it’s snowing outside right now and i’m sitting on my ‘new’ chair under a cozy, handmade afghan that i bought at an estate sale. the two older kids just came in from playing in and eating snow. i drug myself outside long enough to snap some pictures and get good and cold, and called it good. while the snow is so beautiful and i do enjoy it, the older i get, the more i’d rather stay inside and experience the snow.
i have had such great intentions of blogging before now. but, life has been busy and hectic and filled with many good things, and i’ve chosen those over this. i should really write down all the things i think about that would make good subject matter for blog posts, because when i finally do come here to write, my mind goes blank.
so, i pull up my pictures and recall the things that filled our days in these past two weeks…
and, silly though it may be, i’ll start with my ‘new’ chair.
which, i am loving.
last week, i made a quick trip to one of the local second hand stores in search of some Christmas presents (which i found, by the way!!) and this vintage, golden colored chair CALLED OUT TO ME.
i texted a picture to my sister and her encouragement was ‘get it!’.
but, i kept thinking i shouldn’t.
and, so i didn’t.
but, then, i did.
i went back that same afternoon and made her mine.
i’m so happy with her!!
(her, of course is silly, i know. i’ll keep it to a minimum.)
i still think that i may well resell this beautiful piece, especially with our upcoming, cross-country move and the fact that ‘excess’ will not be overly possible.
but, for now, i’m very much enjoying this piece in my home.
Ava loves this chair too, and is begging me to relocate it from the living room to her bedroom.
we shall see.
and, then we had Thanksgiving.
it was just our family and Tim’s folks, but still we had a feast.
and, tried to make the table special and fancy.
i’m always so happy that my kids Enjoy the experience of a fancy dinner with the good dishes and goblets.
in the days that followed, i ate way more pie than i should have, but, running 2.5-3 miles cancels it out, thankfully.
and, this is a random insert, but, i have come to terms with the fact that no matter when, or where, or whose chex party mix i eat, i do not like the stuff. i cannot even explain this, but for some reason, when i eat it, i associate it with sickness.
last night we were invited to and enjoyed one of the most amazing parties we’ve been at.
so much food!!! it was all so unbelievably delicious and the host and hostess made us feel so welcome and while we intended to only ‘drop by’ we stayed til close to 10pm. it was a wonderful time of connecting with people and i came away not only appreciating those who were there, but also inspired to be a better hostess.
we had intended to Christmas carol tonight with some friends, but, due to this snowstorm going on outside, we have scrapped that for this night. i’m so sad about it. but, hopeful that we can make it work out for another night this week.
in the meantime, we really have enjoyed this low-key Sunday.
which, we needed after the rough night we had with miss Kate.
poor baby. i think she had gas pains that were making her miserable.
poor parents. 😉
now, i must make hot chocolate.
i think i’ve stalled the kids off for about as long as i can.
maybe we’ll get out the skip-bo cards and play nine-patch.
or, maybe we’ll let them watch a movie.
whatever this day, and this new week hold for you, i hope it’s good.
enjoy this time of the year and all that it entails.
i know i am.