The Week That Was: April 18, 2014

This week started off with spring and winter all in the same day.

Spring in bloom on Monday morning
Spring in bloom on Monday morning
Winter returned Monday evening
Winter returned Monday evening

I guess we were a little aggressive in putting up our patio furniture last weekend?

It’s been a busy week — too busy to even be mad about the two-ish inches of snow we got Monday night into Tuesday morning. The week started with a trip to the vet on Monday to find out that Daisy has a UTI (and witness a poor woman leave after having her dog put down — tear-jerker!). I swear, that dog can’t catch a break (nor can my wallet). Then Uncle Sam reared his ugly head on Tuesday — Tax Day. Although, props to the many Chicago restaurants that offered Tax Day specials. My friend and I enjoyed half-priced wine at a favorite, The Florentine, that night. Nora had her swim “lesson” on Wednesday and is becoming a real pro at going under the water. And yesterday it was time to prep for our Easter weekend.

Phew. So this weekend we’ll spend Easter at my parents’, and KP and I will squeeze in a date night at Sidney Street Cafe in St. Louis. Gotta love the convenience of Grandma babysitting.

Hope the Easter bunny fills your baskets to the brim this weekend.

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If a basket of sugar isn’t enough for you, then give these Cadbury cupcakes or Easter marshmallow bark a whirl.

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God forbid you get stuck with those nasty Peeps. Here are some ways to use them (because who eats those disgusting things?). I especially love the Twinkie car-driving Peep!

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The seventh and final season of Mad Men premiered on Sunday night. I gotta say, I was a little underwhelmed. My favorite part was the cameo from Neve Campbell. Didn’t see that one coming and had to stop and think for a minute where I knew her from. Although I thought the premier was a bit of a doozy, at least the interwebs kept us entertained with all kinds of Mad Men-related funnies.

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Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? (Better yet, did you even know there is such a thing as National Grilled Cheese Month?) Here are five tips to kick your grilled cheese up a notch. (I wonder if I can find a Weight Watchers grilled cheese…)

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I really enjoyed this excerpt of Stronger, by Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Jeff Bauman. Adding that one to my to-read list.

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Just in time for prom season… only in America.

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Happy Easter!

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