It's been a lovely week in these parts. We all stayed home for Spring Break because Sandy is still settling in; we didn't want to board her or take her on a road trip right away. So, our days were kind of easy and meandering, doing chores, not doing chores, going to appointments, flopping, cooking, fishing down the road. It's been nice for me to have people home all week. I didn't realize how lonely I was getting being home alone all day.
Here are a few bits from our week:
It's a pretty fair bet that wherever my husband goes, Sandy follows. She was there for moral support through some yard work this week.
I asked my stylist to cut 3 to 4 inches off my hair for spring. She hesitated and suggested I think about it, but I went ahead with confidence and gusto. I love it. It was getting a little haggard.
This wine is a favorite of mine, the red blend that is. I saw the chardonnay and decided to try it as well. We polished off both bottles in three days, which says a lot about my husband's appreciation for staying home all week with kiddos and a woman reading The Road. I love the red blend, but I thought the white was just okay. I'd buy it again, but I'm not raving. The red, however, is always a crowd pleaser. I took it to a party over the holidays and never got a glass; it was gone so quickly, people commenting on how lovely it is.
Finished The Road. I'll write about it this week, but I ask you: what does a mere mortal have to say about such brilliance? I guess we'll find out. I'm as curious as you are.
I've been using my old FEED bag, which carries a shocking amount of food. There are two wine bottles and an entire cheese/fruit/olive tray full of food in there. I usually remember the bags if I'm driving myself to the store, but the few times my husband has taken me or I've gone off-the-cuff, I've forgotten. Twice I purchased bags at the grocery store, but I can't keep doing that. So, I'll have to come up with a plan. Anyway, it's been great. I don't even need a carrying basket at the market most days. I just use the bag. Why did I not think of this before?
That's it for me.
Here are some links from around the web:
I love Refinery 29's Money Diaries. Here is what a week in Birmingham, AL looks like on a salary of $115,000/yr. The student loan payments made me gasp.
Quieting Your Inner Critic, from someone who spent most of his life behind bars.
Are you a helicopter parent? Here's a quiz. Good luck with that. :)
This granola looks interesting. I can't decide if I want to try it or not.
Does everyone know about Amazon Prime's new sample program? I'm torn on this one. I'm not sure this isn't just clutter.
I hope everyone is preparing for some kind of fabulous weekend. We're getting new barstools for the kitchen. So....pretty darn exciting.