Friday, September 19, 2014

letters to Norby #25

Dear Norby-

It's been a while since I wrote to you, but you haven't stopped amazing me lately. You've become such an interesting little person, who love trucks and trains. It's ever so sweet when you play with your little red engine and say in the quietest little voice "choo-choo". My favorite thing to do with you is read "Little Blue Truck", we've spent so much time reading that book that I can recite the opening page on cue. Reading with you is so nice, you snuggle into a grownup lap with the book you've chosen and point out your favorite characters. You know all your barnyard animals, as well as all kinds of trucks.

Thank you for being my sweet little nephew. I am so happy I get to see you more often now and that our time together is so much fun.

See you tomorrow...

Love your favorite auntie

It's been a while since I've written you a dear letter my sweet little boy. You are turning into such a smart, nice child. My favorite thing that you do is bring books to me, and then snuggle in my lap while I read out loud

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Oops, due to not some so stealth instagram stalking, I definitely tried to follow someone that I was only trying to view pictures on. Yep, definitely busted because that's not something you can take back. I am totally embarrassed that I know I am caught, bonus is I've probably provided this person some serious discussion points for their friends this coming week. Hope you all enjoy gossiping about my flub - what can I say, I was nosy about an event - and it couldn't be helped. I'll have to keep my instagram stalking down a bit for a few weeks.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Can we flash back to 5PM on Friday? No, okay - I just thought I'd check to see if there was any possibility of going back and getting another weekend. This weekend I did feel accomplished, I got a lot of random things done off the to do lists - always a good feeling.

I did a massive Walmart haul for all good things needed to move into the new place in less than two weeks (yay!., I definitely have the essentials covered for a bit, but that's more than helpful for move in day, otherwise I'd have some anxieties about not having paper towels and that would just be annoying.

I finally saw Boyhood, such a good movie. For a movie that was almost 3 hours long I definitely didn't feel like I had sat that long. Such an interesting concept to shoot a movie over 12 years. Is it wrong to secretly hope that there will be a sequel in 12 more years? I think it would still be interesting, although probably harder to keep the storyline as adult lives shift so much more (kids live with their families so easier continuity). Anyway, think about it or make my dreams come true.

Completed the book, Hidden by Catherine McKenzie. This was a good read - definitely not what I expected to happen, I couldn't put this down.

I also packed up my summer clothes that I've had at my parents' house, since it's now in the 40's in the morning I am not going to be wearing summer layers anymore. I miss you summer, see you next year (or maybe a round of Indian Summer in a week or two?).

Hope you had a nice weekend.

Friday, September 12, 2014


I am extra excited for Friday this week (can I get a Friday cheer please?). It's been a very long work week and after today, deadline number one for the fall will come and go. I've been living at my office, but that's okay. I actually managed to get through this week feeling good, unlike last year which was an emotional roller coaster. It's great what another year can bring for you.  I am not out of the woods yet for being totally zen, but it's good not to be super frazzled yet.

The major plan for this weekend is to make a massive trip to Walmart for like the 900 things needed to move into my new place. Yay for a new place, boo for needing things like paper towels and dish soap - my to purchase list is a bit frightening. I also need to drop in and make the final payment for my new couch (who's coming to visit?), so it can be delivered the week after I move in. So much to do so little time. I'll also do another HomeGoods trip - why is there so much cute stuff there? To say I am excited about my move is a complete understatement.

In other news, I am really hoping for a better football performance this week, I am currently in last place in my pool and I was knocked out of the survivor pool week one (thanks Bears, you rock!). Last year I won that survivor pool, so I was hoping to make it at least to week two before it was all over. Anyway the silver lining is I am currently leading my fantasy league - thanks to my male co-workers who picked my team while I was on vacation. I promised one guy lunch if the season continues to go well - because I never would have done that well otherwise.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Do something new.

(quote via mint sprinkles)