Sunday morning I pulled the covers high and took my time getting out of bed. Jeff and Noah went on a secret drive to Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, where they bought a whole dozen donuts! (I usually only buy one per person) and iced lattes.
We ate Boston cremes and watched videos online at the table. And we were even way early for church.
I made BLTs for lunch and took the kids to the beach while Jeff watched the Bears. We gathered rocks in jars and hiked up the dunes. Later we baked pizza for dinner and I met my mom at the movies to see Footloose.
Monday was storytime at Barnes & Noble. We decided to surprise Mommal with magazines- the latest People and Large Print Reader's Digest. She was sleeping when we got there, but we woke her up and took her to the lake.
If you squint, you can see Chicago right there in the center of the horizon.
On the way home Ivy insisted on stopping by the farm at the orchard and it was just the most beautiful day, I couldn't say no. She sat on the tractors or raked hay the entire time. That evening I wrote here and here, then went to bed and it stormed and stormed.
Tuesday shared a lovely morning. When we weren't chasing bubbles or sprawled out in the backyard grass, I cleaned out the garage for winter and now I can actually park in there! Ivy played with her ponies on the driveway. We took a nap in my bed and whispered precious things I never wanted to forget but now I can't remember them.
I woke to a phone call, about my dear life-long friend Tammy and her sweet four-year-old daughter Phoenix. In an absolutely stunning turn of events, she is very sick with leukemia type A.L.L. pre B in critical condition right now. Like, within hours, they had no idea anything was wrong. My heart is still shaking. I -- and her entire family, army of friends -- appreciate your prayers, positive thoughts, and beliefs for her in this scary time. We're hoping to set up a way to help their family financially and I'll be sure to share when I have more details.
To say I've had a hard time thinking about anything else is an understatement. Heavy heart this evening.
Wednesday came to be, and it was library time with a Halloween parade. Ivy went as the green monster again. We got home and even though I had plenty of writing to do, we had no wifi. So instead we were able to meet beautiful friends Melissa and Hyacynth for lunch as they passed by on a road trip. It was good, and when we got home, the Internet was back up! So I wrote, and then got the kids ready for Halloween Night at school. This time Ivy made a few costume changes until she finally decided to be a flower child. Cool. Bedtime, Gray coughed and I heard croup. So we steamed in the bath before deep-breathing cold air. Then I put him to bed and wrote some more but didn't finish. Tended to my darling Gray and then checked on him all night long.
Thursday is nothing like we planned, but that's okay. We are missing a playdate with friends and breathing in the cold air. I've been putting off going to the store all week so now we scrounge through the cupboards to make things we find like Jiffy corn muffin mix and eat oatmeal for snack and later I might make hot pretzels.
Maybe we'll finally paint our beach rock families. Meet Noah (above.) I also predict a big fat nap in a few hours.
As seen on Ivy for this week's Small Style
- sunday: dress- tea collection, sweater- noppies via zulily
- monday: long sleeve t & skinny jeans- tea collection, star wars t & boots-target, sunglasses-gymboree
- tuesday: hooded tee- tea collection, pants- h&m
- wednesday: long sleeve t, leggings, boots, & mask- target, skirt- rosemary's cuppa
- thursday: long sleeve t- tea collection, bloomers-amelie jo, dress- misha lulu who btw is at The Mini Social today starting at 10am. You do not want to miss! Also, I happen to love the Misha Lulu blog.