09 July 2009

bits and pieces.

1. the other day i caught a fragment of conversation between my offspring, em explaining to elle why she couldn’t marry him someday. i wish i could remember the specifics so i could embellish them here, but as i have not yet stooped to entire fabrication, we shall have to leave that exchange largely unrecorded. alas.

2. i often prefer british spellings over american, namely theatre, grey, and any word using an s instead of a z. s’s are more wholesome somehow, rounder and softer, while the american z comes off angled and sleazy. yes, i know. i take neurotic to new heights.

3. i finally got around to photographing a skirt i meant to share with y'all many moons ago. the nice thing about slowing down with the sewing biz is that my own kid actually gets clothed. she's thrilled.

springish skirt for elle

4. mothering is irony in motion. what mother can't attest to shooing the kids outside for a moment's peace, only to spend the next twenty-five minutes keeping vigil from the kitchen sink window, smiling and occasionally hollering long-distance directives ("put that stick down NOW, do you WANT to impale your brother?").

5. my madre is celebrating a birthday today. i will not report her age, but i shall tell you that after all these years she has taken up jogging for the first time ever. i love how someone you know to their bones still has the ability to surprise you every now and then. rock on, mom.

12 comments:

Ann said...

I am cracking up! I am the same way about British spellings. I read so many British books that I have a hard time with spellings like "recognise".

Dh and I had the biggest argument early in our relationship over the spelling of tire. He swore up and down it was "tyre" and I thought I was going out of my mind, until we looked it up in his Swedish-English dictionary and it explained both spellings. :)

Kimberly said...

Oh that skirt! It makes me YEARN to learn how to sew. Gorgeous!

I adore British spellings as well. So happy to be Canadian and have a good excuse to indulge.

Angela said...

Great skirt! Hau'oli la hanau to your mom! And I happen to like colour instead of color..it just seems fancier.

Jenn said...

pretty skirt...we'll take two please ;)

I love how your reports of "everyday" always seems so "unordinary"...the people who live in your house are so lucky to have you!

take a bow Jenn

hotflashmamaknowsbest said...

Yeah to your mom on the jogging. We old gals (me older than her), are still pretty amazing if I do say so myself.

CurlyGirlD said...

Nic,

I can't read your blog without smiling! And I agree about the British spellings as well. Great skirt, btw!

Widge said...

That skirt is gorgeous! Totally wish I had the patience to sew, but I usually end up screaming at my sewing machine after it ha spat the thread out from the needle for the hundredth time. Cool blog. I'm from New Zealand and we spell the same as the British thank goodness...i am a mum that's right m. u .m not mom to 4 kids also ;)

Angela said...

okay, gorgeous skirt : ) and secondly, your #4...so true girl! If only they'd just stay in one area of the yard, preferably the area overlooked by my sewing table.
I enjoy your blog...so lovely.

jen said...

that is a gorgeous skirt. :D E is quite impressed.

And 4 is the story of my life. Every day. :D

Organizing Mommy said...

Beautiful skirt.

Angela said...

okay, gorgeous skirt : ) and secondly, your #4...so true girl! If only they'd just stay in one area of the yard, preferably the area overlooked by my sewing table.
I enjoy your blog...so lovely.

hotflashmamaknowsbest said...

Yeah to your mom on the jogging. We old gals (me older than her), are still pretty amazing if I do say so myself.