Friday, March 22, 2013


Dear Weekend....Thank you so much for finally getting here!  This week has been killer so you're a welcomed friend.  Dear Work...You're lucky I truly love what I do because there have been numerous times I thought about walking out of clinic and never looking back.  But alas, I love my job.  It has been one hell of a week and I'm hoping next week is better. I'm not sure how much more I can take before my head legitly explodes.    Dear Patients....You are my constant reminder that I'm where I'm supposed to be.  I will never be able to express how much each of you mean to me!

Dear In-Laws....Words cannot begin to describe how nice it is for you to be taking the kids this weekend.  The Hubs and I have needed some time to be "just us" and do grown up things.  
Dear Noah....stop growing up so fast!  Not only are you 6 now and almost finished with Kindergarten, you're ordering steak and potatoes at restaurants!  When did this happen?!?  I'm not ready for it.  Oh and while we're on the topic of you, can you PLEASE start being a good listener? I can't handle another pink note being sent home from school.  You're driving me to drink!

Dear Emmy....Words cannot begin to describe how thankful I am you're back to sleeping in your own bed.  Bedtime has been quite the struggle for all of us. I'm so sorry that I ever turned on Frankenweenie because it's all be downhill since then.  I don't understand the "I'm afraid to be left alone" thing you've got going on but I'm am definitely excited that you've taken a liking to the sticker chart I made.  5 nights of easy bedtimes, free from hours of tears (from me and you), and only a handful of visits from you in the middle of the night.  I never knew I'd have to channel my inner Child Life Specialist to conquer this one.

Dear Whole are my new found love! Aisles and aisles of food that actually agrees with my're a dream come true!!!  I'm dealing with the switch to a gluten free diet pretty well (yes I'm totally patting myself on the back for this) and you have made the transition a pretty easy one.  I can't wait for my next trip there this weekend!  Can you  please open a store in Pinellas County?  My gas tank would thank you! Dear Gluten....I don't miss you as much as I thought I would.  Yes, I may have acted like a crazy person this week because I wanted an effing cheeseburger.  And I may have mourned that cheeseburger like it was my best friend.  But I was strong and said no.  I don't miss the havoc you have created over the past 2 years.  I'm feeling healthy, happy, and I'm eating better than I have in a long time. Pretty soon I won't even recognize gluten at all!
Dear Fantasy Baseball....Our draft was awesome!  I abandoned my usual strategy and went a completely different route when it came to drafting players.  Let's hope it was a smart move because I have a championship to defend!  Oh and as much as this hurts me to admit, I really loved the crazy draft board the Hubs ordered.  It made things so much easier.
Dear Hubs....I'm so excited for our weekend!  Hanging out with friends tonight,  heading back to our old stomping grounds for some line dancing, and just spending time together.  Sounds like a great weekend to me (and a much needed one at that).  As much as I love our kids, it will be nice to ride in the car without listening to the Sofia the First soundtrack or hearing our names yelled over and over again.  Dear Instagram....without you, I would not have any pictures.  For some reason I am not using my camera very much at all.  Thanks to you, I can snap a quick pic, add my fancy filter, and post my pic for all to see (and for posterity sake, of course!)

How was your week?  Any big plans for the weekend? And more important, who else is stoked that baseball is back?!?!



  1. Have you been to Nature's Food Patch in Clearwater?Great Pinellas co alternative to Whole Foods. The employees are great and very helpful. Plus it's a local business rather than a huge chain.

  2. Enjoy your weekend with just the two of you. That's nice that your inlaws are taking the kids. And good luck with your draft strategy working out. I don't know how you keep up with fantasy baseball. You would have to be on your game every single day. I can't even keep up with fantasy football, and that's just a couple days a week. Tim always has to remind me!