This photo is titled ‘Never-Ending Winter’.
Is this not the most depressing picture? It’s our backyard.
April 12th and not a sign of green ANYWHERE.
But don’t worry, because it will all be white again this weekend. (I’m not kidding….)
Full Disclosure: I am completely aware of my inability to stop complaining about the weather. In the words of Squints Paladoris, “I can’t take this any more!”
I Am Currently…..
I started my Spring Capsule Wardrobe last week, so this should be filled with all of the fun, warm weather items that have been stored under my bed for the last six months. But, alas, winter just won’t leave us alone.
So I will dream of actually wearing spring clothes sometime before July. Until then…..
I bought these pants and sweatshirt during Athleta’s sale this past week, and am anxiously awaiting their arrival. It’s still pants and long sleeves, but they’re more lightweight, so I’m hoping that will make it feel more spring-y.
I found this last week on a return cart at our public library and grabbed it as fast as my nerd hands could. It is a collection of photos taken by Pete Souza, the official White House photographer for Barack Obama during his entire eight years in office.
With each photo is a short caption giving some context to what you see. Beautiful photography aside (there’s a reason this guy was hired by The White House), flipping through the pages of this book gives an insight into what the job entails, the human side of the office, and behind the scenes parts of the job and cause us political science majors heart palpitations.
We don’t have a coffee table, but if we did, this book would be on it.
During Holy Week, our church does a Maundy Thursday ‘Experience’. We eat a meal together inspired by the passover meal, sing hymns, read scripture and take communion. It’s one of my favorite events of the year.
One of the items served for supper was an assortment of dried fruit, including dried apricots. One of my children didn’t eat hers, so I helped her out. Oh.my.goodness. Where have these been my whole life?
That was two weeks ago today. I’ve since purchased four bags of dried apricots. I cannot get enough of them.
If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know that I am an Aaron Sorkin nerd. Before I knew what a screenwriter did, let alone any of their names, A Few Good Men & The American President were my two favorite movies (they were both written by Aaron Sorkin). I started watching The West Wing when the pilot aired the fall of my senior year in high school, and faithfully watched every single episode of it’s seven year run.
Molly’s Game was Sorkin’s directorial debut, and my husband and I saw it in the theater. It came out on Tuesday, and I created a Redbox account to rent it that day and watch it for a second time.
I’ve heard mixed reviews about the movie, but I, obviously, thought it was fantastic. It’s a LOT of words, and they come pretty quickly. But it’s a riveting story of a woman who tried to do what’s right while breaking the law. Rent it.
And then google ‘Aaron Sorkin’ and watch anything else he’s ever written.
As I mentioned earlier, I did some online shopping this week at Athleta. My husband bought me a swimsuit from there that I’ve been drooling over for the last six months, and since that purchase, I’m addicted.
I want everything they sell. It’s a problem.
This conversation actually occurred in our kitchen this morning:
Me: The next time we go to the Cities (Minneapolis), I need to go into Athleta and ignore the price tags and just try on everything.
Me: So I can learn what styles fit well so that when they go on sale online, I know what to buy without having to worry about it not fitting.
Husband: This sounds like a plan that can’t go wrong.
That I’m going to buy this Simplified planner. I’ve seen it around the blogosphere world and heard people talk about it, but I have my trusty Daily To Do List printable, so didn’t think much about it.
But now, I’m starting to change my tune. They are currently sold out of planners, but are releasing new versions on May 2nd, and I’m leaning toward making the switch. I will keep you posted.