27 April 2010

ten on tuesday, plus some cheating.

1. confession: i've been finding it hard to post lately, in part because life has upshifted into a new gear of crazy, but mostly because so much of what occupies my heart is intensely personal, yet in a way that's not mine to share.

vague enough? i'm quite sorry, but let us forge ahead.

2. elle has been planning a dance party for the two of us (well, her original proposal included many little friends and also cakes and presents, but that part didn't make it through committee), and today was the Big Event. she donned her crown and gold-toned necklace, and i showed up in my sweats and stripey socks, and we boogied with gusto to disney-slash-broadway tunes, followed by a well-deserved plopping down on the rug to catch our breaths.

3. plopping photo number one:

dance1


4. plopping plus a bit of giggling:

dance2

5. see how i'm cheating with the numbers here? it's in everyone's best interest, i assure you.

6. today was quintessential spring: coolish in a sunny way, or sunny in a coolish way, i'm not sure which, and the air with that brand-new smell. perfection.

7. i am quite possibly allergic to the General Outdoor Area. that, coupled with a cold and some sinus issues has me congested in a way that goes all the way up to my brain.

8. also, i spent much of saturday huddled outdoors in the rain, which may or may not have augmented my brain clog, but my boys were coaxing soccer balls down the soggy fields in ways that could not be missed.

9. my friend shannan writes better than, well, everyone but God, and she lived rightnextdoor to me for two years in college and that whole time i never once clued in to her linguistic genius.

now that we reside more than a hundred miles apart, i have seen the light. and i yearn to be her next door neighbor. (can i buy a do-over?)

10. after working much of the weekend, i've finally finished up proofs of my niece. just a couple more shots of this irresistible tiny person:

precious.

a little smile.

ah. sweet dreams, friends.

14 comments:

Orit said...

Adorable!! Beautiful pics.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Are you joking, Lady? Are you JOKING? What a fun-but-ridiculous surprise on this frosty (ugh) Tuesday morning! For the record, on numbers 1 through 8, I was thinking the exact same thing about you. You've got a gift, and we're lucky that you share it. And I am itching to hear more about number one and itching, in general, just to talk to you one of these days.

Kindra said...

Oh my word, now I really really really can't wait to see all the pics! I'm oh so lucky to have such a talented sis! Thank you!!!

Wendy said...

What lovely photos of your daughter. Did you make her crown? I'm going to have to make one sometime.

Thanks for the baby fix pics!

Have a beautiful day! (and hope the head cold gets better)

Lisa said...

YOU ROCK!

inday_adin said...

Wonderful!

tinycandi said...

Beautiful pictures!!
And aren't nieces wonderful? I love taking pictures of my new baby niece. :)

deconstructing jen said...

Oh hun, I have missed you. I know I am so lamely lacking in comments these days but I do read all the time. #1 strikes such a cord with me... these times come and it's just all you can do to post what you can and feel is right. No worries, we'll be here when you are back to free spirited Nic. :D #2... Evey would soooooo love Elle. I mean really LOVE her, those two could plan a party like no bodies busines, lol.

I must have you photograph my kids sometime. I don't know when, I don't know how but I will make it happen. You are just a genius. I promise to make it around here more often. :D

Jenn said...

Email me. I want the scoop ;) I have a sneaking suspicion that we are feeling very much the same way.

Elle is quite possibly the cutest kid on the planet.

The head in hands shot took my breath away.

Jenn

Organizing Mommy said...

Darling.. I'll go visit your linguistic friend, but I think you have some talents in that area also.

Seeker said...

I must say...this rate of posting is simply not enough to satiate my interest in the goings on and generalities of the 60 Piggies household. However, I realize that my curiosity and general nosiness is but a dandelion puff floating in the outer realms of your universe. So, I float...until you are able and ready to share more. Lots of love, prayers and general well-wishing sent your way today.

Seeker said...

I must say...this rate of posting is simply not enough to satiate my interest in the goings on and generalities of the 60 Piggies household. However, I realize that my curiosity and general nosiness is but a dandelion puff floating in the outer realms of your universe. So, I float...until you are able and ready to share more. Lots of love, prayers and general well-wishing sent your way today.

Jenn said...

Email me. I want the scoop ;) I have a sneaking suspicion that we are feeling very much the same way.

Elle is quite possibly the cutest kid on the planet.

The head in hands shot took my breath away.

Jenn

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Are you joking, Lady? Are you JOKING? What a fun-but-ridiculous surprise on this frosty (ugh) Tuesday morning! For the record, on numbers 1 through 8, I was thinking the exact same thing about you. You've got a gift, and we're lucky that you share it. And I am itching to hear more about number one and itching, in general, just to talk to you one of these days.