home / life (in general)

Today I …

03.29.13

Told Birdy fifteen times not to put toys in with the baby chicks.

Probably went a little overboard on the chocolate purchasing for the girls’ Easter baskets.

Probably going to regret that.

Shopped for Easter dresses and left feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the lack of classic, age-appropriate options for little girls.

Put a pair of turquoise skinnies in my shopping cart. Put them back.

Had a conversation with Birdy about trading in the diapers for underwear. She’s still not convinced.

Delivered tractor parts for Dan.

Told Birdy fifteen times not to put toys in with the baby chicks.

Probably went a little overboard on the chocolate purchasing for the girls’ Easter baskets.

Probably going to regret that.

Shopped for Easter dresses and left feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the lack of classic, age-appropriate options for little girls.

Put a pair of turquoise skinnies in my shopping cart. Put them back.

Had a conversation with Birdy about trading in the diapers for underwear. She’s still not convinced.

Delivered tractor parts for Dan.

Instead of consulting Pinterest, called my mom for Easter dessert ideas. I should do that more often. 

Decided taking baths (because there are no working showers at Woodlawn) isn’t such a bad deal.

Actually sat down to work at my desk, even though my desk is in my bedroom, not my office/studio space. It may be weeks, months before I see bare space in that room.

Found my moleskine.

Got teary listening to someone else’s sad news.

Took the long way home, which now truly leads us home.  

9 comments on “Today I …”

  1. Thanks for this great post! I wonder about the clothing options for girls and I can never seem to find my Moleskine!

    My husband comes from an Italian family and he grew up making Meat Pie every year at Easter. We lose the recipe every year and every year he calls his mom for it. I think she secretly loves it! Way better than Pinterest. And so it has really become a tradition for us. Along with buying too much Easter candy that we usually regret. All in all it sounds like a great day.

  2. Why is dressing little girls so hard these days. I sure wish that would change. And by the way, I love the simple format of this post. I think I will do something like this soon myself…

  3. Reading about your life and family makes me feel like I have a new and secret friend. Thanks for sharing. I am following with great interest your plans at Woodlawn.

  4. Trust me. Your mother wishes you called more often for menu ideas. She may even have thought the conversation was fun. I know this first-hand. Mom

  5. Were you at Target? Twice in the last month or so I have spent 30 minutes browsing and become happily convinced I can pull off the pretty candy color skinnies. I can not. Either time. Congratulations on your new home! I can't wait to see it evolve. I love the story there.

  6. Love your new home! I know you will all be really happy there – it is so charming! The chicks are just the addition you needed to really make it feel like home I am sure! Happy Easter! And thanks for sharing on your blog – always enjoyable to read.

  7. I know that feeling of frustration when it comes to finding clothes for girls that look like clothes for children. Seems the more age appropriate they are, the more expensive they are. Preserving childhood doesn't seem to be too "in" these days, does it?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *