Monday, September 24, 2012

My so-called (pinterest) Life

Because I need one more place to spend my time, I love to play around on Pinterest.  Now if someone could come up with an app that teaches you how to actually get off of your ass and do all the things you pin on pinterest, that would be a real winner.

My pinterest life is a fairy tale.  I eat lots of goat cheese and quinoa and wear really awesome boots and scarves.  I have the perfect handbag and hair for every occasion.  I garden and label all of my herbs with wine corks.  I spend my time organizing things I didn't even know could be organized.  Everything has its perfect place in my tidy and labeled drawers and cabinets.  I create cute holiday crafts and home-make my Christmas cards. I have endless cute activities planned for the kids and I am full of meaningful and insightful quotes.

Just another holiday craft
My greenhouse

Knob necklace organizer

Christmas decor
Endless quinoa recipes
healthy fried zucchini
The herb garden
So organized!

It is almost comical how opposite my real life is from my Pinterest life.  In the last 24 hours of my real life:  I have eaten pimento cheese for 5 meals in a row, I wouldn't have changed out of my pajamas except for the fact I've been puked on a few times, finding a pair of scissors or AA batteries for one of the 5,000 toys on the floor of the playroom is damn near impossible due to all of the crap in my kitchen drawers, my ferns haven't been watered for weeks and are only surviving (barely) because the occasional wind and rain combined has blown some drops on them, last week's laundry is still stacked in the basket on the floor next to the continuously unmade bed, my purse is so old that I recently discovered a hole in the lining with 5 lost lip glosses hidden down there, and the last six weeks of mail is stacked on the coffee table waiting for my attention.  Seriously - I just tried to count the things in this room that are out of place and I lost track because the count got so high.

I guess that is why Pinterest is so successful - it gives you an escape from chaos into an organized, healthy, and stylish world.

I completely love my chaos but after the girls go to bed I also love to drink wine and live in My so-called (pinterest) Life.  Maybe some day I'll start working on some of those projects.  Until someone comes up with that get off your ass app I think I'll just browse and pretend.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why I am a blog slacker

Because I have taken on a second job as a referee.  Between babies and other babies and between babies and various objects.  Even in the childproof room where they are confined I am constantly having to get them out of trouble.  Gone are the days of peacefully playing in one place.

They are truly hilarious and so fun right now.  And really cute (of course I am biased).

Photos of all are almost impossible.  As soon as I put them down they are gone.  I attempted to take a group shot tonight.

That'll work.  Brooks left, Anna middle, Irene right.
Life has been hectic, but fun, lately.  Between three home football games in a row, sick babies (that part was not fun), and a work trip for me to Boston - September has flown by.  I missed the girls while I was away but I must say it was nice to spend a solo evening walking around the city, shopping, eating, and reading.  This pretty much sums up a top night for me:

We've taken them to the grove twice and it was not as much of a hassle as I thought it would be.  Their grandmothers are both so great and have kept them while we go to games.  Anna Ruth put some grove pics on her blog.

And I will leave you with this shirt I spotted on my trip:
I told him my sister had a blog and I needed to get a picture for her.....