Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a perfect day

I know there is no such thing as a completely perfect day...but today was pretty darn close. Spending time with my sister is always fun, but mostly focused on the kids. The last two times we have visited, we have declared a "sister day," hired a babysitter and took off for 3 - 4 hours of pure freedom! Today we started off shopping at my sister's favorite knitting store and my favorite pottery story. Then we headed to a historic section of the city and had a yummy lunch at a local bakery.

Once our tummies were full we visited our favorite antique shop. My first find of the day was a miniature A&W root beer mug that is identical to one that my mom has. Growing up (and to this day) it sits on one of those plastic double decker turntables in her cabinet holding toothpicks. I saw this one the last time we visited the shop and did not get it. When I saw it THIS time, I knew it was meant to be mine! I also found three vintage suitcases that I am going to use as an end table in my living room, a nifty black wooden stool, a Hires root beer wooden crate (funny that I bought two root beer related items and do not even like the stuff) and a neat foldable wooden ruler. I am excited to get it all home and assimilated into my house.

This vacation has been full of fun times, but nothing better than hanging out with my little sister, oh and SHOPPING!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Here I go again...

Why do I keep starting a blog but never keep it going? Why do I keep coming back to it? Why do people write blogs anyway? Some people say blogs are narcissistic - that no one really wants to know all this stuff about you. However, I think I keep getting drawn back for a few reasons: to have a record of life as it passes by ever so fast; to have ready made journaling for my scrapbooks; to have an outlet for creativity; to connect with myself and others (maybe, if anyone actually reads this). Who knows, it may even improve my writing...or may just make me care less about it.

So I am going to try again with no rules or pressure from myself and my ever present need for perfectionism....we'll see what happens!