being snowed in this weekend
didn’t make me feel quite so guilty
for (full)days spent laying on the couch
fire blazing, warm tea, fingers lost in merino
my parents (have i mentioned how much they ROCK!?!?)
came to town
mum cleaned and did probably 10 loads of laundry
dad cooked and waited on me
(boy, did we eat. like. kings.)
to keep from feeling totally useless
now i’ve got to figure out how to sew left-footed
some mum can get some hand-made love too…
it’s really amazing how
and freshly folded laundry
can truly make you feel
m+d: lova ya. WICKED.
i broke my foot.
snapped off a chunk of the 5th Metatarsal.
it’s ah gonna be a looooong 6-8 weeks
(and possibily up to 12 until i can lace up sneaks and comfortably go for a run)
so that’s like… spring, right?
so, that’s where i’ve been
not driving, cooking, sewing, exploring, traveling, cleaning, exercising, standing
good times, kids.
hoping this + an extended doggie ER visit + car drama = our “they come in 3’s” bad-luck streak
i almost gave up
on the avocado
i try to always find the nearly ripe ones
by the time i remember to use them
(and those buggers get expensive- especially to keep throwing away!)
i caught a glimpse peeking out from the corner of the fruit bowl
glorious green perfection
diced with tofu, cherry tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, s+p and a dusting of grated cheese
not gonna lie…
2011 kicked my heiny.
loss. illness. drama.
(i know, i didn’t get into it here. i try and keep this my “happy place.”)
left me floundering.
i’ve learned. i’m loved. i’m letting go. i’m oh-so-lucky.
i am so in love with 2012.
here’s to: a blog face-lift, house projects galore, travel, tutorials, singing in the shower…
*hang a few sprigs of fresh eucalyptus in your shower- the steam + their menthol-y scent are a perfect mid-winter wake up!
one last christmas post-
tay came for a visit the week between christmas and new year’s…
and she wanted to bring something festive home for her family to enjoy
so, we decided on:
we had a blast and they were ADORABLE!
a little late-december catch up before officially moving into 2012
we hosted christmas here
the official christening of our sweet home
and though i didn’t manage to snap too many pictures to prove it
the weekend was lovely
decorated with handmade gingerbread houses
and fresh cut greens
christmas morning, stocking excitement!
and dinner (beef wellington, which i don’t have one picture of- boo!)
was topped off with
(thin flourless chocolate cake, topped with a boule of alternating layers of strawberry and pistachio ice cream, covered in piped swiss meringue and just scorched in a broiling oven)
family. friends. food.