There is nothing-NOTHING-like a new book. Do you know what makes a new book better? When it comes in a box leaning against your front door when you get home. Heaven. In a cardboard box.
The first one was recommended to me by someone...can't remember who. I cracked it open last night and was instantly thrilled by her explanation of domesticity. She, so eloquently, described the difference between being domestic and the art of domesticity. I loved her right away. Then, today, I had a rare opportunity (thank you Suzanne) to read in the park while my kids played so peacefully with Rebecca. I loved her even more when I read about all the things that just flipped her skirt because they were so lame! She is as easily entertained as I am!
The other one is by Amy Karol. You'll notice her blog, Angry Chicken, in my sidebar. I bought this one because I love her blog so much and I love the idea of easy sewing projects. I sew for the end result, not the process. It's not relaxing to me (sorry mom) but I love to do it because I want the thing that's in my imagination...not the one in the store.
So, I will be taking these lovelies...along with my sketchbook...to the lovely St. Anthony where I will be celebrating my little monkey nephew's 2nd birthday! WOO!
In other news...if DayQuil didn't exist I wouldn't be alive to tell the tale. Love that stuff. I do feel like shit and by this time tomorrow I will be sporting my sexy voice. My mom calls it the "Brenda Vaccaro voice." Sounds awful but, for me, it signals the end of the feeling like shit all day so I'm totally on board.
One more thing...I love The Children's School!
It feels so good to be a part of a progressive early childhood program and to know that even though we are the best of the best we are still working on being better everyday. I feel so lucky to work there and to have my kids there. Sorry..oozing with love for the little things tonight. I have much more to say on this but I will save it for another post.
Happy weekend! Be back Saturday! I cant' wait to see you Jen!!!!