Friday, December 3, 2010

Just Breathe

Today was one of those days where absolutely nothing seemed to be going right. By the time dinner rolled around I was shattered and a little bit ready for something to send me over the edge. Anyway, I know after-the-fact you look back and think how ridiculous it was to feel so overwhelmed, but It's the silly little things adding up, like spending a whole morning driving around doing boring & unsuccessful errands, going to exchange something that isn't available at that particular location you drove the distance for, a little boy who wants to be picked up constantly but then never held (???), or the needle on your serger breaking - twice! That was after driving so far to the sewing shop to get a new needle. I guess maybe I should stockpile the needles for while I'm still learning... There is more to my story, but really none of my complaints are any more exciting than the ones already said so I won't bore you with the details.
Needless to say, this evening I wanted to do nothing but put on my jams and hit the hay, but alas, here I sit at 11:41pm telling you about my crappy day.

Once my hubby came home, we ventured out to pick out our perfect Christmas tree (which, no joke, is the most perfect tree EVER!), a little sewing project was started, a tasty dinner was made and eaten, and a nice walk over to a nearby park was had where a tree lighting took place. As my sleepy head is now desperate for a pillow to crash on I'll just leave you with a few images from my evening (which turned out to be pretty great) and encourage you, just as Twig & Toadstool has, to S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N and just breathe.

Our tree farm visit -

Would love to trek out and cut our own next time, but apparently the selection wasn't great among those this year, and we just couldn't seem to make it to the farm before 5pm all week which was the cut-off time for that adventure.

This awesome tasty Broccoli-Walnut stir-fry recipe can be found here on the blog of a good friend of mine. I took her advice and used fresh ginger, adding 1 teaspoon. I think adding a Tablespoon may be the ticket here, and I think I'll try that next time. Definitely this stir fry will see a next time!

The park near our house had a tree lighting, free hot chocolate, free baked goodies, and Christmas carol singing. Totally prefect for lifting spirits!

Hello Perfection! :)

Enjoy the awesomeness of this season and try not to be too jealous of our crazy amazing tree ;)


  1. The tree does look perfect....and so big! The food looks really yummy and I love the pictures of Jim and Levi.(glad your day ended better than it started-get your rest)xoxo

  2. It IS the perfect tree! I love your hubby's hat! I need to make that for my hubby.