Friday, January 11, 2013

Currently


Freezing
we spent all of October and November complaining about the awful heat waves that kept interrupting our sweet fall festivities, and now, it's January, 45 degrees, and we're freezing. While I'm enjoying the boy's in their super cute winter sweaters, I'm regretting the fact of my own slim winter wardrobe attire. Socks. And boots. I need both.  

Planing
a spring trip to the Grand Canyon! It's been almost 12 years since I've been and the boy's are now old enough where I think it will be good fun for everyone. I'm hoping to book the train ride we took into town when we were there last. And a fun, cheap motel. 

Loving:
This Blog. Great style and beautiful photos from this fashion and lifestyle photographer documenting both her professional and personal journeys in and around L.A and beyond. Check it out!

Watching:
Take this Waltz on netflix instant. It's a quirky, smart film directed by Sarah Polley about the trials of young marriage and the issues that arise from the feeling that "something is missing." Full of great music and filmed in super exposed 'Instagramish' rich tones and starring Michelle Williams - who in my opinion - is fail proof these days. I've already watched it twice*

Rejoicing
In having a second car back. It was a long two weeks without my jeep filled with lots of phone calls requesting milk and other random groceries from Mike on his way home from work almost daily (which didn't always fair well - seeing that he is not fully aware of the regular brands we stick to) But, it was nice to stick around home for a bit, and we did enjoy those cold walks to school in morning and the VW bus rides around town as a family. Felt very 1970's housewife waiting for her husband to get home to bring the milk home and take a drive around town. But then it started to feel plain boring. 

Listening:
to this song over & over & over again for the past two months now. I don't care. It's good. Really good. And not one of us is tired of it yet. 

Reading
This book. A refreshing take on the fashion industry written in a voice I liked immediately. 

Preparing
For a pizza dinner tonight. Seems that's what we do these days with our Friday nights. 



*the baby talk in this movie was sort of grating on my nerves, but I suppose it shows the play between them as a couple. The only part of the movie that made me cringe a bit. I can't do baby talk. Especially between adults. 



11 comments:

  1. So weird to think it's 40 degrees today here in Minnesota. It'll back in the teens this weekend. Boo.

    Haha. Husbands never seem to pay attention to brand and specifics like 1% or 2% milk.

    xxM

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    1. Ouch, Now THAT is cold. Hope you have a nice weekend, Maria!

      J

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  2. What is the book? I'm so curious and the link didin't work :)

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    1. oh no! Ill have to fix that Jana. Thanks for letting me know. - It's Grace, by Grace Coddnigton :)

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  3. YES on all six counts... well, seven... including the 'baby talk' bit.

    totally looking forward to watching that movie along with our friday night dinner... tacos :). pizza and tacos are just perfect for a friday night.

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    1. Because of you I switched it up to tacos last night :)

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  4. Okay, so I haven't seen the movie in a few months so I won't get it verbatim, but I really love the line in the movie in the locker room when the older woman says to Michelle William's character that basically all new, shiny things get old. Might need to re-watch it just to be reminded of that.

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    1. I think that scene is my favorite part of the movie, Rachel. "New things get old too" - Sarah Silverman is so good in this as well. And then the end, in the rotating camera showing how "newness" evolves and changes and eventually ends up the the same. Them watching T.V. So great!

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  5. I watched that on Netflix last Sunday! I feel like it's a movie you could rewatch at different stages of life and think about wanting everything and perhaps too much. I liked the little metaphors tucked into the characterization and dialogue. but i totally agree, HATED the baby talk. i kept hoping it'd speed up and be over with. but i guess it helped developed the notion of idiosyncrasies that are born between couples. haha still annoying.

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    1. I think you're right - about showing certain idiosyncrasies. But still totally, Totally annoying (and a tad distracting) Do people really talk like that?!

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  6. You're right it's freezing!! I woke up lastnight in chills because it was about 30 degrees. Goodness.

    Are you talking about the Amtrak train ride to Grand Canyon? Josh and I took a 3 day train ride to Chicago and passed by the Grand Canyon. It was stunning and so relaxing. Have a fun trip! I'm sure your boys would love that.


    Also, thank you Jessica for the blog feature!!

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