Friday Chats are kinda like fireside chats without the fire, although a fire would fabulous, because it’s a little cool this morning.
I feel like I need a day to catch-up with you guys. You know, the kinda day where I just ramble about life and then you leave a comment and ramble right back at me…kinda like old school blogging.
So here goes…
Last week was a little crazy in these parts. My kids were off for Spring break, and it was kinda yucky out most of the week, and they were antsy, and I started a new job, and it was Easter weekend….
Let your imagination run wild while you’re reading between the lines, and just imagine how happy I was when school started back up on Tuesday.
Can I just say that I love my job. I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I am working in a library. What could be more perfect than working in a place filled with books?
Besides, FringeMan always said I look like a librarian. I told him that was kinda like calling me Velma.
Yesterday this little four year-old girl was hanging in the children’s section while her mama was doing other stuff. After a while, I could see she was reaching the point when sweet little girls turn into crazed book throwing women, so I intervened. We sat down and read books and practiced writing the alphabet on paper. Then I talked her into looking at The Pioneer Woman’s new holiday cookbook with me, because I was getting a little hungry. I figured entertaining the child would be easier than cleaning up the children’s section after she pulled every single book off the shelves.
Anyway, right before she left, she took a Scooby-Doo DVD down off a shelf. She brought it over to me, pointed to Velma, and said, “That’s you.”
Now I kinda feel like I was destined to work in the library. Just call me Velma from now on and bring me some Scooby-Snacks. Kay?
Speaking of food, I’m about to make Edie’s Creamy Chicken Tortilla soup, but I need to run to the store for a few of the ingredients. If you haven’t tried any of her soup recipes, you really should. She’s a wonderful cook.
And, now, because I feel it’s my duty, I shall bore you with a Friday Instagram dump. I don’t know if all of these pictures are from this last week. Who can remember? I warned you it was a crazy week.
When I shared this picture on Facebook, someone said that when they were a kid, they thought ice-cream trucks were only on television. I’m here to tell you, New York likes its ice-cream trucks. If you ever want to buy an over-priced milk by-product on a stick, the ice-cream truck is your place to get it.
We’re having a bit of a fashion crisis in my house these days. My kids have no summer clothes that fit (except the new outfits my mom bought…thanks mom), my husband’s clothes are so threadbare, they are almost see-through, and I’m down to three short-sleeved shirts for summer. I do see a grand shopping spree in our future.
I think I’ll pass on this ruffly wonder though. My loss. I know. It just looks a little heavy for July.
For the record, I paid money for this haircut, and it’s not as crooked as it looks. Or maybe it is, but whatever. Angled hair is in style, isn’t it?
We used these hand-painted linens for Easter, even though my mom was worried about ruining them. They washed perfectly. No worries. I know some of you asked how they washed and the answer is wonderfully. Washer-dryer-done.
If you missed my Nutella Cheesecake Cookie Cups, you must try them.
They taste as good as they look.
My mom brought us to a brand new (to us) place called Sweet Frog. I’m in love!
This place is SO cute. I should have taken pictures of everything, but I was in a sugar coma after eating this, and yes, I ate it all. I’m as bad as the kids. If you have a Sweet Frog near you, go! It’s so fun.
Now it’s your turn. Let’s catch-up.
Tell me what’s been going on in your life, because, this Friday chat thing only works if you “chat” in the comments. If you have a blog and would like to host your own “Friday Chat”, please leave your link in the comments.
Happy Weekend everyone!