Friday, September 23, 2011

Three Cheers for Friends, Fall & Another Fab Year

I haven't been writing much ... it's been so busy around here.
Our therapy schedule changed...
'Tis hard to get in your groove when someone moves your cheese.
It's getting better though.
We're figuring out when to nap and when to eat all over again.
Lennon had a great day in therapy today (score!).
Which makes for a good day all together.
Friends Forever:
(Insert Saved By the Bell quote... check!) Yesterday, was a day to remember! I had a wonderful time with an old roommate from college and her beautiful red-headed baby girl. Such gems! Sophie, her 9 month old daughter, has the greatest hair and the prettiest blue eyes... oh, and that swollen gum smile... it will melt even the stubbornest of hearts! I hadn't seen sweet Kim since probably 1999 (entirely too long!). It's so refreshing to know you can still laugh and talk and pick up right where you left off. Those are the friendships you know will last a lifetime. I am grateful for them.
Fall is Here:
Sigh..... Time to break out the greatest movie of all time, You've Got Mail, and put it on repeat. "Don't you just love New York in the fall?" I am sure it's lovely, though I have never been... at all. Oh but I will keep dreamin' the dream until it becomes reality. I am working on my fall wreath... going to add a few little pretties to it this weekend. Then I will post pics. I bought new soaps for the bathroom from Bath & Body Works: Cinnamon Raisin Cookie, Orchard Leaves, Creamy Pumpkin. I smell my hands all day. I look for reasons to wash them. I also bought a candle, called Autumn. My house smells divine, of acorns and leaves and floral pleasantries. If I could lick & taste the air I would. Alas, for now, I'll just hover close to the flames, careful not to burn a nostril or two. I'm already thinking of Thanksgiving and the grandeur that will be sprayed out before me... my plate is full, my sweet tea runneth over, and my belly growls as visions of pumpkin pies dance in my head.
Birthday Cheer:
I love having birthdays. It's the one day of the year I say, "Forget you and forget you, too" because I want to be celebrated. I know, selfish, right?! We'll just blame it on the "First Born Syndrome". being the oldest of 5 children, one has to be a little selfish every now and then. So for my birthday, this is what I want. A tattoo. Yep. Two little birdies for my two littles on my left wrist. I also want a fabulously rich-in-carbs dinner.... with close friends ....and loads of giggly chatter... and music and laughter... outside, by a crackling fire, with a glass of wine in hand. Is that too much to ask for? I think not. So get to it... Hurry and plan me something fabulous!
We are leaving for New Orleans (a little husband and wife getaway) next Friday, complements of Charlie's company for all his hard work. The littles will stay with a very dear and darling friend. Not sure what I would do without her... and my sister the next night... Love my family!
Not sure what we will be doing for the holidays this year, but I am sure it will involve a trip to South Louisiana, Cajun Christmas food, and lots of cousins.
Tell me... What are your plans?