Whatever happened to Josh Hartnett? I mean, he was so popular and in so many movies like 5-10 years ago, right? And then just disappeared.
I turned on the radio the other day, and a new Jimmy Eats World album is out. Jimmy Eats World. Seriously, is it 2000 all over again? Maybe I should find my old puka shell choker, hit up the tanning bed, and download some great tunes from Napster. Assuming of course I can get access to the ethernet!
Troy’s grandma has…let’s say a blunt personality. She is absolutely hilarious, and it not out of the ordinary to have her call you, and as you pick up the phone she is already halfway through her story. And then she’ll talk a bit more, say “well, that’s all I know” and hang up on you. She cracks me up on the weekly. She sent me a check last week for both my birthday and Troy’s (covering her bases. Smart!), and enclosed this card with the check.
The Grandma Dorothy collection at Hallmark is going to be huuuuuuuuge!
My desk is a complete disaster. It’s been a mess for over a month now. I look at it every day and think “this is going to be the day I tidy it up”. At this point, I just want to throw everything in recycling and pretend that none of it ever existed. In all honesty, I would probably only need 15-20 minutes to clean it all up, but I cannot find the motivation to just start the project. Ever have a task like that hanging over your head? It builds and builds day after day, and when you finally do it, afterwards you’re like “pfft, that wasn’t so bad”.
We recently made a change of the laundry persuasion that has revolutionized my life. That sounds incredibly pitiful and lame, but I can’t hide this kind of joy. We took away Jack’s hamper in his closet. We have had a three section laundry sorter for over 12 years – we got it for our wedding – and it is basic and works perfectly. I got sick of Jack losing socks in his closet amongst the toys, and frankly all his Nerf guns take up a lot of room. That hamper was a space suck. He now deposits his clothes in our hamper, and is learning about sorting laundry by colors. I don’t have to collect clothes from multiple places before doing laundry, and it’s easier to see when it is time to do another load.
His old hamper was a little frog, and it has turned in to a favorite play thing for Jack. It keeps me laughing constantly, and brings some much-needed lightness to our house.
Speaking of things that I can’t help laughing about…
Troy is working on his picture editing skills via some app he uses on his phone, and I have to say, he’s getting pretty good at it.
I recently found the perfect jeans. A search like that could take months, or even years, so you can thank me now for saving you the time. Levis midrise skinny jeans are pretty much my jam. I know, I know, skinny jeans. Fifty percent of you are like “yahoo”, and the other half is all “meh” about it. I get it. I avoided skinny jeans for years and stuck to my trusty bootcut, because every pair I tried on looked hideous. These jeans however are perfection. They have the exact blend of cotton and stretch, so they’re crazy comfy, but not all freaky tight at first and then saggy by the end of the day. They fit snuggly, but are not so tight that people can tell that you haven’t shaved your legs in a week. The waistband is a legit waistband, so when you’re sitting up on the stage at church for the children’s sermon, you’re not showing your crack to a bunch of 80 year old Lutherans. Or you know, for example.
They come in short, average, and long, are just so comfortable to wear all day. I dress them up with boots, and they look fabulous with flats. Basically, you need to get yourself some, and feel like your perfect jean search can come to an end. If ordering online, I find the fit to be true, and my normal size is exactly what I wear in this style. The only draw back is the same issue I have with any jeans that have some stretch in them – they smell weird for like a month!
My friend Tara has been kindly making our group of friends homemade items for years. You can always count on her to send something adorable when you have a baby, or need a pick-me up. I asked her recently to make a Yoda hat for Bennett’s Halloween costume, and homegirl delivered as she always does.
I’m always so impressed with her work, and can’t recommend her highly enough. Tara has an Etsy site, and also takes custom orders. Her work is speedy, and thoughtful, and we all just love her.
Meal plan time!
Monday:: Salmon cakes and roasted broccoli
Tuesday:: Breakfast dinner: blueberry pancakes (I’m working on a new recipe), eggs, and sausage
Wednesday:: Pizza and roasted broccoli
Thursday:: Homemade tomato soup, biscuits, and salad
Friday:: Popcorn dinner
Saturday:: Soup, bread, and some form of vegetable
Sunday:: Family dinner
What are you having this week?