Here the girl had just bought a crown of ribbons and flowers and had been sprinkled with pixie dust by her Fairy Godmother:I don't know why she's making such a goofy face, but she's holding her hands like that because she didn't want her pixie dust (glitter) to fall off before her wish came true. No word on if her wish came true or not. I avoided the subject since I'm sure it would involve me spending money.
We finally got internet on Monday but things have just now settled down to the point where I can blog. Today the boy is in school, Jay is at work, so it's back to being just me and the girl at home. I'm excited to get our family back on a routine. I have so much I want to say but don't even know where to begin. So I figured I'd take the easy route and just spew some randomness.
*There is so much to do here. I can't imagine ever getting bored. Last Saturday we went to the Renaissance Faire, although we didn't stay long because it was 51 degrees and rainy and we, being silly Floridians, were wearing short sleeves and/or shorts. I did manage to get a few pictures though.
The boy ran off and quickly bought a wooden sword. We left before he could talk us into purchasing a cloak. Obviously, this type of event is right up his alley.
We also spent time at The Children's Museum and I still want to hit the Zoo, the Aquarium, and the Portland Saturday Market.
*My apartment is small, we've downsized a lot. But the location is excellent. The kids schools are nearby and I could walk to Starbucks. Also, there is a Crate and Barrel and an Anthropology less than five minutes from my front door. Not that I shop at those stores too often, but it's nice knowing they are there.
*Speaking of shopping, the thrifting around here is wonderful. I've already picked up quite a few fun purchases and hope to share them with you soon.
*Our stuff still hasn't arrived but will be here tomorrow. Words cannot express how much I want my junk to get here. We've been sleeping on air mattresses and eating off of plastic ware. We don't have a single chair in the apartment. Never before have I wanted to sit in a chair so badly. It's the simple things.
*Last Sunday, the night before our cable was hooked up, we watched the worst movie ever. It starred Winona Ryder, whom I normally love, as Lois Wilson, the wife of the man who started Alcoholics Anonymous. This schlocky movie was a giant piece of crap and Winona should be very embarrassed. Also, if any of you watched it, you should be ashamed as well. I only had one channel, I had an excuse.
*After not having picked up a book for about two weeks, I'm finally reading again. Jay spotted Good in Bed at Target and remembered it being on my list. He also picked up The Kite Runner at Goodwill, but I'm not anxious to read that one just yet because I have no desire to be emotionally distraught at the moment. Have any of you read it? Thoughts?
*A few months back I read that Daniel Baldwin had moved to the Portland area. I'm hoping Alec comes to visit his brother and I have a sighting. Needless to say, I never leave the house without full makeup.
*I've started the process of reading all the blog posts I've missed. It's been nice catching up with everyone. I've missed you all so much!
*Finally, I wanted to share a song with you. We heard this song a lot during the five day trip here. We'd sing along loudly and then usually replay it once or twice. It became sort of the theme song for our move. It's "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: