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22 October 2016

1. I have this teeny tiny sliver of time where Julia and Bosco are playing happily and everyone else is asleep so I'm going to try to pound these out. Super SUPER quick. We'll start with my omnipresent shadow (redundant much, Patton?) ...


... she went through a mercifully brief phase of acting as though her eyes were on fire if she wasn't wearing sunglasses - upside down - when we went outside. Phase over, for now.

She's surprised me the most during my Whole30 and devours almost all the veggies I make for myself. But we allll know that if I made the exact spread for her she'd spew, "too gross" ... and not touch it. Kids these days.

2. Moving onto to something super sexy: the weather. Today is the first day that I felt truly justified in pulling out the cardigans and sweatshirts and the kids still complained they were freezing in the Target parking garage this morning so I checked the temp: 68. We are officially wimps. The wimpiest.

3. Thank you so much for all your feedback on my ankle boot conundrum! I think it was pretty much split (between the zippers and the cutouts) but I got some um - what are the cushiony pads you can stick on the heel of your shoe? Heel pads? Well, I got those and that significantly helped the comfort issue with the cut-outs so I kept those. But THEN I saw that the ultimate compromise boots boots are back in stock and on sale. The comfort of Lucky and the fun of the cutout. Of course. Of course!

4. I'm sure you all read Jessica's blog but I had to link to the great minivan post she wrote - she let me contribute a little blip because she's the best. Head on over if you haven't already!

5. After reading about everyone under the sun being obsessed with Poldark, Simon and I started it on Thursday night and are only two episodes in and so far? So good. Simon's only said, "so ... people ... like this?" a couple of times but I can see myself getting hooked. The horse racing along the water's edge montages seem a little frequent and I thought it was funny that the girl he took in went from looking quite non-descript to a gorgeous young woman after a mere hair wash but -- details, DETAILS. We'll keep on watching.

6. I know I already put it on Instagram but I went with my friend Kristin to Emily Ley's book signing on Thursday night and it was so fun. We both entered a raffle to win a Kate Spade bag (because it was at a Kate Spade store) and they just called to tell me that I won. Party emoji central. I feel so fancy already and I haven't even touched the bag.

7. I admitted temporary defeat on Truly Madly Guilty because even listening at double speed I still have 10+ hours to go and it feels like I'm watching molasses drip into a bowl of .... more molasses. I listened to The Singles Game to give myself a breather and it was a lot zippier and I had no expectations and really enjoyed. I'm going to trudge on and find out what on earth went down at the damn barbeque if it kills me.

Off to iron some letters onto some shirts - Simon and I are going as the lamest couples costume ever to a costume party tonight --- maybe I'll show you and maybe I won't. Costume creativity is just not one of our strong suits.

Happy Saturday!

Linking up with Kelly!

17 comments:

  1. I'm 50 pages into truly madly guilty and it's so slow. I'm having to force myself to read it.

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  2. Salt and Pepper?
    Also, a Target parking garage!? How fancy!

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  3. I heard that it is the least good of her books. I just finished a really good book by her so don't give up on Moriarty. ;)

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  4. When you're shopping around, don't give up on Moriarty! ;)

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  5. #1 My 3year old is doing this too so she gets around in a pair of my old Oroton sunglasses... upside down.

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  6. My husband and I just finished doing the Whole 30. Our (nearly 3 yr old) daughter ONLY wanted to eat the veggies off of my plate and not if I served them directly to her! We only have one kid so far but we love our minivan life! ha!

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  7. I happened upon Poldark by accident on Amazon prime and really like it. Watch out for the season finale!! I don't feel like I'm giving anything away because big thing a always happen on season finales, right haha??

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  8. I loved the minivan post. I love my van more than I ever anticipated.

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  9. i have those boots from lucky and they are cuteeeeeee. rubbed my heel the wrongest way at first, but i love them now!

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  10. Just hold out to 50-60% of Truly Madly Guilty, and you'll find out what happens :) I'm around 60% done, and it's getting better.

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  11. I'm having a hard time with Poldark Season 2-- HOWEVER, you have to watch The Durells of Corfu. It's wonderful - authentic mothering of 4 offspring + amazing Greek island scenery + interesting characters. I'm hooked. Also on PBS

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  12. I loved Poldark Season 1 but season 2 has been disappointing for me... not in the filming or the plot itself but more in the direction the characters are taking. I still really enjoy watching though! So bummed about your feelings on Truly Madly Guilty. I'm about 1 chapter into it and now I'm not sure it's worth my time. Maybe I'll just let you read it and tell me what happened at the barbecue??

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  13. thank you for exposing me to things i shouldn't spend money on. just ordered a pair of those lucky boots! backordered til december so i'll have to wait veryyyyy patiently. ;)

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  14. Truly Madly Guilty was SUCH a letdown. I loved all of her other books and couldn't finish this one. I can't remember the last time I left a novel unfinished. And what happens at the BBQ is so anti climactic. Big ol' thumbs down

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  15. I have NEVER heard of Poldark until this post! Where have I been?!

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  16. The Poldark books are fun too, even after watching!

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  17. You WON?? Awesome!! How is truly madly guilty I just got it from the library and it's huge.

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