Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Quick Takes Sixth Friday in Lent

I can't get all that fancy schmancy html code to copy and paste from Jen's site to mine, probably because I'm on my mom's computer in St. Louis and it's a mac, and I don't speak mac.  Intuitive, my #$$.

Here are my quick takes:

1.  What did you do on St. Patrick's Day?  I went with my very own Patrick to an Irish pub of course, with kids of course, to hear his brother's Irish band play mostly Irish music.  The Great Whiskey Project anyone?  


2.  Have you ever seen this Barats and Bereta youtube video about Mother's Day?  You should.  It bears reference to every family picture taking event I have ever been a part of.



Anyway, I was taking close-ups of Edmund being a goofball....when Peter joined in.  

Lovely boys, aren't they?

3.  Every spring, while doing the Great Seasonal Drawer Changeover, I decide to re-invent some stuff.
These "mom" capris weren't making me feel the love anymore, so I had my tailor "fix" them.

Before.


After.

So, my knee-length walking shorts are a little long.  But we're almost there.  And now I can spare myself the agony of shopping for shorts, because you know when I find something that fits, I buy it in every color.  Yes, I had two pairs of these "mom" capris, and now I have two pairs of slightly-still-too-long walking shorts.  

4.   I spent lots of time in the backyard, in the grass, on a lovely quilt from a dear friend, with Edmund, Lucy, and Baby J this week.  Edmund and Lucy were having the worst spring break ever, but then we went to St. Louis last night, so you know it's only going to get better.

My baby has no fear.
5. Gratuitous sweaty baby belly shot.   I should have taken pictures of skirt #2 that Lucy and I completed this week, or the gorgeous mantel that the Chef installed and painted.  But I didn't.  Next week, I promise.  Wait, no I don't.  It will be Good Friday, and I will be on the road again.


6.  I'm torn between a rock and a hard place here, but the Chef has convinced me that the power of prayer is too strong an opportunity to pass.  Several (like nearly a hundred) of you lovely readers peruse my ramblings every day.  I would be most gratified if you would give a shout out to the One Above for my sister and her husband as she battles cancer yet again.  She is one tough cookie.  We are filled with His Hope and asking for His healing for her.  

7.  Enjoy your weekend!


9 comments:

  1. I love a good pants/shorts/capri alteration! They look great!

    If I had known you were coming to the Lou I would've invited you for coffee with your clan! Ann can attest to the fact that I love having strangers/bloggers over -- maybe next time!

    And -- most important...prayers for your sister! I was so sad to read that.

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    1. When I come for coffee, will there be gooey butter cake? St. Louis has many wundebar qualities, but gooey butter cake is the best.

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  2. Oh. my. goodness. Your kids are soooooo gorgeous! It's easy to see why! Will add your sis to our prayers!

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  3. Even with their doofus faces on, your boys are handsome. And I'm serious. 'Cause you know I can rock the socks off a doofus face!

    Walking shorts are my fave. Love the make-over. You could just roll them under once, yes? Have that lovely daughter of yours use her sewing skillz on a little hemming? I think that would work great!

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    1. Edmund is actually sporting his "Nanny McPhee" face. He despises that movie and cracks me up every time he talks about it, because he makes that face. Re: the shorts - my tailor put this very cute slit or notch in the hem. I think she used origami. If I turn the hem up, I will lose the notch. sigh.

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  4. I love the capri alternation too. I'm also a bit (or a lot) jealous that you have weather that necessitates changing out the clothes already :)

    Prayers for your sister indeed. Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy.

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    1. Thank you. Chicago has had the warmest March evah! Ten days of 80 degree weather in March since 1870, 8 days of 80 degree weather this March. Crazy, but I love it. Global warming: Bring It ON!

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  5. I totally owe you on the prayers, so OF COURSE I will add your sister to my intention list. What a hard thing for her and her husband AND her sister. Have a wonderful trip!!

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  6. Just watched the video and I am weeping. You have no idea how much that resonates. I can hook you up with GOoey butter cake. Maybe we can make some toasted (aka fried) ravioli too.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Quick Takes Sixth Friday in Lent

I can't get all that fancy schmancy html code to copy and paste from Jen's site to mine, probably because I'm on my mom's computer in St. Louis and it's a mac, and I don't speak mac.  Intuitive, my #$$.

Here are my quick takes:

1.  What did you do on St. Patrick's Day?  I went with my very own Patrick to an Irish pub of course, with kids of course, to hear his brother's Irish band play mostly Irish music.  The Great Whiskey Project anyone?  


2.  Have you ever seen this Barats and Bereta youtube video about Mother's Day?  You should.  It bears reference to every family picture taking event I have ever been a part of.



Anyway, I was taking close-ups of Edmund being a goofball....when Peter joined in.  

Lovely boys, aren't they?

3.  Every spring, while doing the Great Seasonal Drawer Changeover, I decide to re-invent some stuff.
These "mom" capris weren't making me feel the love anymore, so I had my tailor "fix" them.

Before.


After.

So, my knee-length walking shorts are a little long.  But we're almost there.  And now I can spare myself the agony of shopping for shorts, because you know when I find something that fits, I buy it in every color.  Yes, I had two pairs of these "mom" capris, and now I have two pairs of slightly-still-too-long walking shorts.  

4.   I spent lots of time in the backyard, in the grass, on a lovely quilt from a dear friend, with Edmund, Lucy, and Baby J this week.  Edmund and Lucy were having the worst spring break ever, but then we went to St. Louis last night, so you know it's only going to get better.

My baby has no fear.
5. Gratuitous sweaty baby belly shot.   I should have taken pictures of skirt #2 that Lucy and I completed this week, or the gorgeous mantel that the Chef installed and painted.  But I didn't.  Next week, I promise.  Wait, no I don't.  It will be Good Friday, and I will be on the road again.


6.  I'm torn between a rock and a hard place here, but the Chef has convinced me that the power of prayer is too strong an opportunity to pass.  Several (like nearly a hundred) of you lovely readers peruse my ramblings every day.  I would be most gratified if you would give a shout out to the One Above for my sister and her husband as she battles cancer yet again.  She is one tough cookie.  We are filled with His Hope and asking for His healing for her.  

7.  Enjoy your weekend!


9 comments:

  1. I love a good pants/shorts/capri alteration! They look great!

    If I had known you were coming to the Lou I would've invited you for coffee with your clan! Ann can attest to the fact that I love having strangers/bloggers over -- maybe next time!

    And -- most important...prayers for your sister! I was so sad to read that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When I come for coffee, will there be gooey butter cake? St. Louis has many wundebar qualities, but gooey butter cake is the best.

      Delete
  2. Oh. my. goodness. Your kids are soooooo gorgeous! It's easy to see why! Will add your sis to our prayers!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Even with their doofus faces on, your boys are handsome. And I'm serious. 'Cause you know I can rock the socks off a doofus face!

    Walking shorts are my fave. Love the make-over. You could just roll them under once, yes? Have that lovely daughter of yours use her sewing skillz on a little hemming? I think that would work great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Edmund is actually sporting his "Nanny McPhee" face. He despises that movie and cracks me up every time he talks about it, because he makes that face. Re: the shorts - my tailor put this very cute slit or notch in the hem. I think she used origami. If I turn the hem up, I will lose the notch. sigh.

      Delete
  4. I love the capri alternation too. I'm also a bit (or a lot) jealous that you have weather that necessitates changing out the clothes already :)

    Prayers for your sister indeed. Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Chicago has had the warmest March evah! Ten days of 80 degree weather in March since 1870, 8 days of 80 degree weather this March. Crazy, but I love it. Global warming: Bring It ON!

      Delete
  5. I totally owe you on the prayers, so OF COURSE I will add your sister to my intention list. What a hard thing for her and her husband AND her sister. Have a wonderful trip!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Just watched the video and I am weeping. You have no idea how much that resonates. I can hook you up with GOoey butter cake. Maybe we can make some toasted (aka fried) ravioli too.

    ReplyDelete