Window shopping online?

Finally, a gorgeous day that is bordering on summer temperatures. The only difference, most of the yards still have homely bare trees and dead brown grass left over from the longest winter of my life.

These kinds of days make me want to run out and replace my wardrobe.  Out with the old, in with the new.  So, I’m thinking,  “What do I want to wear this spring and summer?” (As if I have this endless budget that allows me to reinvent myself for the next 6 months.)

I have suddenly become very interested in brushed gold.  I keep wanting to purchase dainty little chains and pendants with gold charms and semi-precious stones.

I also want lots of platform sandals.  I have really big calves and short legs, so I always need to elongate!  I could kick myself for getting rid of a great pair of black Enzo sandals several years ago but I think after many summer’s searches, I have found a replacement pair and CHEAP!

I have problems finding pants, jeans and shorts in the right proportions, I stick to skirts and dresses to get me through the summer.  I love them!  I love that you can wear them with flip flops during the day  and then throw on a cute sweater or jacket, chunky jewelry and some cute heels to head out somewhere special.

Spring is not kind to my stay-at-home mom budget.  Most times I just “window shop” online.  This means that I visit all my favorite sites and fill my shopping cart with anything and everything I’ve ever wanted… then I close my browser window without checking out.  And I put on the same thing I’ve been wearing for years….

Because I am having a very hard time taking off my baby weight from my last baby, I will probably have to actually buy something this spring… bittersweet, I guess.  Might be time to actually purchase.

Sundays Mornings Are My Favorite!

I love Sunday mornings.  I rarely sleep in because it’s my favorite day of the week and because I have a 9-month-old that gets up at the crack of dawn.  I wouldn’t want to miss a minute of the day on Sunday though.

We aren’t religious, so we are not one of those families rushing around trying to find our least wrinkled Sunday best and piling into the car to go spend an hour with screaming, squirmy kids all for the joy of getting the “message.”

Our Sunday mornings are quiet, filled with newspapers, laptops, kids playing on the floor, hot coffee and breakfast.  I rarely think about the week ahead because it’s the one time I’m in the moment.

Yes, I know that it’s the day before the dreaded Monday but I liken it to the period of time right before you fall asleep at night, where you know you are going to be sleeping soon but you are conscious enough to know how wonderful it feels to be on the verge.

My advice – enjoy your Sunday.  It’s the quiet before the storm….

Dirt on your hands…

My 3-year-old told me today, “If you have dirt on your hands, it means you are having fun.”  I wondered who told him that and thought to myself, that’s brilliant.  Turns out, no one told him that and he is just deep and more perfect than I already thought he was.

Jack has always had funny things to say; some more precocious than funny.  He has been interested in letters, words, patterns and more since he was old enough to utter his first few.
  
Any time he hears a word that he doesn’t recognize, he asks what it means.  My initial reaction is, “how awesome!” and then I remember that I actually have to come up with a reasonably good and understandable definition of said word.
  
Why can’t he be daft?

He has taken to calling me “honey” lately.  Imagine the phrase, “what are you reading, honey?” coming from your preschooler and not your spouse.  He also calls family members, most recently his 26-year-old uncle, “little buddy.”  Jack is 3′ 4″ and his uncle is 6′ 2″, in case you needed me to point out that the uncle is in fact, NOT a little anything….

It’s true what they say, kids do say the darnedest things… just don’t ask me to define that.