Monday, July 15, 2013

Good Medicine

It is hard to remain in a weird place when there is goodness and light happening all around you.  

This weekend was just what I needed.  

The chaos that always ensues as we are packing for a weekend up north happened as usual but quickly gave way to a relaxing three hour ride to the cabin.  The trip was broken up nicely with a stop at one of our favorite supper clubs known for making some of the strongest Old Fashioneds around.
(Finally able to relax)

I hadn't been there since before we had kids and it turns out it was even nicer than I remembered. The kids had a blast playing games and drinking their kiddie cocktails before dinner, everyone enjoyed their meal, and we had many compliments on our fabulous kiddos.  An all around good time.

The rest of the weekend followed suit.

The kids were in the water early on Saturday and stayed there for the majority of the day. It gave me plenty of time to read my book (something funny this time- Dad is Fat- Jim Gaffegan) and soak up some sun.
The kids got to try tubing for the first time. Safe to say they loved it. Even Grace got on (with Joey as her safety blanket) and was hooting and hollering and smiling. Such a brave little thing.  Tubing was a hit! Molly was jealous and tried to swim out after the boat a few times until Todd let her join him in the boat.
Evenings were reserved for campfires and smores.  Just a little extra sugar to help the exhausted kids make it until bedtime.
It was a perfect weekend to solve my weirdness.  I'm sure more weirdness will creep in now and then but I think sunshine and fun can serve as my medicine.

The weather will hover around the nineties this week.  Perfect for more swimming, sprinklers, ice cream, and memory making.  No weirdness allowed.


Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

By the lake - it all looks dreamy! Enjoy yourself!

Mom24 said...

So glad you had a wonderful time. Hope this is a good week too.

Elaine Alguire said...

This reminds me so much of our lake time while in Canada! I want to come visit you now (well, always have, actually...). How do I get to Camp Kat? ;-)

Isn't summer awesome?!

Wisconsin Girl said...

Awesome! Looks like a perfect weekend:) And love the first picture with your dog Molly running with such a happy face. That about captures the weekend! Curious how you do the photo collages...would love to condense some of my photos into those sometimes. Enjoy the heat!

Angie said...

Looks like my kind of weekend! My kids love tubing and I must confess, so do I!

Riahli said...


Charmaine said...

Kat's Back :) Stay Strong C

Tabor said...

That weirdness. It creeps in for many. Our bodies are such chemical factories, I often wonder if it is some overload in some organ that does it. But you have a traveling party where ever you go, so not time to analyze causes.

Bijoux said...

I don't know what a supper club is.

Jim Gaffigan is my fave person on Twitter. My oldest is going to see him live in a few weeks.

Kat said...

Bijoux- My hubby and I just got tickets to his show and we are going in less than two weeks. YAY!!!

A supper club is basically just a restaurant with a large bar area (and usually another separate area with video games and such). It is nicer than a typical family owned restaurant (linen table clothes and napkins, glasses-not plastic cups, and has food other than bar food). But it isn't really a "club" you have to join or anything. ;)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Glad you have access to peace and quiet and strong old fashioneds!

Anita said...

Your pictures tell the story and it's a good one! Hope you can repeat it soon.

Peruby said...

Hey, I found this article:

Looks like you are completely normal. Just like the rest of us.

I always tell my daughter "Weird is good!"

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Oh goodness...this does look PERFECT!

Dawn said...

I love these pictures. They just all seem to capture an ideal summer day. I'm glad that you all had such a great time at the lake. : )

Cyndy Bush said...

You look tan & fantastic!
I love tubing and this definitely looks like a perfect getaway.

Kat said...

Peruby- Thank you for that link. That is pretty accurate. I came back to comment here just in case you or anyone else looking for help for the same issue I wrote about. I also commented on my previous post.

I went to my chiropractor and described all the things that were plaguing me. He told me it was all stress. He advised me to cut all wheat out of my diet for a few days. He also said that the bang was probably a result of a sleep phenomenon (must like the link you had) but he knew the cause. It was probably too much sugar in my diet (truth) and was a sugar crash in the middle of the night. The sugar level coming down crashing with the melatonin rising and makes an actual BOOM in your brain while you are sleeping. He advised me to eat a healthier and maybe have a snack before bed that is high in protein (string cheese or a hard boiled egg, etc.). After I followed his instructions (and started taking yoga and running again to help reduce my stress that I didn't know I had) I haven't had the boom problems again and I have been sleeping MUCH better.


Love my chiropractor!!!

Thanks again for the link!

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A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
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You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
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