Hey y’all! I hope you’ve had a productive week! Mine isn’t quite going as planned but what ever does? Tuesday I arrived home from running errands and learned I was headed to Lowe’s with my mom for the evening to pick out deck railing boards. I had about 15 minutes to find an outfit that I could easily climb around in and thankfully a thredUP box had just arrived with this dress inside! (I bet y’all are tired of hearing about that site. sorry.) As soon as I saw it, I had an outfit in mind (thanks to Pinterest!) so I ran upstairs and threw it on. Love it when that happens.
- When a guy looks at his muscles while he helps you lift
- When liquid goes down the wrong tube and you sit there
coughing like you’re highly contagious when in reality the heat of the beverage
combined with the temperature of the air is making your nose run while you’re hacking
coffee from your lungs, just adding to the classy effect.
- Using the cashier’s iPhone at Zaxby’s to look up their GF
options because your phone is dying and a friend walks up and asks, “Did you
steal someone’s phone?!”
- Trying to act out the scene in “Love Comes Softly” where her
husband falls off the horse and hits his head on a rock… so your friend is a
horse and you ride on her back making galloping noises and end the scene
dramatically laying on the ground with your tongue hanging out.
- Our undecorated mantel. I used to change it out with the
seasons, but since I started feeling bad in October, I’ve sorely neglected it.
Once the Christmas decorations came down, nothing went back up except for
random decorations I was carrying from one part of the house to the other. So,
currently there is a sign that we got for Christmas that says our name, a dark
blue metal chicken candle holder without a candle, a dark carved wooden
chicken, a metal basket thing, and some random stuff people laid up there. We’ve
had company over several times with it looking like this… and now I’m motivated
(and feeling well enough) to do something about it. 😀
- When there are no more chairs inside to eat lunch at church
so you go sit on the porch… and your high-in-good-animal-fats pizza solidifies in the cold.
- Having a conversation with someone who is speaking reallly
quietly and so you say, “what’d you say?” literally 15 times in 40 minutes.
- Staying so late at the neighbors you almost fall asleep on
- Getting so excited that I can finally cross “Buy and install
a new toilet seat” off my bucket list! 😛
- The utter failure I have been at not drinking coffee today.
I must be on my 5th cup.
- Still not being acquainted with so many aspects of the South
even though you’ve lived here over 4 years and people look at you with pity
when you ask what such and such means or what kind of food such and such
- Restrooms with no handtowels or blower.
- Needing the help of 3 Lowe’s employees for several hours and
holding up whole aisles with your purchasing shenanigans.
- The closet shelf collapsing because you have so much on it.
- Friday night girl parties! Set up a tent in the living room and everything.
- This super adorable and totally practical apron. We have one in a similar style and don’t know what we’d do without it.
- Crayons and blank paper.
- The blessing of a constantly-burning fireplace.
- Flower-making-movie-watching evenings.
- Searching for bridesmaid dresses. Anyone know of any places that make them custom for cheap?
- Kisses from little brothers.
- Friends who come in for hot chocolate and to talk awhile.
- Fixing the closet shelf all by our big girl selves, including shopping for the supplies.
- Fellowship discussions on comfortable Sunday afternoons.
- My sister turning an AIP-diet-friendly apple pie crust recipe into a pizza crust recipe.
- Having the stamina to do dishes and cook and clean. I think it’ll be a long time before I take it for granted again.
- A chance to vote for the Morning Center!
Between now and Feb 23, people with Facebook accounts can vote once per day for Morning Center to win a grant of up to $25k from FedEx’s Small Business Grant Contest!
- Morning Center’s mission is to provide quality, free maternity care to mothers in urban and under-served areas where quality care is limited and scarce. Morning Center seeks to provide Christ-honoring care through mobile maternity care units and full-service maternity hospitals. All medical staff are trained, licensed professionals who focus on the needs of the mother and her baby.
- The quote, “Most people live and die without moving anything more than the dirt it takes to bury them.” Motivating, eh?
- Going to the grocery store and pretty much everything in your cart is green.
- The anticipation of being able to eat chocolate for the first time in over a month tomorrow!
I’ve always loved the look of denim, plaid, and leather together, so I’m really glad I finally have a plaid dress to create this style with. This dress is kind of a linen texture so it was nice and durable for picking up lumber and sitting on piles of wood. It was freezing outside though so when we had to go through the outdoor lumber I ended up wearing a men’s jacket I found in the back of our car. Stylish, no?
Have a lovely day! What’s been awkward or awesome about your week?