The sky in Seattle right now is incredible. I can’t stop taking photos of it. My instagram is like, babies + my pedicures + the roofs of the houses outside my window and the sky above them.
It’s a sickness. So if you follow me, I’m sorry. I can’t stop. MORE SKY, MORE CLOUDS. Hashtag: Obnoxious. Hashtag: SoPretty.
I’m also obsessing over tea. I spend too much money on it and I drink it all day. There was about 5 days where we were totally sans tea in this house and every single day Kamel heard me whine, “But… I have no tea.” I am anti the caffeine tea. I do enjoy a good earl grey or british breakfast, but I do not like the staining of my teeth. So I avoid it. Also I really hate caffeine headaches of doom, so I try to limit that. So I was on a massive mint tea kick. Mmmm mint tea! So homey! But no I am feeling more springy – I’ve done some hibiscus, some blends involving chicory and vanilla. Not too heavy, just a little spicy: TEA!
The year of sick rages on. Now what? You should be asking. Well! I have bacterial tonsillitis and am finally unenthusiastically taking antibiotics. I don’t think I’ve been prescribed antibiotics for an ailment in over 10 years! But good God, I am so sick of being sick. The bad news is the doctor sort of laughed when I said I had a 1 year old. He told me that until kids are 4 or 5 they will get, on average, 12-20 viruses each year. All those viruses are things we, as grown ups, have most likely not seen before. So welcome to my future life of snottyness and hacking coughs. I should be a spokesperson for kleenex.
Gabe had his first haircut last weekend! I knew that once we did the cut he would turn into a little boy over night. I didn’t really have any attachment to his hair, but I dunno… it’s another milestone, time marches on, all of that. We invited my parents to come and watch and Gabe did so well.
And now when I go and get him from his nap I don’t recognize him. Can we talk about how cool those little kid barber chairs are? I would never want to leave if I got to sit in a toy car to get my haircut! Well… maybe if they had wine. Wine and a toy car – that there is a million dollar idea. Bam.
Next weekend is my birthday! I’m really excited about it, even though it isn’t like a big one or anything. I just love spring and I love doing fun things and maybe (just maybe) it will be some sort of book end to my period of between-ness, of limbo, of the waiting. Who knows, but I think it has promise.