Skip to main content

Sitting in an apple tree eating muffins.


I feel like blogging, but truth be told, there really isn't anything exciting to write about. The apartment is a mess, the boy is sleeping (finally). I'm listening to Katie Herzig and loving every song on her Apple Tree album. Music is such a wonderful thing. It's soothing, energetic and sometimes even mind numbing.

Right now, I don't really feel like cleaning the kitchen or living room. I feel like curling up with a glass of iced tea and my book The Kite Runner and reading until Simon wakes up. I feel like munching on these amazing muffins that I made earlier (Healthy Morning Muffins - made with carrots, banana and raisins - so moist, delicious and healthy!). I feel like forgetting about life as I know it right now and just tuning everything out. I'm a wee bit tired, so that's probably what's making me feel like this. Waking up at 5:30am for no apparent reason is kind of frustrating.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yesterday, Peter surprised me by coming home after his morning coffee with Andrew instead of going to work. He took the day off and we enjoyed a family day. Simon slept in and we were able to have a lazy morning getting ready for the day. We ended up going to the St. Paul Como zoo where we spent an hour walking around, eating ice cream and sweating...who knew it was going to be so hot - 90° weather was not what we were expecting. After arriving home around noon, we promptly changed into our bathing suits and splashed around in our apartment outdoor pool. Simon adores being in water and is such a little cutie floating around in his little yellow floatie.

That evening, Peter's mom, brother and little sister came over to hang out with the Simonator while Peter and I went eyeglass shopping. We both ended up finding new glasses and will be sporting new frames on our faces by the end of the month - yay for BOGO free deals! :)

Okay, reality just hit, the boy just woke up (really, you're only going to sleep for an hour today!?) and I just noticed what time it was. I guess I should scoot and get the little guy up, clean the apartment and get the steaks marinated for tonight's dinner. Ciao.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My favorite flower. The peony.

The peony is my favorite flower. They have always held a special place in my heart. For as long as I can remember, they've grown in my childhood backyard. My mom has a plant from the house I was born in, their current house - the house I grew up in - and a plant from my Great-Grandma. As kids, we would watch in awe as the ants crawled over the peony buds, almost willing them to open. It was a chore getting those little suckers off once the flowers were ready to be cut and brought into the house. But it was worth the effort.

My dad has always commented that the flowers smell like old lady perfume. Haha!  I still think of that when I bring the blooms up to my nose for a whiff of Spring. They're such a romantic flower. I wanted them for my bridal bouquet, but they had already stopped blooming by the time June 3rd rolled around. So sad.

Apartment living was dreary for me when it came to flowers. No lilacs, tulips or peonies. When we moved to our current house, I was …

We are His portion and He is our prize...

I've had this song in my head for a few days now. I love Kim Walkers voice and the passion that she portrays in this song. McMillan did a wonderful job in writing this song, the lyrics are so profound and encouraging and...different (the "sloppy wet kiss" part makes me smile). I especially love the first part of this song...

He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.



He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves …

Be Still, My Soul. Remembering...

My first post of 2014.

Looking back on my last post, I'm overwhelmed with many emotions. It was the last post before our world was turned upside down, before the cold weather hit hard, before doctor visits became our norm. Before Halloween, Thanksgiving, my 30th birthday, Christmas and New Years. Looking back at the title of that post, I'm struck with how appropriate it was for the rest of the year. I tried to blog a few times since October 13th. But I never got to the point where I felt like I could publish. I had a million and one thoughts constantly tumbling around in my tiny mind. Writing helped to unload it, but just like it is with my trusty old dishwasher, there's always dirty dishes to take the place of the clean ones and I found myself overwhelmed and overcome with both good and bad...clean and dirty. My brain has felt like mush since October. Add holidays, getting sick, taking care of sickies, being the strong one, being the brave one, being the hea…