In Real Life: Week 34

Happy Sunday! Here’s a peek at our week 34.

Sunday started for me by doing homework outside of the house.

There has been many much coffee consumed this week.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this graduate program, but after this week it is clear that I definitely have my work cut out for me.

I’m still figuring out my best study system, but I think part of it is going to include staying late at work at least a couple nights per week.

A view I see a lot, but not usually from this perspective. A not-so-subtle metaphor for everything.

I wanna be like this guy – still studying, even when I’m close to retirement. (Also, um, wtf with that hot pink cougar head?)

Vendor reps, take note: hospital staff will always be more receptive to your presentation if you bring food.

Downtown vibes.

It’s always a little strange to see spaces that are normally buzzing with people totally empty and quiet.

This bathroom’s walls are covered in song lyrics and drawings (per the management’s request). What would you add?

I love how much they love each other.

I bought Artemis her own cozy bed after I kept finding her hiding in the linen closet. It didn’t take her long to warm up to it (especially after I bribed her with the heating pad and some catnip).

We’ve had some chillier days this week and I had some beef to use up, so I pretended it was fall already and made stew. It felt (and tasted) so good.

James took over one of my fantasy football teams this year, and I helped him with his draft.

Don’t they both look adorable in their jerseys? I die.

The beauty that is having a child old enough to “babysit” his younger brother after bedtime combined with a good bar&grill just down the street.

“Fool’s Gold.” (Definitely recommend.)

I will always be a sucker for a live band. It’s in my DNA.

I don’t understand what this is supposed to represent, but I commend their commitment to it.

And that’s it for this week!

Honestly, I don’t know how much time I will continue to have to share these posts every week. Obviously, family, work, and grad school will always take priority, and I will admit that that may mean that this has to give. I’ll keep doing the best I can. Thanks for understanding. 🙂

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2017 Week 34

In Real Life: Week 33

Happy Sunday, friends! Let’s take a look at our week 33.

#momlife in a nutshell is eating Taco Bell in your car in your own driveway because the toddler is sleeping and you’re grateful for the chance to eat without him climbing all over you.

Trader Joe’s always has the best flower arrangements.

Activate: full millennial mode

Post-work sillies with my honey-bunny.

Channeling my inner naughty librarian.

Bath night splashies!

These cats always know when snack time is happening.

Been sick since mid-week. Give me all of the soup, please.

I see my grandfather when he makes this sweet face.

Gotta choose just the right colored pencil for the job.

And this is where this week’s post ends, because I’ve spent the last 3 days on the couch coughing my lungs out and grad school starts tomorrow. Real life, eh?

Have a great week, loves!

Take a look into the past…

2017 Week 33

In Real Life: Week 32

Happy Sunday, friends! Here’s a peek at our week 32.

I spent last Sunday back at the A’s stadium with a friend who’d never been before but wanted to go before they tear it down.

I was 100% not invested in either team, but tickets were cheap and I will never complain about an excuse to watch live baseball.

Yes, I eat ketchup on my hotdog. Come at me, bro.

Then I got to come home and snuggle with my peanut. A truly great day.

And how adorable is this HD plaid shirt?! (I don’t know wtf is going on with his hair in that picture on the right. I swear it normally doesn’t look like that.)

Saw some interesting restaurant names and signage this week.

First Burritozilla and now Scoopzilla? I’m sensing a theme.

Chocolate-covered espresso beans are helping to scratch more than one afternoon itch lately.

Signs of fall are popping up everywhere!

I am so ready.

Hot dog, he’s awfully cute!

May I have a large soda, please?

In love with my new Torrid dress. It has a subtle Harry Potter print, this beautiful lace back, and pockets!

Come to mama.

Shine on, little flower.

Temptation, thy name is Costco.

True love is letting him steal all of the M&Ms out of my trail mix.

Sounds like my kinda place.

I love how San Francisco is simultaneously full of new skyscrapers and old architecture.

Like whispers of days gone by.

SF is a melting pot of different cultures.

I’ve been dying to get back to Brenda’s ever since I had their epic chicken etouffee last fall. And the opportunity finally presented itself during a little adult adventure day this weekend!

I was initially a little sad that they were only serving the brunch menu, but this pulled pork benedict quickly cured that.

After lunch, we headed over to the Orpheum to watch Les Miserables!

It was simply fantastic.

And the detail of the theater was breathtaking.

The ceiling in the main auditorium made me think of Dante’s Inferno.

And this was the ceiling in the balcony lobby! Can you imagine how much work it took to create this?

There’s always something to shake your head at in the city.

Thanks for the warning!


I did!

And that’s a wrap! How was your week 32?

Have a great week ahead!

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2017 Week 32

In Real Life: Week 31

Happy Sunday! Our week 31 has been a bit crazy. But we did lots of exploring, so there’s lots to see!

Jack was very sad that he couldn’t open this door.

I felt a little like Alice, down the rabbit hole.

The Museum of Art & History is good at paying attention to details.

What do you burn for?


An unexpected find that I may need to come back to.

Look closely – the flowers are made of sheet music and the butterflies are vinyl records.

A philosophy I can get behind.

Old brick has so many details. I wonder what stories it would tell if it could.

Sunday morning coffee still life.

It would be okay with me if my living room looked like this.

I bought a bouquet of lavender and then hung it in my window to dry. It smelled so good all week and dried remarkably fast. Now it looks pretty in a vase on my bookshelf, and should for quite some time. WIN.

Good morning. ❤

Feeling good in my new dress.

I was so excited to see Tracy in Better Homes and Gardens while I was waiting at the doctor’s office!

He tests my patience more and more these days, but he sure is awfully cute.

I was feeling like I hadn’t been to West Cliff in too long, so Jack and I went for a walk after lunch.

File this under “Creative Uses for Sand Buckets.”

So many memorials (to fallen surfers, I assume).

The cliffs are a popular place to catch a wave, but awfully dangerous too.

California, USA.

The Boardwalk.

Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own town.

Example: I doubt I would have ever seen this amazing sculpture otherwise.

I’m still taking applications for a-friend-with-a-boat.

My little Linus.

I upgraded my planner in time for school to start in a couple of weeks. Ain’t she pretty?

Two Questions:

How long do the terrible twos last?

Can I buy Corona in bulk?

My newest Starbucks obsession is the Salted Cold Foam Cold Brew. It’s just sweet enough for my taste, and the saltiness takes the edge off. Plus, I mean, those streaks. C’mon now.

Farmer John is rocking those overalls.

We went to sweet Alice’s 1st birthday party, but didn’t stay as long as I had hoped because Jack desperately needed a nap and proceeded to have a giant meltdown.

But, of course, he dozed in the car on the way home and then didn’t want to nap when we got in.

I needed a break as much as he needed rest, so I put him in the pack-n-play with his favorite blankie and a snack and turned on his favorite movie. He didn’t seem to mind one bit, and mama got some much-needed quiet time.

Now I’m off to watch more baseball! Have a great week, everyone!

Let’s take a look into the past…

2017 Week 31