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what’s up / 02

Making: i made crosby “turkey kebabs” for lunch today and he flipped.  and all i did was put a small piece of deli turkey, a cherry tomato and a chunk of cheese on a toothpick.  ordinarily, he’d probably nibble on a few of those individual items.  but since they were on a kebab!  he put down 7.  i’m basically calling it a day after that friggin win.

Drinking: water, surprisingly.  we had our first full weekend away from the kiddos (since willa was born) last weekend and we attacked it with the aggressiveness of…. two parents on their first weekend away from their kids (since willa was born).  among other things, we went to a grape stomp at a winery with our friends ALL day on Saturday…. and i’ve felt the need to rehydrate ever since. give me all the blue dolphins on the rocks.

Reading: currently reading In the Woods, which i’m liking so far but it’s kind of a complicated read. the author likes herself some fancy werds.  i’m into murder mystery thriller types lately but… will you laugh at me if i tell you they give me nightmares?  (i’m such a loser.)

Wanting: a camel coat for the fall/winter.  so far i’m digging this one from topshop and this one from old navy of all places… you guys, old navy has been turning up the heat lately!!  (seriously, such a loser. don’t hate me.)

Watching: i think i’ve officially given up on game of thrones after 5 episodes.  sorry, nerds.  any other binge-worthy suggestions that won’t make me lose faith in humanity?

Wishing: that crosby hadn’t fallen out of our couch fort and hit his forehead on the coffee table on sunday, resulting in his first ER visit. luckily he just needed some butterfly tape on his gaping wound and an apple juice and he was good as new.  well, almost… he still has what looks like a nasal strip taped down the middle of his forehead that he has to keep on for a few more days… but i’m so very very aware that it could have been much worse.  file this also under: things that give me nightmares.

Listening: the newish War on Drugs album. it feels like an old friend.

Enjoying: oreo thins!  we were supposed to have friends over for dinner tonight so i bought some oreo thins “for the kids”…. ahem…. but we ended up having to cancel because willa has been feeling kinda funny the last few days and anyways.  i needed to try them to see what all the hype was about.  and you guys, they’re so freaking good.  i mean, they’re obviously the same as…. oreo fats (???) … but CRISPIER.  go, get on out of here and buy yourself some, go on, git.

Loving: picking crosby up from pre-school. it’s currently the favorite part of my day.  if you don’t count the part when both kids naps overlap.

Hoping: that i’m not a punch line at my kids’ pediatricians office after calling there today and giving the receptionist the WRONG bday for willa, like 4 times.  i kept saying oct. 16th and she couldn’t find willa’s file and then she was finally like… um do you mean oct. 19th?  face —-> palm.  (have i mentioned lately that i’m a loser?)

Needing: to win the lottery so i can shop for fall and winter clothes.

Feeling: like i should feel more refreshed after a weekend off-duty. and by “off-duty”, i mean “off-doody”.  (ugh. seriously how are you even still reading this?)

Wearing: JEANS! the only upside to the weather changing is the ability to wear jeans again. i kinda hate shorts.  but jeans…. mama likey.  (you’re unsubscribing from my blog now, aren’t you?)


what’s up / 01

Making: this salad.  I’ve made it 3 times in the last 2 weeks… it’s so good!  My only complaint about it is that if you have children you’ll need to allow yourself 7.5 hours to make it.
Drinking: do I even have to answer this question?  Wine.  From a bottle… from a box… from a can… from an IV…
Reading: I’ve been on page 7 of this book for like, a month.  Is it good?  Don’t know, I’ll get back to you in 18 years when I’ve finally finished it and my kids have moved out so it won’t even matter how I parent anymore waa.
Wanting: like, 12 more months of summer.
Watching: the bachelorette.  I love this season so much.  I love Rachel.  I love Peter.  Ugh, that Peter.  He’s such a treat for the eyes.  Also, I don’t want to toot my own horn, but after the first episode of the season my friend and I sent each other our top ten predictions… and I accurately predicted the top 4… (in this order: 1. Peter 2. Bryan 3. Eric 4. Dean) so… tootie tootie toot toot!
Listening: so much country music.  Who am I even?
Wishing: that sweet Bill (Willa) would sleep through the night.  And not get up at 5am.  Excuse me while I shovel more coffee into my face.
Enjoying: our pool! I went back and forth between buying our pool and another shallower, more obvious kiddie pool with animals and a jungle and 37 other pieces of flair all over it.  And anyways, I’m SO glad that I went with ours because it’s so much more substantial and family friendly.  And it fits all of us.  And it has a bench. And a cup holder.  For my wine can Crosby’s water bottle.  Best buy of the summer.
Loving: when Crosby will group-hug Casey and I and say “I love you guys”.
Hoping: that we can make room in our budget for a house cleaner.  Please and thank you, amen.
Needing: to get my hair done.  My regrowth since Willa was born is almost all gray.  Not kidding.  Not fair.
Feeling: like I want my kids to have a genuinely happy life.  More than anything else in the world.
Wearing: one piece swimsuits.  No makeup.  Jorts.  Birkenstocks.  Basically anything that’s the opposite of sexy.

And some summer photos to send you on your merry way….


i’m back! get excited.

HuntersHello my long-lost loves!  Apologies times twelve for the radio silence.  I’ve been having some major wordpress blog issues, which resulted in losing all the comments that you lovely folks made on all of my past blog posts… and losing all my subscribers.  Which makes me want to ugly cry.   BUT.  The problem is hopefully fixed and we should be back in bidness.  (Don’t forget to subscribe again using the form on the right, if you still want to receive notification emails when I post!)

Anyways, it’s been so long since I last posted… I feel like I may have misplaced my writing mojo.  So let’s just ease into this slowly, shall we?

Hello.

Here are 5 things that are on my mind today:

1. Chocolate chip cookies.

2. Is anyone else watching the new season of House of Cards?  Oh mah gaw.  I am affected by it.  We may or may not have watched 5 episodes in a row on Sunday afternoon.  And how perfect is Robin Wright? Ugh, everything she does is so graceful and elegant. She makes me want to get my shit together. And buy shirts with collars. And wear glasses that don’t have toothpaste splatters on them.

3. You know the memoir I plan to write?  The one tentatively titled: “I’m not hungry, but I could eat.”?  I’m thinking of starting work on it this spring.  The first chapter will highlight the nuances of sneakily eating candy out of your office drawer so that no one notices.  I’m currently in the research phase of that chapter.

4. I think Gus & Eddie are losing their winter skins, like a snake.  Even though we sweep and vacuum ALLTHETIME, their dog hair is still everywhere lately.  I found a piece of hair in my contact case this morning.  Casey had a piece lodged into his retainer the other day.  I’m completely used to pulling numerous pieces out of my food everyday.   It’s ridiculous.   Send help.

5. I got a ticket last week for being on my cell phone while driving.  Which sucks.  But despite the $160 fee, I keep thinking about how the officer’s name was Nathan Scott.  And how I was this close to telling him that there’s a character on One Tree Hill with the same name.  I highly doubt he would have been impressed.  Also, once in college I waited on a guy who’s name was Steve Madden.  He most definitely wasn’t the Steve Madden, which was obvious based on his choice in mandals… and that’s the end of that story.

The verbal dismount on this post is going to be subpar, given the lack of writing mojo.

So, see ya.

(And some pictures to send you off on your merry way!)

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