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Week In Review: Perspective

I’m typing this Week in Review post at the very last second but if she’ll still have me, I’m linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets for this week’s WIR.

You guys are probably sick of me telling you this but last week was filled with nap time struggles. Callum is on day 3 of no naps and while it provides us with a giant slot of adult time in the evenings, I tend to go a little bat shit by about 3pm in the afternoon. I end up just giving the kid my phone, tell him to have a go at it and I curl up into the fetal position in front of the fire with a coffee. Once the caffeine sparks my brain up again, I’m okay, especially since by 5 o’clock it’s socially acceptable to pour a giant glass of wine while I make dinner.

For the first couple of days, however, I let him have a half hour nap in the stroller, but let’s just say it was very difficult to wake him after that!


My friend Kristen and her baby came over on Tuesday and while I thought Callum would be smitten with Clara, he was rather… territorial. Once he settled down a bit (stopped whipping his toys at the baby), Kristen and I could actually hold a decent conversation and it was nice to get in a visit.

I had to grab a few things at Home Sense, and while I was there I saw this broken “JOY” sign on clearance. Who on earth would buy a broken “JOY” sign?!? Is that a bad omen or WHAT?!


My friend Renata came up from Tacoma, Washington for our friend’s husband’s memorial service, so she and I got together at Wendel’s in Fort Langley for coffees. We went for a short walk to the park so that Callum could play while we caught up on life. Then on Saturday, Andrew’s parents watched Callum for us so that Andrew and I could go to the service. Our friend Jamie is the strongest woman I know. Her husband was only 40, and they’ve got three small kids. The service was amazing, and I have no doubt that Sean would have loved it. Cancer is rampant, it seems. We need a cure something fierce.

After the service, Andrew and I headed over to the Cactus Club for lunch and we talked and talked about life and God and religion, and all the deep and meaningful things. Then that evening we had Andrew’s parents over for some drinks and more great conversation.

Sunday was such a relaxing day. I decided to do a day in the life post based on that Sunday because I want to show you guys what a Sunday would look like with just Callum at home with me; it looks much different than a weekday! We ended the day with Indian food with Andrew’s parents (they’re super cool!) and some homemade boozy coffees.


Kylah popped in at around 9:30 to print off a report for school, and then Andrew and I had a really good talk about kids, divorce, the struggles that come with it all, and what we can do to make the best of it. We fell asleep holding hands. I’m so thankful that Andrew is such a giving, feeling, and caring parent to our kids.

Do you guys drink boozy coffees? What kind? How do you make them? 

Would you buy that “JOY” sign? 


{ 26 comments… add one }
  • Amy Lauren November 21, 2016, 11:11 am

    I’m going to make the boozy coffee just like you told me to on Instagram! Maybe soon…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 1:26 pm

      DO IT. Boozy drinks > knee injuries.

  • Gretchen November 21, 2016, 11:47 am

    I used to love drinking coffee with baileys and kahlua. Then I ran out of both of them and I’m too cheap to buy more. Plus I’m not sure if Baileys is vegan? Prob not..bummer :/

    Cactus club…yum!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 1:26 pm

      They have vegan Bailey’s now! I think?! That’s what I heard!

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe November 21, 2016, 11:55 am

    Boozy coffee is the best–Baileys or whiskey or bourbon or rum. #notthativetried.
    That broken joy sign is both amazing and so freaking tragic. Like, I want to take it home and fix it, but I’m also afraid of the bad juju

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 1:26 pm

      I’ve never ever tried bourbon! I feel like I need to purchase a cowboy hat first, or something.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run November 21, 2016, 12:22 pm

    The joy sign is hilarious. If we gave that to my MIL for Christmas she would laugh so hard she’d pee her pants! Now, you know I like my booze, but I am not into boozy coffee drinks. Paul and I lay in bed and hold hands sometimes but when we fall asleep we have to be APART. I need space.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 1:25 pm

      The irony of the JOY sign is just amazing! I understand the space part during sleep. I wish I had kept some distance from Andrew last night, as he was quite… windy. LOL

  • Ange // Cowgirl Runs November 21, 2016, 12:32 pm

    Let me tell you, I do not like to be touched while sleeping. The cats are fine, but people? No thank you!

    I do enjoy a boozy coffee – preferrably with Bailey’s because NOMS.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 1:24 pm

      I didn’t like being touched while sleeping before I met Andrew. I totally get it.

      It’s only 1 o’clock but I’m freezing cold and wondering if it’s too early to have a boozy coffee!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 21, 2016, 2:10 pm

    I like anything boozy. Also I don’t care what time you come in, you’re always welcome, especially if you bring me boozy anything.

    Nap time woes = right there with you.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 7:38 pm

      THESE DAMN KIDS, eh? Cheers!

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile November 21, 2016, 3:07 pm

    Sometimes when I take a morning flight I like to get a coffee with baileys in it. Perfect way to wake up and start a trip!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 7:36 pm

      That’s a great idea! If I “took morning flights.” Which sadly, I do not. Only in my imagination.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home November 21, 2016, 5:12 pm

    Boozy coffee? Can I have it for breakfast? It sure would make the day more tolerable…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 7:35 pm

      I make it for Andrew on the weekend. I call them “Saturday coffees.”

  • Steph November 21, 2016, 5:31 pm

    I love boozy coffees! I’m currently preggo tho, so my most recent indulgence was a yummy concoction of decaf, hot cocoa, vanilla ice cream, & whipped cream. I love your blog, btw 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 21, 2016, 7:35 pm

      That sounds like an excellent alternative. And thank you for your kind words, Steph! 🙂

  • Ana November 22, 2016, 10:07 am

    I’ve never had a boozy coffee! Only poured some Godiva liquor on my frap once. it was ok. I needed to be more drunk that day, so I did two shots of rum instead.

    Is Callum looking at a cookie magazine? My son used to look through my cookie magazines and put sticky notes on the ones he wanted to try.

    I would totally buy a broken Joy sign, and if they have it…. a broken family sign. Because neither is perfect, our joy can be a little broken and so can our family, but it’s still perfect.

    • Ana November 22, 2016, 10:09 am

      I said perfect twice… clearly I need booze already.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 22, 2016, 6:52 pm

      ANA. I never even thought of that, and I love that you taught me a lesson in the comments section. HELL YEAH. Maybe I’ll go hunt that JOY sign down tomorrow. <3

  • Meredith @ cookie chrunicles November 22, 2016, 2:42 pm

    I used to go insane too by 3 pm when my son was little. Oh wait, I still do.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 22, 2016, 6:54 pm

      Haha! Noooooo doubt. Teenagers are like toddlers with the ability to drive and make grandchildren. It’s a goddamn miracle any of us even make it to 3pm.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes November 23, 2016, 5:12 am

    I haven’t had boozy coffee since college. I like my booze and my coffee, but I prefer them separate.

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