Friday, March 12, 2010

simple pleasures.

on fridays, i student-teach at the university preschool with a few other great girls. today, we took a field trip to wheeler farm and marveled over the pigs, chickens, roosters, rabbits, cows, goats, ducks and horses. i think i had more fun just as much fun as the preschoolers. i have inherited my mom's love of chickens and certainly, her appreciation for all things beautiful and silly. a couple of us chatted about how simple pleasures like these thrill children and how it's sad that we lose that fascination as we grow. but then i remembered my mom and i knew that not all adults lose it. she still calls me from every vacation she takes to tell me about the "funny little family of birds" or the "silly ducks" she is watching at the park while my dad is in a meeting. she always takes the time to enjoy those simple things. one of the many reasons i love her.

we are headed up the mountain this weekend for a little rest, relaxation and fresh air at the cabin. my man has been one big over-worked, under-appreciated ball of stress these past few weeks and i am hoping that some time out of cell-phone range will be just what the doctor ordered. we are bringing along fabulous people and great food, so i will certainly enjoy myself. i won't be posting any outfits while we are away. just imagine leggings, husband's over sized sweaters (yup), smart wool socks, and sorel duck boots and you have my outfit for the next 3 days.

and speaking of simple pleasures...helium balloons, right? bonus points for anyone who can figure out what ryan (sitting on the couch with g) is talking about.

happy weekend.


  1. hahaha. Have fun this weekend! You deserve to have a break and some quality time with the hubby. Stay warm!

  2. she sounds so much like my mom in so many ways. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. The outfit was more like gray sweat pants and a children's thermal shirt - hahahahaha!! So much fun - thanks again, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Ummm, Margaret?


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