Love/Don't Love

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today, I don't love:

*  That Lucy ended up having to cry it out for her first nap, and then didn't even end up sleeping
*  That Lucy still won't flip from tummy to back and gets REALLY mad about it.
*  That I didn't manage to get a shower.
*  The few stubborn ants that haven't succumbed to my latest ant trap attack. Gross.
*  My hair. Too short to be put up, too long to look good down without work.
*  My current feet. I'm wishin' for a pedicure I don't have to do myself.
*  How Noah repeats something a gabillion times until I stare him in the face to acknowledge that I HEARD YOU.
*  Feeling behind on work.
*  Seam-ripping something I appliqued on with the tiniest/super close stitches. A MESS o' threads to cut and cut and cut.
*  Letting Noah watch too much TV... even if it WAS WALL-E, the cutest cartoon ever.

But today, I love:

Coffee cake in a mug for breakfast.
*  Finishing a sewn humpback whale from this Finnish blog and not doing too shabby of a job.
*  How Pinterest inspires me daily and I actually manage to DO things from my boards on many days of the week.
*  Lucy's now 2.5-hour nap marathon since missing her morning nap.
*  Batteries in my baby monitor so I can carry it outside while Noah and I play in the sunshine.
*  A flowy skirt that feels comfy and pretty, even when I haven't showered.
*  Little dangly earrings from Katie.
*  Mozzarella caprese for lunch, using farmer's market Purple Heirloom tomatoes and my own basil. YUM.
*  That today is a day Joe comes home on time. Its always better with him here.
*  Lucy's growing patch of blonde hair on her head, filling in her widow's peak hairline. So fuzzy and soft!
*  Noah's incredibly developed imagination and the way he views the world. 
*  Moon dough and exersaucers, both occupying each kid for just a little while when I needed space today. 
*  The sun coming out after a grey morning. 
*  The weekend is almost here.


What about you? 


Some from today's playtime....
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I love this next one... Just an unguarded moment as he checks things out...
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And one of Miss Lucy from last week, since she was napping today when I took out my camera. See her growing head of hair? And that tongue-- she LOVES to poke that thing out and sample the world around her... :)  Photobucket
(Aside: Gosh, I have so many other photos of my kiddos I've taken in the last two months that I love.... But haven't gotten time to edit them. A casualty of the pro sessions coming back into my life. I hate it. I need to remedy it. Soon.)


  1. ok I'll share too!
    Today I don't love: 6:30am wake ups for the day, alternating nap times, no shower here either, and feeling like I'm drowning in housework and to-do lists.
    But I DO love: baby snuggles and giggles, pretty new baby carrier in the mail, sunshine out my window, hubby came home for lunch, and a frozen slurpee waiting for me in the freezer. :)

    Lucy is SOOO cute, love her new hair and her little tongue!

  2. That tongue is killin' me!! Also love Noah out of focus with his upside-down trike in front...

    Today I don't love:
    The way my denim capris feel. Baggy and frumpy.
    A non-response to an excited e-mail.
    That my *WONDERFUL* audiobook is ending soon....on the last disc...

    But today I do love:
    Pretzel bread hot pockets for lunch. WHOA YUM!!
    My current audiobook, "Hold Still" by Nina LaCour (YA)--reminiscent of Sarah Dessen, who I miss dearly after finishing what audiobooks I could get my hands on.
    Gray mornings. :)

  3. My turn:

    Don't love:
    *feeling anxious all day waiting to be told the latest thing I didn't do well (even if it never comes, I'm anxious in anticipation)
    *pants that don't fit right
    *feeling ravenously hungry with mealtime out of my control
    *being expected to think 2 weeks out when I can barely manage today
    *10:00 and later bedtime
    *no ideas for lessons

    *surprised smiles from PPTS folks when I come to a meeting they didn't expect me at
    *black bean chipotle "veggie" burger on sourdough instead of rye
    *chocolate chip cookie dough from the freezer (don't tell me how bad it is - I don't care today)
    *ideas for birthdays from book orders
    *Amazon Cloud Player and iTunes playlists to work by (speaking of, better get back to it...)

  4. Today I don't love:
    *A dusty attic full of things that probably need to be thrown away because they probably belonged to tenants long since gone...
    *Kittens who don't seem to understand when I do not need/want their "help" with something.
    *Stinky litter boxes.
    *Still having SO MUCH CRAP to have to sort/put away/pack away.
    *The possibility that the cats may get fleas.
    *Getting cut at 7 but STILL not getting out until 9.

    Today I love:
    *Making over $100 for a 5-hour shift!
    *Guests that make me laugh.
    *Guests (or people in general) who openly acknowledge my serving/people skills (i.e. friendliness and cheerful manner).
    *How adorable the kittens are anyway.
    *S'mores-scented candles and hot chocolate.
    *Psych and Modern Family. (Tomorrow, I plan to love Parks and Recreation and The Office.)
    *My family! (Of course, that is almost an always, but still...)

  5. Callum does the repeat repeat repeat thing too. So ANNOYING!


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