Last weekend, Chris and I got to spend a night away from the kids (only our third night away in seven years of parenthood). We didn’t go anyplace crazy, but it was good to have a whole quiet evening to ourselves — well, not so quiet considering we went to a music festival. Somehow my children manage to make more noise than a stadium full of speakers.
On the way to the Beach Ball, we stopped to check out Chris’s (not husband Chris, friend Chris) new space, Pemberlie, at Brocante Bliss. Her space looked amazing, and you should check it out if you can. Chris (husband Chris) had to restrain me from purchasing everything in the neighboring booth, reminding me of the reality of our Honda Civic. Good stuff though. I will be back with a van and without a husband. You didn’t hear that, Chris (husband Chris).
The concert was a lot of fun, too. I went there mainly to hear The Shins and Kimbra. I think The Joy Formidable took the prize for most entertaining performance though. (It’s always fun to see the lead singer destroy the stage, right?) I’ve also had a Metric song stuck in my head since then. I kind of would have liked to have seen The Shins in a smaller setting with a more attentive audience, but still, I really enjoyed it. I didn’t feel as old as I was afraid I would, and it was quite entertaining to people-watch with all the youth reverting back to ’80s fashions.
Thank you, Gram, for watching the girls. They had so much fun with you. And thanks for coming with me, Chris (husband Chris), even though you didn’t know any of the bands. You did take an awesome spacey photo of Foster the People though.
I’m having a little trouble getting back into blogging when nothing all that interesting is going on. So today I just took photos. Yesterday was all dead car batteries, toddler tantrums, headaches and sunburn. Today was better. Today was …
one of my pots full of hydrangea blossoms rescued by Chris after one of the girls went after the bushes …
a completed quilt back, folded next to my newly serviced sewing machine (what a difference) …
and hair long enough for a new haircut.
Tomorrow will be cake-baking, gift-wrapping and teriyaki chicken. (Chris’s birthday!)
Let’s take a moment for me to make fun of myself. OK? Let’s go!
Mommy Blogger pats herself on the back for her beautiful row of hydrangea bushes, heavy with electric blue blossoms (though the credit for the bushes most certainly belongs to the phenomenon of climate change).
Real Mommy spent so much time fussing with garden paths and repotting a gardenia, she allowed the monument to laundry to be built on her bed.
Mommy Blogger gets her kids to cheerfully help clean off the outdoor table for a fun picnic outside on the nice, clean deck!
Real Mommy cannot get her children to take responsibility for their own space, so they destroy their playroom in mere hours. (Yes, they even tore the curtains off the walls.)
Mommy Blogger would like to end things on a nice, pretty note: Mother’s Day flowers (and Spider Man!).
Welcome to my updated blog! I have been meaning to switch over to WordPress for a while, but it took a few weeks of injured hands to spur me to do it. An allergic reaction about a month ago blistered the skin on my hands and made them pretty unusable for pottery. So I took that as an opportunity to end the WordPress procrastination. I’d never laid eyes upon CSS code before this, so I was quite intimidated. I managed to make the site look mostly the way I had planned, but please let me know if something looks funky or out of place.
I will be keeping the old Typepad blogs (My Land and the old Amelia Studio) up until I can get them converted into books. Then they will go away. So if you know of any recipes or links you want from there, get them while you can! If you read my blog on a feed reader, I think you will also have to update the feed.
Anyway, thank you for stopping by. I’m going to try to make blogging more of a priority again. It’s so easy to shoot out a Facebook update or a tweet, and it actually takes whole minutes to compose a blog post, but I do miss having a real blog that acts as a scrapbook, journal and family photo album all rolled into one. I’ll try to do better for you, amelia studio 2.0.