This week, I showed you pictures of our upstairs that was transformed from empty storage space into hangout area when Jimi discovered one of our outlets was way overloaded and about to catch fire and kill us all any minute. Oh, and we reconstructed the lamp and put up some better window treatments last night:
Better, no? And I swear I've dusted that little table. That table has a story, by the way. (Of course it does - everything I own has a story.) Anyhow, it was my Momma & Daddy's, years before my existence was considered. And when Brother was 3, he busted his lip on the top of the table. I remember watching it happen - I couldn't have stopped it. The sound his little face made when it smacked that tabletop, and the look of pain and surprise on his face when he raised his eyes to mine just after - I'll never forget it. Poor kid.
Moving on - I put a line out this week about guest bloggers, I got some new elephant rainboots, I showed you some pictures of my cluttered (AWESOME) desk at work.
This week is also ICWL, or International Comment Leaving Week. (In my head, I replace "leaving" with "love" - international comment love week.) Anyhow. This was my first time, and I knew nothing about it before I linked up...and was a little concerned when I discovered all the other blogs that were linked up shared a common theme of infertility. I didn't want anyone to think I was trying to crash the party - but my concerns were baseless and silly. The women I've found and who've found me via this comment-love party, they're just amazing; strong, well-written, inspirational, encouraging, kind, funny, honest, open, brave.
I got another odd-as-a-box-of-hair phone call from Mr. HR Director on Tuesday and decided that the next time he thinks it's appropriate to bring up my miscarriage at 8:15 in the morning before I've even had a chance to pour my first cup of coffee...well, we're going to have to have a chat.
Patty over at Another Cookie, Please! gave me the Incredibly Sweet Blog Award, and I finally got around to passing it along on Monday.
I've been putting off cleaning for forever, and I think the jig is finally up - today is the day the work must be done, if for no other reason than because we're leaving Thursday for 6 days and it's pretty rotten to come home exhausted from a vacation and find your house is just as much of a sty as when you left it. Those damned cleaning gnomes, I just can't get them to stick around. So I'm going to go do that.
And I'm so sad there's not Comment Love Sunday over at FTLOB today. :( <---That's my sad face.
Happy Sunday, Friends!
Here from ICLW - your blog title really caught my attention! I love ICLW too, and really nobody cares whether you're an IF blogger or not. I'm curious how you got connected with it, though, if you are not writing about infertility or pregnancy or kids.ReplyDelete
I love your blog and don't find it boring at all! You are a great writer with some awesome perspectives!ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment! I also have to clean before leaving on any sort of trip. It's stressful on the front end but on the way back home...I am completely relaxed because I know I'm walking into a clean house!ReplyDelete
I remember the Sunday blahs. I'm not looking forward to going back to work.ReplyDelete
LOVE the hangout area and read up on Mr HR. Holy crap. You are a far better person than I. Even though good things were intended, I probably would have reared my ugly, caffeine fueled head and called him something special, and four-lettered.ReplyDelete
i completely agree about the sunday/monday correlation and the lack of love for it. by the way, LOVE the lamp! so cute!ReplyDelete
I have a pretty ridiculous story about those elephant rainboots I ordered! I'm going to post about it sometime this week, but I'm super-tempted to just e-mail you first, haha.ReplyDelete