did you know i actually have anxiety all october because i want it to go more slowly? i am looking out my window right now to leaves blowing and falling and grey skies and i am listening to a harry potter soundtrack. i am wearing these slippies i knit for myself and contemplating if i have time to put the kettle on for some tea before i pick up cate. no, i don't but i need a sweater on. it's a very very nice feeling in my soul when i need a sweater on.
cate and i took grant to the airport this afternoon for a short business trip. cate soooobbed as we pulled away from him. i told her it was just for a few days, my goodness, and we were going to have fun girl time. she was inconsolable: "but i neeeed him. he makes my life better. i can't take it! i just can't take this!!"
as for me, i just wanted to go home and read my book and take a nap. but now i'm here and i am not relaxed at all. i already miss him, too. i haven't laughed once this evening. that is grant's job. he makes me laugh day and night. mostly at my expense, but it's just the comic relief i need to temper my overly dramatic ways (see example in daughter above).
grant, you make your girls' lives better. hurry home, we just can't take this! just kidding, but i do wish you were here to enjoy this cozy, storming night. love you.
over the weekend cate and i decided we needed a girls' night out. last minute we went and grabbed some of her cute friends and drove to the dollar movie. it was so fun- i am going to do that way more often. four bucks and a tub of popcorn gets you some very, very happy girls. i was happy as well because i was so inpsired by the imagery in nanny mcphee returns. i just wanted to live in that cottage and wear maggie's clothes. happy. me.
the whole thing was like someone made a gee's bend quilt into a movie. does that make any sense? here, i will show you what i mean. i love gee's bend quilts, here's one, and it reminds me of the styling of the movie:
take little girls to movies more often.
the movie looks like a gee's bend quilt = my fave.
my mom was good lookin. in this pic in 1972 she was 28 with four kids! nicole and i weren't even born yet. now we are older than she is in this picture and only have the one kid between us, what the heck? anyway, today would've been my mom's 67th birthday. i like what heather said about her and missing her. so today is cookies and movies in her honor! happy birthday mom. and dang, i think i'm going to get some bangs and hot rollers!