few months she'll be kicking you guys in the face to wake you up for feedings and poopy diapers lol!
    Trish - tales from trish

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  19. Amen, sistah! I'm so over all of the finger pointing and name calling and hate in general. Our nation is so divided. It's really sad.

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  20. Love your new rug! And that fact that you got the olives at the restaurant - I love those things!

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  21. Yay for the hospital tour, doesn't it make everything so much more real?! So exciting, baby girl will be here so soon <3
    Green Fashionista

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  22. Cuddles and baby kicks might have to be the BEST way to start a morning! Loving the new rug, too!

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  23. Oh my goodness, Luna is adorable! I'm glad you were able to tour the hospital and are feeling a bit more comfortable. :)

    -Lauren

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  24. Yay for a hospital tour!! We never got to do one here (it's not a norm anyways), so when we went in, we had a lot of fun trying to figure out what to do all while I was in the middle of contractions. I'm glad I enjoyed the hilariousness of the moment because it's still funny today. :) Glad you had a wonderful weekend, friend! xo

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  25. Sounds like a great weekend. I love that new rug that you got. Hospital tours are so exciting and scary all at once. I can't believe how close you are getting to having your baby girl!

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  26. We do all want to feel safe and respected. It's what we fear that separates us!

    Love the new rug.

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  27. Puppies are the BEST! Especially when they aren't yours and you don't have to deal with the potty training :)

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