Tuesday, September 23, 2014

perfect start to a perfect season.

guess what today is??
mmmm... try the 1st day of fall.

and Oh. My. Gracious.
I could just soak this perfect day up through all of my pores!
I could inhale it into my lungs and savor all the sweetness of this crisp, grey day.
With just the right amount of cloud cover and a cool breeze wafting my apple pumpkin wax melt's scent through the house.
Because the windows are wide open.
All of them [with screens].
And it has not even hit 70 degrees yet.
I've been cleaning on and off today - alternating between enjoying being off work, stripping the beds, putting away dishes, relishing the silence that isn't as common round here with Hailee's non stop chatter.

I was beginning to think summer would last forever.
And here in the south, summer usually does hang around until just about winter.
The LONG, hot  days swollen and sticky with the damp heat of humidity - hanging constantly in the air like a blanket of moisture.
Thick and suffocating.
Jettisoning the heat index up way past what the temperature really is..
The gnats annoying buzz humming around your head from the moment you step out of your door - some of the tiny insects even making it into the car - hovering near the windows, trying to get back out to the warm summer air.
Summer has worn out its welcome.
I've desperately been anticipating autumn's arrival.
I can hear the leaves rustling in the wind outside as I type this.

I saw the first brown, crinkled leaf on my porch yesterday afternoon.
Oh, the signs of the seasons to come.
Roger got excited last weekend and got a few Halloween movies and about 5 bags of Halloween candy. Just when I'm about to start this whole Beachbody mess too...
He's mean.
It's just plain ridiculous the amount of candy that's in our home - more than there has been since last October...
Good thing sweets aren't my weakness.
I'm more of a Cheetos kind of girl.
But candy doesn't stand a chance when Roger and Hailee are around :)

Oh, October.
You're SO CLOSE!!!
....S I G H....
breathe it in, hold the cool air in your lungs, then exhale.
So nice. 

The colors of fall are so rich.
So bold.
So fiery.
Some of my fave finds from pinterest:

I mean really.
Who can resist fall's gentle tug as you pull on your light jacket?
The shorter, cooler days.
The changing colors.
I love it. All of it.

                                                            ^^ hailee took this one^^

Happy Fall Y'all.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


In case I haven't mentioned it..

We have a kindergartner!

And no, I don't have one of those 1st morning of school stories.
I wasn't able to take my baby to her first day of kindergarten.
I had to work the night before, so Roger took her.
the night before (and before I had to go into work), we had a meet the teacher/find your classroom time.
Hailee got to go on a scavenger hunt around the class room, pick out her desk, a book, and a beanie baby to go in her basket on her desk. At the end of the scavenger hunt, she found her own little cubby that had a pack of goldfish in it with the above sweet little note on it.

Instead, that little note about made me cry.
Then, when I was wrapping up my night at work and I knew she would be on her way to school, I almost cried again.
And it hasn't really been that big of a deal for her.
To her, it's just another day.

I try to let her have as much say in getting dressed and ready/packing her lunch as I can. But the girl DRAGS in the mornings! By 7am, I'm ready to pull. out. my. hair. in getting her out the door. Who new it took a whole hour just to eat/brush teeth/get dressed. God knows it doesn't take me that long to get out the door.
We are always waiting on her.
She has to poop 4 times before we leave.
She has to make sure her babies are put to bed before we leave.
She has to tell the cat goodbye...
It's a miracle we get out of the house on time.
Then, it takes 25 minutes to get 5 miles down the road in the morning traffic at that time.
and we are LITERALLY 5 miles from the school.
25 minutes.

We ordered her a school T-shirt.
I'm pretty sure they sent an adult small instead of a youth small.
She'll grow into it [at this rate, quicker than I'd hope]

and some other random stuff;

1. Ordered a new pair of lovelies from Sara over at Tiny Galaxies
2. Workin out
3. She lost her 1st tooth last week!!
4. Playing songs on her kitty key board
5. All the rain collected in the wheelbarrow from some storms that rolled through a few days ago
6. The rainbow after the storm
7. Stethoscope made it home after work the other night
8. Dinner prep: sausage, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic, rice all put together in a yummy casserole
9. Hailee and Ashe

Last night, none of us got good sleep.
Roger was on call and his phone was ringing every few hours. He didn't even get home until after 11pm. LONG day for him. I'm pretty sure we will both  sleep good tonight.

All of these overcast days we've been having recently have just made me want to nap and nap and nap = great sleeping weather on the days I need to be asleep.

entryway is coming along a little better...
Got the mirror from The World Market.
It still has a long way to go, but it's a start.

Currently playing that I'm loving:

For real, y'all - we are already almost half way through with this month.

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