For the second month in a row, the tenth of the month landed weird for me. This time, I did try to document the day, but was unsuccessful. I try not to talk about my real job too much on the blog — for my own privacy and the confidentiality of our clients — but I’m sure I’ve mentioned here that I’m a litigation paralegal. I’ve been in trial much of the last two weeks, so my posts have been less frequent and I’ve been absent from social media. I tried snapping a few iPhone photos on the tenth, but there wouldn’t have been anything to share except less than amazing takeout and my walks to and from the courthouse. What do you say we talk about March 11th instead?
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It was the first day I had been home for a substantial amount of time in weeks. I had big plans to sleep late [it was a Saturday], but the smell of coffee snuck under the crack of my door and I met my mom in the sunroom for a few hours of quiet. I drank a few cups of coffee and snuggled under an electric blanket while I read this book. It was my Book of the Month choice for March and did not disappoint. I’m pretty sure I’ll be sharing it for this month’s Collaboreads post, but the jury is still out.
My mom ran to the grocery store and made it home long before anyone was even ready for breakfast. She whipped up pigs in a blanket and we all sat around eating and laughing for another hour. It was so good for my soul to spend a few hours at home with nothing on my agenda.
I ordered this children’s book a few weeks ago after seeing it all over Instagram and I’m so glad that I did. Sophie climbed up into a chair and read it aloud for me and it is now one of our favorites. We shared a copy of this book at a birthday party later in the day and it might be my new go-to baby and birthday gift!
Soph has fallen in love with reading since the holidays and can be found with her nose in a book on a daily basis. She wakes up early to read before school and falls asleep with a book on her face. It’s rare that she’s reading picture books these days [she loves that she can read chapter books!], so I was thrilled to have her reading to me.
I’m quickly catching up to my editorial calendar, so I spent a few hours photographing the towering stack of clothes in my closet. Because I’ve been leaving the house before six and returning home long after dark, I haven’t been able to take daily photos. Instead, I kept a running list [and a really big pile] of everything I had worn so far this month and spent Saturday playing catch up.
This kid came over for a few hours while his mom shot a family session and he was quick to pose for a picture on the back steps. He is always thrilled to spend the day with his sister cousins and loved helping the big boys work in the yard.
Speaking of the yard… it’s approximately six acres. We had a big wind storm on Friday morning and there were limbs and branches everywhere. Poppy could be heard fussing at the water oaks from miles away! He and Josh convinced the kids to pick up sticks and help with a burn pile while I snuck away for a hot bath and some laundry sorting. It sounds glamorous, I’m sure, but I was glad for a moment of peace.
I listened to The Head and the Heart’s newest album while I curled my hair. Yes, I have red counters in my bathroom and yes, they are being replaced. One day. I finally got to try out my new makeup products and I’m already in love. I have a few other things arriving this week, but I’ll be doing a natural product round up for you pretty soon!
How cute are these vintage planters hanging out in my kitchen? A few of them I planted for the camper makeover [who doesn’t need vintage planters in their camper?!] and a few will head upstairs to the girls’ room. I’m kind of partial to that pretty pink number.
Later in the day, Ella cleaned out her dance bag and made me a giant Target list. She needed false eyelashes [I know], a few replacement products, and some hair accessories before the weekend. Can you tell how serious she is about this gig?
All of our favorites came over for dinner on Saturday, because: FAMILY NIGHT DINNER! All of the adults get a birthday dinner in our house and they get to choose their own menu. It’s usually the six adults in my immediate family, the three grandkids, and a two of our dear friends. Sharing dinner with this crew is one of my favorites! We were celebrating my brother-in-law, Cory, and he requested “fried chicken and comfort carbs.” We won’t even discuss the number of calories consumed, okay?
We rounded out the day with two pots of coffee, shamrock cookies, and a roaring fire. How is that for a Saturday?