Friday, February 17, 2012

F-R-R-R-iday!



Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Hubs and I celebrated last night because going out to dinner on actual Valentine’s Day can be a nightmare. So last night we went to this cute little restaurant downtown, then walked to a nearby hotel bar for drinks, and finished the night at Yogurtland – the Mecca of frozen yogurt. (They have Rolos for toppings. Rolos!)

Hope your week was full of sappy, lovey-dovey goodness.

Here are the “R’s.”


Recap

In Monday’s QWA, Quinn had fun with pillows.

In honor of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, I talked about how having children changes a marriage and how my wonderful Hubs is still my Valentine.  

In this week’s Not-So-Wordy Wednesday, you saw Q loungin’ in his jammies.

Thursday, I doled out more advice. This time I shared five things that non-mom friends of first-time moms should know.  


Referral

This week’s super awesome blogger referral is Kathy from My Dishwasher’s Possessed.  Apparently, her dishwasher has had four exorcisms. You like her already don’t you? I knew you would.

I recently found Kathy’s blog, and I’m so glad I did. She’s a mom to three wonderful kids that make her life fun and always interesting. She shares beautifully written stories, memoirs, and perspectives on a variety of topics. This post about her husband joining the family for dinner is great. I think most moms can relate to this, even if your hubs eats with you every night.

This story about her youngest son is hilarious. Don’t drink your morning coffee while you read this because it will come out your nose.  

Kathy writes numerous gems like this. With a daughter who has special needs, two sons who are… well, you know how boys are… and a husband who is often away because of his work –  somehow she manages to hold it all together and keep us all laughing, thinking and smiling with her words.

Kathy posts once a week on Sunday, so there’s no excuse not to subscribe to her. Anyone can keep up with reading one post a week. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday. So get to know Kathy, her wonderful family and her evil dishwasher this weekend.


Rewind

For our honeymoon, Hubs and I spent two fabulous weeks in Italy. So last October, in honor of our second wedding anniversary, I posted two short videos about our fantastic vacation. We spent the first week in Positano and the second week in Florence

So while many of you are planning your summer vacation travels, I though now would be a great time to remind you how amazing Italy is. Just in case you feel like splurging a little. Feel free to send these links to your husbands and boyfriends as not-so-subtle hints. :)


Tune in next week!

Okay, I’m going to do it. I’m committing to it now. I’m finally going to talk about post-partum depression and what I experienced after Quinn was born. It only took me a year to build up the courage, so please be gentle.

I’m also going to change up my blogging schedule a bit. Writing five posts a week is getting hard to keep up with, and I’m sure it’s not easy for you to keep up either. So I’m going to start taking Thursdays off, unless of course, there’s an awesome prompt from Mama Kat (and let’s be honest, they’re all pretty awesome) or something pops into my head that I just have to write about.

I’m kinda bummed about this decision because I have a blog calendar full of topics until July, and if I take out one post a week, that books the calendar through the rest of the year. And it’s only February. Plus, other stuff comes up that I want to write about, and that always shifts the whole calendar.

Hmmm… we’ll see how long this lasts.

Have a great holiday weekend, friends!
Melissa 


5 comments:

  1. Melissa you just made my day!! Thanks for the beautiful spotlight!! I'm so glad I found you and your blog as well!! I really enjoy reading about your wonderful adventure in motherhood!! Much thanks again!!

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    1. You're quite welcome, Kathy! I'm thrilled to share my love for your blog. :)

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  2. Dear Melissa,

    I found your blog through My Dishwasher is Possessed FB page, and I really love your writing style. I am new to blogging, and started searching out blogs for inspiration. I’m not sure how I stumbled upon Kathy’s blog, but I could immediately relate to her stories of love and family! I am going to follow your blog also, as I enjoyed your post! I would love to go to Italy, it is on my bucket list! I blog about parenting a teenage daughter, coping with middle age, and enjoying the ups and downs of nearly 20 years of marriage with my sweetheart. Here’s my link http://www.lisagradessweinstein.blogspot.com/
    I look forward to reading your posts! Have a great weekend,
    Lisa

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  3. Melissa - one more thing! My most recent post is about our vacation in San Francisco, so you can relate!!! By the way, Quinn is adorable!

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    1. Hi Lisa! It's great to meet you, and I'm so glad you came by. Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope you enjoyed San Francisco, and I do hope you make it to Italy someday. The wine runs like water. My kind of place! Congrats on starting a blog. It sounds lovely! I'll go check it out now. Have a good weekend!

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