Aug 29, 2011

Finish the sentence

The weekend kicked my butt. We had a great time on our "staycation" with the boys, but I am literally about to fall over. Can't wait to tell you all about it. Later.

Last week, Teresa introduced me to the concept of "Finish the sentence." I thought it was clever and decided to try it today, since I'm incapable of original thoughts at the moment. Of course Teresa had her trademark GORGEOUS photos to accompany her post, which you aren't going to find here. But let's do it anyway, shall we?

Outside my window ... is a beautiful, unseasonably cool evening. (Yes, low 80s is unseasonably cool here.) I'm feeling a little guilty about it, since so many of our East Coast friends and family are just now climbing out from under the effects of Hurricane Irene -- but not so guilty about it that I wish I could trade places with them. 

I am thinking ... that our weekend with the boys was wonderful, frustrating, happy, unnerving, sweet, angering, exciting and fulfilling. That makes it much like any other weekend, quite frankly. Luckily I can't think of any single day that could be described 100% by of one of those negative terms ... most days are a little good and bad. When I post pictures of it later this week and everything looks like it was awesome the whole time, just know that when I woke up grumpy after about 90 cumulative minutes of sleep on Saturday night, Grayson said, "And what exactly was it that made you think that all five of us staying in a nice hotel for a night was a GOOD idea?" 

From the kitchen ... I hear Grayson popping popcorn. Dangit. 

I am reading ... just blogs at the moment. I read Rob Lowe's memoir Stories I Only Tell My Friends last week, and I enjoyed it. I haven't downloaded my next book quite yet. 

I am hoping ... that Amelia stays put for at least two more weeks. We have almost four weeks left if she goes completely full term, and I need most of that time to get ready for her arrival! 

I am hearing ... Nathaniel's low, even breathing as he lies next to me, asleep. He came in while I was catching up on the weekend's posts in Reader, and he asked if he could lie down with me for a few minutes. And then he fell asleep. Now I'm waiting on Grayson to come move him to his bed. 

Some of my favorite things ... include hearing my boys laugh. I love to hear everything from their chuckles to their guffaws. And I used to think that my favorite thing in life was laughing until I cried. But I realized recently that my favorite thing in life is watching the boys do that.  

A few plans for the rest of the week ... I intend to shoot pictures of our redecorated master bedroom and to make some final additions to the nursery. Frames for the artwork in there are really holding me up at this point. After going to five stores in search of what I need, I might be reduced to ordering online from Ikea. Which means I'll have to pay shipping AND wait for them to get here. Bummer.


stollison said...

I love hearing your boys laugh, too. I miss you and cannot WAIT until I see you, the boys & AG!

Tamar SB said...

Ok - I totally needed this post idea this am! Great way to focus on little things! I may have to begin doing this regularly! Hope you had a fabulous staycation!

Sewconsult said...

Great idea. Will have to steal the idea for a post. I am hoping that the "bad searchers" will not come back if I don't post for a few more days.
Wishing 4 more great weeks for you and Amelia.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear about your vacation! I know what you mean about it being a mix. I always think family outings are going to be "perfect." Of course they never are. But for some reason, when the next one rolls around, I still delude myself into thinking it's going to be like heaven on earth. :o)

My favorite thing is seeing my kids laugh until they cry, too!

Rachel said...

Hold Amelia, hold on! Don't show up yet! There, did that help?

Jamie said...

I'm going to steal this. Thanks.

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