Tuesday, September 29, 2020

It’s Halloween somewhere

I still don’t know if we’re going to trick-or-treat or put on costumes and let the kids watch age inappropriate movies to stay safer at home, but our house at least is festive AF. It’s 2020. I might put up the Christmas tree next weekend


Monday, September 14, 2020

Sunday “Fun”day

Between the heat, the smoke, and the ‘rona we’ve been SUPER homebound lately. This Sunday Syd, my mom and I decided to head to a cute little town in the foothills, hoping for a little less smoke and a much needed diversion. We busted out the surgical masks (more for smoke than COVID) and went treasure hunting

On our way home, I felt like I couldn’t get off the drunk bumps. Nope. 100% blew out my tire. Thank goodness I was able to get off the highway because there was a ton of traffic that would’ve made losing control a lot more exciting. 

On the side of the highway I was starting to reassess my decision to wear a cutesy dress and sandals for our day out. Pretty quick though we were joined by a highway patrol officer, who did not agree that my decision to pull off into the center median was the best one. He also did not agree when I explained that I was capable of changing my tire. He was pretty adamant, and I was wearing a new dress, so it seemed most prudent to hold off on confronting the patriarchy. He put my mom and Syd in his car, seatbelts on, and had me keep watch. His exact words were, “Stand there. Watch Lane one. If you see anything, yell and then jump over the guard rail.” 

I took my task VERY seriously

They did not

Once we were back on the road, we treated ourselves with patio drinks and burgers. Totally worth it and so lovely to eat food I didn’t cook on a patio that didn’t have my dogs or my junk on it. Not even a near death car situation could bring us down from a much needed day out! 


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Random happys

This has been sitting in my drafts for a week waiting for captions. More has happened since, including the loveliest, most lazy long weekend, but adding those in would make this post longer and would probably set me back another week :/ 
C took Averson and Eli backpacking and while I was so jealous I could taste it, they had an awesome time! Seven miles each way!

A friend texted me a couple weeks ago "I have a dead lizard for Averson to dissect if she wants it?" and the fact that that happened is either the coolest or absolute weirdest thing about our family

Syd and I did a shopping marathon while everyone was out in the woods. We took the chance to go to IKEA without all the people who loudly protest anytime we're there. The line was SUPER long but inside was very socially distant. Also, I bought a dress and matching mask at Target and changed in the parking lot because I loved them so much

My library holds/curbside pickups are getting kind of ridiculous

We accidentally ordered this custom sign from a friend and I love it with all of my heart. It really captures the essence of our days. 

Gratuitous Taco Shot (can't wait to see the google stats on that one!) 

Guys? Shit's getting kind of weird these days. I thought about asking Averson what was happening here, but I'm not sure there's a situation that would make this less troubling

My hair has gotten a bit out of control. It's so long now that the curlers aren't super effective. I tried rolling it overnight in a ponytail on top of my head. Spoiler alert: It did NOTHING but I kind of like this look. It's weird though, right? 

I love my Saturday morning deck coffee ritual so, so much. Like, I sometimes set my alarm to make sure I'm up before everyone else. 

My final happy: This family portrait that Averson drew for Art Class. I'm thinking about embroidering it and hanging it on the wall in our new office space. I love it so much :)