the two best cures.

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I want to jump up & down: friday is here.

I recruited [J] to make chocolate chip pancakes tomorrow for breakfast. after I sleep in, make a large cup of coffee, and then spend the majority of my day in pajamas. it just sounds nice.

do you have any fun weekend plans?

maybe a bit more ambitious than mine.

regardless, I hope it is great.

see you on monday!

the week in photos.

I have a story.

monday night I somehow convinced [J] to grill us brats for dinner. this is only a feat because it was approximately 9PM. a tad too late to be firing up the grill. but he agreed. and I insisted, I help. I opened the door to our balcony/patio ..and straight at my face, comes a MASSIVE FLYING OBJECT. I fall over backwards to escape. literally – right over onto the ground. while screaming my brains out, of course. [our neighbors, I’m sure, think I was being attacked which I kind of was].

then the search began ..what the heck just flew into our apartment?

not a minute later, from a shelf in our office emerges ..

wk in photos, sept 13 // LLinaBC.com

NO BIG DEAL – just a preying mantis.

wk in photos, sept 13 // LLinaBC.com

um nice of you to visit, but will you kindly exit as quickly as you entered? thanks.

[*editor’s note: notice he’s staring down the camera me. I was slightly terrified he’d fly at my face again].

we can call that my excitement for the week. my blood pressure is yet to return to normal.

but I have a couple other gems to share ..

week in photos, sept 13 // LLinaBC.com

these wooden wine racks [J] made.

week in photos, sept 13 // LLinaBC.com

little does he know since building these, I’ve started a list of projects for him. we’ll call it: [J]’s man list.

and last night, this was the scene in our apartment ..

week in photos, sept 13 // LLinaBC.com

[J] took off for “guy’s night”. and I got comfy at home, on the couch. for a minute or two. when I took the wine glass + bottle to our bedroom, set them on my night stand ..& drank while watching TV in bed. judgers be gone, we’ve all done it.

isn’t the name of the wine fitting? lazy bones.

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have the absolute best weekend.

[and please, wish my fantasy football team good luck. did I mention I’m playing in a league with 12 other bloggers? I clearly overestimated my understanding of football, and may have underestimated theirs. it’s stressful. welcome week two ..].

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the week in photos.

spring is beginning to make its presence known around Iowa. and I’m loving it.

so much so, I have crafted a very large list of must-have’s for the balcony. and [J] is happily taking them on, DIY-style: a table with built-in ice bucket, two chairs, a sitting bench. and we just bought a grill. I’ve never had an outdoor space attached to my apartment, so I intend to capitalize on this baby. he has a deadline! [may 1st].

it’s hard not to feel spirits lift when the temperatures rise. so things have been bright & cheery around here. not a single complaint.

and now for ..

the week in photos.

wine and sunset homemade iced coffee life quote - don't hide, do. new nook book scenes from my kitchen

I have every intention of spring cleaning this weekend. organizing. and checking items off my ‘to do’ list I’ve been avoiding way too long.

just rid of all the clutter.

[mental & physical].

I hope the weather is perfect wherever you are. and that you have the best weekend. [cleaning, relaxing, celebrating ..or a mix of ‘em all].

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