|I bear a striking resemblance to Jay Leno in this picture. Yikes!|
Skip. He's absolutely darling. I mean, have you really ever seen a cuter little boy? Whatever. You have not. :) He loves trucks and candy (Halloween was a serious hit, of course) and being chased and tickled. He loves books and helping me turn on the dishwasher and washer and dryer. He's really a joy to us all.
Oh, and it's birthday season around here again. Danin and Camp and Brian have all worn out another year and Jane is counting the days until Black Friday, on which she will turn 7. (No day-after-Thanksgiving shopping for me this year. Maybe two days after, though. We'll see. :) The crowds and craziness are finally starting to get to me.)
And me? You know--I'm doing great. I've been decorating my little heart out between spills and fights and diapers and that really helps keep me sane. I have so many little decorating things I would love to show you, but I just get so discouraged when the pictures I take don't look good. It might be my simple camera, it might be me, and it might be my lousy decorating, but it discourages me the same, regardless.
I do have to tell you, though, that I have officially transformed my front room into a legitimate office. Brian built me a wall unit which includes a desk, drawers, cabinets and bookshelves, and I LOVE it. I call it the Vice President's office (because I am the vice-president of Brian Lacouture Building, LLC :) ) I'm not even going to attempt to take pictures specifically of it yet, because the wall unit has not been painted; but when it is, I will show you. I haven't even shown you my recovered chairs yet....and that was big! All I know is that when I look at pictures of how this front room looked until recently, I want to barf. Thank goodness for the change.
Oh, yeah. I just remembered why I had no choice but to finally write this post in the first place. Do you remember earlier this year when I was doing that "What's For Dinner" thing? Well, then you may remember I promised to have one final drawing at my Favorite Things Party for a give-away--the winner of which would win this shelf. And my birthday--and hence, my party-- is only a couple weeks away. So I am officially asking one last time What's For Dinner? and anyone who leaves a comment with a dinner suggestion and recipe will be added to the drawing. Don't forget, too, that if I choose your dinner suggestion(s) you will have that many additional drawing entries. (If you have already been entered, you may still earn additional entries, but let's cap the entries at five per person. I know, what are the chances? But just in case :) Oh, and by the way--Brian and I have made a joint goal to eat healthier, so if your dinner suggestions are nutritious and look good, you'll have better chances of having me pick them.
So anyway....is anyone even still reading?..