Weekend of ups and downs.
Got to see my grandmother, father and "step" mother (technically not married but doesn't matter)
Random act of kindness from a stranger. (more below)
Seeing how happy the kittens were when we got home.
Opening the window at home and letting fresh air in again after 5 plus months of too cold.
Gram's gluten free crepes with baked apples. Super plus side of a French gram! I grew up with crepes.
Seeing how gram interacts with her little brother. They tease each other like any other siblings but there is a lot of love in that teasing. She is 82 he is 76. (They are 2 of 15!)
Seeing the couch gram reupholstered. ALL BY HERSELF. Yup she is 82. She used to do it from the house to make a little money but she always had pop to help. She did this all herself. The boy carried it to the basement and up but that is it. She said this was one of the easiest couches she ever did.
After (everyone is scared to sit on it!)
My dad yet again fixing my car. I can't even tell you how awesome he is. He has spent no joke at least 40 hours on my car since we got it only a year ago this week.
Downs:My great uncle passed away. He has been really sick and in a lot of pain.
Dad and Dave spending the day fixing the car. It is amazing that it was fixed but he has been sick for 2 weeks and he spends his first day off under the car. My dad works 6-7 days a week too. :(
Dave and I fell in the parking lot after some extreme shopping cart stunt. His right hand is pretty banged up and he clonked his head. I was a bit tossed around and sore but I am OK.
Cleaning the blood off the back of the car so people don't think we have bodies in our trunk.
Oh so the random act of kindness. I participate in them myself. Making someone smile is fun, and I have received many from friends, but this was a first from a total stranger. (I am not counting all the nice things waiters and waitresses have done or sales people) Dave and I were hitting up the one Starbucks for I swear like 20 miles in Dover NH and we did the drive through. As someone who has lived in the city for a decade drive throughs are a novelty to me and a Starbucks drive through just doubles my glee as we used it. We each got over priced giant coffees for the drive home and I got a little pie. As we drove up the woman told Dave while smiling the biggest smile. "Your order has already been taken care of" My instant reaction was to whip my head around looking for the yellow convertible that had been ahead of us. It was pulling out of the lot and the woman turn and looked at me smiled and waved! It made our day. Since we don't do drive throughs the paying for the car behind isn't something I had ever thought of but I am going to purposefully go to one and do it. I called my gram and told her and she said my pop used to do it do it for service men in Dunkin Donuts or restaurants. I actually know what the convertible's license plate said because it was so unique but I am not going to look it up because I know that wasn't her intention. I just plan to pay it forward. Good karma is good for your soul.
On a purely fashion related note. I have been wanting a pair of red pants for quite some time. I actually had bought a pair a few years ago but HATED them when I wore them. They just seemed like too much. I donated them and decided to look for something more in a cropped ankle cut instead of the flares I had.
I loved them at the store. I imagined wearing them 3 ways (as is my rule)
I got home and my shy kicked in. I immediately felt stupid and like it was a dumb purchase. In the light of my bedroom I felt like they were TOO too. I mostly feared I shouldn't be wearing a slim cut pant. Do you have any advice how I can wear them. Not just "oh with a black shirt and flats" More how I can, taking my style into thought, can wear them?
This was from immediately before I bought the pants. How cute is he? Poor thing had the flu for 2 week and this was his first real "outing" he wanted soup.
I had this. Chicken Dynamite. OMGITISSOHOT.
and a gratuitous kitten photo to round it all out.
Kitten sized samples! Fancy kitty feels fancy! (see I told you that all you gotta do is be nice to a sales person! I got 5 samples just for being nice to a random sales girl. Asked about a tatoo and told her how much I dug her look. She did burlesque!)