And I've finally started doing some of the things on my to-do list that I never thought I would. I've made two new recipes a week for dinner from the stack of cookbooks I'd never previously cracked open. I ordered, organized and filed the 500+ pictures of Jude I've taken since October. I even started making barrettes for myself because I can never seem to find exactly what I want in a barrette. It could be the fact that my hair is as thick as a brillo pad (and not much softer, thanks Mom!) but clips just don't stay in. Here is one I made with Swarovski crystal detailing.
I also joined Facebook after being peer pressured into it from my BBC girls (you know who you are). I was very hesitant to start another online venture, but it was immediately fun to reconnect with friends from high school and beyond. I actually started a true friendship with a guy who terrorized me during my first three years of high school (it would have been all four years but he moved away our senior year. I considered it God's graduation present.). Well I guess we terrorized each other, it was an all-out war. If anyone had told me back then that I would come to cherish Randy Heckman as a friend I would have stabbed them in the neck with my No. 2 pencil. But here we are.
So that's what I've been up to lately. Lots of bubble baths, good food, chocolate kahlua cake, rain, cozy scarves and movies by myself. My motto for this year is: I survived 2008, I'm going to enjoy 2009. So far, so good.
A few favorite images from the past few weeks:
And I will leave you with a video montage of Jude's best dance moves: