As you all know, HFMD (Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease) took over my little guy’s body.  Based on what I read and what friends told me, I think K’s version was mild compared to what could’ve been.  Apparently, this thing can get pretty severe and painful.  He had some bumps on his hands and face, but other than that, he was ok.  And luckily, everything started clearing up by Wednesday.

Early last week, Vishnu started complaining about chills and a really bad sore throat.  I was positive he caught HFMD from Kaiden, but (again) luckily, I think he had strep.  He felt much better after starting on antibiotics.  And even though strep sucks, I hear the adult version of HFMD is absolutely awful.

Moving on from sick talk…

Vishnu’s mom and I share something pretty big in common.  We both love food – cooking it, eating it, trying new things, watching any food related television, etc.  I’ve enjoyed introducing her to new recipes and ways of cooking over the past few weeks.  For example, this past Friday, she tried  Trader Joe’s cauliflower crust pizza and loved it!  I’ve also made a few recipes in the Instant Pot she’s ended up loving.

On Saturday, Vishnu and I went out for some St. Patty’s Day fun.  Well, we had very loose plans and decided to go with the flow.  We stopped by our friend Rohit’s place as he was having a little get together/party.  After a bit of chit chat, we headed back out to meet my sister, BIL, and a few friends at a restaurant turned club.  You guys…it’s been a minute since I’ve been out like this.  I will say, after a bit of “we’re only going to stay for 20 minutes,” we ended up having a lot of fun.  The music was on point, and the company was even better!  Vishnu and I stayed for maybe an hour before heading out, grabbing a bite to eat, and making our way home at 9:00 pm (ha!).  The best part?  We walked everywhere!  No car, no Ubers, no cabs.  The weather was bearable (a little warm even).  Spring is on it’s way (FINGERS CROSSED!).

Chicago River on St. Patty's weekend

St. Patty's Weekend 2018

Sunday included a lot of food prep (for us and for Kaiden), a visit to my sister’s place to play, and Costa Rica packing.  Productive x 10!


Vishnu’s mom leaves on Tuesday evening.  I’m already super sad.  Ha!  I think her absence will really hit us when we get back from Costa Rica.  The other night, I said to Vishnu, “I don’t remember what it’s like without help.”  To which he replied, “I can help.”  I meant help for both of us.  He cracks me up!  We’ll be ok though!

Not really a fast forward but something worth mentioning – One of the reasons we’ll be ok is because Kaiden is finally sleeping through the night (ish)!  [Knocking on all the wood.]  He’ll occasionally wake up crying unable to go back to sleep, but all he needs is his pacifier (which is by his legs at this point in the night).  I really really really hope this continues because I haven’t felt this fresh and awake in a long time!

We leave for Costa Rica on Wednesday.  Ahhhh!  I’m actually super excited now and can’t wait to explore a new country with my besties!  We have a packed agenda full of so many adventures – a 10 hour hike, ATVing, white water rafting, waterfall repelling, and zip-lining.  Send LOTS of courageous vibes this way please. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it!

I’m also super excited for Kaiden to spend time with my parents in Atlanta.  As my sister likes to remind me, it’ll be good for both of us.  We’re a little attached to each other!

And finally, after a crazy Q1 2018, I’m ready to take back the rest of the year!  I’m formulating a plan in my head right now about how to do this and plan to blog about my efforts.  This will likely include some hopefully positive changes in the diet, exercise, organization, play, reading, blogging, relationship, and likely more areas of my life.  I just feel like everything went off track in small ways over the past few months.  Life happens, of course, but now it’s time to make the most of the rest of the year.

Well, that’s all she wrote. Happy Monday!  I’ll chat with you in a few days, hopefully more rested and a little more tan.  🙂

By Parita

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