Saturday, October 19, 2013
sometimes i can't believe this baby of mine is 6.
when you have a baby everyone tells you to cherish it.
and "they grow so fast" and blah blah bliippity blah.
but it is true.
if i can offer one piece of advice that i did and am
so glad i did, it is this...
stare at your kids.
truly, stare so bad that your eyes get dry from
when they are talking to you, look at those faces wholly-
stop what you are doing (if you can, don't set the iron on your dress
and then blame me for burning a funny shaped whole in it)
and just take them in! get very near to them, breath them in!
it's this that i did and i do and i always will. when i bask in those
little faces in total focus & listen to their inflections with my ears
bent in no other direction, these are some of my best memories.
& yeah, i love it so.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
so a couple weeks ago i cleaned my garage out. i
kept waiting for the day my hubby would but after years of feverish daydreams and fasting, i realized some hopes just fizzle as time bounces on.
so i took it upon myself, one warm wednesday afternoon. and i dug in. & i am the sort that once i
dig a little, it's getting dug till there ain't no more duggin to be digged. wow, sometimes poor grammar makes me feel so powerful.
so i clean it out, had boxes all heaped up. found things that i had no idea why they were even in there in the first place considering i moved here when i was 25 (mickey mouse bed sheet? a giant book of algebra? come on, why would i need either of those ever again?)
it felt SO GOOD to get it clean. as i swept it up i truly felt like dancing with the broom but felt i was being spied on so decided to just talk to myself instead, ok i'm kidding, i whispered.
and then the painting began! yes, i had just purchased loads of spray paint from LOWE'S and the first thing i began painting was my kitchen chairs, a light shade of baby blue. then a baby doll cradle for aria's dolls (vintage, all wood) and then this bench up above. it was just brown wood. my husband says it is not for the living room but i just want it there for now. it's cute! i threw a vintage afghan on it and i bought a pillow from H&M (love their home department online now!) and it's gonna stay for now. and look at my little dumpling girl, i can't exactly swipe the thing out from underneath her when she is that excited about it.
so i have a nice clean garage. and i am almost done with my painting projects, it feels so good to get stuff done!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
i don't want summer to end!
i can not believe we are 5 days away from september, how did this happen.
& before the summer started i was all
"oh just wait, this is going to be the summer of
accomplishing, oh yeah, you wait and see!" - weird right?
what's weirder is that
i was saying that to myself in the mirror.
well, i am not going to give up.
i am going to squeeze the daylights out of the next month.
i am going to take that giant list of mine and checkity my heart out.
and on a completely unrelated note, i started collecting buttons last week.