Every Friday I’ll indulge my order-crazed brain in a list of randomness. Welcome to my Friday Fives.
Did you know yesterday was the first day of Spring? For us in Utah, our first snowfall came just a week after the first day of Fall. What will this landmark date bring? My guess is more of the same: cold. No matter what Mother Nature throws our way, I have visions of spring cleaning on my mind. Look out weekend; no speck of dust or pile of papers is safe.
There has been a lot going on since I got back from Dallas and Joe got back from Colorado/Dallas/Vegas, so I thought you might enjoy another glimpse into our week…random style…for today’s Friday Five.
5. Gramps Update
Thanks for all the sweet messages about my grandfather. He’s been moved to a long-term facility to continue battling the infection. But, once it’s cleared, it’s H-O-M-E for him! Please continue sending prayers, well-wishes and love his way.
4. Lame O’the Irish
You would think this holiday would be one for the books where us Irish are concerned. But in this O’Falvey/McGee household, the holiday seemed to pass us by quickly, with only a flash of green attire and a quick McDonalds run (post-gym, no less) for a Shamrock Shake. I feel like a McFailure, an O’Sham. We even had whiskey and Bailey’s sitting on our counter! I blame it falling on a Monday.
3. Migraine Misery
I briefly wrote about my worsening headaches once I hit 30. I thought those were migraines. That intense ache that persisted for a long time…that’s not a migraine? No, it’s not. Last Saturday I had my very first I’m-going-to-die-while-watching-TV migraine. A searing pain came out of nowhere, made me feel like I was going to toss every cookie I’d ever consumed, and had me spewing final messages for family to a very scared Joe. I’m nothing if not dramatic. Luckily, it wore off overnight and I woke up with one killer “headache hangover” on Sunday. These things run in my family and I’m hoping to meet a new doctor soon to run some tests and see what I can do to never have one again. Unless their solution is to give up peanut butter or dogs. In that case, migraines do your worst.
2. Bracket Dreams
Joe and I love love love March Madness. We’ve done bracket challenges for as long as I can remember, and this year’s Billion Dollar Bracket game just upped the ante ten-fold. I thought I had submitted a pretty strong, viable bracket, until that first game where Ohio State sent my billion-dollar dreams packing. But, as Joe says, there’s not a better way to lose that amount of money than seeing the Buckeyes lose.
1. Baby V
I have to give a special birthday shout-out to Violet, or Baby V as I’ve always called her. This tiny wonder came into the world early as a fierce fighter and continues to charm the pants off anyone she meets. She was the first baby I had really been around—not just the weekend visits with my nieces and nephews—but the diaper changes, the screams, the naps. I loved soaking up every minute with her, watching her amazing growth. Kim and Grant are incredible parents and when I asked Kim for permission to post a little video I put together for today, she said “Of course. Everyone should see how cute she is.” I couldn’t agree more. Happy birthday, Baby V!