Sunday, January 20, 2013

Say Thank You Sunday

Did you see the episode of The Simpsons with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein? People like the characters on Portlandia move to Springfield and say everything and do everything you would expect. Their son, T-Rex, prefers turning the compost to watching TV and they have a pet armadillo named Chuy ("Mexico" Chuy, not "Star Wars" Chewy).

So, naturally all of the moms breastfeed and socialize (gasp!) while they're breastfeeding and it makes Marge very uncomfortable.

Today, I would have been one of those moms making Marge uncomfortable. It was a perfect day in Austin and we answered a text from a friend to meet for drinks with a very loud "YES!" We met at a local grocery store that --- wait for it --- has zero packaging so you bring your own and there was a local musician playing on the front porch and they only have local beers on tap and you can buy milk that isn't homogenized and there is kale and swiss chard from their garden for sale... whew. You get it? Anyway, it really is a beautiful store and it was a beautiful day and we were happy to hang out there.

Eddy has been particularly grouchy this weekend and just when I'm about to start complaining about it I remember that he is teething like a madman. He is working on numbers THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN - more teeth than any other almost-13 month old I know. So, yep that's gotta suck sometimes. It sucked this afternoon so while he played and whined, I stopped him to nurse and give him a little comfort. He squirmed all over my lap and our friend Katie laughed at what a busybody he is. I told her that he really prefers to stand up, a la the Time magazine cover, as I sit on the edge of the couch. I moved him off my lap and his legs dangled down, not quite touching the ground. I looked out at where we were and said, "I am totally in an episode of Portlandia right now." Awesome. Oh! And I was wearing bright blue skinny pants. Of course.

This week, we are thankful for:

warm sunshine
spontaneous meet-ups
a robot costume-wearing dad
my new Etsy shop!!
awesome friends that support my latest endeavor
pedicures and drinks to celebrate a beautiful bride
patchouli candles
a family run
a trip to look forward to
chubby knees

happy and we know it, katie and the sun, fetch, contigo with maniacs, in.gredients, wereboy napping, the birthday girl and her robot, family morning at the park, family bed

What are you thankful for this week?


  1. This is such a great post. I love your blog and I've also nominated you for the liebster award. Come on over to for all the deets. Congratulations.

  2. HI thanks for popping by!

    Love the pic with the green wall :)

  3. I I love Portlandia and know EXACTLY what you are talking about!

    My husband has been pickling like a mad man and we're constantly yelling, "We can pickle that!"

    following you and your gorgeous baby from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!


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