So I sat here for a good while with the cursor blinking, mocking me just a little, as I waited for clever inspiration to begin this post.
And it never came.
So I am falling back on my true-blue standby, my faithful friend: the list.
*Annelise was invited to a school friend's birthday party Sunday afternoon. Whee.
*Annelise looks like she's on drugs in this picture, but I promise she is not. Just prone to cheesy fake smiles lately.
*I still think birthday parties on Sunday afternoons should be illegal.
*This one though was at a bouncy place and there was no booze, so, YAY!
*Yes, Annelise's present is wrapped in what I think turned out to be Christmas paper. Pity.
*During the party I chatted with other moms and became obsessed with this woman's outfit:
*Is it not flat out DARLING? I love the dress, leggings, ballet flats and the gorgeous scarf. She was so layered and accessorized and so carefree and CUTE.
*I may have stalked her a bit.
*There was quite a contingent of trendy moms with similar looks.
*I felt rather schlumpy in my jeans and shirt. Pity.
*Today turned out to be a full day, but in a good way. So, YAY!
*I have big plans to start cleaning out the kitchen cabinets and reorganizing over the next few days.
*I'm actually looking forward to this mammoth task!
*I can't believe I just typed that.
*Yesterday at church someone made a comment about how much Annelise has grown.
*They then proceeded to ask something along the lines of when were we going to go get another one.
*Kind of teasing, I guess.
*We've certainly been asked that before (and will again I'm sure) and even heard very similar phrasing of that particular comment.
*But that day it bugged me.
*I know they had good intentions, but it's still stewing around in my brain and kind of ticking me off.
*Like it's such an easy process (international adoption) and it's something we can just do on our way to the grocery store.
*I know that a snarky (to me) adoption comment is probably strange to include in this random list of birthday parties, mom stalking and kitchen organization.
*But that's all I've got.