Sunday, February 28, 2010

Makes me smile.

My stress level has been sky-high lately...what with still getting in the groove of working full time, keeping up on the endless house showings, and tracking the multitudes of details that are still coming together on the new house. I actually cracked from the pressure this week. Not a pretty sight for sure.

Anyway, I'm all about finding little things to make the day a bit brighter. A couple of weeks ago we were at Target, wasting time in the books and magazines area as we waited for our showing to be over. I saw this magazine cover and it put a smile on my face. Even better was the picture of Leo ironing. I showed it to Kirk, and asked him why he doesn't look like that when he irons. He just scowled.

Is it just me, or does he seem to be aging nicely? :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The long winter.

OK, so I maybe lied on that last post. Keeping iCraft open this last month or so proved too taxing to my already stressed mind, so I closed shop for awhile. It's just been a lot lately, what with working, keeping on top of new house details, (still) trying to sell our current house, and the never-ending piles of laundry, dishes, etc.

Added to all of that, of course, has been this dreadful, dreary winter.

If you're from around these parts, you know what I'm talking about! The cold, the snow, the blizzards, the mini-thaws followed by more and more and more snow. Temperatures that are lower than in Greenland (yes, my friends, that is correct!); friends carrying groceries and supplies in on foot to other friends who are literally stranded in their own neighborhoods; other friends who break down in tears every time they attempt (and fail) to climb their own icy street; kids who cry at the mention of snow days and who announce daily, "I'm sick of winter." No kidding, we're all sick of it.

To cheer myself up I continue to turn to one of my favorite blogs, Little Brown Pen, and gaze at her lovely Parisian photos. I have even dreamed of Paris the past couple of nights, wishing I could go back, wander around, and soak up all of that awesomeness. Better that than dreaming of snow, right?