Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
henry ward beecher you had it right...life is about finding happiness in the common, in the everyday.
Friday, July 27, 2012
this weekend is the weekend...it is as though all of our summer plans fall on one big weekend.
we'll be visiting with friends from new york and then heading to a send-off party, a baby shower, a birthday party, a concert of a favorite, chebeague, and then a dinner to see lots of wonderful friends.
amidst all of that, i hope to sneak in some olympics. when i think summer olympics i think gymnastics...1992. i was obsessed. i still might be.
what's your favorite summer olympics sport?
Thursday, July 26, 2012
i'm excited to wake up in a room so sunny and bright...and filled with plants (last carload pick up was yesterday and we have so many plants now)...
we are making progress. actually, o has worked to hard to allow us to make progress. i'm just still bossing around and backseat renovating.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
what about you? what is today?
Monday, July 23, 2012
anyways, back to the progress on the second floor...i've been brainstorming about the closet nook that we are going to make. there is a big huge with two sets of doors, i'm thinking the left side will just be a little nest with pillows and books and space to be cozy. then i found the beanbags seen above that look like stones and i got all dreamy.
you see...the room is painted a half shade of the yolo color called water (sort of greeny grayish). the dresser i found at brimfield is going to be repainted and this weekend i found the guy who is going to make the drawer pulls out of stones from the workshop beach. sort of like this, but with stones with lines that we brought back from the beach...
things are slowly, but surely taking shape! including me...this baby is growing a lot and last night was moving more than ever.
photos 1 and 2
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Friday, July 20, 2012
this weekend i'm headed to the parade with christina and amelia, working on house stuff, trying to create more room in what feels like an ever shrinking (and rapidly expanding) torso, playing board games, registering for baby items, and hopefully buying our couch! what about you?
Thursday, July 19, 2012
i got home and hit the blueberry bush. yesterday a sweet friend gave me a box of fresh maine raspberries. i rinsed the fruit, poured a bowl of life cereal, added the fruit, and enjoyed a delicious breakfast.
this morning was simple and ordinary...and wonderful!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
and they loaded it in their car. we had a full ride with a tree, the two of them, hobbes, and a pregnant lady. the orange warning flag at the end was the kerchief that hobbes had around his neck after his trip to the groomer, which came in handy.
it was a slow ride back home and now i'm already imagining all the places it might go! there aren't many friends that would carry a tree out of the woods for 20 minutes on the hottest day of the summer, but jill and jersey aren't your typical friends! thanks ladies!
Monday, July 16, 2012
our next step is a good clean before a painter comes in. we've decided on paint colors and i'm ready to channel all of my frustration at not being able to help into being the one that puts together the small list of items we need for the baby, makes a decision and finally buys the couch and chairs that we've been waiting on for years, and plans the work days that we are going to have where people can come over and help.
i've also dreamt of having a huge piece of driftwood in our house, almost like a tree in the edge of a room. this weekend step two of that process happened. step one was finding the driftwood. i'd done that. step two was going and getting in...sounds easy. tomorrow i'll share just what that process entailed and the sweet ladies that made it possible.
how was your weekend?
at 7:50 AM
Thursday, July 12, 2012
mr. hobbes gets the ones that are factory seconds and he's cool with that. i've been eating them just plain after a quick rinse. sorry new jersey...i'm not buying yours anymore.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
it was a sweet reunion and we've enjoyed lots of walks in the woods and dips in the ocean to make up for our time away.
at 7:42 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
we spent one morning in paris at the pompidou...and then referred to each other as pompidou for the rest of the day. i loved the colors and patterns...
i also loved dreaming up a children's book set in paris with hobbes...
i loved our lunch in luxembourg gardens...
i loved riding the metro (i know! me! loving public transportation!)...
i loved that little dog in the cafe during the rain storm...
i loved o's expressions when he touched the metro pole and when i suggested his next car choice...
i loved how we made up street names/botched french words...
i loved looking around for baby names on signs, menus, and in stores...
i loved this trip.
Monday, July 9, 2012
we are back from a wonderful time in paris. i feel like i was there for a while and oh how sweet it was to be joined at the end by o. we cruised around on boat, foot, and metro...we covered some ground. a pregnant lady on the move.
we went to museums and churches, sat in parks and cafes, and went on boat rides and on walkabouts. we did some typical paris things...
we smiled and laughed a lot...