Thursday, April 28, 2011

So you bend back and shake at the frame of frame you made...

little sloane tag was custom made by this great little etsy shop:

for the photo challenge @ hello cutie challenge blog

Little sunshine baby

We are headed to a wedding, not the Kentucky Derby (She wore a dress as well)

us at the wedding (minus her straw hat)
  Spent the weekend in my home town with Sloane and just can't seem to get back into the swing of things.  I am very aware of the time of year.  Next year this time of year will be happy, I will be preparing to be a bride.  But lately I have been thinking of the sadness of last year. 

I think of the phrase that my wise friend Kate presented to us on one of our girlfriend weekends recently: "This was not the plan."  I think in your 30's this phrase hits you for the first time, in your 20's you are still seduced by the thought that there is limitless time in life to do what you want.  Then your 30's hit and you realize that the seduction was just that.  And now it seems as though it's now or never (even though I suppose it always is now or never).  Hello 30's.

I also am mindful of the old adage "We make plans and God laughs".  It makes God seem a little sardonic (maybe God is).  But sometimes it is so painful you are not living your plan that it is uncomfortable, I haven't felt that since Sloane was born but I can feel it creeping in at times.  I want to make sure that I am not wishing away today in hopes of a better tomorrow...this has always been a struggle for me.  I can always tell when I need to quit taking myself so seriously and get out of my head.  This is one of those times.  I think I should start by logging off of the internet...

title courtesy of The Decemberists: Dear Avery

Monday, April 18, 2011

and if I had an aeroplane I still couldn't make it on time

lots to say...alas my computer caught a virus and is in the I.T. hospital and blogging from my phone blows. Be back soon to imbue the screen with all things trivial that occur in my mind on a semi-weekly basis.

including but not limited to.
Sloane turning 4 mos. old and surviving vaccination
More pages for the baby book etc
How rad my best friend Bre is (plus how much I love her kids)
Random things I find cute/funny/adorable/unbelievable
How mad I get at the tv show The View but how I never quit dvr'ng it

title courtesy of Manic Monday ala Cindy Lauper (whom I am pretty sure would spell "airplane" "aeroplane")

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

and then I think about my fear of motion which I never could explain

new art for the nursery acquired by goods/services trade (so hippie of us). So excited to hang it on Sloane's wall. It's so fitting as she just LOVES to hear "You are my sunshine" right now. I just love Amy's work, and the best part is that she is a sweetheart too.

We set a wedding date. We chose 4/27/12. I kind of wanted 4/9, it was my grandparents anniversary, they were married 60 years when my grandfather died last august. But it was on a Sunday in 2012 and since a lot of people (all K's fam) will be coming from out of town I didn't want to have a Sunday affair. So 27 was the next best because 2+7=9. (My step-brother mathmagical teacher Chance would be so proud of my numeric notions).

I read an article in this month's Real Simple (thanks to my 1$ off coupon) on how to stop procrastinating. They have printed it online. It's worth a look-see. I have been making myself do at least one thing off of my list of "things I have to do but don't want to" each day. The wedding date wasn't on that list but it might have seemed to be as long as it took us to hammer it down. Today I apply for new (hopefully cheaper) insurance for baby and finish up my state taxes (I know procrastination at its finest).

All this talk about things I don't want to do makes me want to talk about the things I do love to do. List #23 prompt.

guilty pleasures...ahhh

amy winehouse: rehab
insync: bye bye bye
ceelo green: forget you (although I prefer the radio edit)
petula clark: downtown
justin beiber: baby

girl scout carmel delight/samoa cookies
sour gummy worms
chips & salsa (copius amounts)
margaritas (with chips & salsa)
imported chocolate (especially swiss)
cherry coke

thrift store shopping
reality tv
yard saling
blog reading
beverly hills 90210 (the original)
the skulls (ah joshua jackson)
alfie or the holiday (ah jude law)
elizabethtown (ah kirsten dunst falling in love with orlando bloom)

title courtesy of the Indigo Girls: Galileo

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

and the greatest is love

DIY-to-try via -- adorable for a spring wedding (although not in these colors)

I've been following this blog for awhile and find the prompts wonderful but then I never actually do them. So instead of putting pen to paper (which I never seem to commit to) I decided to do some of the lists here on my blog. So prompt 24 is "I Make Lists For..."

1. To-Dos
2. Case notes to write
3. Goals- immediate, 5 years, 10 years
4. Books to read (in order to look for them at thrift shops and yard sales)
5. Blogs to try
6. Groceries
7. Scrapbooking challenge criterion
8. DIY-to-try supplies
9. Quotes to add to my blog widget
10. *Future* baby names
11. lyrics of songs to look up & download

lyrics courtesy of Alan Jackson: Where were you

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I courted a sailor, now he's far from me.

something else to love:


someone else to love:

We are getting close to setting a wedding date! It will be in April of 2012. Just that we have hammered out this detail in itself is an accomplishment, thank goodness I have a year since it took 4 months just to narrow down the month. Hopefully things will begin to click a long a little faster.

Had a wonderful weekend visiting with Bre's fam (getting adorable pictures taken with Sloane and Q) and a little impromptu trip to my hometown (very impromptu and Keenan was quite happy that after 5 years of planning and routine he finally got me to do something truly spontaneous!).

little loves from this weekend (photo by jill frakes)

title courtesy of Kate Rusby: Courted a Sailor