Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ten on Tuesday.

1. So ends another month, but this one was a spectacular month, a month in which we saw snow and rain and single digits and sixty degrees.

2. And also a month in which we were able to pull off the surprise of their lives!

3. I think you can feel the excitement and the amazement looking out at that very early pink sky toward the Magic Kingdom for this princess.

4. A month that let us relax together. In warmth. In Florida.

5. And also a month that celebrated the baby of the house turning seven. SEVEN.

6. Try as I might, I cannot seem to stop them from growing.

7. Here, his official 5:46pm photo.
8. In March I read three and a half fabulous books: If Not For This, Gracefully Grayson, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, and I'm halfway through Everything I Never Told You. I would recommend any of them to any of you, they are all outstanding.
9. In March, I added a new recipe to the repertoire of meals that every single person in our family likes a whole lot. Thank you, Elizabeth!
10. Thanks, March. Keep the goodness coming, April.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ten on Tuesday.

1. We have a family bet about when the snow will be completely gone from our front yard. My guess is today, since it's been in the 40s and 50s since Saturday, and supposed to be 60 today. But that may be a long short for the parts stuck in the shade. I may have to start chucking it into the street.

2. Because of the nice weather I am anticipating putting on flip-flops later.

3. This has caused me to spend a significant amount of time getting my feet flip-flop weather.

4. All kid winter gear has been washed and hung and in my mind I'm hoping we're done with it til next winter.

5. The heat is off and the windows are open!

6. Book recommendations of the week: Just finished If Not For This (fantastic), and am now starting Gracefully Grayson.

7. I still have not read Gone Girl!

8. I have always wondered what grapefruits taste like in Florida or Texas. I have been to both of those states but not as a grapefruit lover.

9. Fisher's birthday is in 9 days. Apparently he's telling friends at school that he's having a party. News to me.

10. It's Tuesday, which means my afternoon in Fisher's classroom. I can't imagine the level of fidget that will be happening with all this gorgeous sunshine outside!

Friday, March 06, 2015

Spring fever.

We are just beside ourselves with the idea of 30s! 40s! 50s! in our immediate forecast. Right about now people are shopping for swimsuits and shorts and sundresses, but really it's just the thought of green grass, a sweatshirt you can leave unzipped, a carefree smile...that's all I need.