March 14, 2013

The Itch.

Today I've got the itch to get going.  To travel.  To go to the beach.  To rent a lake house.  To stay in a cabin at a state park.  To have campfires and s'mores and good drinks and great company. To just get in the car and gooooo.... So that's what I'm going to do. After all... this chick would love it.

A giraffe that also plays the drums? It's just too much to handle :)
There's no reason why we can't travel with Abi.  We are blessed to have a car seat that fits her well, a feeding system that is mobile and a child that enjoys car rides :) (Most of the time.) She also loves new experiences and while she will often get quiet and pensive in new situations, she seems to really thrive on the change of scenery.

This week I had a baby sitter come for the first time.  It was so weird pulling out of the driveway. But I did it.  I went and had lunch at Panera by myself.  A greek salad, a turkey sandwich and a Sprite.  By myself.  It was a teeny bit life changing.  After my meal, I walked to a bookstore and browsed, then ran a few more errands and was back before Abi even woke up from her nap. Let me repeat that: I walked to a bookstore and browsed. Sweet Hallelujah.   Seeing how much I needed those two hours was wildly eye opening. I'm an introvert at heart and having zero alone time can really derail me.  When I returned I felt refreshed, rejuvenated and like I had been filled with endless amounts of energy to dedicate to Abi.

In fact, after she woke up, we went on a walk... for an hour.  She loved it. I loved it, and with my large Chick-fil-a tea (with crushed ice) as our only companion, we had quite the time.

Speaking of getting in the car and going... please tell me you've seen this.  I cried laughing both times I watched it... Seriously. Hit play.

You're welcome. 
Happy Thursday!


March 11, 2013

Helllooo party people!

I hope you had an awesome weekend.  Since I spoke with you last, Abi caught some sort of stomach bug and we've been spending each day canceling appointments, changing clothes, rethinking what to give her through the tube, yada yada yada. Luckily, though, for most of the weekend Abi was feeling much better and I was able to do a few things outside the house.  (What?! Unheard of.)

For one, I got a manicure. Purple polish.  I had been day dreaming about the color for a week. (Who knows why.) Now, every time I look down and see the color on my nails I'm strangely satisfied. It's about 5 notches below Barney and two notches above eggplant.  Dusty maybe? I'm happy.

Second, I made a bold decision to go through the Krispy Kreme drive-thru Friday night and when they told me a half dozen was only a few cents less than a full dozen, I did what any responsible juice-drinking, organic-eating, veggie-consuming adult would do... I got a full dozen... and they were hot. Sweet mercy they were hot.

Saturday night, Sean stayed with Abi while I attended my dear-wonderful-beautiful friend's cocktail hour(s) after her wedding.  It was a blast.

Photo: Married in not 1, but 2 countries!!! Megan James

The bride is the one in the middle with the incredible mermaid hair.  Every single strand of that is real ladies. Her locks are kind of a big deal.  But, more on that special event and incredible woman later... it all deserves a post of it's own.

And in case you're not sure what I look like, I'm this person.

I've been told I don't post enough pictures of myself on this blog. The problem is that me and "selfies" just rarely agree.  I always look how I feel about the whole camera in my face thang: uncomfortable. And good gawsh let's pray I don't get caught trying to take a selfie or I just totally crumble.  How bloggers like E and M have perfected the art of an unassuming fun self-portrait is a talent I've yet to discover.  Maybe an e-course on this ladies??

Regardless, I'm working on it. See! Here's another one!

Those are my feet. In heels.  Which doesn't happen nearly enough these days, and thus must be documented.

Alright friends... That's all for now. Off to brew a second pot of coffee... time change is still sinking in. Are you used to it yet?

mae mae

PS: Remember when I posted the hair tutorial gone wrong video?? Well she was on Ellen recently!! (Of course she was, Ellen is just so on her game.) Tori was an awesome interview and I love her even more now.  Check it out for yourself: