Monday, January 5, 2009

"A penny for your thoughts but a dollar for your insides...I'm just a painter and I'm drawing a blank..."

Getting back into the swing of things after my long vacation was not as bad as I expected!

Now, I have to admit, it took me until about 10:00, 10:30am to really warm up to the fact that I was back to work, but once I did, I realized how much I missed my little gals! Ellie and Anna both had a great time in Vermont with their family, and I was treated to many tales of the ski slopes and snow! Once my first (two, large) cups of coffee set in, I was happy and settled back into my routine!

I didn't get a chance to get a picture of Ellie, as the poor kid was slaving over her homework! I didn't feel like it was fair to capture her as she tried to do a word problem that had something to do with cows and how many pogs they had.

(Um, cow word problems?)

Anna, on the other hand, was all but screaming for me to take her picture, such was the staggering volume of her cuteness! Anna discovered that when you take a braid out, it leaves your hair crinkled, or "frizzy", as she puts it. So every night, she begs me to braid her hair while it's wet. Tonight I gave in, and the sight of her running around, hair braided, freshly bathed and in her PJ's, wearing angel wings, was too cute to miss!

Behold:



Even better, my sweet friend Michelle came over tonight to watch Gossip Girl (and then the Rock of Love Reunion, and then The City...)! We have been shooting for a GG date for quite some time, so I was so happy we could make it work for the mid-season premier! Chuck Bass did not disapoint, and we got to have some great girls time over yummy snacks and soda out of wine glasses! Sometimes it just takes an easy, relaxed fun time to bring the swing back to your step after your first day back to work!

And, in this case, my step is going to swing me right into bed! Let's all hope that my insomnia will mellow out like the rest of me!

I bid you goodnight!



UPDATE: I just found this awesome quote-

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
- Robertson Davies


I love it.


(project 365)

1 comment:

Shelly said...

thanks so much for having me over brie--it was just what i needed! well, i probably didn't actually need *all* the nachos i ate but i definately *needed* to watch some really awesome tv so it worked out in the end =)