Wednesday, September 17, 2008

breathe life in...breathe out. Repeat

Let's pretend today was perfect.

Let's pretend that I didn't buy a nice bottle of wine only to drop on the pavement upon getting out of my car...crash...mmm, what a lovely bouquet with notes of pear, apple, and hot cement.

I didn't plan my family's whole dinner around one key ingredient in my refrigerator that turned out to be quite moldy.

I didn't leave my toddlers favorite, special, lovey blanket at daycare. No. Please tell me I didn't. (screaming, tear-filled toddler tantrum ensues while I do the same, in my head.)

All of these things worked themselves out, and in the end, weren't that big of a deal after all. It was a lesson in picking myself up, dusting myself off, and moving on.

And really, there were some quite lovely moments.

A quick trip to the antique mall.

Addison found a few things he loved


and so did I
parisian antique dresser

Then we headed to the Moreland Farmer's Market to meet up with some friends and see all there was to see and hear and smell and taste and touch

The dinner I botched took a turn in a different direction and also turned out quite delicious and beautiful, which I can't wait to share with you tomorrow.

Until then, did you catch Stephanie and Maria on the Martha Stewart Show? So inspiring to see them get the recognition they deserve. Plus, a whole show dedicated to blogging? Very, very cool.


cjc said...

Oh, no! You left his blankey??? How did he ever get to sleep last night? More to the point, How did YOU ever get to sleep last night?!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love your attitude. I try to look at days like that in a similar fashion. Sometimes they are just telling me to slow down. And who couldn't feel better with a trip to the antique mall. Lovely photos.

elizabeth said...

I love those days. It means tomorrow HAS to be better.
And oh my, those zinnias are perfect!

senacia said...

sounds like my day today. woke up late.. rushed my daughter off to school.. forgot the lunch which is now forty minutes on a bus away. Forgot that plan and did a make shift lunch from Tim Hortons and a convenience store. (not the greatest lunch in a whole-food, litterless lunch, hippie private school) *sigh* The dishes didnt get done last night and today it took close to two hours.. *shrug* I have been dancing to the radio while getting "dish pan hands". I DID however get me a new vintage stack of plates to replace the old, dull ikea set I have been using! :) I love vintage!