A little realness about being capital-B “Busy” (plus a video on my recent Europe trip)

So after yesterday’s post and big announcement, I know some of you are finally cottoning on to why life has been so different for me recently and why the blog posts went from daily to weekly late last year.

Let’s just say it’s been busy. And no, not the self-imposed, “OMG, you guys, I’m totally so busy! LOL!” that you normally hear people whine about. Busy in an “I’ve been taking as many non-essential things off my plate as possible, but there is still not enough time in the day, week, or month because I have a book due while everything else is going on, and that’s just my life now, and holy hell is it hard, but I am soldiering on and doing my best” kind of way.

Not a badge of honor signaling how important I am. Not a point of pride implying that I am superwoman. Just juggling, treading water, trying not to screw up the few things that must be done.

You dig?

New Video: Our Chicago Trip!

Erik and I went to Chicago this weekend – it was the two year anniversary of our first date!

I’ve been to the city a couple of times but it was Erik’s first visit, so we hit all the highlights: the Willis Tower, Michigan Avenue, The Drake Hotel, the Art Institute, the Field Museum, several pizzarias, and, of course, as many fancy cocktail bars and great restaurants as we could stomach.

We stayed at the brand-new Virgin Hotel, the world’s first Virgin Hotel.