Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Hank keeled over in mid sentence today for a rare afternoon nap, and I thought, "Oh, he's so sweet, I'll take his picture," and THEN I thought, "and that way I can show everyone my new sofa pillows!" See? This doubletasking is how I juggle being someone who blogs too much with being someone who obsesses over details of her decor. It is a real balancing act.
I had gotten those three tan wool Jonathan Adler pillows on Bluefly, like two years ago, but for some reason I'd had them up on the couch in Hank's room. Why I was wasting Jonathan Adler pillows on a child, I don't know. I brought them down to the sunroom and I remember now why I bought them in the first place. I love them--they are substantial and sturdy.
The black and white pillow is from Urban Outfitters. I've had that floating around too--I believe in shopping one's own house. Don't you do that? In the first photo I took, it was turned sideways so the bird was facing downwards, and I moved it. So did I style a photo of my sleeping child? Yes, yes I did. I drew the line at retucking the slipcover or turning the pillow he actually had his head on so the zipper wasn't showing. I'm not, like, a total freak.
Ah, that's better. And my favorite thing--also the only thing I didn't have somewhere in the house already--is that cashmere throw. Because I know you love deets, I'll tell you that sucker was $69 at TJ Maxx. I don't know what it would have cost retail. It feels like an angel's bosoms, I swear. My parents came in tonight to stay a few days, and my dad touched the blanket and said, "Why don't we have this?"
Monday, February 15, 2010
Because Atlanta just cannot deal with this kind of precipitation, a bunch of flights were canceled, including Laura's flight to Providence with Matt's mom. That sainted woman takes Laura off on a trip every year, and Laura has been really excited. They did finally get out late Saturday night and will be gone a week. This girl packs herself now, which is awesome, with only a little supervision from me.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
On Friday night we were on our way up to the mountain house for the long weekend, and I turned to Matt and said, "Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, you know." This seemed like new and surprising information to him.
So I asked, "Did you remember to pack my present?"
And he said, "Sweetie, I'm always packing your present."
Then he whooped and high-fived himself. He's such a hopeless romantic.
Happy Valentine's Day! Anybody get anything sweet? Flowers, candy, other tokens of affection? We are sticking close to home. Hank is much better today. He still has his cough, but no more fever, and he played in the snow and had a normal day. Have a great weekend, y'all!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Yes, pre-broken for my enjoyment. Really. When I was engaging in all my clever and delicate negotiations with the seller about honoring the auction price, I should have also said, "Now, don't forget to take the bowl out in your backyard and throw it at a tree! Thanks!" 'Cause she might as well have.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Well, i don't know what you're doing, but it certainly isn't blogging or reading my blog. Maybe we should call this r'ship what it really is.
From: AmySubject: umyour blog?
dude. not to get off the subject, but i was wondering if you remember that you have a blog? just checking. in case you forgot.
I think you bugging me about that on here is crossing the streams. Remember in Ghostbusters? Probably every molecule in our bodies will explode backwards now. So thanks for that.
And I will spare you the facebook interactions, the late night eruptions of uncertainty and haranguing that it enables, and that all our mutual friends can see. I think they are concerned about us. But they need not be. I love it and I know that she is my Number One Fan, even if her access to technology needs to be severely curtailed. So here is a little pre-Valentine's post. Enjoy!
Laura: You know why I don't like the color red?
Me: No, why?
Laura: Because it attracts bulls.
So, Reader, as Valentine's Day approaches, be on the lookout.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
"The other one is in perfect shape, so of course I want to pay for that one. Would you consider a partial refund for the broken bowl and its shipping?"
Hi, would you please reissue this invoice? It seems to have an extra $16.99 charge on it. Thanks!
Yes, I added that because the auction ended so low. You couldn't of expected to get that dish for a dollar did you!
Well, I didn't expect to get it for a dollar, to be honest. And I know that it's frustrating to only have one bid on an auction. But if you add the extra charge to your invoice, I'm afraid ebay will see that as fee avoidance, you know? They're tough on that stuff. So I'll keep an eye out for the invoice, thanks!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I know, totally j'adorable, right? See those flouncy things on the sides? They don't do anything, they just flounce. It has little bike shorts underneath to keep me modest and all. I got this skirt, in a lavender that's way cuter than this, at TJ Maxx for $7. And then I found out that Maria Sharapova wore this to the French Open already. So like, obviously I can't be seen in it, like I wear her hand-me-downs. Anyway, what were we talking about besides clothes?