Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Wine-Down

It's Friday, Friday... Get get down on Friday...

You're welcome for that, and happy Friday!!! Lets Wine Down this busy week!

Girls Cottage Weekend

This past weekend I was up north with two of my friends for a bit of a girls cottage weekend. Wine, canoeing, boat trips, swimming, movies and relaxing. We all took the chance to unwind and cook each other some great meals.

It was so nice being up north with the two of them, who are so low maintenance and perfectly happy to sit back and relax for hours, but equally as interested in fun activities. It makes hosting a breeze!

Lots of laughter and fun, even though the weather was chilly!

Happy Baby, Happy Auntie!

If you're a regular reader of the Wine Down, you may have noticed that I talk about my friend Steph's soon-to-be-baby a LOT.

Well wait no longer, the little one has arrived!!!

Serena was born at 5:10 am on September 19th, and her parents are over the moon that she's finally here.

And so am I for that matter! I had a chance to finally get my hands on her on Wednesday, and after seriously contemplating taking her home with me, I settled for a good long snuggle while she slept.

I'm totally in love with this beautiful little lady. I've already promised her I will buy her beer when she's 15 (I wan't to be the cool aunt). 


As if coming off last week's cold wasn't enough, this Monday I had my first ever, full blown migraine.

Body numbness on one side, confusion, light sensitivity, nausea (and all the fun that comes with it...), feeling like my scull was going to split open... I ended up leaving work at 2:30pm and hiding in my bed for about 3 hours until it stopped. WOW. I hope this doesn't become a regular thing.

After some reflecting, I think the last two weeks of health struggles have been from taking too much on. Social life, love life, taking care of the home, cooking, work, school, blog... I'm doing a lot of stuff and I need to re prioritize; which leads me to...

Blogging Hiatus

I'm taking a step back from blogging. I'm not stopping all together! I'm still going to try to get one or two posts out a week, and the Wine Down, but I'm going to be a bit more free-flowing about the days I put stuff out. 

I think I need to reevaluate my content, what I love to blog about, and also make sure I'm prioritizing the rest of my life well. So I'm not on a full hiatus, just a lighter more relaxed schedule for now! 

I'm feeling good about this decision, hopefully good things come from it.

What I'm Drinking

Since fall is officially here, I think this is the perfect weekend to indulge in some Growers Pumpkin Spice Cider!

Drink it warm or cold, this fizzy alcoholic drink has all the appeal of a pumpkin spiced latte mixed with an apple pie and beer.

Seriously, how delicious does that sound! Yum!

What are your weekend plans? Are you as excited as I am about Fall FINALLY being here? Do you have any compliments for baby Serena (her mommy reads the blog daily so She'd love it!) 

Have a good weekend

What I've been up to this week: