Monday, August 15, 2011

Just Checking In

Hello!  I hope you are all having a charming Monday afternoon.  I wouldn't know, of course, because I haven't read anyone's blogs.  Or e-mails, for that matter.

Tisk, tisk.

I've always said I would blog only because I loved it.  Not because it was required of me.  Because it is my journal, after all :)

This is a time in my life that I'm not quite sure I want to chronicle.  I don't want to remember the summer when I didn't have a moment to myself.  The summer where I detested my job, and wanted to run away from it all.  Because really...what fun is that to remember?

I've been doing everything possible to decompress.  To try to relax.  TEN has been trying to help with this process.  When people converge on me, he swats them away.  He tells them I'm stressed, and that I need to relax and to leave me alone.  Sometimes it actually works :)

On the home front, I killed all of the bushes on the left side of my house.  They were irritating me, and so we wacked them down and then I doused the bed with Round Up.  I'm hoping everything dies in time to cover it all up with mulch before The White Party. 

(Casa T, needing some TLC...)

You see what I mean?  I am living a life of extremes at the moment, and I probably need to simmer down before I start putting my thoughts out into the land of the internet.

We went to a beer festival this weekend.  It was lovely to be outside, with friends, and to just wander to and fro.

(random photo bomber, The Cheerleader, me, H, BFF)

(BFF, B, me)

(TEN and I)

And then I did a little shopping on Ebay.  Ebay NWT makes me happy.  I know there are bunches of lovely clothes that are worn once.  Or new without tags.  But I like NWT :)  So, here are my new pretties....

(Lilly Sylvie Dress)

(Lilly Somesuchanother Skirt)

(Lilly Bowen Dress)

Okay, I think that's about all that's been going on here.  Louis is doing well.  He has been a bit camera shy, so no photos of him to share.

The cherry tomatoes are turning red in the garden.

Tonight I'm off to run errands, tomorrow night we are celebrating WIMP's birthday/temporary move to NYC, Wednesday evening I'm being fitted for my fascinator (the bridesmaids are wearing fascinators in Marilyn Monroe's wedding Labor Day weekend) and Thursday morning we leave for the bachelorette weekend. 

I've ordered a TCA facial peel.  The label says "use at your own risk".  I can't even wait to see what this is all about.

Until we meet again.....



Dee Stephens said...

Hang in there T!Sound like the work drama hasn't slowed you down socially though!
Love the new dresses!

Annie said...

Glad to hear from ya! Things will calm down soon. Summer is chaos! Enjoy this bachelorette weekend and try to relax my friend!

Anonymous said...

Take care of yourself! Sometimes being gone from blogging is okay. If I ever feel flustered, I like to take a step back and leave it alone so that when I come back to it, there isn't a mess of emotions documented that I've finally gotten past. It's nice to take a break sometimes. :)

Jess said...

Was actually just wondering how you were doing last night!! Hope you get some time to relax sometime soon. You need it!!

(Seriously love the random in your photo though...hilarious!)

Deviled Megs said...

Keep on truckin!! :)

Life Through Preppy Glasses said...

im feeling the same way about this was like the summer of "if it can go wrong, ect. its going to happen"

great ebay finds!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry things have been yucky! I ::big heart:: you and am always here if you need to vent!

how i met your father blog said...

sending positive thoughts your way.

i'm feeling similarly, and am back on my zoloft.

Tote said...

I am glad you have Ten to help keep the people at bay. Shopping always lifts my spirits too, helps me relax.
That sylvie dress is my favorite favorite style Lilly dress. It reminds me of Grace Kelly. One of my favorite patterns as well. I have a top made of that pattern. I worked for Lilly for many years and I just sold some things that I know I won't ware any more (because they don't fit of course) on Ebay.


Jenny DB said...

Oh girl i hear you i have been thinking about how to rejoin the blogging world for MONTHS and now it's almost september, and i swear i haven't had a single weekend to just relax... and this wknd its off to minneapolis,a nd then its either a bachelorette or san juans, have to decide!!! and THEN and then and then.... ugh, it's never ending. i LOVE summer but i'm kinda looking forward to fall. if fall means i will be able to take a deep breath again.. :-) and rejoin the normals.

Elizabeth said...

You can doooo it! Just hang in there. Write when you want about what you want. And give Louis a snuggle for me and Lilly!